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Annual Conference


ISPS-US has been hosting conferences since 1998. Take a look through our archives to learn more.

2023 Conference

2023 Archived Conference Sessions

Past Conferences

  • Opportunity Through Experience: Psychosis, Extreme States, and Possibilities for Transformation

    Keynotes: Celia Brown, Carlos Padrón, Lionel Corbett, MD

  • Moving Toward Shared Understandings in Psychosis and Extreme States: Professional, Individual, and Family Perspectives

    Keynote: Jaakko Seikkula, PhD
    Honoree: Keris Jän Myrick, MBA, MS

  • Love + Justice in Engaging Psychosis and Extreme States

    Keynote Speaker: Chacku Mathai
    Honoree: Michael Garrett, MD

  • Psychosis, Citizenship, and Belonging: Forging Pathways toward Inclusion and Healing

    Keynote Speaker: Cindy Marty Hadge, IPS
    Honoree: Larry Davidson, PhD

  • Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Wholeness in Extreme States

    Keynote Speaker: Berta Britz, MSW, CPS
    Honoree: Krista MacKinnon

  • Psychosis in Context: Exploring Intersections in Diverse Identities and Extreme States

    Keynote Speaker: Gogo Ekhaya Esima
    Honoree: Narsimha Pinninti, MD

  • From Reductionism to Humanism: Moving Forward From Psychosis and Extreme States

    Keynote Speaker: Michael Stein, JD, PhD
    Honoree: Rai Waddingham

  • What's in a Name? Emerging Perspectives on the Intersection of Schizophrenia and Recovery

    Keynote Speaker: Debra Lampshire
    Honoree: Daniel Fisher, MD, PhD

  • Making Contact with the Depths: Psychosis as it is Lived Fort Mason Center, San Francisco, CA.

    Keynoter: Danielle Bergeron, MD, FRCPC, FAPA; Honoree: Jim Gottstein, Esq.

  • Beyond Pandora's Box: Exploring Integrative Approaches to Treating Psychosis. Fort Mason Center, San Francisco, CA.

    Keynoter: Richard Bentall, PhD; Honoree: Ann-Louise Silver, MD

  • Psychosis, Trauma, and Human Connections: Building Community. Austen Riggs Center, Stockbridge, MA.

    Keynoter: Joanne Greenberg, DHL; Honorees: Francoise Davoine, PhD & Jean-Max Gaudilliere, PhD

  • Interpersonal Approaches to Treating Psychosis: The Living Legacy of Chestnut Lodge.

    Keynoter: John S. Kafka MD; Honoree: Daniel Mackler, LCSW

  • Recovery from Psychosis: Healing through Relationship. The Kimmel Center, New York Univ.

    Keynoter: Ronald Bassman, PhD, Honoree: Courtenay Harding, PhD

  • June 28-30, 2007 (Special Meeting)

    Transference and Symptoms of History. Paris, France and Vevey, Switzerland. Hosted by Franoise Davoine, Ph.D. and Jean-Max Gaudilliere, Ph.D. in Paris, and Dag Sderstrm in Vevey.

  • Trauma and Psychosis. Doubletree Guest Suites, Santa Monica, CA. Keynoter: Dori Laub, MD, (no honoree)

  • The Validity of Experience. Holiday Inn Brookline, MA Keynoter: George Atwood, Ph.D. (no honoree)

  • Extremes of Experience: Psychosis through Many Lenses. Institute for Psychoanalysis, Chicago. Keynoter: Leston Havens, MD Honoree: also Leston Havens, MD.

  • November 8 & 9, 2003 (5th Annual)

    The Mind Behind the Brain. Thomas Jefferson Med. Univ, Philadelphia, PA. Keynoter: John Strauss, MD; Honoree: Anni Bergman, PhD

  • November 16 & 17, 2002; (4th Annual)

    Beyond the Wall: Contemporary Psychoanalytic and Psychosocial Perspectives on Psychosis. William A. White Institute, NYC; Keynoter: Robert Whitaker; Honoree: Bertram Karon, PhD

  • October 6, 2001 (3rd Annual)

    Celebrating Our Dialogue. Washington School of Psychiatry. Honoree: Maurice Green, MD (no keynoter).

  • October 7, 2000 (2nd Annual)

    Challenging the PORT Study. Washington School of Psychiatry. No keynoter or honoree.

  • October 2, 1999 (1st Annual)

    Psychodynamics and Psychoses: Creating Space for the Unaccommodated Self in Psychotic States. Washington School of Psychiatry. Four speakers, no keynoter. (Julie Kipp, LCSW, Christine Lynn, LICSW, Marvin Skolnik, Virginia Hendrickson.) Honoree in absentia: Harold Searles, MD