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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An event for professionals who work with people with psychosis, and for those with personal experience of psychosis and their families and friends.
Researching Psychodynamic Psychotherapy for Psychosis: A step towards better care?
Keynote Speaker: Bent Rosenbaum
Other speakers and Panel Members Include: Neil Caton, Marcus Evans, Paul Jenkins, Brian Martindale, Felicitas Rost, Alison Summers & Rachel Waddingham
This ISPS UK & The Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation trust joint conference is not just for researchers – it’s for anyone who wants to increase the availability of psychodynamic therapy in our ‘evidence-based-medicine’ culture.
In recent years, partly because of the lack of evidence provided by ‘randomised trials’, psychodynamic therapy has become less available to people who experience psychosis. This conference is intended to be a step towards enabling people with psychosis to access wider range of therapy that meets their needs. In the current climate of ‘austerity’ and ‘evidence-based practice’, research can play a crucial role in this.
This conference brings together people with experience of psychosis, carers/family, clinicians and researchers to explore ideas about what research might be helpful and possible. The starting point for discussion will be a presentation by Bent Rosenhaum, psychiatrist and psychoanalyst, who led recent Danish trials of psychodynamic therapy for people with first episode psychosis.
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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