Themes of the ISPS Rotterdam 2019 conference.
This program is preliminary and will be subject to change.


On August 28th  the preconference  will  have courses and workshops on the newest developments  with regard to different kind of therapy approaches.

Wednesday August 28th
Preconference workshops and courses


Preconference workshops, Wednesday August 28th
09.00 – 12.30 hDag van Wetter, Dienke Boertien & Dirk CorstensOpen Dialogue for people in crisis: from stranger to connectionHalf day workshop
13.30 – 17.00 hDag van Wetter, Dienke Boertien & Dirk CorstensOpen Dialogue for people in crisis: from stranger to connectionHalf day workshop
9.00 – 12.30 hJoe OliverAcceptance and Commitment Therapy for PsychosisHalf day workshop
13.30 – 17.00 hJoe OliverAcceptance and Commitment Therapy for PsychosisHalf day workshop
9.00 – 12.30 hWill HallHow to handle suicidal ideation?Half day workshop
13.30 – 17.00 hWill HallPsychiatric Medication Withdrawal: A Harm Reduction PerspectiveHalf day workshop
09.00-12.30 hSam Ghane & Victor KouratovskyBuilding bridges using the Cultural Formulation Interview. Towards a context sensitive treatment of psychosisHalf day workshop
13.30 – 17.00 hSam Ghane & Victor KouratovskyBuilding bridges using the Cultural Formulation Interview. Towards a context sensitive treatment of psychosisHalf day workshop
09.00-12.30 hAmy HardyBreaking the silence: Talking about trauma in psychosisHalf day workshop
13.30 – 17.00 hAmy HardyBreaking the silence: Talking about trauma in psychosisHalf day workshop
09.00-12.30 hDevi HisgenHandling cannabis wisely (excursion)Half day workshop
13.30 – 17.00 hDevi HisgenHandling cannabis wiselyHalf day workshop
09.00-17.00 hPeter Dierinck & Stijn VanheuleEffectuating recovery: two perspectivesWhole day workshop

Delegates of the conference or the pre-conference workshops are invited to attend the conference Welcome Reception at 17.30 in the Town Hall of Rotterdam (without cost)


On August 29th epidemiological researchers and (cultural) experts with qualitative knowledge will try to  come up with an answer to the question: Why are  people belonging to minority groups with low status  5 to 8 times more likely to experience psychosis? What does that tell us about the dynamics of psychosis when we compare it with the circumstances of people with psychosis who are not from a minority group? Keynote speakers.

What  should we do about it? The afternoon  will be spent looking at approaches  focused on this problem. Keynote speakers.

Thursday August 29th: Theme relationship psychosis with migration, social exclusion and lowstatus group

Day 1, Thursday August 29th: Theme relationship psychosis with migration, social exclusion and lowstatus group
09.00 – 09.30 hWelcomeChair ISPS Welcome by chair Willem Burgerhall
And chair local organising committee
Video ‘About Stranger in the City’
09.30 – 09.45 hChairJim van OsIntroduction
09.45 – 10.15 hKeynote SpeakerWim VelingUs and Them – psychosis among ethnic minoritiesWillem Burgerhall
10.15 – 10.45 hKeynote SpeakerSushrut JadhavFrom the Margins to the Centers across cultures: the powerful pan-lexicon of PsychosisWillem Burgerhall
10.45 – 11.15 hKeynote SpeakerFrancoise DavoineImmigration, at the source of the psychoanalysis of psychosisWillem Burgerhall
11.15 – 11.45 hCoffee
11.45 – 12.30 hDebate with the speakers and representatives from psychoanalyse, CBT, family approach, rehab approachWhat does our approach do to promote recovery of persons from low status groups?
12.30 – 13.30 hLunch and poster sessionsPoster sessions
13.30 – 15.00 hParallel sessionsS ee below
15.30 - 17.00 hParallel sessionsS ee below
17.00 – 18.00 hKeynote Speaker + DiscussionNick PutmanFinding agency amidst all the voices - Open Dialogue and the reweaving of social fabricWillem Burgerhall
18.30 hSocial program 
Parallel sessions, to be planned 13.30 – 15.00 or 15.30 – 17.00 on day 1
Symposium 3Jean-Paul Selten, LeidenWhat explains the increased incidence of psychosis among first- and second-generation migrants?201
Craig Morgan, London255
Hannah JongsmaAbstracts29Aug-day1
Symposium 6Brian Koehler, New YorkWhy the World Health Organization and the American Psychiatric Association should drop the term “schizophrenia”131
M.A.C. Calmeyn, Loppem Zedelgem66 (=178)
Anne Cooke, Tunbridge Wells97
Symposium 7J. van Weeghel, UtrechtRecovery around the world163
Jo-Ann Elizabeth Leavy, London243
Anuradha Sovani, Mumbai177
Margreet de Pater, Delft72
Symposium 13Jef Lisaerd, LeuvenAfter the storm: conversations on psychosis and identity86
F. Lopes Martins da Veiga, Rotterdam210
Workshop 1Caroline Verheijde-Zeijl, GoesStronger through diversity59
Workshop 4Sabah Nhass, UtrechtHow Lister Daar-na Utrecht takes a culturally sensitive approach to psychosis76
Ahmed Salama, Culemborg
Workshop 28Leigh Murray, AucklandRecovery, envelopment and family116
F. Lopes Martins da Veiga, Rotterdam211
Workshop 32Margaux Sageot, KortenbergRelationship, peers and the process of diagnoses145
Mr Marko Turner, Mount Druitt98
Workshop 33Berta Britz and Dirk CorstensMutual listening and learning245
Tofik Boughrini, Utrecht198
Workshop 34Martin Atchison , BirminghamISPS for Whites only? – What’s next?188
Val Jackson, Wakefield195
Workshop 36Lies Missotten, LeuvenReconnection after War Violence and Forced Migration222
Megan Levy, Perth172
Workshop 38Marjolein van Duijl, Transcultural approaches of djinns and spirits242
Dr. Sara Betteridge , Westcliff-on-Sea81
Workshop 39F. Lopes Martins da Veiga, RotterdamBeing the Stranger193
Jane Herington, Kent248
Workshop 40 Matteo Mazzariol , CastlebarThe challenge of implementation246
M. Garrett, Brooklyn New York27
Workshop 41 Huub Beijers, UtrechtFilm on people with experience of psychosis with an Maroccan background
Housnia El Mimouni
Orals Laura Weittenhiller, Berkeley CaLonelyness, identity loss en social withdrawel28 withdrawn
Dr Laura Sharony , Acre34
Nienke Moernaut, Gent42
Yaacov Rosenthal, Neve Michael229
Orals Anneliese de Wet , StellenboschRecovery33
Thijs Burger, Amsterdam154
Bert-Jan Roosenschoon, Rotterdam161
Cynthia Dorrestijn, Enschede218
Orals Claire Wheeler, ColchesterSocial exclusion and psychosis122
Rober Qi , Liverpool134
David Vinkers, Rotterdam189
Beverly Gibbons, Knoxville, TN220
Orals L. Gonzales , New YorkLabeling and stigma17
A. Ross, Richardson19
Victoria Vass, Liverpool71
Anisha Vyas, Essex124
Orals R.V. Austin, HeslingtonC ultural differences and psychosis50
Igor Pietkiewicz, Katowice94
Dwan Edge, Manchester74
Saïd Kadrouch, Voorburg187

On August 30th people with lived experience, family members and clinicians will discuss the alienation between someone who is psychotic and  others. Will non- medical models of psychosis help, or should we try other therapeutic approaches?

Friday August 30th: Lived experience takes the lead

Day 2, Friday August 30 th : Lived experience takes the lead
08.00 – 09.30 hParallel sessionsS ee below
09.30 – 09.45 hChairsChair Debra Lampshire &Introduction
Irene van der Giessen
09.45 – 10.15 hKeynote SpeakerBrenda FroyenHow the treatment of my psychosis estranged me from myself and my family
10.15 – 10.45 hKeynote SpeakerJen KilyonComment from a person from family movement
10.45 – 11.15 hKeynote SpeakerMarcus Evans‘Nobody speaks my language’ Psychoanalytic understanding of psychotic communications
11.15 – 11.45 hCoffee
11.45 – 12.30 hDebate with the audience, starting with a short poem by Jeanny SeverijnsHow to bridge the gap?
13.00 – 14.00 hLunch and poster sessionsPoster Sessions
13.00 – 17.00 hLived experience FestivalOrganised together with CrazywiseLived experience Festival, including poster sessions
13.30 – 15.00 hParallel sessionsS ee below
15.30 - 17.00 hParallel sessionsS ee below
17.00 – 18.00 hKeynote Speaker + DiscussionIngo LambrechtScaffolding ‘psychosis’: holding it lightly with culture and compassion
18.30  hConference dinner during a cruise around Rotterdam harbours
Parallel sessions, to be planned 8.00 – 9.30 or 13.30 – 15.00 or 15.30 – 17.00 on day 2
Symposium 1B. Rosenbaum, CopenhagenThe use of creative writing214
Mica Gray, Birmingham199
Kalliopi Panagiotopoulou, Athens107
Symposium 2Maurizio Peciccia, VarazzeCreativity and art for treatment purposes101
Mary Coaten, Durham56
Symposium 5M. Garrett, Brooklyn New York (chair)What Language Is Best To Speak Of Psychosis?184
Symposium 11Helene Stephensen, BroendbyPsychosis as structure: a phenomenological-empirical investigation of double reality and its manner of expression in schizophrenia spectrum disorders137
Symposium 12Caterina Tabasso, Rome (chair)Family ghosts and strangers in the family : experiences os Badaracco’s multifamily psychoanalysis groups in Argentina, Belgium, Italy and Spain84
Symposium 14MD SöderströmPsychotic transference as a bridge over the abyss of time65
Dag, Clarens171
Ivan Urlic, Split
Symposium 15James Gorney, KnoxvilleHistory Beyond Trauma: The Enduring Legacy of Davoine and Gaudilliere1
Katarzyna Prot-Klinger, Warsaw69
Symposium 17Del Prete, Fernando, Casoria (Neaples)The healing community according to msi (Integrated Structural Model) The virtuous circle for the cure of Psychotic patients35
Tommaso Biccardi
Simona Di Gaetano 
Grazia Marchesiello
Symposium 18Ludi van Bouwel, Leuven (chair)A refuge for the stranger in the city38
Symposium 19Z. Alpern, MiddleburyWeaving the web of belonging: networks supporting networks49
M.A.C. Calmeyn, Loppem Zedelgem120
Symposium 20Pesach Lichtenberg, JerusalemSoteria223
Sivan Bar On, Tel Aviv113
Symposium 21Jennifer Strand, Gothenburg (chair)'Sometimes the Structure Around Us Fails.' Parents’ Subjective Understandings of How Their Psychosis Affects Parenting2
Pien Leendertse, Kloetinge3
Workshop 2Gert Wouters, AlkenBridging our own gaps mental health nursing in psychosis63
Workshop 6Megan Mateer, AmsterdamBuilding diverse communities of healing- bridging silos and cultivating connected culture80
Workshop 7Oryx Cohen, GraftonReducing Hospitalization by Using Emotional CPR in Communicating with People in Altered States87
Workshop 10Margreet de Pater, Delft (chair)Open dialogue between different therapists, people with lived experience and family members, what works?165
Workshop 12Pat Wright, MplsCalling All Family Members!183
Workshop 15Ifigeneia Skyllakou, Lausanne“Chronic and resistant symptoms: the challenge of leaving the hospital and regaining the city”151
Workshop 16Olav Løkvik, OsloSEE ALL OF ME - an online dialogue based learning program for the understanding of psychoses (movie)200
Workshop 22Dirk Corstens, MaastrichtWorking with voices5
Dolores Mosquera, A Coruña90
Workshop 25M. Garrett, Brooklyn New YorkCBT and psychoanalysis26
Workshop 29Lauren McCormack, London, with Zabelle Aslanyan and possibly Jane FaulknerSelf-disclosure 129
Dr Julia Nicholls, Melbourne41
Workshop 31Brian Koehler, New YorkTherapeutic Partnership 135
N. Saayman, Johannesburg21
Orals John Madonna, BostonPsychoanalytic methods9 withdrawn
Giuseppe Caserta, Perugia15
M. Selzer, New York45 withdrawn
A.A.G. Leggett, Central Coast Nsw54
Orals May Sarsam, LiverpoolGroup approaches 47
Majda Grah, Zagreb79
Kalliopi Panagiotoppoulou, Athens104
Kalliopi Panagiotoppoulou, Athens106
Orals Bret Fimiani, AlamedaLacanian approaches4
Yair Tzivoni, Haifa36
B.N. Seitler, Ridgewood53
Jos de Kroon, Rotterdam253
Orals M. Friedson, New YorkTrauma16
Y.C. Chung, Jeonju51
F. Rossi, Bergamo212
Cathy Thorley, London213
Orals Anna Sidis, BulliPOD, Peersupported Open Dialogue88 - withdrawn
Jo Dr Allen, London117
Beverly (workshop)258
OralsJan van Blarikom, TerneuzenAlternatives for residential treatment179
Martin Novák, Brno209
Itay Kander, Ramat Gan231
Fabrice Herrera, Lausanne237
OralsDebbie Holderle, Saint Louis MissouriMaking sense of voices37
Thomas Gagey, Yverdon les bains89
Barbara Schaefer, The Hague100
Robin Timmers, Rotterdam254

August 31st will be a day open to the public for a reduced price. The voice of psychosis (? What do you mean by voice? Hallucinations i.e. hearing voices etc? will be discussed, what does it tell us about society?
Is the road to psychosis the same as that to Jihad? What does it mean that the destruction of the world is so often a theme of psychosis? Other ways of organising society, for instance in the spirit of Ubuntu Philosophy, will be explored. Keynote speakers.

Saturday August 31st: Psychosis, (forced) migration, society and politics (Day open for interested parties at reduced price)

Day 3, Saturday August 31th: Psychosis, (forced) migration, society and politics
08.00 – 09.30 hParallel sessionsS ee below
09.30 – 09.45 hChairTina RahimyIntroduction 
09.45 – 10.15 hKeynote SpeakerHuub MousPsychosis and Jihad
10.15 – 10.45 hKeynote SpeakerWouter KustersCatastrophies, Apocalypse and Psychoses in the Anthropocene
10.45 – 11.15 hKeynote SpeakerMogobe RamoseThe mentally ill doubt the sanity of the mentally healthy
11.15 – 11.45 hCoffee
11.45 – 12.30 hDebate  with the audiencePsychosis and society
12.30 – 13.30 hLunch
14.00 – 17.00 hSymposium Stichting Psychiatrie en filosofieModerator: Wouter KustersIntersubjectivity, urban life and psychosis: a phenomenological approachVan Weeldezaal
Rob Sips, Jasper Feyaerts, Elizabeth Pienkos and Ana Gomez-Carillo
14.00 – 18.00 hSymposium Hogeschool RotterdamSpeakers: Education, Ex/Inclusion and Mental WellbeingWillem Burgerhall
Teana Boston-Mammah, Aminata Cairo and others
13.30 – 15.00 hParallel sessionsS ee below
15.30 - 17.00 hParallel sessionsS ee below
Beautiful Distress expoArt Expo
17.15 – 18.00 hKeynote and demonstrationVirtual reality, coping with paranoia
Parallel sessions, to be planned 8.00 – 9.30 or 13.30 – 15.00 or 15.30 – 17.00 on day 3
Symposium 4Angela Woods, DurhamVoices in Psychosis: An interdisciplinary investigation of relationality, insecurity and meaning-making in experiences of hearing voices191
Symposium 8 en 9S.A. Nijman, AssenVirtual Reality 168
Simon Riches, London(double symposium)169
CNW Geraets, Groningen170
Symposium 10Stefania de Cesare, IasiAn internment camp called “home for children”. Therapeutic interventions for survivors of Romanian orphanages149
Workshop 3Kim Helmus, AmsterdamThe Young Ones! #transdiagnostical #grouptherapy #youngsters #buildingbridges #humor #changetheculture #mentalhealth70
Workshop 5Margreet de Pater, DelftPsychosis and evil, how personal encounter evaporites evil77
Workshop 8Miranda van den Broek, CulemborgDocumentary "I could also be Miranda"102
Workshop 9Caterina Tabasso, RomeMultifamily Psychoanalysis Group: let’s go learning about ourselves, the others, and the others in ourselves109
Workshop 11Brenda Froyen, BelgiumLet's talk about Psychosis173
Workshop 13T. Fogl, OttawaExercise to Reconnect! Integrating CBT for exercise and psychosis, community resources and peer advocacy to promote exercise and human reconnection202
Workshop 14Wil Buis, `s-HertogenboschHerstelondersteuning (Recovery support, workshop in Dutch )219
Dikkie Roelofsen
Workshop 17Matyáš Müller, KlecanyHealing stories and stories of healing: the role of recovery narratives in a destigmatization programme228
Workshop 18Tim KnooteThe integration of your psychosis: a mindset shift and bipolar breathwork (Sean Blackwell's approach)252
Workshop 19Jules TielensThere is hardly any knowledge of the subjective world of the psychotic patient257
Workshop 20Dirk Corstens, MaastrichtPeer-supported Open Dialogue for people in crisis6
Workshop 21Val Jackson, WakefieldBridging the gap with self work exercises39
Workshop 23B. Jacobsen, NijmegenModels of relationships22
Carolina Alcantara, Brasilia233
Workshop 24Judy Murray, East HavenSpiritual Awakening23
Angèle de Jong, Amsterdam148
Workshop 26Mileen Janssens, GhentReading groups83
Grietje Keller, Amsterdam192
Workshop 30Monique de Koning, UtrechtOpenness for a new balance217
Clara Koek225
Dr Sam Deltour, Tervuren
Workshop 37Jen Kilyon, BradfordCare about carers230
Emma Izon, Manchester32
Orals Polly Mortimer, LondonArt and recovery10
T.J. Clutterbok, Melbourne20
Chris Wood, Sheffield85
Judith Moss, Gwynedd249 withdrawn
Orals Alan Gary, New YorkHelpfull methods to recovery142
Shannon Blajeski, Seattle132
Wendy Traynor, Manchester203
Chelsea Bagias, Sacramento244
Orals Crystal Ramirez, Santa BarbaraFeeling of self and body7
C. Brovig Almaas, Kristiansand18
Daria Dembinska-Krajewska, Poznan105
Marie-Cécile Lallement, Lausanne160
Orals Eduard Rats, AmsterdamFilosofical anchorpoints48
Jan Verhaegh, Maastricht118
Gregory Shankland, Durban130
Hussain Sola, Colorado Springs206
OralsRaphaelle Fischler, AmsterdamMysticism and spirituality146
H. O'Neil, Bronx162
Borut Skodlar, Ljubljana204
Orals Beatrice Birch, Brookline, VTTherapeutic homes11
Joris Corthouts, St Niklaas31
Marisa Berwald, Brooklyn166
Guido Walpot, Leuven235

The morning of September 1st will be spent looking at new research. 
Keynote speakers. The conference will end with a debate.

Sunday September 1st: Looking back and looking forward 

Day 4, Sunday September 1 st : Looking back and looking forward      
08.00 – 09.30 hParallel sessionsSee below
09.30 – 09.45 hChairJan Olav JohannessenIntroduction
09.45 – 10.15 hKeynote speakerOla SöderströmBeing a stranger in your own city:
a video-analysis
10.15 – 10.45 hKeynote speakerInez Myin-GermeysContextual Psychiatry: from macro to micro environment
10.45 – 11.15 hKeynote speakerJone BjørnestadEveryone needs a friend sometimes. Social recovery in psychosis
11.15 – 11.45 hCoffee with snacks
11.45 - 12.00 hAction message for change, from the Lived Experience festival
12.00 – 12.45 hDebate  Looking back and looking forward
12.45-13.00 hAward ceremonyFeinsilver award
13.00 – 13.15 hAnnouncementsAbout the ISPS conference 2020
13.15 – 13.30 hClosing remarksJan Olav Johannessen
Parallel sessions, 8.00 – 9.30 on day 4
8.00 – 9.30 hSymposium 16Peter Groot, Maastricht (chair) Coming off psychiatric medications: Is tolerating uncertainty the next medical revolution?46
MJH Begeman, Groningen62
Jim van Os and Will Hall
8.00 – 9.30 hWorkshop 27Claire Bien, New Haven, ConnecticutCitizenship and recovery115
I.H. Ellingham, Norwich57 withdrawn
8.00 – 9.30 hWorkshop 35Jennifer Kanary, AmsterdamSimulating the subjective experiences of psychosis207
8.00 – 9.30 hOrals J. Quintin, SherbrookeCity & Identity44
Lucas Gutiérrez , Puerto Montt78
Esma Karakurt , İstanbul108
Murphy Halliburton, Flushing190
8.00 – 9.30 hOrals Christian Sell , KasselNew research 120
Catherine van Zelst, Maastricht215
Philippe Delespaul232
Alke Haarsma-Wisselink, Zwolle
8.00 – 9.30 hOrals Eline ten Dam, GroningenNew research 2227 withdrawn or other day
Clara de Ruysscher, Ghent128
Ms Arpita Gupta, Kanpur110

Welcome to ISPS Rotterdam 2019!

Subjects connected to the themes of the conference will be given priority.