Join ISPS before you register and enjoy a reduced conference fee

If an ISPS group exists in your country please join ISPS through your regional group http://www.isps.org/index.php/isps-membership/local-groups/other-local-isps-groups  Regional groups determine the membership fees for their individual members. These are usually substantially cheaper than Individual Membership of ISPS International http://www.isps.org/index.php/isps-membership with the same benefits.



ISPS Membership benefits include

  • Four issues per annum of the ISPS Journal: ‘Psychosis: Psychological, Social and Integrative Approaches’
  • Online access to all Psychosis issues
  • You will receive the ISPS Newsletter three to four times per annum (via e-mail)
  • You can join one of our many e-mail discussion groups
  • Reduced rates at ISPS international conferences further information
  • 20% discount on books in the ISPS series published by Routledge

Welcome to ISPS

ISPS is an international organization promoting psychotherapy and psychological treatments for persons with psychosis (a term which includes persons diagnosed with “schizophrenia”). We are committed to advancing education, training and knowledge of mental health professionals in the treatment and prevention of psychotic mental disorders. We seek to achieve the best possible outcomes for service user/survivors of psychosis by engaging in meaningful partnership with health professionals, service user/survivors, families and carers.
The ISPS Charter of Good Practice in Psychological Therapies for People Experiencing Psychosis


What is ISPS?

ISPS was founded by Gaetano Benedetti and Christian Müller, two young psychiatrists who wanted a more humane treatment for people with psychosis. ISPS has been organising international and regional conferences ever since 1956. Learn more about the history of ISPS at the ISPS website

ISPS carries on promoting psychological and social approaches even in times when it is not in fashion to do so. ISPS has a tradition of dialogue: clinicians from different therapeutic approaches, researchers, people with lived experience and family members are all in conversation with each other through ISPS.


Margreet de Pater Psychiatrist
Ludi van Bouwel Psychiatrist
Victor Kouratovsky Clinical psychologist and Child and Adolescent Psychologist Specialist NIP.
Monique de Koning Experience Experts
Fred Steenwinkel Organisation and Financial Advisor