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October 2012
International Society for Psychological and Social Approaches to Psychosis

International Society for Psychological and Social Approaches to Psychosis

The membership of the ISPS has voted to drop 'schizophrenia' from its name, on the basis that the label schizophrenia covers diverse disorders with diverse outcomes requiring diverse approaches, and because of the stigma and lack of hope often associated with the diagnosis. The new name (replacing the 'International Society for the Psychological Treatments of the Schizophrenias and other Psychoses') is the 'International Society for Psychological and Social Approaches to Psychosis'.

ISPS has a well respected journal, 'Psychosis', and a wide-ranging book series exploring various facets of psychological approaches to the psychoses, both published by Routledge Press. There are ISPS networks in almost 20 countries who have local activities and meetings and our biennial international conferences are highly stimulating for anyone working with (or researching on) people with psychosis. The next one will be held in Warsaw from 22 to 25 August 2013 (www.isps2013warsaw.pl). Further information about these and other activities can be found on our website www.isps.org. To join us or find out more, please email isps@isps.org.

Brian Martindale

Chair, ISPS

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