ISPS Australia Past Events 2018 - 2023


Compassion in Psychosis: 22-24th March 2018

Please click on the left-side image to read the flyer about the upcoming Compassion in Psychosis event.

Pre-Conference Workshop

Compassion Focused Therapy for Psychosis with
Eleanor Longden & Charlie Heriot-Maitland
Thursday 22nd and Friday 23rd March 2018

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Conference: Compassion in Psychosis
Saturday 24th March 2018

ISPS Australia Compassion in Psychosis PROGRAM

ISPS Australia Compassion in Psychosis SNAPSHOT

2019 / 2020

The Power Threat Meaning Framework: A focus on psychosis and trauma
4-5th March 2019, Adelaide, SA

ISPS Australia in partnership with Blue Knot is excited to bring together these world leaders in mental health reform, for a two-day workshop. (With one day events held by Blue Knot in Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne).

Dr Lucy Johnstone (UK) and Professor John Cromby (UK).

Join us for a unique opportunity to learn more about the Power Threat Meaning Framework and its relevance to people who experience trauma and psychosis and those who support them.

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The Power Threat Meaning Framework was published in January 2018 by the Division of Clinical Psychology of the British Psychological Society. Jointly produced by a core team of psychologists and service users, it is an ambitious attempt to outline a conceptual alternative to the diagnostic model of distress and unusual experiences, and has attracted national and international interest.
The Framework can offer people living with extreme forms of distress, and those who work with them, a new understanding of the causal role of relationships, life events, social contexts, and cultural expectations, along with trauma and adversities. This has significant implications for personal recovery, clinical practice, service provision, cross cultural perspectives and public health policy.

By attending this 2-day workshop, participants will:
• Understand the core principles of the Power Threat Meaning Framework ·
• Understand the context within which the Framework has emerged, and its implications within and beyond clinical services ·
• Have an opportunity to practice applying the Framework ideas
• Understand its relevance to trauma informed approaches to psychosis
• Be provided with access to relevant documents and resources

Who should attend?
This workshop is relevant to people working clinically or as peer workers, as well as people who use services, carers, policy makers, researchers, academics and members of the public.

Dr Lucy Johnstone is a Consultant Clinical Psychologist and one of the lead authors of the PTM Framework. Her books include ‘Formulation in psychology and psychotherapy’ (Routledge, 2013) and ‘A straight-talking guide to psychiatric diagnosis’ (PCCS Books, 2014). She is former Director of the Bristol Clinical Psychology Doctorate and is an experienced clinician, trainer and conference speaker.

Professor John Cromby, one of the co-authors of the PTM Framework, is Professor of Psychology, ULSB, University of Leicester UK. He has published 11 books, more than 70 academic journal articles, and over 30 contributions to academic books. John is an Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (UK), and a Chartered Academic Psychologist. His co-authored textbook ‘Psychology, Mental Health and Distress’ was a 2014 British Psychological Society ‘Book of the Year’.

2019 ISPS International Conference Flyer


Childhood Trauma and Psychosis with Dr Sarah Bendall
ISPS Au Live Webinar


We are delighted to announce our upcoming live webinar on Childhood Trauma and Psychosis with Dr Sarah Bendall.
This event will take place on Tuesday the 16th of November at 7-8.30pm AEDT.
 Please download the flyer for further details.

In this 90-minute live webinar Dr Sarah Bendall will briefly review current knowledge on prevalence of trauma in those with psychosis, and mechanisms between psychosis, PTSD and other trauma-related symptoms. She will focus her presentation on the evidence for trauma-focused treatments in psychosis and present a model of trauma-informed care developed for early psychosis services. 

Dr Sarah Bendall is a clinical psychologist and associate professor at Orygen and the University of Melbourne. She researches trauma informed care in youth mental health, trauma in early psychosis and the development of new psychological therapies for recovery in youth mental health. She is the author of over 80 research papers and three psychological treatment manuals. She has practiced as a clinical psychologist for over 20 years in a variety of settings including adult and adolescent outpatient mental health. She currently practices at headspace and provides clinical supervision for psychologists working in headspace services.