Daily schedule

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

On August 28th the preconference there will be courses and workshops on the newest developments of different kind of therapy approaches.

Wednesday August 28th Preconference workshops   

9.00 – 17.00 h Preconference workshops and courses
17.30 h Welcome reception in Townhall

On August 29th epidemiological researchers and (cultural) experts with qualitative knowledge will try to give an answer to the question: what is the reason that people belonging to minority groups with low status have 5 to 8 times more chance to experience psychosis? And what does that tell us about the dynamic of psychosis when we compare it with the circumstances of people with psychosis who are not from a minority group? Keynote speakers.

And what to do about it? The afternoon of this day will be spent on approaches that are focused on this problem. Keynote speakers.

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

9.00 h Welcome by chair Jim van Os  
9.15 – 10.00 h Wim Veling Psychosis among ethnic minorities
10.00 – 10.30 h Sushrut Jadhav Why is psychosis so common in low status minority groups?
10.30 – 11.00 h Francoise Davoine Psychosis and community trauma
11.00 – 11.30 h Coffee
11.30 – 12.30 h Debate with the speakers and representatives from psychoanalyse, CBT, family approach, rehab approach on: What does our approach do to promote recovery of persons from low status groups?
12.30 – 13.30 h lunch and poster sessions
13.30 – 17.00 h Parallel lectures, workshops and symposia
15.30 – 16.00 Tea break
17.00 – 17.45 h Keynote speaker open dialogue
17.45 – 18.00 h Discussion
18.30 Social programme organized by Resilience+

Chairman Jim van Os


Keynote Speakers


Wim Veling           Sushrut Jadhav           Francoise Davoine

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

Friday August 30th: Theme the alienation between someone with psychosis and the others

08.00 – 9.30 h Parallel sessions
09.30 – 9.45 h Introduction by two experience based experts to the theme of the day
09.45 – 10.15 h Brenda Froyen ‘How the treatment of my psychosis estranged me from myself and my family.’
10.15 – 10.45 h Comment from a person from family movement
10.45 – 11.15 h Coffee
11.15 – 12.00 h Debate with the speakers and representatives of various therapies, how to bridge the gap?
12.00 – 12.45 h Marcus Evans how to bridge the gap between someone who is psychotic and staff of the ward
12.45 – 1300 h  Discussion with the audience
13.00 – 14.00 h Lunch
14.00 – 16.00 h Parallel sessions
15.30 – 16.00 h Tea break
16.00 – 17.30 h A Festival of people with experience, poster sessions and interaction
17.30 – 18.00 h Ingo Lambrecht. Scaffolding ‘psychosis’: holding it lightly with culture and compassion.  
18.30  h Conference dinner on a cruise in Rotterdam harbours



Keynote Speakers


Brenda Froyen           Marcus Evans           Ingo Lambrecht

August 31st will be a day open for the public for a reduced price. The voice of psychosis 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 and evil, what does the theme  of psychosis tell us about what is going on in the community? Day open for the public for a reduced price

08.00 – 09.30 h Parallel workshops and lectures, maybe also during main program
09.30 – 09.45 h Introduction by the chair of the day
09.45 – 10.15 h Huub Mous, Psychosis and evil: do the same dynamics lead to psychosis and Jihad as well?
10.15 – 10.45 h Wouter Kusters psychosis and the experience of world destruction
10.45- 11.15 h Coffee
11.15 – 12.00 h Debate what does psychosis theme tell us about our community?
12.00 – 12.45 h Mogobe Ramose The mentally ill doubt the sanity of the mentally healthy. Ubuntu philosophy for making a safe, supporting community
12.45 -13.00 h Discussion with the audience
13.00 – 14.00 h Lunch
14.00 – 17.00 h Parallel sessions
17.00 -18.00 h Demonstration of Avatar therapy to cope with paranoid experiences



Keynote Speakers


Huub Mous           Wouter Kusters           Mogobe Ramose

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

Sunday September 1st: New research

08.00 –  9.30 h Parallel sessions
09.30 – 09.45 h Introduction by the chair of the day
09.45 – 10.30 h Ola Söderström, Being a stranger in your own city: a video-analysis
10.30 – 11.15 h Inez Germeys a prospective research of adolescents who become psychotic and who don’t
11.15 – 11-45 h Coffee with snacks
11.45 – 12.30 h Someone of research group of Johannsson, what helps persons with early psychosis experiences to recover? What did the persons tell?
12.30 – 13.30 h Debate on the themes of the conference
13.30 13.40h Film on next conference
14.40- 14.50h Closing remarks

Welcome to ISPS Rotterdam 2019!

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



Keynote Speakers


Ola Söderström        Inez Germeys