Events & Conferences

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

Apr
16
Thu
2015
What is the future of UK psychiatry @ University of Nottingham
Apr 16 all-day

A One Day Conference organised by the UK Critical Psychiatry Network (University of Nottingham, 16th April 2015)

Following successful one day conferences in 2013 and 2014, and continuing concerns about the nature, provenance and consequences of contemporary psychiatric practice, The UK Critical Psychiatry Network has organised a further opportunity for psychiatrists to consider how their practices might develop.  There will also be ample opportunity to meet like-minded colleagues.  The conference will be preceded by a dinner on the evening of April 15th.  Overnight accommodation at the on-campus Orchards Hotel can be arranged.

Click here for Programme and Application Form

May
15
Fri
2015
OPEN DIALOGUE: Experience in the UK @ 54 St James Street
May 15 all-day
  • 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.

Contributors:

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: ISPS UK Open Dialogue – May 2015 Final_web

DownloadOD draft programme 25 03 15

Fees

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 admin@ispsuk.org for more information.

* No refunds for cancellations made after April 14th 2015 *

THIS EVENT IS NOW SOLD OUT

Jul
11
Sat
2015
Walking Alongside? @ Amnesty International Human Rights Action Centre
Jul 11 @ 10:00 am – 4:30 pm

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

Contributors:

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.

Download: Walking Alongside? Flyer | ISPS UK Walking Alongside Programme – Final_web

About:

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.

Fees

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

Please see Walking Alongside? – Book Your Place Now to book online, or contact Ali on the details above.
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

Sep
24
Thu
2015
Re-imagining Mental Health Nursing into the 21st Century @ Amnesty International Human Rights Action Centre
Sep 24 @ 10:00 am – 4:30 pm

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

Download: ISPS UK Nursing Conference Flyer and Programme

Keynotes:

  • ‘The culture of nursing, compassionate care systems and psychosis’
  • Capitalising on the contribution of mental health nurses in psychosocial intervention implementation’
  • ‘Collaboration’

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.

Fees

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

Please see Nursing Conference – Book Your Place Now to book online, or contact Ali on the details above.PLEASE NOTE THAT THE ISPS UK OFFICE IS CLOSED FOR ANNUAL LEAVE FROM 8/8/15 until the end of the month.  Please book on-line.  You will receive automatic booking confirmation from PayPal straight away, this will then be followed by an ISPS UK booking confirmation at the beginning of September.  Any invoices requested will also be sent out early September.  If you have any queries about this conference in the meantime please contact Neil Thomas (neil.thomas@sompar.nhs.uk).Please note there will be no refund for cancellation within a month of the conference (August 23rd).  Up until that date partial refunds may be available (rates vary on when cancellations are made and an admin fee of £10 will always be deducted).
May
10
Tue
2016
Re-visioning Mental Health through Coproduction @ BPS Offices
May 10 @ 9:00 am – 4:30 pm

A joint conference of ISPS-UK and PCMH* Faculty

Coproduction takes collaboration between experts by experience and experts by training as the basis for re-visioning a modern mental health service. This conference explores how coproduction works and supports recovery through a range of collaborative decision making and planning activities. Sessions will include organizational challenges, the experience of setting up and running recovery colleges, AIMS inpatient accreditation and the role of peer support worker.

Co-developed and co-delivered with experts by experience with a programme to illustrate how co-production is beginning to change the way mental health services are designed, evaluated and delivered:

Speakers:

Jed Boardman – IMROC: How co-production is core to recovery

Natalie Tobert – Re-visioning Mental Health

Peer support workers and recovery colleges: challenges and triumphs

Recovery Colleges: Implementing collaborative change, the journey so far


Booking lines now open through the BPS website, please follow this link.


* PCMH: Psychosis and Complex Mental Health

Sep
7
Wed
2016
Therapeutic Relationships: Challenges for Mental Health services and those who use them @ Peter Chalk Centre
Sep 7 – Sep 8 all-day

Wednesday 7th – Thursday 8th September 2016

@ Peter Chalk Centre, Streatham Campus, University of Exeter

Contributors: Gwen AdsheadMarcus Evans, Suman Fernando, Mark Hopfenbeck, Eleanor Longden, Rose McCabe, Silje Marie Strandberg & Lone Viste Fagerland.

Download: ISPS UK Residential 2016 Flyer

NICE guidelines recommend ‘best practice’ based on a ‘model’ of care. However there is considerable evidence that the therapeutic relationship is as important if not more so than the approach used. Experts by experience, family members, friends and professionals from multiple and varied backgrounds come together to consider the importance of the therapeutic relationship throughout the lived experience of psychosis.

Topics to be covered include:

  • Personal accounts of what can help/hinder the development of therapeutic relationships
  • How organisations can help/hinder the development of therapeutic relationships
  • Specific difficulties in this area experienced by members of black and minority ethnic groups
  • Open Dialogue approaches
  • Compassion – for others, ourselves and our experiences
    Attachment theory – how this may help us understand relationships

In addition to speaker led sessions there will be a full programme of workshops and paper/research presentations covering a wide range of topics relevant to the conference theme. If you are interested in presenting then look out for the call for papers and workshop abstracts later on this autumn.

Book Your Place

Conference fees (accommodation not included and can be booked separately by following the link below)

  • ISPS UK Members – £260
  • Non-Members – £320
  • Subsidised Rate* (ISPS UK members only), for low-waged (<£12K) people with lived experience of psychosis and their families – £105

We are now offering 1 day places. These can be purchased online using the form below.

  • ISPS UK Members – £130 (Standard)
  • Non-Members – £160 (Standard)
  • Subsidised Rate* (ISPS UK members only), for low-waged (<£12K) people with lived experience of psychosis and their families – £55

Those attending for a single day on Wednesday 7th September can choose to book a place at our conference dinner for £25.

*Subsidised rates are limited.  As well as offering these places to those listed above, we may be in a position to allocate a few subsidised rates to student members of ISPS UK, but students will need to apply to the ISPS UK office rather than booking directly on-line (please contact Ali at admin@ispsuk.org).  Those with lived experience and their families may book directly on-line.

A limited number of free bursary places are available for low-waged (<£12K) ISPS UK members with personal experience of psychosis (either themselves or a family member) who have not recently benefited from a bursary place at one of our conference. Please e-mail Ali for more information.

If you would like to contribute to the ISPS UK bursary fund please click here.

Book accommodation online: https://bookings.eventexeter.com

Please ensure you use booking code ISPS16 and select Holland Hall when booking your accommodation area. The website will state that the rooms are FULLY BOOKED but once you enter the booking code into the promotion box it will release the bedrooms that are on hold for ISPS and you will be able to book your accommodation.

Book conference on-line: ISPS UK Booking Page

Please note cancellation charges:
Up to June 30th – £25 admin charge
July 1st – August 9th – 65%
August 10th onwards – 100%

Nov
26
Sat
2016
Trauma and Psychosis: perspectives on psychodynamics @ Amnesty International
Nov 26 @ 9:00 am – 4:45 pm

Trauma and psychosis: perspectives on psychodynamics

9.00 – 4.45pm, Saturday 26th November 2016

@ Amnesty International, 17-25 New Inn Yard, London, EC2A

Contributors:  

Ann Scott, Brian Martindale, Carine Minne, Dirk Corstens, Dolly Sen, John Read, Jo Stubley, Rai Waddingham and Ruth Forrest

Download: ISPS UK Psychodynamic Conference Programme & Poster

It is widely accepted that trauma can increase the likelihood of someone experiencing psychosis. Yet, in a field that is continually evolving, there is no simple answer to the question of how best to help someone struggling with psychosis to work through their experiences in psychotherapy. This conference explores key issues in understanding and working with people who experience psychosis and the impact of traumatic life experiences. Reflecting the context that we live and work in, it will create a dialogue between those who practise psychodynamic psychotherapy and those who experience psychosis first-hand.

Click here to book your place online


Outline programme

9.00     REGISTRATION, COFFEE

9.30     Chair’s introduction – Ann Scott

Perspectives on Trauma

9.45    The Therapeutic Relationship: What stays unsaid – Dolly Sen

10.15  Contemporary psychodynamic approaches to trauma – Jo Stubley

10.45  Discussion with Dolly, Jo and conference participants

11.15    COFFEE

Perspectives on Psychosis

11.45    Contemporary psychodynamic approaches to psychosis – Carine Minne

12.15    ‘If you see me you’ll die’: Understanding beliefs of toxicity and their impact on psychotherapy – Rai Waddingham

1.15       LUNCH

2.00      Open Space: A chance for participants to select topics that interest them for further small group discussion

3.00      TEA

Perspectives on Voice-Hearing

3.15       Discovering New Ways of Working with Voices: Psychodynamics and the Hearing Voices Movement – a dialogue with Dirk Corstens

4.00     Brief reflections on the day by John Read, Ruth Forrest and Brian Martingale, followed by discussion between all speakers and participants

4.45       CLOSE


 Conference Fees

  • ISPS UK Members – £105
  • Non-Members – £125
  • Subsidised Rate* (ISPS UK members only), for low-waged (<£12K) people with lived experience of psychosis and their families – £31.50

*Subsidised rates are limited.  As well as offering these places to those listed above, we may be in a position to allocate a few subsidised rates to student members of ISPS UK, but students will need to apply to the ISPS UK office rather than booking directly on-line (please contact Ali at admin@ispsuk.org).  Those with lived experience and their families may book directly on-line.

A limited number of free bursary places are available for low-waged (<£12K) ISPS UK members with personal experience of psychosis (either themselves or a family member) who have not recently benefited from a bursary place at one of our conference. Please e-mail Ali for more information.

If you would like to contribute to the ISPS UK bursary fund please click here.

For cancellations received more than one month before the date of the conference a 50% refund  will be offered; after this refunds will not be possible. However if you are unable to attend for any reason we are happy for you to send someone else in your place.

If you need an invoice, please include your purchase number in the email. This will make it much easier to find the necessary information.

Please contact Ali at admin@ispsuk.org to find out more about subsidised and/or bursary places.


Book Your Place Online