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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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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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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 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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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.

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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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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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Postgraduate students have until the end of the week to apply for a sponsored place at the British Psychological Society’s 2016 Psychobiology Annual Scientific Meeting being held in Windermere from the 7 to 9 September. 

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A pragmatic, creative and optimistic approach to working with trauma and dissociation

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Join Experts by Experience and clinical psychologists to discuss and share ideas on how to work together to improve psychological health services.

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Peter Kinderman, Professor of Clinical Psychology at the University of Liverpool, is the new President of the British Psychological Society.

He began his one-year term at our Annual General Meeting, which was held during our Annual Conference in Nottingham.

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In this talk, Dr Sharon McDonnell will discuss historical attitudes to suicide and those bereaved by suicide.

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Saturday 21st May 2016 at Methodist Central Hall

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The Psychobiology Section is celebrating its 33rd birthday in 2016 making this Annual Scientific Meeting our one-third of a century anniversary. Registration and abstract submissions at this extra special event will be open until 10th July.

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We are thrilled to offer the opportunity to attend a free 2 hour interactive workshop.  The session is aimed at students, practitioners, academics and anyone interested in learning more about the psychology of green

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It has previously been estimated that confession evidence has played a role in solving more than 80% of criminal cases, and it is considered that any conviction based on a confession alone is considered to be safe as the

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In this talk Professor Lawthom will draw upon a recent collaborative project, funded by the Economic and Social Research Council, which explores how people with the label of learning disabilities have fared under increasi

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DCP Yorkshire and Humber members are invited to the branch AGM to be followed by a DCP wide professional issues workshop by Professor Nigel Beail.

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This events is free.

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Learn about the process challenges and dilemmas of group facilitation when working with different client or professional groups

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An integrated approach to working with a difficult and challenging complex client group

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Professor Jamie Hacker Hughes giving a lectureI was pleased to take up an invitation from Professo

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Professor LInda Gask has recently published a memoir of living with recurrent depression.

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This exciting CPD event will be of value to anyone with an interest in assessment and therapy for gender identity and sexuality issues in children, adolescents and adults

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The BPS Division of Sport and Excercise Psychology (DSEP) is holding it's annual conference in Leeds over the next two days (14 to 15 December).

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