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ISPS The International Society for Psychological and Social Approaches to Psychosis: Upcoming ISPS Conferences and Events

Upcoming ISPS Conferences and Events

ISPS UK Nursing Conference
Thursday, 24 September 2015
London, UK
“Re-imagining Mental Health Nursing into the 21st Century”
Contributors: Steve Trenchard, Catherine Gamble, Lou Hamilton and Mark Earl
ISPS Sweden autumn meeting
Friday, 23 October 2015
Stockholm, Sweden
Professor Peter Kinderman, University of Liverpool, will be presenting material from the influential BPS report “Understanding Psychosis and Schizophrenia”. The presentation will be followed by discussion involving representatives from many interest groups.

Schizophrenia Days Conference 2015

Monday, 02 November 2015 – Friday, 06 November 2015

At Stavanger Forum, Norway, in co-operation with ISPS Norway

“Emotions in Motion: from affect to disorder” – ICDevelopment and DSeMotions

Fear. Rage. Joy. Sorrow. Curious?


Further information www.schizofrenidagene.no

XX Madrid Annual Course of Schizophrenia
Thursday, 26 November 2015 – Saturday, 28 November 2015
Madrid, Spain

‘Imagination, regression and recovery in psychosis’

In collaboration with ISPS Spain

International Speakers include Professors John Strauss, Larry Davidson, Paul Lysaker and Isabel Clarke


Further information: www.cursoesquizofrenia.com


ISPS Liverpool 2017
Wednesday, 30 August 2017 – Saturday, 02 September 2017
Liverpool, UK

The 20th International Congress of the ISPS will take place in the city of Liverpool.

“Making Real Change Happen”

Confirmed plenary speakers include: 

Jacqui Dillon, Jim van Os and Alison Brabban

Contact: isps@isps.org  or visit www.isps2017uk.org 

Twitter: #isps2017uk

Other events in the psychosis field (not organised by ISPS)
Would you like to join the ISPS International e-mail discussion group ‘ISPS-INT’? If so please email isps@isps.org 
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Facebook: isps.org
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‘The International Society for Psychological and Social Approaches to Psychosis’ is now an open group

www.isps2017uk.org #isps2017uk 
Antonia Svensson
ISPS International Organiser
The International Society
for Psychological and Social Approaches to Psychosis
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Cycling to Paris,  Gournay-en-Bray to Conflans St. Honorine


Today was always going to be tough: the furthest distance and the most ‘undulating’ terrain. Carrying 11kg panniers uphill when you aren’t the strongest of cyclists is tough, never mind doing it over and over again for several hours in blazing heat. I had argued strongly that we should stop regularly, and make sure we were in the shade when the sun was overhead between one and two o’clock. We set off back down the path to the nasty busy road, then into the town centre which had been like a ghost town centre last night. Today, by contrast, was market day and it was buzzing with stall holders getting set up for the day. I managed to catch one of the stalls with my pannier as I went past… nobody noticed so I made a quick getaway!

After just 9 miles we came upon a small village – St…

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Guardian journalist enjoys wild night on David Cameron’s private jet


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Kent Social Services struggling to cope with children seeking asylum


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ISPS Liverpool 2017


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Research participants sought

Research participants sought (+ chance to win £50 Amazon voucher): The role of adverse experiences and early relationships in psychosis

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Got Your ACE Score?

Got Your ACE Score?.


How childhood trauma could be mistaken for ADHD

ACEs Too High


[Photo credit: woodleywonderworks, Flickr]

Dr. Nicole Brown’s quest to understand her misbehaving pediatric patients began with a hunch.

Brown was completing her residency at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, when she realized that many of her low-income patients had been diagnosed with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).

These children lived in households and neighborhoods where violence and relentless stress prevailed. Their parents found them hard to manage and teachers described them as disruptive or inattentive. Brown knew these behaviors as classic symptoms of ADHD, a brain disorder characterized by impulsivity, hyperactivity, and an inability to focus.

When Brown looked closely, though, she saw something else: trauma. Hyper-vigilance and dissociation, for example, could be mistaken for inattention. Impulsivity might be brought on by a stress response in overdrive.

“Despite our best efforts in referring them to behavioral therapy and starting them on stimulants, it was hard to get the symptoms under control,”…

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Kent Police says NO to” turning a blind eye ” to cannabis


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Book Review: Dr Terry Lynch – “Depression Delusion” (Volume One- The Myth Of The Brain Chemical Imbalance)

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