Parallel session presentations and posters

NB. This is an incomplete list, and the final programme will contain additional presentations not listed here. 

Conference Programme

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Scroll down for oral presentations, followed by posters, arranged in categories:

  • Lived experience perspectives
  • Arts and arts therapies
  • Families and family therapies
  • Psychological therapies
  • Mental health services and treatments
  • Understanding psychosis: conceptual issues and empirical research
  • Society's response to psychosis: conceptual issues and theoretical frameworks
  • ISPS book series authors 



Lived experience perspectives

Listening to voice hearers (Workshop)

Neil Caton

Doctors are human too: why don't we speak out about our extreme states and recovery stories?

Patte Randal

Hearing voices, living fully:  Living with the voices in my head (Meet the author session)

Claire Bien

Tales from the Madhouse: an insider critique of psychiatric services (Meet the author session)

Gary Sidley

Screaming in whispers: a dialogue between an expert voice hearer and a shaman/psychologist concerning the mastery of hearing voices

Ingo Lambrect, Debra Lampshire

On being assessed.. an auto-ethnographic account of alienation, 'disorder' and subsequent recovery

Jonathon Slater

Like a human being, I was an equal, I wasn't just a patient'. Service users' perspectives on their experiences of relationships with staff in mental health services

Karin Bacha

Experiences with outpatient commitment orders from the perspectives of patients, relatives and staff

Stensrud Bjørn, Georg Høyer, Ariid Granerud, Gro Beston, Anne Signe Landheim

A user's experience of psychotherapy and self interpretation

Sanghho Shim, Kun Hyung Lee, Brian Martindale

First person perspectives on helpful and harmful aspects of treatment

Noel Hunter

Hearing our voices: a qualitative exploration of a hearing voices group within an NHS community mental health team

Nicky Hartigan, Amy Murphy

Whose story is it anyway? Working towards more representative, diverse and authentic case studies and testimonies

Akiko Hart, Even Mundy

A voice hearer's guide to the galaxy! (Workshop)

Jens Roved

The sense of schizophrenic life: experience, autobiographical memory and identity (Workshop

Manuel López Arroyo

Expert by experience as anthropologist within familiar culture (Workshop)

Eduard Rats


Arts and arts therapies

Communicube Workshop (Workshop)

John Christey-Casson

Poetry workshop

Gill O'Halloran

Gobscure:Creative resistances that make change, a creative workshop (Workshop)

Sean Burn

Shared reading workshops (Daily workshop throughout the conference)

The Reader Organisation

How do people use art therapy to wrestle with strange experiences, loneliness and poverty?

Chris Wood

Mad people in daily life: an analysis of cartoons

Esma Karakurt

HOAX Our Right to Hope: A Cross-Media project to Tackle Stigma in mental health

Ravi Thornton and Paul French

Introducing a change in the clinical setting: new technology as a new player in art therapy for psychosis (Workshop)

Simone Donnari, Elisabetta Cittadini, Valentina Canonico

Dance movement psychotherapy in acute adult psychiatry: a mixed methods study

Mary Coaten

Dance movement psychotherapy in acute adult psychiatry: an experiential workshop (Workshop)

Mary Coaten

Getting better all the time: music therapy with adolescents experiencing mental health issues

Joanne McIntyre

Efficacy of using music for treatment of patients with schizophrenia

Shakhnoza Kurbanova

Sounding out, acting out and thinking out...creative dynamics of silence, impulse and sensory soma (Workshop)

Patrick J Cosgrove


Psychological therapies

Recovery-oriented cognitive therapy for schizophrenia

Paul Grant

Applying recovery-oriented cognitive therapy framework and procedures to energise the therapeutic milieue and promote flourishing (Workshop)

Paul Grant, Ellen Inverso, Francesca Lewis-Hatheway

Don't mind the gap - bridging cognitive-behavioural and psychodynamic approaches in the treatment of psychosis

Dina Viglin

Know IT, Own IT, Harness IT: Young People with Psychosis becoming WHOLE with Recovery-Themed CBTp, Peer Advocacy, and Early Intervention

Rebecca Jaynes

Voices' use of gender, race and other social categories to undermine female voice-hearers: Implications for incorporating intersectionality within CBT for psychosis and other psychological interventions(Workshop)

Maria Haarmans

Change and 'potential space' (Benedetti/Ferro)

Claudia Bartocci

Self psychology and psychosis

David Garfield

Theoretical and practical guidelines for patients in psychotic states of mind

Bent Rosenbaum, David Garfield

The contributions of Gaetano Bendetti MD to the psychotherapy of persons experiencing distressing 'psychotic' states

Brian Koehler

J.A.S.P.E.R. Making the meandering mentalizations of the sad, scared, mad into meaningful multi-layered manuscripts of the mind

Burton N Seitler

Stages in the psychological resolution of schizophrenia

Gillian Steggles

The intersubjective arena of the psychotherapy for psychosis: a phenomenological account of therapists' experiences

Andrea Vassiliou

The psychodynamics of the recovery of a traumatised narcissistic patient with bipolar psychosis

Carl-Gustav L Schulman

Psychodynamic psychotherapy for psychotic patients: relevance of dreams and of the emerging of the human potential

Michele Battuello

The psychodynamic diagnostic manual, 2nd Ed: Implications for therapists (A meet the author session)

Nancy McWilliams

Psychodynamic treatment for adolescents with schizophrenia and other psychotic disorders

Anders Kirstein

Combined individual / group psychodynamic psychotherapy: the role of dreams (Worshop)

Michele Battuello

Cognitive analytic therapy for those with experiences of psychosis

Peter Taylor, Claire Seddon, Olympia Gianfrancesco, Alex Perry, Naomi Fisher

Dissociation and psychosis: understanding their interplay in a psychotherapy case example

Markus Heinimaa

Implementing mindfulness in group settings for people suffering from psychosis

Saija Soutamo, Tove Lassenius

Minfulness based intervention for psychosis (MBIp): a qualitative study

Álvaro I Langer

Fostering group-anaytic culture in therapy with psychotic patients

Arturo Ezquerro

Group analysis in the treatment of 'psychotic' patients

Katzyna Prot-Klinger

Groups of intervention on consciousness states: when evolution is shared

Adolfo Garcia de Sola

Diversity of functioning levels - a threat of group dissolution in group psychotherapy for young psychotic patients

Majda Grah

The 'chamber of recollections': from change to transformation

Canlo Tedesco, Agorá Salus, Gaia Esposito, Mirinda Ashley Karshan, Matteo Reggio d'Aci, Roberto Zucchini

A phenomenological way into narrativity?

Marie-Cécile Lallemet, Dag Söderström

Service user attitudes and resistance towards psychological therapies for bipolar disorder: findings from ethnographic research

Rhiannon Lane

Innovations in psychological therapy for psychosis: using digital health to make real change happen

David van den Berg, Amy Hardy, Mar Rus-Calafell, Thomas Ward

Metacognitively oriented psychotherapy for adults with psychosis (Workshop)

Paul Lysaker

Why is psychotherapy more successful with some people experiencing psychosis than with others?  Clinical perspectives  (Workshop)

Michael Garrett

In what ways, if any, do people diagnosed with 'schizophrenia' perceive their label as having affected their personal therapy?

Elizabeth Nicholl

Adherence to psychological treatment

Beatriz Dominguez

Is psychotics rehabilitation psychotherapy?

Giovanni Ariano

Lets talk about text: how to stop fearing and start embracing digital communication in psychotherapy

Valery Hazanov

From feeding to containing: a verbal and non-verbal therapy with a psychotic woman

Ilana shalit

Can writing about traumas break the abuse pattern? (Workshop)

Jen Kilyon


Families and family therapies

Multi-family psychoanalysis groups: a successful approach for the treatment of severe mental disorders

Mariana Fuxman, Katherine Walter

Narrowing the gap: the family as a strategic alliance

Pat Wright, Georgia Case, Judy Murray, Cindy Peterson-Dana

How does psychosis influence the aspirations parental carers have for the young person they care for?

Esmira Ropaj

Exploring the delivery of family interventions to people facing recent-onset psychotic symptoms: the experience of navigating the family system

David Haggarty, Gerald Burgess, Jon Crossley

Two mothers' perspectives of their children's madness

Judy Murray, Elahe Hessamfar

Multifamily psychoanalysis groups facilitate communiction among patients, family membes, operators and facilities, improving the intervention

Andrea Narracci, Fiorella Ceppi, Federico Russo

Are we in this together? Improving comunication among providers, experts by experience and family members (Workshop)

Pat Wright, Jen Kilyon, Rai Waddingham, Noel Hunter, Margreet de Pater, Janet Seppard, Anna Arabskyj

The start up of a multi-family group for young psychotic patients and their families within a systemic and psychodynamic framework

Martine Lambrechts, Jef Lisaerde, Hella Demunter, Lut De Riijdt, Ludwina Van Bouwel

What does 'family involvement' in acute mental health care mean? A review of influential models

Aysegul Dirik, Sima Sanhu, Domenico Giacco, Katherin Barrett, Gerry Bennison, Sue Collinson, Stefan Priebe

The triangle of care: creating a carer inclusive health service

Ruth Hannan


Mental health services and treatments

The vital importance of engagement - the Cinderella services

Jonathon Slater

How to work with human rights and personhood in ordinary psychosis care - narratives from self-experts and staff, and exercises (Workshop)

Annika Ahren Varges

The dynamics of escalation and untoward incidents: an immersive psychoanalytic observation of the acute in-patient setting

Ann Scott

Therapeutic relationships: the perniciousness of 'insight' and 'expertise'

Anne Cooke

Developmental dissonance: why relationship is the most essential component of treatment for psychosis

Kathy Avsar

The crisis in mental health nursing - technicians or people?

Anthony McSherry

Managing culture shock: the dilemma of the newly qualified mental health nurse

Joel Waddingham

Hitting the ground running - the life of a forensic psychotherapy trainee

Jonathon Slater, Carly Roe

Transforming mental health services for delivery of evidence-based psychosocial treatments: what works in supporting practice change

Gail Bradley

The Soteria Model as an alternative to psychiatric hospitalisation

Pesach Lichtenberg, Anna Arabskyj, John Read

Autism's institutionalisation from clinical files of Venice asylum of San Servolo

Pietro Barbetta, ARianna Barazzetti, Pauolo Pressato, Enrico Valtellina

The voices of silence (Meet the author session)

Maria Elisa Mitre, Katherine Walter, Mariana Fuxman

Early intervention in psychosis: a Zimbabwean pilot

Tamaryn Palmer, Walter Mangezi, Ignicious Murambidzi

Early Intervention in psychosis: contributions to individual, family, community and national development in Zimbawe

Denford Gudyanga

Change to an early intervention team: chances for patient and family perspective

Truus van den Brink

Youth peer support: service change in an Australian youth mental health service

Liza Hopkins

Hearing our voices: a qualitative exploration of a hearing voices group within an NHS community mental health team

Nicky Hartigan, Amy Murphy

The evolution of peer involvement in EPIP (Singapore)

Suying Ang

What are the imprtant elements of case management to young persons with early psychosis?

Helen Lee, Peter Wong, Yee Huel Yong, Charlene Hon, Shazana Shahwan, Janhavi Valngankar, Edimansyah Abdin, Mythily Subramaniam, Christopher Loh

Experiences of successfully stopping antipsychotic medication: maintaining wellbeing during ad after withdrawal

Miriam Larsen-Barr,  John Read, Kerry Gibson

Predictors of quality of life among people who take or have stopped antipsychotic medication

Miriam Larsen-Barr

Experiences of attempting to discontinue antipsychotic medication

Miriam Larsen-Barr, Fred Seymour, John Read, Kerry Gibson

An experience of integration between psycho-pharmacotherapy and psychotherapy in restructuring rehabilitation in psychotic patients

Fernando Del Prete

Antipsychotic medication: myths and facts

John Read

From conception to implementation, the development of peer-supported Open Dialogue

Val Jackson, Russell Razzaque, Mark Hopfenbeck

Open Dialogue and institutional psychotherapy: the policy of early psychosis intervention

Marc Calmeyn

Putting peer-supported Open Dialogue into practice

Val Jackson, Jane Hetherington, James Osborne, Yasmin Ishaq, Cathy Thorley

First episode psychosis patients and ultra high risk patients in a municipal outpatient clinic by means of need adapted and open dialogue approaches (Workshop)

Olli Niemi, Marja Pirinen, Laura Salmijärvi, Tija Putkonen, Kristiina Pyökeri, Hanna Noklo, Elisa Alander, Niklas Granö

Peer supported open dialogue. an evolving supervision model in Kent (Workshop)

Jane Hetherington, Yasmin Ishaq

Therapeutic community and recovery: old and new concepts of radical self-determination

Julie Kipp

Utlization of the therapeutic relationship to address active substance use when working with patients with severe mental disorders

David Wilson

Concurrent treatment of severe mental illness and active substance use

David Wilson

Psychosis and alcohol abuse: which psychiatric treatment for the patient?

Faniya Shigakova

When the foundations of life have been upset:  an integrated clinical and experimental study with people suffering from exclusion and marginalization

Lony Schilta

Using psychosocial approaches to working with Asian American youth at clinical high risk for psychosis

Huijun Li, Michelle Friedman-Yakoobian, Larry Sedman

Creating evidence-based trauma-informed mental health services

John Read, Angela Kennedy, Sasha Walters

Making trauma-informed care happen in the real world: where are we and where next?

Filippo Varese, David van den Berg, Amy Hardy, Eleanor Longden

Clinical case management: integrating psychological and environmental domains

Joel Kanter

A 'Gift-Box' approach to wellbeing and why we all need it

Patte Randal

A 'Gift Box' to establish and enhance wellbeing (Workshop)

Patte Randal

I feel therefore I am

Alexandra Cat

Supporting health and promoting exercise (SHAPE) programme for young people with psychosis

Jo Smith, Marie Band, Briony Williams, Justine Bold, Eleanor Bradley, Dominic Horne, Richard Dilworth, Rachael Hird-Smith

Making Real Change Happen: how to strengthen psychoanalytic contributions to the psychosis field: a conference workshop (Workshop)

Brian Martindale

Helping bring awareness to schizophrenia in one of the funkiest cool ways ever seen or heard

Monique Dalgleish

Split brain syndrome: a case manager's intervention

K Pushpa

Iatrogenesis - the meaning of 'first do no harm' and the role of curiosity in psychiatric encounters

Gergiana Antoce

How to change the system of mental health care (Workshop)

Barbora Chvatalova, Jana Muronova


Understanding psychosis:

Conceptual issues and empirical research

A basis in science for the subjective mind in psychiatry

Ronald Abramson

'Mental Illness is an illness like an other':  Is it though?

John Read

Psychosis - phenomenological and psychoanalytic perspectives

Bent Rosenbaum, Borut Skodlar, Mads Henriksen

The defence mechanism that was misnamed psychosis (Workshop)

Chelsea Bagias

The void as a cause of the mind

Jos de Kroon

Making sense of madness and the psychotherapy of madness from a person-centred process-relational perspective  (Workshop)

Ivan Ellingham

On being human: science and psychotherapy in 'Psychosis'

Brian Koehler

The extreme state of 'normal'

Debra Lampshire

Walk alone - emphasising relational knowledge and skills in education

Olav Lökvik, Anne Ek

Making up symptoms

Huw Green

Second-comings, building altars, pied pipers, planetary catastrophes, demons... where do such ideas come from when labelled 'psychosis'? Some reflections

Anne Plumb

Acting tough: a street savvy defense against revealing secret vulnerabilities to ego fragmentation and psychosis

Burton N Seitler

Voices and visions in the general population: exploring the influence of appraisals on distress

Melissa Connell, James Scott

Paranoia and attachment

Richard Bentall, Kasia Sitko Sophie Wickha,, Anam Elahi, Jason McIntyre

Paranoia and the caacadeof psychotic like experiences

Joseph Morning, Jamie Murphy, Mark Shevlin

Psychosis: externalising internally-generated and self-directed threat

Jamie Murphy, Philip Hyland, Ask Eiklit, Mogens NUgaard Christoffersen, Richard Bentall

Distress, impairment and the network of psychotic like experiences

Jamie Murphy, Orla McBride, Eiko Fried, Mark Shevlin

An emotional schema for the causes of psychiatric disorders

Stephen Love

Healing the 'split': trauma as a dynamic in psychosis

Lucia Franco

Testing the validity of the theoretical framework of acceptability: an experimental vignette study

Kitty Kioskii

The influencing machine is real: how do technological advances in the information era affect clinical understanding of experiences commonly labeled as psychotic?

Jessica Arenella Trevor Temmens

Description of madness from psychology and psychological counselling students

Drya Eryigit, Kamile Gamze Yaman

Encounters with John Bowlby (A meet the author session)

Arturo Ezquerro

Developmental processes in young people at risk of psychosis: the roles of attachment and mentalisation

Matthias Schwannauer, Helen Griffiths, Laura Maclean, Alice Thomson

Migration, culture and psychosis

Victor Kouratovsky, Samrad Ghane, Sil Hol, Frank Bovenberg

Mapping disrupted relationships: fragmentation, connectedness and psychosis in emerging adulthood

Zoe Boden

When the Bad takes hold - concerning ties to aggressors from within, negative therapeutic reactions and the struggle for change

Sverker Belin

A theological interpretation of the language of madness

Elahe Hessamfar

Phenomenological interpretation of psychotic communication

Sacha Lawrence

Bad faith, authenticity and homecoming in recovery from schizophrenia

Owen Earnshaw

Schizophrenia. What makes schizophrenia suffer and how does she respond?

Paul Moyaert

Psychosis or dissociative identities - does having an accurate diagnosis matter?

Kathryn Livingston, Melanie Goodwin

Understanding psychosis and schizophrenia (British Psychological Society) (A meet the author session)

Anne Cooke

Bipolar psychosis: a symposium  (Symposium)

Brian Martindale, Andrew Shepherd, Anne Pernot.

'Disorder or special ability' The traditional Javanese perception of schizophrenia symptoms

Gandes Nawangsari

Exploratory study: teenagers in conflict with the law

Carolina Alcantara

The Stockholm follow up study of persons diagnosed with psychosis

Alain G

Host town identity, but not hometown identity, attentuates the effect of financial strees on paranoia, depression and anxiety

Jason McIntyre, Anam Elahi, Charlotte Hampson, Hannah Bodycote, Kasia Sitko, Richard Bentall

Social isolation and psychosis like experiences: a UK general population analysis

Sarah Butter, Jamie Murphy, Mark Shevlin James Houston

Using a virtual reality 'social situation' task to assess associations between paranoid ideation and social performance

Simon Riches, Philippa Garetty, Mar Rus-Calafell, Daniel Stahl, Clare Evans, Nikolaos Sarras, Keren Yeboah, Lucia Valmaggia

Approaches to research

Germana Spagnolo

The challenges of measuring rates of first episode of psychosis in New Zealand's national collection

Mark Sith

'With a little help from my friends'  Social predictors of clinical recovery in first-episode

Jone Bjornestad, Wenche ten Velden Hegelstad, Inge Joa, Larry Davidon, Tor Ketil Larsen, Ingrid Melle, Marius Veseth, Jan Olav Johannessen, Kolbjorn Bronnick


Society's responses to psychosis:

conceptual issues and theoretical frameworks

Reflections upon 'Paradigm Shift' (in psychiatry)

Hugh Middleton, Tom Stockman

Psychiatric diagnosis and its discontents

Richard Bentall, Ulrich Reininghaus, Mark Shevline, Jamie Murphy

'Recovery' and 'Real change': synonyms or incompatible concepts

Elena Monducci, Annelore Hornberg, Sandra Santomauro, Cicilia Di Agostino, Fracesca Padrevecchi, Cecilia Iannaco

Challenging the movement for global mental health: do Nonwestern countries need more biomedical psychiatry? Part 1

Murphy Halliburton, Claudia Lang, Ross White, Stefan Ecks

What are the major obstacles preventing a shift towards a more psycho-social approach to people with distressing psychotic eperiences?

Gary Sidley, Nicky Hayward, Jo Watson, Teri Tivey, Jonathon Slater

Mental health uncertainty and inevitability. Rejuvenating the relationship between social science and psychiatry (Meet the author session)

Hugh Middleton

Critical theory, psychiatry and ISPS

Jan Verhaegh

Preventing psychosis: a political issue

Margreet de Pater

Beyond 'them' and 'us': the Hearing Voices approach as a framework for collaborative practice

Jacqui Dillon, Gail Hornstein

ISPS - for whites only?

Val Jackson

ISPS learning resources on the web 

Margreet de Pater


ISPS book series authors

These presentations are by ISPS book series authors who have books published in 2016 or 2017 or due for publication in 2018

CBT for psychosis: time for a fourth wave

Caroline Cupitt

Personal experiences of psychological therapy for psychosis and related experiences: introduction to a new book (Workshop)

Peter Taylor, Olympia Gianfrancesco, Claire Seddon Jules Haley, Junaid Sarwar

Psychosis, Psychoanalysis and Psychiatry in postwar USA

Orna Ophir

Art therapy for psychosis: theory and practice

Katherine Killick



First person perspectives

Lived experience of psychosis within prison institutional settings

Andrew Shepherd 


Psychological therapies

Using an ICF-based participatory method for supporting goal setting in a CR group

Tove Lassenius 

Chief Complaint Oriented Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Psychosis in conditions of High Security – an Organisational Case Study Proposal

Jonathon Slater 

A Review of Predictors of Responsiveness to CBT for Psychosis

Ana Elisa Farias de Sousam Mathieu Brodeur

A meta-analysis of randomized controlled studies of psychotherapy for schizophrenia; Effectiveness on well-being and moderating variables

Carmen Valiente, Leticia Martinez, Regina Espinosa, Juan Nieto, Almudena Trucharte

Comparison of effectiveness of various psychotherapeutic approaches to first-episode psychosis in terms of recovery: systematic review

Barbora Chvatalova 


Families and family therapies

The effects of a Multi-Family Group Programme targeting individuals with early psychosis and their families in Singapore

Helen Lee, Christopher Loh, Wilfred, Mythily Subramaniam

Implement of a Psycho Educational Multifamily Work

Aase karin Sviland, Anvor Lothe

A web-based survey among staff in a psychiatric hospital about their own experiences beeing caregivers to family members

Inge Joa, Jan Olav Johannessen

Do different types of family intervention : multifamily group (MFG) and single family intervention (SFI) influence satisfaction and remission state ?

Marlene Buch, Hanne-Grethe Lyse, Jens Einar Jansen, Signe Dunker Svendsen, Ulrik Haahr, Erik Simonsen

Multifamily therapy in psychosis – making change happen

Tiago Duartem Tiago Ventura Gil, Teresa Fialho), Maria João, Paula \

Family Support in Psychosis Project (FSiPP), Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

Amelia Davies, Claudia Kustner


Mental health services and interventions

Patients Attitude for Using Antipsychotic Medication in the Norwegian Early Intervention in Psychosis, TIPS 2 Study

Rafal Yeisen

Project SPOLU ("Together") - Czech psychology and medicine students volunteering in psychiatric institutions

Barbora Chvatalova Jana Muronov

Using Psychoeducational Intervention to Enhance Knowledge of Attenuated Psychosis Symptoms and Help Seeking Behaviors among Black Young Adults

Huijun Li, Tanisha Pelham, Jackie Robinson

Self-Management of Medication, a Participatory Intervention Research in Brazil

Leticia Renault Eduardo Passos, Christian Sade, Marcio Loyola De Araujo, Andre Miranda De Oliveira


Understanding psychosis:

Conceptual issues and empirical research

Dissociation mediates the relationship between peer victimization and hallucinatory experiences among early adolescents

Syudo Yamasaki, Shuntaro Ando, Shinsuke Koike, Satoshi Usami, Kaori Endo, Paul French, Tsukasa Sasaki, Toshi Furukawa, Mariko Hiraiwa-hasegawa, Kiyoto Kasai, Atsushi Nishida \

Clinical Interview for Psychotic Disorders (CIPD): Preliminary results on interrater reliability and comparisons with clinician performed diagnosis

Maria João Martins, Paula Castilho, Célia Barreto-Carvalho, Ana Telma Pereira, Ana Pinto, Diogo Carreiras, Joana Gonçalves, Raquel Guiomar, Ana Xavier, António Macedo

Predictive Factors of Korean Maternal Parenting Stress and 6- Year Longitudinal Trajectories

Lee Hee-jung

The Social Histories of Hallucinations and Delusions in the Asylum

Nika Söderlund 

Does the onset of schizophrenia (EOS and AOS) differentiate cognitive functions after many years of psychosis? Facts and myths

Katarzyna Prot-Klinger