Inpatient CAMHS - Psychology at Work

This conference will cover issues and practices including neuropsychology & cognitive assessment, mentalisation-based therapies, multi-systemic family work, outcome measures, and national & professional issues.

09:30 Registration
10:00 Introduction, FICAPS Commitee
10:10 Keynote address: Howard Fine, Neuropsychology in Inpatient Settings
11:00 Refreshment Break
11:20 Workshop:  Howard Fine, Master Class in Neuropsychology
Workshop 1: Celia Sadie and Alan Larney, Mentalisation Based Therapies
Workshop 2: Gabrielle Highman and Catherine Keen, Multi-Family Groups for Eating Disorders
12:45 Lunch
14:00 Peter Thompson, Qnic Standards and Outcome Measurement
14:30 Duncan Law, CYP/BPS/Strategic and National Context
15:00 Vivienne Crosbie, FICAPS Role of CP in Inpatient CAMHS
15:30 Duncan Law, Vivienne Crosbie and the FICAPS Commitee, Plenary/Close


FICAPS, the Forum for Inpatient Child and Adolescent Psychology Services, was formed in recognition of the need for Applied Psychologists working in CAMHS inpatient units to have an established professional network. We all know that despite the inherent teamwork required by our jobs, it often feels like we are professionally very isolated in what is a very specialised job.

Over the last few years we have run 4 national FICAPS conferences. An exciting outcome from our fourth conference in May last year was that we agreed to become one of the BPS Division of Clinical Psychology's Children and Young People Faculty "Networks". What this means, amongst other things, is that we are now associated with a professional organisation that helps support its networks in organising its own national conferences. So we thought it was about time for our fifth conference!

The conference this year will deal with clinically relevant issues and innovative practices in the morning, particularly around neuropsychology and cognitive assessment and then mentalisation-based therapies and multi-systemic family work.  In the afternoon we will turn to outcome measures and national and professional issues. The day will be a mix of formal lectures, smaller workshops, a "neuropsychology master class" and a plenary. We hope to get further input into the FICAPS paper on the role of the Clinical Psychologist in inpatient CAMHS units and discuss how it might be useful to our members. We have some excellent key note speakers as well as our own FICAPS members contributing to the programme, and the day promises to be a useful way to all meet up and exchange practice.

If you are an Applied Psychologist working in an inpatient CAMHS unit we would be delighted to see you there.

The FICAPS committee (Paul Abeles, Kirsty Smedley and Pippa Hembry)

Booking information


Early Bird Registration: £83.33+vat (£100.00)

Standard Delegate fee: £104.16+vat (£125.00)

The Early Bird fee is available until Friday 14th October 2011.

How to book:

Register online via the KC Jones website

Event queries:

01332 224507 or contact KC Jones.

Mon, 28/11/2011 (All day)
Contact Information: 

Event queries:

01332 224507 or contact KC Jones.

Division of Clinical Psychology Faculty of Children & Young People