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SAVE THE DATE

Information regarding confirmed Keynote and Invited Speakers will be available very soon.

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Living through depression can feel like being in an emotional prison, but there is a way out, at least for some.

A new study discussed on our Research Digest analysed survey data from 20,000 Canadians, which showed that 2528 individuals had previously been diagnosed with major depression.

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As I’m technically on holiday, I’m cheating very slightly this week, with an edited snippet from my book.

I commute to work by car and unfortunately drive for quite long distances on motorways. So my journey to work (like, I suppose, everything else in life) depends on the operation of the laws of physics.

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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).

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 workshop will be an interactive exploration of systemic social constructionist approaches, focusing on the importance of a critical and responsive approach to team work and the consultation process. The workshop will explore the importance of multiple perspectives and reflecting processes in practice and incorporate exercises using reflecting teams, as well as showing group examples of a consultation in practice and videos of people talking about the process.

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Day 1: The diverse use of Mindfulness in clinical psychology 

Day 2: Nutrition and psychological well-being & yoga and psychological well-being: research evidence 

Timetable

09:00 Registration/Tea and Coffee 
09:30 Workshop starts (there will be a break for lunch) 
17:15 Workshop ends

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Mindfulness based approaches have a strong and growing body of evidence for their use. Increasingly they should be part of what Clinical Psychologists and health-services offer.

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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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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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Scientists are still struggling to understand the causes of autism. A difficulty bonding with others represents one of the core symptoms and has been the focus of several theories that try and explain exactly why these deficits come about.

One of the more prominent examples, the “broken mirror hypothesis”, suggests that an impaired development of the mirror neuron system is to blame.

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The Society’s Wessex Branch is widening the brief for its fifth Military Psychology Conference by seeking papers on stabilisation and peacekeeping.

The closing date for submissions is Sunday 31 July.

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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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Representatives of 16 organisations in the mental health sector, including our President Professor Peter Kinderman, have signed a letter published in The Times today that calls on Theresa May to prioritise the nation’s mental health.
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Reports such as Francis, Winterbourne, Vale of Leven and Berwick highlight important concerns about leadership, professional disengagement, change management and culture in the NHS, and the impact these have on safe, effective patient care. 

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The British Psychological Society is actively engaged in several important policy issues, but two are particularly contentious. They are technically complex and they are personally challenging.

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In partnership with School of Psychology, Queen’s University Belfast & Clinical Psychology Departments of the 5 Northern Ireland Health Trusts

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Programme 

09:00Registration 
09:30Introduction and welcome 
09:45Influencing politics
10:45Coffee
11:15Keynote address on leadership
12:15Transformational leadership 
12:45Lunch
13:45Service Users and Carers in leadership 
14:30Clinical Psychologist as leaders i
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This day-long retreat is offered to DCP members who have previously participated in an accredited 8 week MBCT or MBSR programme.   

Whether you would like to reconnect with a lapsed practice, or wish to enrich an existing one, this event will offer you an opportunity to do so with the mutual support of others. You will be guided through a series of practises by your teachers.  We will move in and out of silence throughout the retreat.    

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Most of us have unwanted thoughts and images that pop into our heads and it's not a big deal. But for people with a diagnosis of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) these mental intrusions are frequently distressing and difficult to ignore.

A new article discussed on our Research Digest blog explores the possibility that the reason these thoughts become so troubling to some people is that they play on their fears about the kind of person they might be.

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The United Nations has passed a resolution reaffirming the right of everyone to be guaranteed the full... enjoyment of their human rights and fundamental freedoms, without discrimination of any kind. 

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Crime linkage focuses on identifying crimes committed by the same offender using crime scene behaviour. Offender behaviour is used to
distinguish between crimes committed by the same person and crimes committed by different people. The presentation will introduce this
evidence-based approach to the detection of serial offenders and will be a brief introduction to the theory behind crime linkage as well as

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The South East Coast and South Central branches of the Division of Clinical Psychology present a thought provoking, interactive day on Global Mental Health. The day will include perspectives from experts by experience, professionals working in the field of Global Mental Health, and an interactive forum that will reflect on ethical and professional issues regarding the role of Psychology in Global Mental Health.

The programme for the day will include:

Session 1

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Depression is complex and influenced by many factors, but the way depressed people think is a likely contributor to the disorder. Depression is often associated with cognitive biases, including paying more attention to negative than positive events and recalling them more easily. People with depression also tend to ruminate over perceived failures and criticism, and they are extra sensitive to negative feedback.

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A new study has interviewed 135 people in 10 different occupations to explore times when work was meaningful or meaningless.

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At this event we will share good practice in relation to the implementation of the document Demonstrating Quality and Outcomes in Psycho-oncology.

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