Welcome to the INPP website!

INPP provides a collaborative research and education forum to support organisations and individuals involved in conceptual and ethical work in psychiatry and related disciplines. Its guiding purpose and aims are detailed here.

The INPP website promotes the work of the International Network by:

  •  Encouraging research and education, with information about: (1) local and national organisations; (2) educational establishments, and (3) web resources
  • Advertising forthcoming conferences and new publications

Please check this home page for up-to-date announcements regarding the international Philosophy and Psychiatry community.

To be kept informed about new and forthcoming publications and meetings in the philosophy of psychiatry, request to join the INPP email update list by emailing the secretary, Richard Gipps.


The Marsilius-Kolleg “Embodiment as a Paradigm for an Evolutionary Cultural Anthropology“, the Deutsche Gesellschaft für phänomenologische Anthropologie, Psychiatrie und Psychotherapie (German Society of Phenomenological Anthropology, Psychiatry and Psychotherapy (DGAP) and the Forschungsstätte der evangelischen Studiengemeinschaft (FEST)), presents:

 Time, the Body and the Other (Heidelberg| September 13 – 15th 2018)

Phenomenological and Psychopathological Approaches

Click here for more information.


Section of Philosophy and Humanities in Psychiatry (SPHP) of the World Psychiatric Association (Mexico City| September 27-30th, 2018)

Special Symposium on Philosophy, Humanities, and Psychiatry 

For details please contact our colleague: Guilherme Messas, organiser on behalf of the SPHP at: guilherme.messas@fcmsantacasasp.edu.br

Click here for more information. 


International Network for Philosophy and Psychiatry 20th Annual Conference, Hosted by the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists’ (RANZCP) Section of History, Philosophy and Ethics of Psychiatry (Hong Kong Academy of Medicine, Hong Kong| October 4th-6th, 2018)

History, Philosophy and Ethics of Psychiatry: The State of Play in the 21st Century.

Abstract submissions will close at 5pm AEDT on Friday 13 July 2018.

Early bird registration is available until 16 July 2018.

Sponsorship and Exhibition Opportunities available. Please click for the INPP Sponsorship Prospectus.


3rd International Mental Health Meeting of Romão de Sousa Foundation: Open Dialogue and Reflective Processes in Mental Health (Lisbon| 24th of November 2018)

Working with families, communities and networks

The meeting will take place in Lisbon on the 24th of November 2018, preceded by a number of practical workshops on the 23rd of November (please see the provisional program here).

The international meeting will be preceded by a 3-Day residential training event called “Living Learning Experience”, chaired by Professor Rex Haigh (UK NHS and University of Nottingham). See here.

You will see from the programme that several Open Dialogue and Reflective colleagues are contributors, including Professor Jaakko Seikkula and Professor Giovanni Stanghellini.


The International Network for Philosophy and Psychiatry 21th Annual Conference: Experts and Representations in Mental Health (Warsaw (PL)| Autumn 2019)

Date and registration details will be published no later than in September 2019.

Contact for partners, sponsors and media: inpp2019conference@gmail.com.

For further information please visit the websites:





The Association for the Advancement of Philosophy and Psychiatry (AAPP) announces a competition for students, trainees, and early-career academics and practitioners. Eligibility includes medical students, graduate students in philosophy, psychology and related fields, residents in psychiatry, and those who have completed such education and training no more than three years prior to the end of the academic year in which the award is to be conferred.

The Karl Jaspers Award is given for the best paper related to the subject of philosophy and psychiatry. Entries must either be unpublished or published no more than one year prior to submission for the award. Resubmissions will not be accepted. Papers can have more than one author but all authors must be eligible for the award. Appropriate topics for the essay include, among others, the mind-body problem, psychiatric methodology, psychiatric nosology and diagnostic issues, epistemology, philosophy of science, philosophical aspects of the history of psychiatry, psychodynamic, hermeneutic and phenomenological approaches, and psychiatric ethics. Unless already published or submitted for publication elsewhere, winning submissions will be offered publication, following appropriate review and editing to meet journal guidelines, in the electronic version of Philosophy, Psychiatry, & Psychology. The home departments and/or training progams of the award winners are notified of the outcome. In addition, the Jaspers Award is announced at our AAPP Annual Meeting, held concurrently with the American Psychiatric Association’s Annual Meeting. In 2019, the meeting will be on the weekend of May 18-19 in San Francisco. The award carries a cash prize of $350 and recognition in AAPP publications.

 The deadline for entries is December 15, 2018.

Submissions must be no more than 7500 words in length, excluding footnotes and bibliographies. Each entry must include a word count. Entrants must send their submissions in PDF format. Submissions must be ready for blind review and not contain the author’s name or other information what will make the author identifiable. There should be no versions of the paper searchable on the internet.

Entrants must also send separately an explanation of their current career status and eligibility to enter the competition. In cases where the work is part of a project done with others, they should also add an explanation of the contributions of advisors or others to the work submitted.

Submissions that do not meet the requirements will be rejected without being considered..

Send submissions to Scott Waterman (Scott..Waterman@uvm.edu).


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