Present your paper at ISPS-US 2011 in SF!


ISPS-US Twelfth Annual Meeting

Beyond Pandora’s Box:

Exploring Integrative Approaches to Treating Psychosis

October 14-16th, 2011

Fort Mason Center, San Francisco, California

Keynote Speaker: Richard Bentall, PhD

author of Madness Explained and Doctoring the Mind

Honoree – Ann Louise-Silver, M.D.

Founding President, ISPS-US

* Submissions due by March 26, 2011 *

We are inviting presentations on the wide range of approaches utilized in the treatment of people suffering with psychotic conditions.  Psychotherapists, case managers, rehabilitation therapists, nurses, peer counselors, consumers, family members and researchers are encouraged to submit their work.  We are particularly interested in integrative approaches that may include traditional psychotherapy and psychosocial treatments, as well as innovative methods being used to help people recover from psychotic conditions.  Innovative perspectives by academics and/or artists exploring the subject of psychosis are also of interest.

Topics might include:

In-depth case presentations / Alternative or integrative treatments for psychosis / Survivors’ experiences and strategies for recovery / Community networks and self-help/peer support  / Countertransference in working with people experiencing psychosis /  Psychosis, politics, social constructions, and changing trends / Integrating medication with therapy  / Research from diverse disciplines (i.e. psychology, ethnography, literature, art)

We welcome proposals for panels or roundtables that discuss these issues and also invite you to consider alternate formats that promote discussion, such as conversation hours, or discussion of pre-circulated papers or a book or film of interest to our membership.

Hosted by ISPS-US Northern California

Co-sponsored by the Lifespan Learning Institute.


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