ISPS is a major international group that brings together lived experience and professional perspectives on psychosis, from all disciplines, and is specifically oriented toward psychological and social approaches.

The international conference brings together many national groups from different parts of the world every 2-3 years. Last time it was held in New York, in 2017 it will be in Liverpool.

Glenn Roberts had the privilege of being on the organising committee the last time it was in the UK in 1997 when it attracted more than 600 delegates from over 30 countries. In Glenn’s words “it’s a big event … but also something of a tribal gathering of all kinds of folk with a shared commitment to humanistic responses to the complex and often painful experiences we call ‘psychosis’.

There is an opportunity to propose a contribution to the conference and for a time there will be a cheaper ‘early bird’ rates available for registration.
From their news email:

Interested in Psychosis?  Interested in real change for the better?   The ISPS 2017 conference in Liverpool, UK is for you, whatever your discipline and if you are a service use or carer.   The International Society for Psychological and Social Approaches to Psychosis conferences have an outstanding reputation for vibrancy, conviviality, breadth of presentations and social events.

Submissions: Submit a paper, poster, symposium or workshop before December 1st.  Please go to www.isps2017uk.org

Registration: We anticipate a full house, so why not make an early bird registration. Please go to www.isps2017uk.org