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The United Nations predicts that by 2050, the number of older persons in the world (60+ years) will exceed the number of young (<20 years) for the first time in recorded history. This means that we have to consider strategies that can sustain quality of life and independence.

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This is a joint event organised by BPS NI Branch, DCP NI Branch and Queen's University Belfast School of Psychology in support of World Mental Health Day. This event will be of interest to people working in public health and education settings, people with an interest in issues of social justice, and those interested in current affairs.

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The 2016 DCP East of England Annual conference will be on the topic of compassion focused therapy (CFT). The conference will begin with Michelle Cree providing an overview of the use of compassion focused therapy in perinatal mental health, for mothers who are suffering from severe mental illness in the late stages of pregnancy and up to one year after having her baby. Ken Goss will present the next section on compassion focused letter writing.

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Leadership skills are a core part of your repertoire as a psychologist and you will be encouraged to exercise them at every stage of your career from Assistant Psychologist to Consultant Psychologist. You have gained the knowledge and training to think psychologically, to formulate, plan and structure your work with clients on an individual and at a group level.  There are skills that are transferable to any leadership setting. This 2 day course will provide you with the confidence and competencies to lead as a psychologist in any work setting whatever your level of experience.

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Presented by BPS North West Branch, DCP North West Branch and the DCP Faculty of the Psychology of Older People, this exciting collaborative event will include four presentations by experienced clinicians and researchers with a wealth of knowledge in working across the lifespan (Peter Fisher, Katherine Berry, Andrea Flood, Jon Coldwell and David Glasgow).

Topics will include formulation in forensic and clinical settings, including systemic, attachment, and meta-cognitive based approaches.

The DCP North West AGM will also be held during the day.

 

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Two Day CAT Consultancy Training

This course is an overview of using CAT consultancy skills at different levels of working. The course introduces different approaches and goes into some of the detail about a number of different methods of consultancy. It is particularly useful as an introduction to CAT consultancy and to help more experienced consultants further reflect on and develop their skills across a range of situations.

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Whether in sport, military, business or medical environments, performing at one’s best provides a multitude of opportunities for gaining personal glory. Narcissistic individuals crave admiration and glory, and thus the performance domain constitutes an ideal medium to explore narcissistic behaviour. This talk examines the relation between narcissism and performance and demonstrates that narcissists’ performance is contingent upon perceived opportunities for self-enhancement along with some potential explanatory mechanism for this effect.

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To celebrate 50 years of the DCP, West Midlands DCP are hosting our annual AGM and conference in Birmingham. This year’s event will be focussed on the future of the profession, with opportunities to keep up to reflect on new ways of working and areas of development in the profession.

Workshops will be focussing on core professional and clinical skills that will be immediately ‘useable’ in your clinical work.

More information including a full programme will be available soon.

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Event information

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

Presentation and discussion - 6:30 to 8:00 pm

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Please note that due to unforeseen circumstances this event has been cancelled.

Registration information

This is a free event for BPS members. Places usually go quickly so early booking is advised.

Please note that due to unforeseen circumstances this event has been cancelled.

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

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Psychotherapy Section 2-Day Annual Conference and AGM

The government is planning changes in requirements for health care professions, including psychotherapy. This will involve consultation with professionals. This 2-day conference takes a searching look at some shortfalls that can be identified in the Psychotherapy encounter and offer suggestions for correctives, as a contribution towards future standards in UK Psychotherapy.

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The world of selection and assessment is constantly evolving as we learn more about the factors that contribute to job success. In this lively and participative event, you will learn about the research behind psychometric testing and some examples of how different instruments can be used in organisational settings. You will also learn about emerging trends for the future and how to make sure that you are implementing best practice when you use psychometric tests.

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The theme of the day is Surviving and Thriving.

 

Our speakers include:

Prof. Jamie Hacker-Hughes BPS Vice President

Paul Whitby Consultant Clinical Psychologist

Esther Cohen-Tovee DCP Chair

Leslie Morrison Head of Health Psychology

 

Further programme details to be confirmed.

 

Registration information

This is a free event for members of the DCP only. Places usually go quickly so early booking is advised.

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This event is an opportunity to network with potential employers and delve into how to develop a successful career in counselling psychology.  It is relevant to Counselling Psychologists at all levels of training from taught courses and the independent route and those newly qualified.

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Presentations by experienced CAT practitioners covering the relevance of the CAT approach within a range of clinical specialties, teams and organisations.

The day will also incorporate the DCP Wales AGM (to be held over lunch).

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This event is jointly hosted by the DFP and DCP Faculty of Forensic Clinical Psychology and aims to bring together forensic and clinical psychologists working in a range of settings in order to share ideas and good practice. The event will include presentations and discussion around the topic of trauma and its links to offending behaviour. The event is free to all DFP and DCP FFCP members.

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Thursday

12.30 –Lunch

1.30 - Welcome - Kerry Beckley and Dee Anand

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This 2-day workshop aims to provide participants with a detailed understanding of the impact of trauma on people in forensic settings, and to develop insights and skills to assist in responding to those affected by trauma.

Day 1:
Defining trauma
Prevalence of trauma
Trauma and maladaptive behaviour

Day 2:
Trauma assessment
Models of treatment theory and practice
Trauma informed shared formulation of problem behaviour

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The Division of Educational and Child Psychology Northern Ireland (DECP NI) committee invites members to join them at 6pm following their meeting on Wednesday 17 August for a Meet the Committee Networking Event.  Light refreshments will be served and members will have the opportunity to learn about the future plans of DECP NI and chat informally to committee members.

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Collaborating and learning from Service Users, Carers & personal experiences. Addressing issues of labelling and using best practice.

A series of presentations and workshops from key people with both professional and personal experiences of personality disorder.
 

Speaker information

Sue Sibbald
Co chair of the Commission on Personality Disorder
Patients as partners: how to build collaboration, influence and change within the NHS.

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There are a range of different models for working with families where someone has psychosis. For those of us who have trained in a particular model, it is easy to have misconceptions (or even prejudices!) about what other approaches entail.
 

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An event for psychologists working with early intervention services to learn more about the current access and NICE guidance and discuss ways to implement this within your service.

Confirmed Speakers: Alison Brabban, Tony Morrison and James Kelly.

Registration information

This is a free event for members of the DCP Faculty of Psychosis and Complex Mental Health. Places usually go quickly so early booking is advised. 

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Come and share the evening with two unmissable speakers:

Ilona Boniwell, a founding member and first Chairperson of the BPS London Branch and a tireless positive psychologist.

Christian Jarrett known only to those of you who read, tweet or try to ignore the BPS Research Digest updates.

 

Registration information

This event is free and open to BPS members.  Places usually go quickly so early booking is advised. 

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Event information

Please join us for an evening of thought and debate.

As professionals in the field of psychology, the work we do is impacted by and at times informs our work within the various settings we exist. How do psychology professionals engage with social justice issues? How are we and our clients affected by cuts to mental health services? What can we offer clients who are faced with prejudice, or unsettlement from their homelands? What is the role of psychology and psychologists in contemporary times?

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Programme:

The full conference programme can be downloaded here or by visiting the NHIVNA website: http://www.nhivna.org/StudyDay19Oct2016.aspx 

Registration:

To register please complete the application form by clicking here 

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Why do children in poverty in the UK perform less well in school than their middle class peers? This talk examines the problem as it is understood by British politicians and policymakers: as a result of a lack of discipline and aspiration. Against this a more complex explanation for educational underachievement is offered, which rests on the concept of a set of binds, or barriers, which interrupt learning. These insights reveal children's school lives to be highly challenging, despite their ingenuity and effort in trying to overcome the challenges that they face.

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