ISPS UK webinar 25 November
Dismantling the master’s house*
In this webinar, our panel of speakers will present, discuss, and take questions around the subject of institutional racism within the mental health system. With a focus on what that means in a time of global and righteous uprising.
We will also be announcing the launch of a documentary film project we’re supporting, which emerged following on from our 2018 conference on psychosis and institutional racism.
We are delighted to confirm that we’ll be joined by Suman Fernando, retired consultant psychiatrist who has been actively involved in both statutory mental health services and non-governmental organisations concerned with mental health in the UK. Suman is also author of several books on ‘race and culture in mental health’ published between 1988 and 2018, including ‘Institutional racism in psychiatry and clinical psychology’ (2017) and co-editor of ‘Global Psychologies: Mental health in the Global South’ (2018). Now Honorary Professor in the Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities, London Metropolitan University.
*Dismantling the master’s house refers to a quote from Audrey Lorde, who described herself as ‘black, lesbian, mother, warrior, poet’. The quote reads “the master’s tools will never dismantle the master’s house”.
More details on speakers and tickets coming soon.
Save the date!
The ISPS Residential Conference takes place every two years and is a great opportunity to catch up with the latest thinking in research and practice that supports psychological approaches to working with people experiencing psychosis.
Speakers include: Arnhild Lauveng, Marius Romme, Rachel Waddingham, Lucy Johnstone, John Read, Philip Thomas & Jaakko Siekkula
In particular there will be a focus on:
- New and emerging approaches: open dialogue, mindfulness, recovery colleges, peer support, voice dialogue etc.);
- The tensions and controversies surrounding new ideas and established practice;
- The changing role of the voluntary sector;
- The challenges of implementing emerging research based psycho-social practice.
|ISPS UK Member||£259||£313||£154||For current members of ISPS UK|
|ISPS UK Non-Member||£319||£373||£184|
|Subsidised: Members||£109||£163||£55||ISPS UK members who are service users, carers or on low wages (under £12K pa)|
|Subsidised: Non-members||£119||£173||£65||As above, but for non-members|
Book Your Place
We are taking bookings through Leicester University’s Shop@Le facility. Please view our Shop@Le site and choose the options that best suit your needs.
To enquire about reduced fee and bursary places and for more information please email Ali at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cancellation charges (percentage of total booking fee):
16+ weeks (up to May 26th) 10%
8-15 weeks (up to July 21st) 20%
4-7 weeks (up to August 18th) 40%
1-3 weeks (up to September 8th) 60%
Less than 1 week before 80%
From DNA to Neighborhood:
Relationship and Experience in Psychosis – An International Dialogue
It is once again time for the world’s biggest and most important biannual international conference on the psychological and psychosocial approaches to psychosis.
Join us in the Big Apple for the 19th International ISPS conference, a big tent with an integrative focus on the psychological treatments of psychosis spanning the far reaching domains of our field –
- the range of psychotherapies,
- drama, arts, and music therapies,
- the interaction with genetics, epigenetics, and neurology
- subjective and lived experience of service users and families
- phenomenology and culture
– in fact, a wide range of treatment approaches crossing the spectrum “From DNA to Neighborhood.”
The conference will create dialogues and bridges among researchers and clinicians of widely different training, experience, and philosophy, as well as the people who have experienced psychosis themselves.
Dialogue can be risky but the potential benefits of creating bridges are clear. The conference structure will encourage mutual respect in open dialogue across a diversity of models and the boundaries of countries and cultures.
Plenary speakers will include:
- Aaron Beck MD, Founder of Cognitive Therapy
- Jeffrey Lieberman, MD, President of the American Psychiatric Association
- John S. Strauss MD, Professor Emeritus of Psychiatry, Yale School of Medicine
- Deborah Levy, PhD, Director, Psychology Research Laboratory, McLean Hospital
- Lisa Dixon, MD, MPH from the Center for Practice Innovations
- Larry Davidson, PhD of SAMHSA Recovery to Practice
- Jan Olav Johannessen, MD on early intervention
- Maurizio Peciccia, MD, Medical Director, Gaetano Benedetti Institute
- Ann-Louise Silver, MD on Interpersonal Psychoanalysis
- Keris Myrick, MBA, MS, service user and President of NAMI
- Bent Rosenbaum, MDSc on psychodynamic supportive therapy
- Tony Morrison, PhD on CBT for psychosis
- Mary Olson, PhD on Open Dialogue
Plus symposia, workshops and papers and posters from clinicians, researchers, and service users from around the world
Co-sponsored by the World Psychiatric Association.
Continuing Education and Continuing Medical Education offered by the Institute for the Advancement of Human Behavior (IAHB).
Co-chairs: Julie Kipp, PhD, LCSW and Brian Koehler, PhD
For more information, see: http://www.isps2015nyc.org or email email@example.com
- Why is interest in Open Dialogue growing so fast in the UK?
- What is the experience of Open Dialogue actually like?
- Is it relevant for you – should you be getting involved?
This is a day for anyone wanting answers to these questions, and suitable for professionals of all disciplines, those who commission services, people with personal experience of psychosis or family members, and anyone trying to support people experiencing psychosis.
Anna Arabyskj, Corrine Hendy, Mark Hopfenbeck, Marc Hudson, Yasmin Ishaq, Val Jackson, Catherine Kinane, Peter Kinderman & Russell Razzaque
As well as covering the principles of Open Dialogue, recent UK developments, and the planned UK wide research programme, speakers will talk about their personal experience of: dialogical practice as client, family member and practitioner; participating in Open Dialogue in Norway; participating in UK training in Open Dialogue, with perspectives from a peer support worker and a psychiatrist; obtaining funding for Open Dialogue developments in the current climate of austerity.
There will be opportunity for first hand experience of dialogical practice.
Please note: participant numbers will be limited to make this a worthwhile experience.
Download: OD draft programme 25 03 15
Discounted rates are available to ISPS UK members and groups of 4 or more from the same clinical team.
Subsidised rates are available to low waged (under 12k pa) ISPS UK members with personal experience of psychosis (self or family member).
A small number of free bursary places are also available for those eligible for subsidised rates. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
* No refunds for cancellations made after April 14th 2015 *
THIS EVENT IS NOW SOLD OUT
Navigating the tensions and opportunities for collaboration between lived and professional experience of psychosis.
10.00 – 4.30pm, Saturday 11 July 2015
@ Amnesty International Human Rights Action Centre,
17-25 New Inn Yard, London, EC2A 3EA
A mix of people with lived experience of psychosis, ‘carers’ and professionals who will speak from their own experience of these issues to stimulate frank, respectful and open discussion.
Most of us would agree that we need to work together to create real and sustainable changes in those services that seek to support those with lived experience of psychosis and their loved ones. However, these collaborations can be hampered by underlying tensions that often go unspoken and unexplored.
This event provides a safe and inclusive space where we can respectfully hear from many different voices. Rather than filling the air with information, we want to create an opportunity for meaningful discussion stimulated by the input of people with varying types of experience. We want to openly explore a) what gets in the way of walking alongside one another and b) how can we address this?
Issues explored will include: language; power; risk; participation; culture; beliefs; rights; respect.
ISPS UK Members: Free (but we encourage people to consider making a donation to help us cover costs)
ISPS UK Non-Members (unwaged): £10
ISPS UK Non-Members (waged): £30
Book Your Place
Exploring our role supporting people with psychosis.
10.00 – 4.30pm, Thursday 24 September 2015
@ Amnesty International Human Rights Action Centre,
17-25 New Inn Yard, London, EC2A 3EA
Contributors: Catherine Gamble, Carolyn Green, Lou Hamilton & Mark Earl
- ‘The culture of nursing, compassionate care systems and psychosis’
- Capitalising on the contribution of mental health nurses in psychosocial intervention implementation’
There are increasing calls for a paradigm shift in the way we deliver care for those who experience psychosis – moving from medical model understandings and treatment to a formulation based approach that draws on the individual’s lived experience. Such a shift is a challenge, requiring a willingness to respect, attend to, explore and respond empathetically to the narrative of the carer and service user.
This conference will provide an opportunity to explore these challenges and identify the implications for mental health nursing practice in collaboration with our multi-disciplinary teams, service users and carers.
Combining keynote presentations with opportunities for group discussion, we hope to highlight the ‘lived experience’ of mental health nursing, with an emphasis on capturing the current reality for nurses in practice and exploring our evolving role and opportunities for future directions.
ISPS UK Members: £100
ISPS UK Non-Members: £125
Low-waged members*: £35
Low-waged non-members*: £50
Student Nurses: £25
* NHS Band 5 or below
Book Your Place
30 August – 3 September
@ University of Liverpool
Parallel sessions: Schedule
Download: ISPS International Flyer
Deadline for Abstracts: 1 December 2016
Deadline for Early Bird Bookings: 31 January 2017.
Plenary speakers include: Jacqui Dillon, Jim van Os, Kwame McKenzie, Alison Brabban, Grainne Fadden, Rachel Waddingham, Svein Friis, Jon Vidar Stromstad and Anne Berit Eie Torbjornsen.
Can a conference be a catalyst for change? It is exactly this wish that inspired the title and theme of the 2017 ISPS international congress.
Sadly this is a wish born out of frustration. Attitudes, practices and services too often seem barely touched by the steadily developing understanding of psychological and social aspects of psychosis and of what is helpful for people who experience it. So we aim for this conference to be not only about the valuable sharing of new research, ideas and developments, but also, as in the title, about making real change happen. The large number of organizations who have given their support to this conference can be seen here.
We are delighted to be meeting in the exciting city of Liverpool. Carl Jung saw it as ‘the pool of life’ and we hope its rich heritage (not just football and music!) will make it an energizing setting for a conference thinking about change. More information about the social programme will be available soon and meanwhile take a look at these ideas.
Delegates at previous international conferences have often commented on how ISPS events stand out. They point to the unique mix of opportunities not only to learn from high quality presentations, but also to join a rich dialogue between people with a wealth of experience and expertise, a fertile mix of professionals from a wide range of disciplines, and people whose experience and expertise comes through personal experience of psychosis.
ISPS conferences have also traditionally been warm and welcoming gatherings, where people go away feeling inspired and reinvigorated. We hope this one will be no exception and look forward very much to welcoming you to Liverpool in August 2017.
Alison Summers, Chair of ISPS 2017 organizing committee
Jan Olav Johannessen, Chair of ISPS
When it comes to children, young people and psychosis, there is an urgent need to come together to reflect on new and innovative approaches, both alongside and beyond specialist mental health services.
This conference will focus on more creative and therapeutic practices, beyond NICE guidelines, a more systems perspective, with families, social networks, education and the community, and a wider approach. We will also be asking what trauma-informed services for children and young people would look like, and how we might create them together.
The event will provide an opportunity to bring together and create dialogue between a number of people: therapeutic practitioners, parents, young people, researchers, and professionals from education, care, social services and the voluntary sector.
Sophie Allan Sophie is a trainee clinical psychologist at the University of East Anglia. She is also an expert by experience. Sophie has published papers in the field of Early Intervention in Psychosis, including an account of her own psychotic episode and a book chapter on experiences which are sometimes described as delusions.
Anne Cooke Principal Lecturer in the Salomons Institute for Applied Psychology and (jointly with Louise Goodbody) Clinical Director of its Doctoral Programme in Clinical Psychology.
Sheena Dean Sheena Dean is a visual artist, healer, Lived Experience Practitioner (LXP) and founder of new grassroots user led organisation Pioneer LXP (www.pioneerlxp.co.uk)
Lucy Fernandes Lucy leads on Voice Collective, a project at Mind in Camden that supports young people who hear voices, and their families.
Jenny Kowalczuk Jenny works in health policy as an independent qualitative researcher. A self-employed single mum, her daughter was diagnosed with an eating disorder when she was 14 and three years later was admitted to hospital under section following a psychotic episode. Since then her daughter has been admitted into acute care three more times, has spent more time in hospital than out and is currently an inpatient. Jenny brings a unique perspective as both a mother and a health researcher.
Charlie Mackenzie-Nash Charlie is an autistic young person, a CAMHS Service User Representative for the Royal College of Psychiatrists, and a Care Experienced Youth Commissioner for LGBT Scotland. Their interests include children and young people’s rights, homelessness and mental health.
Sarah Parry Sarah is a clinical psychologist working with trauma-informed children’s services and a Practice Fellow in Clinical Psychology at Manchester Metropolitan University.
John Richardson John is a filmmaker who specialises in creating films around the subject of mental health and hosts a podcast called ‘coffee and psychosis’.
Rai Waddingham Rai is a freelance international trainer and consultant specialising in innovative ways of supporting people who struggle with extreme states