Mental Health

Two of the keynote sessions at the annual conference of our Division of Clinical Psychology have been opened to the general public. On Wednesday 2 December (17.30-18.30) Paul Farmer, chief executive of Mind will speak on 'Supporting better access to talking therapies – findings from the Mental Health Taskforce'.
Generally speaking, being in a bad mood isn't just no fun, it also isn't good for you – people who feel negative emotions like anger, anxiety and sadness a lot of the time tend to have poorer social lives and suffer worse physical health
A parliamentary debate will be held in Westminster Hall today to coincide with International Men’s Day. It will be the first time MPs have marked International Men’s Day with a debate on issues that are more likely to affect men, such as poor educational attainment, involvement with the criminal justice system and suicide.
PACT helps couples move towards secure functioning by integrating early attachment theory, arousal regulation and neuroscience into intervention. A Psychobiological Approach to Couples Therapy (PACT) is a new and innovative approach to cou
Individual psychology does not map automatically onto work with groups or teams: what else do you need to be an effective team practitioner? Working with teams requires a subtle blend of skills and theoretical understanding.
A workshop focused on talking about sex with clients: why to, when to & how to? What to assess when not in a sexual health context?
Engage with national drivers for change in Children and young people’s mental health services This workshop will consider the various national drivers for change in Children and young people’s mental health services and ho
A lot has been written about the downward spiral of loneliness.
Analysis by the mental health charity Mind and the Independent newspaper shows that the numbe
Changes to mental health services are a ‘leap in the dark’ and are having a negative impact on patient care, says a briefing paper published today by The King’s Fund.
I blogged recently about the Society’s activity at this autumn
Improve your understanding of Intensive Short-Term Dynamic Psychotherapy (ISTDP) and how to apply its concepts in clinical practice. Timetable
Using examples from co-production practice, the workshop will explore the possibility of innovative public service reform that puts social justice, social networks and capacity building at the heart of service design and delivery.
Use client/participant biometric phone apps to collect/email data to you, for naturalistic data in daily life contexts for research/therapy. Timetable
Liberation Psychology: How we can be a force for transformation rather than conformity, challenge oppression and work alongside peopleTimetable
This two day workshop bridges the gap between research & practice. Really practical content in trauma focused CBT underpinned with relational values. Timetable 1 March 2015
Working together to unlock the unconscious: An introduction to theory and technique in Intensive Short Term Dynamic Psychotherapy Timetable
Develop a deeper understanding of play and its inherent value for working with children and families. Timetable 09:30 Registration/Tea and Coffee 10:00 Workshop starts (there will be a break for lunch) 16:30 Workshop ends
This workshop is an introduction to traumatic stress, examining trauma from evolutionary, historical and symptoms perspectives.
An appeal for major changes in how we view and respond to male suicide has been launched today by the charity Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM) with the support of the British Psychological Society.
People who feel young for their age tend to live longer than those who don't. Indeed, it's thought that what psychologists call 'subjective age' may be a pretty accurate marker for a person's actual psychological and physical health.
Echoing the call for reform from the British Psychological Society, more than 20,000 people have signed a petition to the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP).
There was a film crew in front of the University of London’s Senate House and rumours that Brad Pitt
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