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.
Registration for this event has not yet opened.
Registration will take place via Eventbrite and the link to register will be uploaded here as soon as possible. Please check back soon.
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%
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.
|Type||EarlyBird||Standard||Low Waged (under 12k pa/Service Users/Carers|
|ISPS UK Member||£45||£75||£27|
|ISPS UK Non-Member||£75||£115||£27|
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Please fill in the following application form and either send to us with your fees or pay online.
To enquire about free bursary places (for ISPS UK service users/carers) and for more information please email Ali at email@example.com.
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
- 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 email@example.com 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
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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.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
Download: Open Dialogue Conference Flyer
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
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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