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This event comprises four talks and a panel discussion and is hosted by BPS Northern Ireland Branch to celebrate World Mental Health Day 2016.

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6:00pm

Mental Health First Aid

Ms Helen Gibson Public Health Agency

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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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How do we find our way around and why do we sometimes get lost? Tom Hartley will be discussing his research on spatial cognition and how the brain supports behaviour and memory in complex environments. For example how do we find our way around the city centre, or recognise a countryside location we've visited before? These behaviours depend on specialised brain systems. This has potential applications to the diagnosis of Alzheimer's Disease.

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In this talk, current BPS President Professor Peter Kinderman will introduce a radical new approach to mental health and wellbeing. It will challenge some of our current assumptions about mental health and mental illness, and recommend transformational evolution in how we could deliver care better, more humanely and more scientifically.

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Why do we drink alcohol? Most of us would like to think that we are in control of our drinking; we drink because we enjoy its effects and because it is an important ‘social glue’. This talk will discuss some evidence which demonstrates that this is true - but only up to a point. A lot of our behaviour is controlled by automatic processes, and drinking is no exception.

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Cigarette smoking and mental health problems are highly comorbid, but it remains unclear whether these mental health problems lead to smoking, or smoking leads to mental health problems. It could be either, or both, or the relationship could be due to some third factor (e.g., socioeconomic factors). This talk will describe new methods that take advantage of recent insights into the genetic influences on both smoking and mental health that allow us to better understand whether this relationship is simply correlation, or reflects a causal influence.

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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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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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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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Stanley Milgram’s experiments on obedience to authority are amongst the most famous and controversial studies in the history of psychology.  For over fifty years we thought we knew what Milgram’s studies told us – that seemingly ordinary members of the public would administer potentially lethal electric shocks to an innocent victim in response to commands from an authority figure.  The studies have thus been used to show just how easily people can be led into following orders.  However, recent work has pointed to the dramatic conclusion that, in fact, Milgram’s studies show p

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Stanley Milgram’s experiments on obedience to authority are amongst the most famous and controversial studies in the history of psychology.  For over fifty years we thought we knew what Milgram’s studies told us – that seemingly ordinary members of the public would administer potentially lethal electric shocks to an innocent victim in response to commands from an authority figure.  The studies have thus been used to show just how easily people can be led into following orders.  However, recent work has pointed to the dramatic conclusion that, in fact, Milgram’s studies show p

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This is a special event to mark World Mental Health Day 2016 on 10 October 2016. World Mental Health Day has the overall objective of raising awareness of mental health issues around the world and mobilising efforts in support of mental health. The day provides an opportunity for all stakeholders working on mental health issues to talk about their work and what more needs to be done to make mental health care a reality for people worldwide.

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After Brexit: What might change and how can psychology help us to fulfil the Paris agreement?

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This day will give students the opportunity to see what life is like as a professional psychologist and provide an insight into the kinds of career paths available to them with a degree in psychology. Hopefully this should be an exciting opportunity for all students who are thinking about studying psychology anywhere in the UK, or even further afield.

The day will include a mixture of practical activities, workshops and talks. The activities will help to bring the subject to life and the talks will help to show what it’s like working in different areas of psychology.

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This is a follow up event to the recent launch on the 9 May of the Expert by Experience Network for the Division of Clinical Psychology (DCP). We hope to make everyone feel warmly welcome. We will be building further on the shared fun of creativity, this time by involving a poet in residence (Matt Harvey) and a rapper (Smiiffy) to help us share our experiences, feelings, hopes, values and plans for partnership.

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Swearing is a fascinating aspect of language. For instance, evidence from people with Tourette's suggests swearing may not rely on the usual parts of the brain where language is organised. In addition, while people tend to think of the use of four letter words as a modern phenomenon, the reality is that the earliest recorded uses of these words date back 1,000 years.

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Childlessness is increasingly common in Western countries, and the UK has one of the highest rates of childlessness in Europe. Although it is difficult to accurately estimate how many women are voluntarily childless, or ‘childfree’ as is often the preferred term, evidence strongly suggests that rates of voluntary childlessness are also on the rise.

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The social and communications problems in autism are well known about and lots of research has examined these. Researchers and clinicians however often ignore the sensory problems common in autism. Recent diagnostic criteria of autism include insensitivity to pain as a specific example of this abnormality. Research evidence here is however limited. During this talk I will consider what we mean when we think of pain, what it might mean to have altered pain sensitivity and some implications of misinterpreting these data.

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The Division of Health Psychology Scotland invites you to a one day CPD event.

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This is an annual event offering final year students from across the region an opportunity to present their dissertation findings to other students.  This is a friendly open environment in which to talk to like-minded individuals, practice presentation skills and maybe even get some new ideas to discuss in your thesis. 

Information will be provided about postgraduate courses around the region, with a free lunch and a keynote speaker.  The conference will conclude with an informal wine reception finishing at 18:00.

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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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