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Networking Event - Hertfordshire Hub ‘Hearing voices’: what do we know, what don't we know?

12 April 2018 5:45 pm - 8:00 pm
This event is free and open to BPS members and students and staff of the University of Hertfordshire only. Registration is required. See Pricing tab for more information.
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A free event exclusively for BPS members and students and staff of the University of Hertfordshire.

In this presentation, Dr. McCarthy-Jones will explore what we know about voice-hearing and how contemporary research is trying to address what we do not yet know. Areas to be discussed will be the history and phenomenology of the experience, the multiple factors that can contribute to the development of voice-hearing, mediators of the relation between trauma and voice-hearing, what psychological therapies for voice-hearing can and cannot do, and potential new directions to support people distressed by hearing voices.

Networking (coffee/tea and biscuits will be served) from 5:45 to 6:30 pm

Presentation and discussion (6:30 - 8:00 pm)

The session will consist of a talk from 6:30 to 7:30 pm, followed by questions from the audience and discussion until 8:00 pm.

Please see programme tab for further information.

Room A154,
Lindop Building,
University of Hertfordshire,
College Lane Campus,
AL10 9AB

How to get there

By road: The College Lane campus is near the junction of the A1(M) and A414. Visitors can park their cars in car parks C, D and E, which are all in close proximity to the Lindop Building.

Campus Map (The Lindop Building is in section E2 on the College Lane Campus map):


Parking Map:


By public transport:

Travelling by train to Hatfield from London: First Capital Connect trains run from London Kings Cross (fast trains) and Moorgate (slower trains) to Hatfield Station.

Bus to the University: The College Lane Campus is just a short (10 minute) bus ride from Hatfield Station (Bus Stop 2). Bus 602 leaves the station at 17:19, and 17:54 reaching the campus at 17:30 and 18:05, respectively. Bus 653 leaves the station at 17:41, 18:01 and 18:19 and arrives at campus at 17:52, 18:12 and 18:28, respectively.



Getting back to the station: The 602 bus leaves the campus (the Forum, Bus stop 6) for Hatfield station at 19:32, 19:57, 20:22 and gets to the Hatfield railway station at 19:43, 20:08 and 20:33, respectively. The 653 bus leaves the campus (the Forum, Bus stop 6) at 19:37, 19:55, 20:15 and 20:48, and gets to the railway station at 19:45, and 20:03, 20:23 and 20:56, respectively.

An alternative is to take/share a taxi, which will be around £5 from the University to station. Local Taxi company numbers are 01707 266666, or 01707 888888.

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Simon McCarthy-Jones is an Associate Professor in Clinical Psychology and Neuropsychology at the Department of Psychiatry in Trinity College Dublin. He has published highly influential research on aspects of hearing voices spanning areas such as phenomenology, neurology, trauma, and the Hearing Voices Movement. He is the author of the 2017 book “Can't You Hear Them? The Science and Significance of Hearing Voices” and a Steering Committee member of the International Consortium on Hallucinations Research. His current research involves trialling neurofeedback as an intervention for distressing voice-hearing, and an interdisciplinary study of child sexual abuse.


Registration information 

Clicking on the register button will take you to the BPS online Shop - please sign in using your usual BPS membership number and password.

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Once you have signed in, click on this event to register and you should be able to complete the form and add to basket.

If you have any queries regarding this event please contact Member Network Services, quoting 'LHC-Herts- Hearing Voices- Apr2018' at:

Alternatively telephone during office hours on +44 (0) 116 252 9515 stating the name and date of the event.


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