Experts giving plenary lectures (for a list click here)
Discussion groups with the lecturers
A number of workshops
The Sandin and Feinsilver prizes
Please keep forward this information to your colleagues on other networks
We would also like to extend a very warm invitation to Warsaw in August 2013 to all interested in psychological approaches to psychosis. Our international ISPS conferences over 57 years have an excellent reputation for the quality of the content and for the friendly atmosphere in which all contributors and participants are made to feel very welcome.
Throughout the world the cycle is turning more and more towards exploring the multitude of ways in which psychology is relevant to psychosis, from understanding early experiences and their effects on mind and brain, to trauma, to the psychology of stigma, and we could add here a very long list but emphasise our particular conference focus on the psychological therapies of many kinds relevant to psychosis.
We encourage you to come and participate, to consider offering a paper of your own, or organise a symposium and join in the liveley discussions and we guarantee you will return home enriched and enthused.
Having visited Warsaw, we can both vouch for the excellence of the conference facilities in the old University which is alongside the beautifully rebuilt 13th - 15th century historical centre of Warsaw which truly deserves its UNESCO heritage site status. As well as beautiful buildings, the area is packed with street cafes, restaurants and musical entertainment and there is plenty of accommodation at this time of year.
We look forward to welcoming you alongside our Polish hosts.
Jan Olav Johannessen
Chair of International Advisory Committee
Chair of ISPS Executive Committee
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We have the pleasure of inviting you to Warsaw to participate in the next ISPS conference
Best practice in psychological therapies for psychosis.
A contemporary and global perspective. A conference for all mental health practitioners, service users, experience based experts, families and carers
Really good practices in the psychotherapies of the psychoses schizophrenia are known and respected locally but our conference intends to assist in their wider dissemination.
However in too many places no psychological therapy is offered to persons with psychotic disorders. We need to address how to address this at a time of finite resources in the global crisis.
During the ISPS Warsaw Conference we hope you will come with your knowledge and a willingness to learn from about a range of psychological therapies for psychosis in a rich dialogue between clinicians, researchers, policy makers and representatives from patient and family organizations so you will return home with ideas on how to optimize psychological care and the rehabilitation of patients with psychosis.
We look forward to meet you in Warsaw.
On behalf of the Local Organizing Committee