Highlights from ISPS-US

Plenary talk by Drs. Grant and Inverso

Paul Grant and Ellen Inverso opened the International Society for Psychological and Social Approaches to Psychosis United States Chapter (ISPS-US) conference on November 9th, 2018 with a plenary talk. They presented on Recovery-Oriented Cognitive Therapy (CT-R). During the Q&A portion of the talk, an attendee said, “I have a diagnosis of schizophrenia, and I have been successful at exploring meaningful things, and it has been essential to my recovery.” One of the core principles of CT-R is developing aspirations which would ultimately lead a person to a life that they want. 

Beck Staff Presentation

On the last day of the conference, Adam Rifkin and Joe Keifer also presented. Their talked focused how nurses can act as agents of change by advocating for recovery-oriented practices, facilitating collaboration with individuals and their families, and developing holistic programs to promote physical and mental health.

Drs. Beck and Inverso talk

Drs. Aaron T. Beck and Ellen Inverso ended the the first day of the conference with a lively conversation describing CT-R, the future of care and took some question from the crowd. Here is a brief snippet of the talk.