UEL psychologist made life member of ISPS
22 September 2022
A psychologist from the University of East London (UEL) was made an honorary life member of international psychosis organisation, ISPS.org.
Dr John Read, professor in clinical psychology at UEL, was made an honorary life member of the International Society for Psychological and Social Approaches to Psychosis (ISPS.org).
Dr Read was awarded his membership online, where he logged into a ceremony at the ISPS's 22nd bi-annual conference in Perugia, Italy, earlier this month.
ISPS was founded, in Italy, in 1956 and now has branches in more than 20 countries. They promote psychological and social treatments for persons with psychosis – a term which includes persons diagnosed with 'schizophrenia.'
A lot of their work promotes psychotherapy and social interventions for psychosis, as a counterbalance to the over reliance on psychiatric drugs and diagnoses.
Only 12 members can hold the position of honorary life member at any one time.
Dr John Read and his honorary life member to ISPS certificate.
He served on the International Executive Committee from 2003 to 2014 as well as on the board of the organisation's UK branch. He was the founding editor of ISPS's scientific journal 'Psychosis: Psychological, Social and Integrative Approaches', and remains the editor to this day.
Dr Read, said: "This was really unexpected and a great honour. I was really pleased to receive the award and was quite teary during the ceremony.
"ISPS has been like a family to me for more than 20 years now. How lovely to have my efforts recognised in this way."
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