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Addictive behaviours are not restricted to use of substances and occur within a social and political context where contributing factors and consequences are far reaching. The Faculty of Addiction welcomes the renowned researcher and writer, Jim Orford, to lead a discussion which will prove relevant to clinical, community and social psychologists amongst others. The presentation will explore how friends, colleagues and family members of those in addiction can stand up to addiction.
Themes for 2017...
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.
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.
It’s been a busy week.
The Division enters its 50th birthday year in good heart, with high levels of member engagement, partnership working, effective leadership and a heathy bank balance.
The Faculty committee has reviewed and revised our strategic objectives in relation to the DCP’s Core Purpose and strategic action plan as follows:
The Faculty has organised two CPD events in the past year. The first of these was a two day event held at the BPS offices in London. Dr Kelly Vitousek (University of Hawaii) joined us and provided a highly engaging presentation.
This year we have continued on exploring ways for us to develop ourselves as a professional body that leads the way on standards for forensic clinical psychological services. We are re-establishing closer links with the Division of Forensic
The Faculty's Committee is comprised of a mixture of NHS and private practitioners. The economic and NHS organisational climate continues to impact upon the time resource available to Committee members for Faculty activities.
Lisa Cameron MP and Norman Lamb MP at the launch event
The 2016 conference theme is:
This is a joint post from Professor Peter Kinderman, President Elect, and Professor Jamie Hacker Hughes