Children and Family

Earlier this year, the NSPCC’s ‘It’s Time’ campaign called for significant improvements in therapeutic support for children who have experienced abuse or neglect.
A one-day symposium to mark the publication of the British Psychological Society’s new guidance document on the management of disclosures of non-recent (historic) child sexual abuse was held in Oxford this week. The new guidance can be downloaded from this website.
Do boys prefer playing with trucks and balls, while girls prefer dolls, because they are socialised from an early age to play this way, or do their play habits reflect innate differences in interests between the sexes? 
Highly experienced expert witnesses will give practical advice on effective practice to reduce the anxiety of those wishing to consider this vital work.
The key things that 21st century parents need to know about babies’ brain development will be the subject of a free public lecture in Belfast on 13 September by Dr Suzanne Zeedyk.
If you live in Northern Ireland and are thinking of a career as a health psychologist, then you may be interested in a free seminar being held at Queen’s University Belfast on Wednesday 29 June.
The Annual Conference for Educational Psychologists in Scotland is looking for workshops that reflect this year’s themes. Those themes are:
Child Abuse is a significant issue which requires practitioners and agencies to work together if those affected are to receive the support and protection that they need. Timetable
During the 1990s, groundbreaking work by psychologists demonstrated that human memory is flexible and vulnerable and that it’s very easy for people to experience “false memories” that feel real, but which are actually a fiction. 
A clear and structured introduction to a number of current professional and ethical issues likely to be encountered within psychological practice Timetable
New educational research technology measures previously unmeasured in situ affects of schools, identifying new factors contributing to school rank / character Timetable
Awareness of the alienation process reduces the risk of unwitting collusion by practitioners, improving outcomes for children & families Timetable
Develop competence as psychologists working with refugee and asylum seeking people and where appropriate communities Timetable
Gain insight into work-life balance issues nd a range of practical tools to use in your own practice Timetable 09:30 Registration/Tea and Coffee 10:00 Workshop starts (there will be a break for lunch) 16:30 Workshop ends
Gain a deeper understanding about hearing voices and consider the implications for young people. Timetable 09:30 Registration/Tea and Coffee 10:00 Workshop starts (there will be a break for lunch) 16:30 Workshop ends
Submissions from both academic and practitioner psychologists are welcome for the annual conference of the Faculty for Children, Young People and their Families.
A British Journal of Neuropsychology paper on mild traumatic brain injury (TBI) in children received extensive media coverage in April.
Two-thirds of parents surveyed in a recent study fear social media is bad for their child, yet they use it extensively themselves.
Between 1971 and 2014, the American Freshman Project has asked first-year students, most of them aged 18, about their reasons for going to university.
There are many reasons for the paucity of women in science and technology careers, but arguably one early contributing factor is the relatively weaker performance of girls in maths at school, compared with boys.
Many working parents experience guilt about sending their young children off to day nursery, especially in light of research published in the 2000s that suggested that too much early childcare is associated with later behavioural problems.
To prepare our children to meet the goals of a complex world, we should pull them out of their managed world and plop them in the mermaid’s court.
Saturday 2 April is World Autism Awareness Day. To mark the occasion, Professor Sir Michael Rutter has written an article asking 'What should we be aware of on World Autism Awareness Day?' for a special electronic edition of our magazine The Psychologist.
We are delighted to announce that this year’s Third International Paediatric Psychology Conference in Europe, will be held in the beautiful and historic City of Edinburgh, Scotland, on Thursday 9th & Friday 10th June
Learn how to choose, interpret and use psychometric assessments as an Expert Witness in court. Timetable 09:30 Registration/Tea and Coffee 10:00 Workshop starts (there will be a break for lunch) 16:30 Workshop ends
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