Events & Conferences

ISPS UK webinar 25 November 2020

2.00pm-3.30pm GMT

Dismantling the master’s house*: becoming anti-racist

In this webinar, our panel will explore the subject of institutional racism within the mental health system.

Acknowledging the longstanding inequities, exploring how systemic racism impacts people’s lives, and asking whether the system can be reformed?

In the wake of this year’s widespread protests, and the continued work of the Black Lives Matter movement, there is increased urgency to address how the systems, services, ideologies, and institutions that make up our mental health system, contribute to the oppression of racialised people.

Themes the webinar will touch upon: Have 2020’s massive uprisings changed the landscape? How does anti-racism relate to ‘psychosis’ and the mental health system more broadly? Can mental health services be decolonised?

There will be time for questions to the panel.

We will also be launching a documentary film project which ISPSUK is proud to be supporting, emerging from our 2018 conference on psychosis and institutional racism. This will be the first time the trailer has been screened publicly. The film is a hard hitting documentary examining structural racism in the UK mental health system. Told from a social justice perspective.

*’Dismantling the master’s house’ refers to a quote from Audrey Lorde, who described herself as a ‘black, lesbian, mother, warrior, poet’. The quote reads “the master’s tools will never dismantle the master’s house”.

To book your place at the webinar please go to https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/dismantling-the-masters-house-becoming-anti-racist-tickets-128485556759

Sep
11
Fri
2015
Peer-Supported Open Dialogue – Creative Conversations in the Mobilising of Social Networks @ Ashford International Hotel
Sep 11 @ 8:45 am – 4:45 pm

 

The conference aims to:

1) Set the scene for the introduction of Peer-Supported Open Dialogue in KMPT, as a treatment approach for people experiencing acute psychological crises such as psychosis.

2) Understand this movement in the context of the national and international development of Open Dialogue as an approach with a significant evidence base that sees families and wider support networks included in treatment from the first contact.

3) Highlight the research evidence that has been created over the last two decades and describe the current situation in which various Trusts around the country, including KMPT, are being recruited to undertake a national RCT research programme starting in 2016.

4) Think about how the philosophy of the Open Dialogue approach may influence the wider transformation of mental health services over time.

International Keynote Speaker

JAAKKO SEIKKULA –  Professor of Psychotherapy, Department of Psychology, University of Jyvaskyla, Finland.

Jaakko has been mainly involved in developing Family and Social Network based practices in psychiatry with psychosis and other severe crises. Since the early 80’s until 1998 he was a member of the team in Western Lapland in Finland for developing the comprehensive Open Dialogue approach, which Jaakko has since been studying both concerning the processes of dialogues and the outcomes in treatment of acute psychosis.

In the afternoon there will be other important speakers who will represent the viewpoints of those involved in the project, a discussion experience and a plenary.

Registration Details

Conference Fee – Free (including lunch and refreshments)

(Places will be available free of charge to Kent and Medway NHS and Social Care Trust employees – allocated on a first come, first served basis)

Please see flyer for the application form and return asap to Learning and Development Department, Kent and Medway NHS and Social Care Partnership Trust, Priority House, Hermitage Lane, Maidstone, Kent ME16 9PH. Tel: 01622 722193, Email: training@kmpt.nhs.uk

Download: Open Dialogue Conference Flyer

Aug
30
Wed
2017
The 20th International Congress of the ISPS: Making Real Change Happen
Aug 30 – Sep 3 all-day

ISPS International 2017 FlyerMaking Real Change Happen

30 August – 3 September
@ University of Liverpool

See: www.isps2017uk.org

Parallel sessions: Schedule

Download: ISPS International Flyer

Program: http://programme.exordo.com/isps2017/

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