Counselling

A Berkshire psychologist has been named as the recipient of the British Psychological Society's Division of Counselling Psychology Practice Prize for his work relating to Solution Focused Therapy in a group situation.
Individuals are more motivated to assist others when they think about what they have given rather than what they have received.
The Society’s Division of Counselling Psychology is to hold a free public lecture on Saturday 14 July at 12pm until 1pm at the Mercure Leicester City Hotel.
The Division has been very active and productive in 2011, its 30th Year. It has focussed on and achieved many of its strategic aims. It has also maintained and improved its infrastructure.  Development
The Division of Counselling Psychology one-day conference on ‘Approaching Borderline Personality' will be held on Saturday 14th April 2012 at the BPS London office. 
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A person's self-control is often defeated by desires relating to work and entertainment.
Dr Peter Martin, Chair of the Division of Counselling Psychology, will give a two hour supervision workshop. This will not be a power point presentation but a time for learning and reflecting.
Thinking up and following a New Year resolution can act as an indicator of hope says the Chair of the Society's Division of Counselling Psychology. Peter Martin points out that these resolutions can be particularly useful as they show people are willing to rectify aspects of themselves or their community that may have once been fine but have since headed off track.
There are six per cent more clinical and other applied psychologists employed in the NHS in Scotland than
Research indicates that OCD can be as damaging to a person’s quality of life as schizophrenia. Furthermore, approximately 40-60% of people with OCD do not or only partially respond to initial treatments.
Mindfulness is the ability to engage with the present moment without stress provoking negative judgments. We learn to transcend ordinary thinking and inhabit a way of being that allows us to experience our lives directly. 
Unfortunately this event has been cancelled.
The Wide Horizons: Counselling Psychology in Society The Division is pleased to announce their 2012 conference at the Mercure Leicester City Hotel.
Schema therapy is an integrated therapy blending CBT, object relations, attachment theory and experiential techniques into a unified whole.
This two day workshop will offer participants a firm foundation for working with PTSD using Trauma-Focused CBT, underpinned by a relational philosophy.
A good supervisory relationship (SR) is key to successful supervision, and this workshop will focus on how to develop and maintain a good SR, and will highlight various challenges to this process.
The day will comprise of an introduction to IPA including the theoretical underpinnings (phenomenology, hermeneutics and idiography), IPA in relation to other methods of qualitative analysis, and the type of research question that might be answere
The workshop will begin with informed consent and group guidelines, moving into a period of sustained, silent –guided – mindfulness practice.
This workshop is intended as a an introduction into ACT as a participant in the ACT therapeutic process working, live, with one’s own ‘psychological unsatisfactoriness’, ‘inflexibility’ – or ‘suffering’.
This interactive and practical workshop will help participants explore and hone their existing approaches to formulation.
Thinking positive thoughts could be one way people with depressive disorders can help to combat their condition, new research has suggested.
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