The 22nd International Meeting for the Treatment of Pcychosis 2017

3rd annoncement

The meeting will be arranged primarily for those agencies/groups who deliver psychiatric services within a defined geographical area. The aim is to find forms of treatment of psychotic crises that reduce the use of hospitalization and medication.

Welcome to The 22nd International Meeting for the Treatment of Psychosis 2017.  This year the arrangement will take place on Sommarøy, an idyllic island an hour's drive outside of Tromsø.

In cooperation with the hosts at Sommarøy hotel, we would like to facilitate outdoor adventures, good conversations around a campfire on the shore, as well as music and singing. The location for this meeting resonates with the June seminars that the late Professor Tom Andersen was responsible for arranging in remote places in Northern Norway for almost 30 consecutive years. The event this year on Sommarøy can be a way to remember him.

During your stay, you will also have the possibility of guided tours around Sommarøy. 

Bring with you practical clothing suitable for walking tours and conversations around a campfire. The first evening we will arrange a “Get Together party”, hopefully outdoors.

Practical information

August 30 –September 3, 2017


Sommarøy Arctic Hotel Tromsø
Skipsholmveien 22
9110 Sommarøy

Division of Mental Health and Substance Abuse, UNN

How to travel to Tromsø:
The easiest way to get to Tromsø is by plane.
Most trips goes thru Oslo airport.
Better prices if you order early!

How to travel from Tromsø to Sommarøy
Shuttle buses: There will be shuttle buses from Tromsø to Sommarøy on August 30.
Public Busses: Updated information will come later
Taxi: 1600 – 2000 Nkr


Registration fee for the 22nd international Meeting (including Open Day)
  • Registration before 20th of April  3 900 Nkr
  • Registration before 15th of June  4 900 Nkr
  • Registration  after   15th of June  5 500 Nkr
Registration fee for the Pre-seminar
  • 300 Nkr
Account: 1503 27 08509
IBAN : NO81 1503 2708 509
Address: University Hospital of North Norway, postboks 100, 9038 Tromsø 

Please mark the payment with Project number: 221200-22110.
(If you don't mark the payment with this number, it will not be registered) 

Some people have had trouble with paying to the given account number. (1503 27 08509)

If you instead of paying to this account number want a bill sent to a billing address, please send a mail to Borghild: containing your name and the billing address, reference and amount.

General Information

For those interested there will be a Pre-seminar in Tromsø - Åsgard on Wednesday 30th. The Pre-seminar day is mainly for the ‘newcomers’ who want to hear more
about Reflecting Processes and how work inspired by those ideas has developed and is being used in therapeutic practice. Pre-seminar is from 8am until 3pm.
The official start of The Meeting is at Sommarøy on Wednesday at 5pm. The afternoon will be spent planning how we all want to organize and use this year’s event with a focus on Clinical Day. 

Clinical Day
The final program will be discussed and decided on the first day of the meeting.  You are very welcome to send us suggestions of topics you want to present, discuss or reflect on. 

Open Day – preliminary program

Drug free Possibilities in Psychiatric Care
Including the Voice of the Patient and the Network

08.30 – 09.15

09.15 –  09.30
Opening: Tove Karoline Knutsen . Cultural contribution:

09.30 – 10.00
Drug free treatment in Norway, why and how?   Magnus P Hald 

10.00 – 10.45
In Western Lapland "Open Dialogue", families' and social networks' active participation has decreased the need for medication especially in psychosis.
Jaakko Seikkula

10.45 – 11.00
Coffee break

11.00  -  12.30
Drug free treatment Tromsø.  Experiences from the first 6 months. Users+ ward staff

12.30 – 13.15

13.15 – 14.00
To participate in life -  A risky self project that needs accompaniment more than treatment.  Anders Lindseth

14.00 – 14.30
Det extendet therapy room – experiences from meeting people in need of help without the use of psychiatric diagnoses and psychiatric drugs. Carina Håkanson

14.30  - 15.00
Coffe break - reflections

15.00 – 16.00
Debate/reflections  between the speakers and audience                         

16.00 – 16.30

The location for the event will be at The University Hospital (UNN), Site: Åsgård, Tromsø.

Link to article that Robert Whitaker has published about the drug free effort in Norway

Research day, will give you the opportunity to present, discuss and reflect on research projects.

The program for Pre-seminar and Open day will be published on the website when the speakers are clarified.