Diagnosis, can it be helpful?
"Everyone hopes there will someday be a time when mental health diagnoses are as easy as diagnosing a bacterial infection, but that day may never come. And until it does, clinicians and their patients must work together to get the best diagnosis possible. Doing so can be an ongoing process rather than something that just happens once, as diagnoses can change and evolve over time."
10:30 - 11:30 - Introduction - Medicine & Psychology
11:30 - 12:30 - Lunch
01:30 - 02:30 - Imperfect: there are significant limitations to current classification
02:30 - 03:30 - Impersonal: diagnosis alone is not sufficient
03:30 - 04:30 - Psychiatric and non-psychiatric illness
04:30 - 06:30 - Buffet & Networking
International Society for Psychological and Social Approaches to Psychosis
ISPS draws together individuals who are interested in the psychological understanding and treatment of the psychoses and supports those who want to develop psychological approaches in their own places of work.
ISPS works to promote greater knowledge of the different psychological approaches to psychosis and psychotic experiences – psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioural, arts-based, family and holistic approaches – and their better integration with each other and with pharmaceutical approaches.
ISPS provides a place where professionals, service users and carers can share their ideas, hopes and struggles, and can examine their differences in constructive dialogue and debate.