ISPS Australia Upcoming Events


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
Eleanor Longden & Charlie Heriot-Maitland
Thursday 22nd and Friday 23rd March 2018

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Compassion in Psychosis
Saturday 24th March 2018

Call for Abstracts

Deadline for Abstracts: 16th December 2017.

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We invite you to share your research, work or experience and encourage abstracts exploring the following themes in the context of psychosis:
• Compassion focussed therapy
• Compassion focussed therapy
• Self-compassion
• Compassionate interventions
• Attachment
• Polyvagal theory
• Shame
• Trauma and dissociation
• Approaches to psychosis that improve understanding of social and psychological factors
• The lived experience of compassion

Oral Presentations

Oral presentations will be of 20 minutes in duration.
The abstract should outline the important points of the presentation and highlight the content to be communicated.
It may outline the aims, methods, relevance, results and conclusions of the work, research, project or case study. Abstracts should not include tables, figures or references and should be no longer than 250 words. Please include a brief separate bio.
Papers not selected for oral presentation might be given the option of poster presentation.


Workshops will require an interactive format to facilitate active learning, such as discussion, activities, small group role plays. Workshops will be delivered for 90 minutes. The format should focus on offering participants an interactive information session. Presenters will be entirely responsible for the workshop facilitation. Submissions should include an outline of the workshop objectives:

Poster Presentations

Poster presentations are visual displays of material to be presented and constitute an interactive and communicative medium, usually combining text and graphics information. Posters may be on any topic relevant to the conference theme and topics.