This is a joint event organised by BPS NI Branch, DCP NI Branch and Queen's University Belfast School of Psychology in support of World Mental Health Day. This event will be of interest to people working in public health and education settings, people with an interest in issues of social justice, and those interested in current affairs.
A University of Kent study that enhanced the assessment and treatment of female sexual offenders internationally has been published in BPS Impact. BPS Impact is our web portal that highlights high quality psychological research and its contributions to wider society.
The British Psychological Society is delighted at the government’s announcement today of £816m investment in many vital areas of health research including dementia, obesity and adult’s and children’s mental health.
This commitment from the Department of Health recognises the need for more funding for research into preventing mental health conditions, and other conditions which have a psychological impact, and in finding interventions that really work.
The 2016 DCP East of England Annual conference will be on the topic of compassion focused therapy (CFT). The conference will begin with Michelle Cree providing an overview of the use of compassion focused therapy in perinatal mental health, for mothers who are suffering from severe mental illness in the late stages of pregnancy and up to one year after having her baby. Ken Goss will present the next section on compassion focused letter writing.
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.
Cigarette smoking and mental health problems are highly comorbid, but it remains unclear whether these mental health problems lead to smoking, or smoking leads to mental health problems. It could be either, or both, or the relationship could be due to some third factor (e.g., socioeconomic factors). This talk will describe new methods that take advantage of recent insights into the genetic influences on both smoking and mental health that allow us to better understand whether this relationship is simply correlation, or reflects a causal influence.
Leadership skills are a core part of your repertoire as a psychologist and you will be encouraged to exercise them at every stage of your career from Assistant Psychologist to Consultant Psychologist. You have gained the knowledge and training to think psychologically, to formulate, plan and structure your work with clients on an individual and at a group level. There are skills that are transferable to any leadership setting. This 2 day course will provide you with the confidence and competencies to lead as a psychologist in any work setting whatever your level of experience.
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.
‘Standing up to Addiction: Turning Disempowerment into Empowerment’
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.
To celebrate 50 years of the DCP, West Midlands DCP are hosting our annual AGM and conference in Birmingham. This year’s event will be focussed on the future of the profession, with opportunities to keep up to reflect on new ways of working and areas of development in the profession.
Workshops will be focussing on core professional and clinical skills that will be immediately ‘useable’ in your clinical work.
More information including a full programme will be available soon.
Please note that due to unforeseen circumstances this event has been cancelled.
This is a free event for BPS members. Places usually go quickly so early booking is advised.
Please note that due to unforeseen circumstances this event has been cancelled.
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Themes for 2017...
- Evidence and Research
- Stigma and Social Identity
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.
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.
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).
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.
This is a follow up event to the recent launch on the 9 May of the Expert by Experience Network for the Division of Clinical Psychology (DCP). We hope to make everyone feel warmly welcome. We will be building further on the shared fun of creativity, this time by involving a poet in residence (Matt Harvey) and a rapper (Smiiffy) to help us share our experiences, feelings, hopes, values and plans for partnership.
Day 1: The diverse use of Mindfulness in clinical psychology
Day 2: Nutrition and psychological well-being & yoga and psychological well-being: research evidence
09:00 Registration/Tea and Coffee
09:30 Workshop starts (there will be a break for lunch)
17:15 Workshop ends
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.
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.
Co chair of the Commission on Personality Disorder
Patients as partners: how to build collaboration, influence and change within the NHS.
There are a range of different models for working with families where someone has psychosis. For those of us who have trained in a particular model, it is easy to have misconceptions (or even prejudices!) about what other approaches entail.
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.
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.
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.
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.