19TH INTERNATIONAL SOCIETY FOR PSYCHOLOGICAL & SOCIAL APPROACHES TO PSYCHOSIS INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS (ISPS 2015)
The Cooper Union #New York, USA
ISPS international conferences have been an inspiring meeting place for clinicians, service users, family members, researchers, and administrators since the first symposium in Lausanne, Switzerland in 1956.
In ISPS, we understand that mental or psychiatric disorders are dimensional disorders, where the final breakdown - psychosis - is often a reversible condition, preceded by a state of depression and anxiety too overwhelming for the psycho-biological regulatory system to handle. As such, we understand psychosis as something that could happen to anyone, given enough stress at a time when the self is at a vulnerable point.
We challenge the idea that the difficult and chaotic symptoms of psychotic breakdown are meaningless, and find that we are able to understand people in these extreme states through their symptoms. Hallucinations or delusions are important messages to the self and the outer world, from the person within. We believe that creating a space for the understanding of symptoms as a form of human communication is central to the healing relationship that can occur between people experiencing extreme states and the workers who help them. WIth this approach, we can build mental health services of which we can be really proud, which acknowledge the person and the importance of affects; services which make space for relational understanding of human problems.
The ISPS community has such a breadth of knowledge, experience, and skill, and an ISPS conference is an enriching and supportive dialogue with the goal of improving services.
We are really excited to again have an international ISPS conference in the USA after 21 years, and to come to New York CIty for the first time. The USA has had a central role in the developing of a bridge between the neurosciences and the psychological understandings of the human mind and behavior, a bridge which confirms what psychologically oriented theorists and practitioners have long understood.
We look forward to sharing a rich conference experience with participants from all over the world along with our American colleagues in one of the most culturally and intellectually exhilarating cities of the world.
Co-chairs: Julie Kipp, PhD, LCSW and Brian Koehler, PhD- See more at: http://www.isps2015nyc.org/welcome-letter#sthash.1kVYWbdn.dpuf
Group registrations not allowed
Accompanying persons not allowed
We don’t accept Online Abstracts
- Decide on whether you wish to submit a paper, panel/ symposia etc.
- Select a theme from the suggested list.
- Prepare a 300 word abstract omitting names for blind review purposes (meet the author is the exception).
- Prepare Learning Objectives for your submission. Provide 3 learning objectives if a session is shorter than 3 hours (6 if over 3 hours).
- Prepare a brief biographical sketch (40-50 words) and prepare a CV that is not more than 2 pages.
Once you have prepared these materials, go to the Submission Form at http://isps2015nyc.org/abstract-submissions and begin to fill in the blanks. You will see that there are several links along the way that will provide examples of the materials requested.
Fill in ALL the blanks. Attach the documents you have already prepared and you will have completed the Submission Form.
We appreciate your time and your patience. If you run into any problems, contact firstname.lastname@example.org- See more at: http://www.isps2015nyc.org/abstract-submission-guidelines#sthash.SEPldZu6.dpuf