ISPS Making Sense of Psychosis Conference February 23,24, 25th in Wellington

I attended the ISPS conference in Auckland last time, and it was very good. I would well recommend it to anyone who works with those who hear voices, or for voice hearers themselves. They have generously offered all HVN Aotearoa NZ members free registration to the conference and the workshops. If you wish to attend, and are a member contact us at .

If you are not one of our members you can still attend, contact ISPS directly as per below details.

The New Zealand Branch of I.S.P.S. (ISPS-NZ), invites you to:



The 6th Annual  “MAKING SENSE OF PSYCHOSIS” Conference

The Power of Relationships


FEBRUARY 23 (Workshops), 24 & 25 (Conference), 2009

St John’s Centre, Willis Street, WELLINGTON


Keynote Speaker: Professor Richard Bentall [24th]

University of Bangor, UK.    Author of ‘Madness Explained’

‘Psychological treatments for psychosis: valuing the relationship’


Other speakers include:

Gary Platz – Wellink Trust [24th]

Debra Lampshire – University of Auckland [24th]

Aisling O’Kane – Cheshire & Wirral Trust Early Intervention Services, UK [25th]

Wiremu Nia Nia and Egan Bidois Capital Coast DHB [25th]

Dr Patte Randal – Auckland DHB [25th]

Dr John Read – University of Auckland [25th]


for info about how to register or submit a paper/workshop:


February 23rd           Pre-Conference One-Day Training Workshops:


Addressing Spiritual Issues – A skills workshop.   Dr Patte Randal [] & Dr Vanessa Beavan []


Working with Voices and Beliefs  Training to develop a therapeutic approach to reducing distressing voices and beliefs. Debra Lampshire & Janette Symes []


February 24th & 25th   Keynote Addresses plus a range of other local and international speakers


For more information or if you would like to give a talk about your work, personal experiences with

psychosis, research etc., send an abstract of 200-300 words asap, Nov 15 latest, to:



Registration forms:     




This Conference will apply for endorsement by The Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners to be approved for up to 16 hours for General Practice Education Programme Stage 2 (formerly AVE) and Maintenance of Professional Standards (MOPS) purposes (approved for 2006 conference)

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