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Trauma and psychosis: perspectives on psychodynamics

Amnesty International, 17-25 New Inn Yard, London, EC2A
Saturday 26 November 2016, 9am – 4.45pm

Contributors confirmed so far:  

Brian Martindale, Dirk Corstens, Carine Minne, Ann Scott, Jo Stubley,  Rai Waddingham and John Read

It is widely accepted that trauma can increase the likelihood of someone experiencing psychosis. Yet, in a field that is continually evolving, there is no simple answer to the question of how best to help someone struggling with psychosis to work through their experiences in psychotherapy. This conference explores key issues in understanding and working with people who experience psychosis and the impact of traumatic life experiences. Reflecting the context that we live and work in, it will create a dialogue between those who practise psychodynamic psychotherapy and those who experience psychosis first-hand.


Outline programme

9.00     REGISTRATION, COFFEE

9.30     Chair’s introduction

9.45     Contemporary psychodynamic approaches to trauma

11.15    COFFEE

11.45    Contemporary psychodynamic approaches to psychosis

1.15       LUNCH

2.00     There will be an Open Space in which conference participants will be able to select topics and groups for discussion.

3.00      TEA

3.15       Contemporary approaches to voice hearing 

4.00      Summing up / reflections on the day

4.15       Panel discussion with all speakers

4.45       CLOSE


Conference Fees

  • ISPS UK Members – £75 (Early Bird), £105 (Standard)
  • Non-Members – £105 (Early Bird), £125 (Standard)
  • Subsidised Rate* (ISPS UK members only), for low-waged (<£12K) people with lived experience of psychosis and their families – £31.50

*Subsidised rates are limited.  As well as offering these places to those listed above, we may be in a position to allocate a few subsidised rates to students but students will need to apply to the ISPS UK office rather than booking directly on-line (please contact Ali at admin@ispsuk.org).  Those with lived experience and their families may book directly on-line.

A limited number of free bursary places are available for low-waged (<£12K) ISPS UK members with personal experience of psychosis (either themselves or a family member) who have not recently benefited from a bursary place at one of our conference.

For cancellations received more than one month before the date of the conference a 50% refund  will be offered; after this refunds will not be possible. However if you are unable to attend for any reason we are happy for you to send someone else in your place.

If you need an invoice, please include your purchase number in the email. This will make it much easier to find the necessary information.

For more information and to register please contact Ali via email or book your place online.

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