Events & Conferences

ISPS UK webinar

Fiction about Psychosis: Impact, ethics, effects

Jasper Gibson and Jacqui Dillon, In conversation.

Wednesday 19 May, 8pm – 9pm via zoom.

An ISPS Webinar supported by Hearing the Voice, Durham University.

Fiction is at the heart of human culture. Now is a perfect moment to ask what we need from it, and our storytellers. – Nathan Filer, Asylum (winter 2020) p 11.

Jasper Gibson’s The Octopus Man is a novel about a man called Tom who hears the voice of the Octopus God, Malamock. It is a novel about surviving what gets called psychosis and surviving society’s response to it. It is a novel about sisters and friends, about psychiatric incarceration and medication, about tests of faith and lines of flight.

What challenges do writers and readers of fiction face when it comes to stories about madness?

Jacqui Dillon – activist, survivor and consultant on The Octopus Man – joins Jasper Gibson to discuss how this novel came into being and to explore some of the questions it poses around ethics and imagination, literary license and personal and political responsibilities.

Jacqui Dillon  is an activist, writer and public speaker and has lectured and published worldwide on trauma, hearing voices, psychosis, dissociation and healing. Jacqui has co-edited 3 books has published numerous articles and papers and is on the editorial board of the journal Psychosis: Psychological, Social and Integrative Approaches. In 2017, Jacqui was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Psychology by the University of East London.

Jasper Gibson was born and bred in Parwich, Ashbourne, Derbyshire. He now lives in East Sussex and is the author of one previous novel, A Bright Moon for Fools. Jasper has been writing professionally for over twenty years for magazines, TV, and online. He is the co-founder of thepoke.co.uk, and co-creator of the satirical chat show ‘Tonight… With Vladimir Putin’.

Their conversation will be introduced by Angela Woods, ISPS Trustee, Associate Professor of Medical Humanities at Durham University and Co-Director of Hearing the Voice.

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Sep
17
Wed
2014
Residential 14: From Diagnosis to Dialogue @ Stamford Court Conference Centre, University of Leicester
Sep 17 @ 9:15 am – Sep 18 @ 5:00 pm

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.

Download: ISPS UK Residential 2014 Conference and Programme – Revised 04.08.14

Fees

Type Non-residential Residential Single Day Notes
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 admin@ispsuk.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%

Sep
23
Tue
2014
An Evening with Rufus May & Tony Morrison @ Liverpool Quaker Meeting House
Sep 23 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

An event for professionals who work with people with psychosis, and for those with personal experience of psychosis and their families and friends.

Pharmacological and psychosocial approaches to treatment of psychosis: Is it time for choice?

Tony Morrison is a Professor of Clinical Psychology at the University of Manchester and is also Associate Director for Clinical Research at Greater Manchester West Mental Health Foundation Trust. He has published over 100 articles on cognitive therapy for psychosis and experimental studies of cognitive processes in psychosis, including an influential cognitive model of psychosis, and has conducted several treatment trials of cognitive therapy for psychosis and for people at high risk of psychosis

No Fear Psychosis: How do we reduce the fear of different mind states?

Rufus May (www.rufusmay.com) has worked as a psychologist in the NHS for 18 years. Originally inspired by his own experiences of coming through powerful mind states and receiving traditional psychiatric practices he trained as a psychologist to help develop and promote more holistic approaches. He has been facilitating Hearing Voice groups since 2001. His interests include voice dialogue, mindfulness, non-violent communication and community education approaches.

Download: ISPS UK Liverpool Event Flyer

Mar
11
Wed
2015
Peer-Supported Open Dialogue day conference
Mar 11 all-day

The Peer-supported Open Dialogue project is organising a free national conference on Peer-supported Open Dialogue (the UK’s first!) in central London on March 11th 2015.  Places can be reserved at www.peersopendialogue.com

*This event is now full and a waiting list has been established

Mar
18
Wed
2015
19th ISPS International Conference @ The Cooper Union
Mar 18 @ 9:00 am – Mar 22 @ 2:00 pm

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, seehttp://www.isps2015nyc.org or email isps2015nyc@natalieshear.com