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Welcome to DCP Annual Conference 2012 website

“Wellbeing and Distress: Clinical Psychology from Cradle to Grave”

Following on from the success of the 2011 conference in Birmingham we are delighted to invite you to the 2012 conference taking place in Oxford. This year's event will incorporate the Faculty of Clinical Health Psychology (FCHP) across Thursday and Friday & the Faculty of the Psychology of Older People (FPOP) on Thursday.
Also joining DCP for this year's event will be SIGOPAC (Special Interest Group in Oncology and Palliative Care) and the Faculty of HIV and Sexual Health.
The Faculty of Addictions are also joining the DCP Annual Conference on the 5th December for their AGM and CPD event. 

With a mix of world class keynotes, symposia, oral and poster presentations this event will enable you to learn about the latest developments in Clinical Psychology, network with colleagues and develop your skills.

Confirmed Keynote Speakers for 2012:

  • Professor David M Clark, University of Oxford "Developing and disseminating effective psychological therapies: science, practice, economics and IAPT"
  • Professor Anke Ehlers, University of Oxford "Cognitive Therapy for PTSD: An Update"
  • Dr Patricia M Crittenden, Family Relations Institute, Miami, USA "The Development of Protective Attachment Strategies Across the Lifespan"
  • Dr Julie Wetherell, UC San Diego Health System "Are we there yet? Optimizing Treatment of Anxiety in Older Adults"
  • Professor Anne Margriet Pot, University of Amsterdam
    "Keys to success in dementia care. Results from the Netherlands Monitoring on Living Arrangements for People with Dementia"
  • Professor Lorraine Sherr, Royal Free and University College Medical School "All in the Mind - Psychological factors in HIV disease"
  • Professor Craig White, NHS Ayrshire and Arran Board, Scotland “You’re not a clinical psychologist now” - reflections on a working life outside the profession.
  • Professor Tony Morrison, University of Manchester  "Cognitive behavior therapy without antipsychotics: Is it effective across the continuum of psychotic disorders?"

Invited Symposia:


Dr Pat Frankish, Psychology & Psychotherapy Consultancy Services Ltd
“Psychotherapy and Attachment Dynamics in People with Intellectual Disabilities”

Mr Steve Davies, University of Hertfordshire
“Stones in the pond: some late life psychological effects of trauma”
Dr James Brennan, University Hospitals Bristol
“Attachment issues in the context of cancer”
Dr Richard Meiser-Stedman, MRC Cognition & Brain Sciences Unit
“PTSD in youth – from targets to treatments and back again”
Dr Sylvia Dillon
“Bereavement, Loss and Attachment Theory: Working with Older People”

Dr Jennifer Wild, University of Oxford 
“PTSD among emergency service workers:  Prevalence, risk factors, and novel interventions”

DementiaAnxiety & Older Adults
Professor Esme Moniz-Cook, Humber Mental Health Teaching NHS Trust
“Challenging behaviour research programme: Data from NIHR study”

Dr Ken Laidlaw, University of Edinburgh
“CBT for Late Life Anxiety: Not yet fulfilling its potential with Older People”

Professor Robert T Woods, Bangor University
“Improving quality of life of people with dementia”
Dr Chris Allen, Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
“Ageism beliefs and their impact on older people with anxiety and depression”

Professor Linda Clare, Bangor University
“Cognitive rehabilitation in dementia”


Professor Dawn Brooker, University of Worcester
“Person Centred Care in Care Homes and Hospitals: Psychology is Core Business”

Dr Jane Fossey, Oxford Health Foundation NHS Trust
“Initial findings form an RCT of Psychological interventions in care homes”

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'Understanding People, Improving Mental Health & Well-being'


University of Oxford, Examination Schools, 75-81 High Street, Oxford, OX1 4BG

Wed, 05/12/2012 - 09:00 to Fri, 07/12/2012 - 17:00
Contact Information: 

Stephanie Kyte

Tel: +44 (0)116 2529555

Email: [email protected]

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