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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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Earlier this year, the NSPCC’s ‘It’s Time’ campaign called for significant improvements in therapeutic support for children who have experienced abuse or neglect.

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Workshop aims:

  1. Increase understanding of the competencies and skills required to become a confident and reflective agent of change.
  2. To understand complexities involved in leadership roles and how effective clinical & profe
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Pregnant women and new mothers need more expert psychological support across maternity services and mental health settings such as community perinatal teams and inpatient mother and baby units, says a new briefing from the British Psychological Society’s Faculty of Perinatal Psychology.

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The aim of this workshop will be to:

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Timetable

09:00 Coffee 
09:30

Welcome and Introductions

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A one-day symposium to mark the publication of the British Psychological Society’s new guidance document on the management of disclosures of non-recent (historic) child sexual abuse was held in Oxford this week.

The new guidance can be downloaded from this website.

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This workshop is designed and delivered in order to enable delegates to better identify, assess and treat sleeping problems in their clients

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Depression has been called a "we-disease" because when the dark clouds arrive, it's not just the depressed person who is affected, but all those close to them.

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Psychologists offering a clinical service to adults and young people can enhance their practice by incorporating ideas and intervention strategies from positive psychology.

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Highly experienced expert witnesses will give practical advice on effective practice to reduce the anxiety of those wishing to consider this vital work.

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