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In light of today's report by the BBC showing that some people with psychological problems are having to wait years for therapy, The British Psychological Society calls on the next Welsh Government to make improving access to mental health services their immediate priority.

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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

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A US-based clinical psychologist has published an extraordinary essay in which he claims to have experienced 17 bouts of mania or 'mood elevation' between 1997 and 2015 without any intervening instances of depression.

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Following the airing of Channel 4’s Dispatches programme The Great Benefits Row on Monday 11 April 2016, the BPS is extremely concerned about the appropriateness of the training, behaviour and outcome goals of some disability assessors employed by Capita as depicted on the programme.

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A charter has been launched to support the wellbeing and resilience of mental health professionals after a survey revealed rising levels of depression, stress, burnout and bullying in the field.

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Professor Jamie Hacker Hughes, President of the British Psychological Society, was interviewed in yesterday’s Channel 4 Dispatches programme ‘The Great Benefits Row’.

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There was a hint of revolution in the air among the pre-qualified psychologists who joined together to hear more about community psychology, with the conference set around the theme ‘thinking more, speaking more, doing more’.

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This is a launch event for the BPS Briefing paper Number 8, Feb 2016 ‘Perinatal Service Provision: the role of Perinatal Clinical Psychology –A British Psychological briefing paper NHS Commissioners’. A copy will be provided to all delegates.

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A little fear can be a good thing but when it develops into a phobia, it can become debilitating. One way therapists treat fear disorders is using a technique called exposure therapy.

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People with eating disorders are being denied access to recommended psychological treatment that has proven to be effective, the British Psychological Society said today in response to BBC figures that revealed waiting times of up to 182 days in some areas and a total lack of treatment in others.

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To get a sense of how the next generation of clinicians view mental health problems, researchers have conducted an online survey of hundreds of trainee clinical psychologists in the UK and compared their results with those from a similar survey of

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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.

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Psychiatrists, psychologists, service users and academics came together at Leeds Trinity University in March 2016 for the first joint conference of the History and Philosophy of Psychology Section of the British Psychological Society and the UK Cr

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Saturday 2 April is World Autism Awareness Day. To mark the occasion, Professor Sir Michael Rutter has written an article asking 'What should we be aware of on World Autism Awareness Day?' for a special electronic edition of our magazine The Psychologist.

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We are delighted to announce that this year’s Third International Paediatric Psychology Conference in Europe, will be held in the beautiful and historic City of Edinburgh, Scotland, on Thursday 9th & Friday 10th June

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“We know what we are, but know not what we may be” - Hamlet

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If you try tickling yourself on your inner forearm or neck you will probably find it does not work.

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Career path talks should be of interest to graduate psychology students and others considering further training and careers in these specialisms. 

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Lisa Cameron MP and Norman Lamb MP at the launch event

 

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Welcome to the 2016 Annual Conference website. 

The 2016 conference theme is:

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Sex, or talk of it, is everywhere, whether filling our TV screens or the conversations at the bar after work.

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This week marks the first ever Schools’ Autism Awareness Week, which aims to encourage schools to educate students about the behaviours and characteristics of autism.

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The British Psychological Society is pleased to be the major sponsor of the  Making the Case for the Social Sciences report on dementia that was launched this week at a House of Commons seminar.

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We hear a lot about the unwelcome side-effects of psychiatric drugs, but not so much about the fact that therapy can also leave people feeling worse than they did already.

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