The International Society for Psychological and Social Approaches to Psychosis is a non-profit organisation promoting the humane, comprehensive and in-depth treatment of psychotic disorders. ISPS promotes dialogue and multidisciplinary interaction, enriching our knowledge of the psychological and experiential aspect of the illness. It is proposed to run a symposium under this banner to include the various abstracts submitted, and identified by the authors to be for inclusion in this ISPS symposium.
There at a number of submissions completed and in preparation, and we (ISPS Australian and New Zealand WCP2011 coordinating group) will clearly be waiting for the scientific committee’s decisions about which abstracts will be accepted for the programme before being able to submit a request for an overall structure, if such a request is a possibility. Otherwise, we would hope for a 10 minute introduction to each session allocated to this theme/symposium as an introduction, and that the final 5-10 minutes of any sessions we are convening will allow for general questions and answers about the ISPS, rather than the specific presentations in that session. Further information about the ISPS is available at www.isps.org and www.isps-us.org.
This presentation, "Responding to the needs of consumers with complex trauma histories a consumer perspective" focuses on the needs of adult survivors of child abuse, highlighting the frequent