An Introduction to Mindfulness-Based Interventions for Health Psychologists

This event is fully booked.

The aim of this workshop is to provide attendees with a basic understanding of mindfulness and to explore ways in which it might be useful in areas of applied health psychology.

Provisional timetable
09:30 Registration/tea and coffee
10:00 Workshop starts
12:30-13:00 Lunch
16:30 Workshop ends

Details

Mindfulness-based interventions (such as mindfulness-based stress reduction and mindfulness-based cognitive therapy) are being increasingly applied to clinical problems including emotional distress in the context of physical health problems, and to health difficulties such as facilitating skin-clearing in psoriasis, and overcoming barriers to improved self-management in diabetes.

The aim of this workshop is to provide attendees with a basic understanding of mindfulness and to explore ways in which it might be useful in areas of applied health psychology.

The workshop requires participation and will involve practicing various core mindfulness exercises (e.g. the  body scan and breathing practice).

Pre-course work

Please come to the workshop in comfortable clothing. At certain points during the workshop delegates will lie on floor for some of the exercises and so might wish to bring something with them to lie on – for example a yoga mat.

Target audience

Health psychologists and health psychologists in-training.

Learning outcomes and objectives

  • Have a basic understanding of the key aspects of mindfulness
  • Be able to relate how some of these key ideas of mindfulness relate to the experience of living with a medical condition
  • Understand why increasing mindfulness might be helpful to people with medical conditions and / or their carers
  • Have a better idea than beforehand about whether they would wish to undertake further training

Facilitator: Dr Andrew Keen CPsychol

Andy is a consultant health psychologist with NHS Grampian. He leads a team of psychologists who deliver clinical services to young people who have problems related to medical conditions such as crohn’s disease; cancer; epilepsy, and complex respiratory conditions. He also works at the local adult diabetes service where his role routinely involves delivering training and supervision to colleagues from non-psychology professions, as well as direct clinical work. He is an accredited cognitive behavioural psychotherapist with the BABCP, and received mindfulness training from the Centre for Mindfulness Research, Bangor University. He runs especially designed  8-week mindfulness courses for parents of young people with medical problems and adults with types 1 and 2 diabetes. 

Booking information

Fees:

  • Non-Society members: £132 (£110 + VAT)
  • Society members: £102 (£85 + VAT)
  • DHP  members: £84 (£70 +VAT)

How to book: Fully booked

Please note: online bookings will close 24 hours prior to the event. Please call +44 (0)116 2529512 for availability after this point.

To pay by cheque or request an invoice complete and return the registration form.

Please note that we are only able to accept invoice requests at least 6 weeks before the event date.

Location: 
Dates: 
15/11/2013
Contact Information: 

BPS Learning Centre

Tel: +44 (0)116 252 9925
Fax: +44 (0)116 227 1314

Organiser: 
Division of Health Psychology & BPS Learning Centre