An inpatient CAMHS unit should contain an atmosphere of trust, within which staff members feel able to challenge each other and talk openly. No doubt most of us would agree with this but we might be more unsure about how to get there within the contexts we find ourselves. How do we ensure we survive the conflicts and strain of team working while making it work for us and the people we seek to support in a way that is in line with our values?
New 2-Day Conference Format!
Mirrors in reflective practice: The use of self in clinical psychology
Join fellow pre and in-training peers, qualified clinicians and experts by experience at the 2017 DCP PQG Annual Conference. Previous events have considered how clinical psychology can address concerns ‘out there’ in society, through adopting both critical and community approaches to our work. This year, the Pre-Qualification Group invite delegates to refocus on the self in clinical psychology through exploring different ways to develop reflective skills.
Taking your next steps in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for Health Problems
Wednesday 8th and Thursday 9th March 2017 at Hilton Marble Arch, London
Using primarily experiential exercises, discussion, modelling and roleplaying, we will review progress and obstacles to applying ACT, and we will practice using ACT-based strategies to work on these obstacles. We will practice ACT work in role play, and real play, enhance therapist flexibility and openness using exercises and introduce additional methods.
Talking About Sex
Friday 31st March 2017 at BPS Offices, Tabernacle Street, London
The Division of Clinical Psychology’s Faculty of Clinical Health Psychology and the Faculty for HIV and Sexual Health have organised a study day on ‘Talking about sex with patients”. The day will feature a number of presentations related to talking about sex and sexual health with patients with physical health problems.
The Faculty of Psychology of Older People (FPOP) 2017 Conference
'I wanted a perfect ending. Now I’ve learned, the hard way, that some poems don’t rhyme, and some stories don’t have a clear beginning, middle and end. Life is about not knowing, having to change, taking the moment and making the best of it, without knowing what’s going to happen next.’ - Gilda Radner’s ‘Delicious Ambiguity’
2017 Conference Theme
Investing in Children, Young People and Families -
Clinical Psychologists at the forefront of change through intervention, research and service development
2016 Delegate Feedback:
‘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.
Themes for 2017...
- Evidence and Research
- Stigma and Social Identity
Meet our other invited speakers:
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
Welcome to the 2016 Annual Conference website.
The 2016 conference theme is: