The Institute for Psychosis Therapy (“Institut for Psykoseterapi”) was founded in 1999 by senior consultant Francisco Alberdi and associate professor Susanne Harder. Hereby, for the first time in Denmark an education in psychosis psychotherapy for professional therapists was established.
In the following 10 years, the Institute conducted four 2-year training courses for psychologists, doctors and other health professionals. Francisco Alberdi and Susanne Harder were educational managers and teachers and took care also of all organizational and practical tasks regarding the courses. A large number of Danish and international specialists contributed as guest lecturers.
After some years of inactivity, the institute – by initiative of ISPS-Denmark – was revitalized, and a new adjusted and updated training course was launched in 2012. At the same time it was made possible to register only for the first part of the course, to meet the need of a brief course in theory and methodology within a different theoretical frame for participants with other primary psychotherapeutic orientations. Since 2012 three 2-year courses have been completed, the most recent in May 2018.
The current course is running until May 2020, and the next is expected to begin September 2020.
Institute of Psychosis Therapy is an independent organization, that works in collaboration with - but economically and practically independently from - ISPS-Denmark (The International Society for Psychological and Social Approaches to Psychosis). Institute of Psychosis Therapy also cooperates with the Department of Psychology at the University of Copenhagen and with Mental Health Center Copenhagen.