Health

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Workshop facilitators 
Pam Lanza and Peter McLachlan   

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When the morning alarm carves us out of our slumber, restoring the previous night’s raspy throat and foggy head, we have a decision to make: get up and go, or call in sick. What happens next is influenced by workplace norms about whether absence is commonplace or exceptional, a current pulling us towards the office or letting us settle back into bed.

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Aims of the workshop:

  1.      To demonstrate the need for a shared method of describing behaviour change interventions
  2.      To describe the process of development of the Behaviour change Techniques Taxonomy (v1)
  3.      To illustrate the use of the taxonomy.

Each of these aims will be addressed by a brief lecture combined with a variety of active and interactive exercises.

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A free British Psychological Society public event discussing the prevention and treatment of obesity through the lifespan will take place next Wednesday 29 June from 5:30pm to 6:30pm at Queen’s University Belfast.

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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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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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Solution focused brief therapy offers an effective and efficient approach to helping people find their motivation to achieve better quality of life living with chronic health conditions.

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If you live in Northern Ireland and are thinking of a career as a health psychologist, then you may be interested in a free seminar being held at Queen’s University Belfast on Wednesday 29 June.

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Recreational runners are more likely to listen to running shoe recommendations from potentially untrustworthy blogs and fitness store employees than qualified medical experts says a study published in the British Journal of Health Psychology.

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The Division of Health Psychology, Northern Ireland Branch supported by The School of Psychology at Queen’s University Belfast are pleased to announce a Free Public Lecture in Room LG024, Keir Building, Queen’s University Belfast, Stranmillis Road

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Posters on school bullying, the consequences of traumatic burns and Parkinson's disease from last month’s British Psychological Society annual conference have been awarded prizes by the Society.

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Public and industry attention has been forced to focus on the psychological wellbeing of pilots and a lack of clinical psychological skill in aviation.

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People crave fatty and sugary foods when they are bored.

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Event information

The BPS Division of Health Psychology Northern Ireland invites you to a seminar on Careers in Health Psychology, to include discussion about the routes to qualification as a health psychologist and the type of services th

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Experts have likened loneliness to a disease that changes the brain. Sadly, these changes often affect people in ways that further isolates them – for example, lonely people are more sensitive to negative facial expressions.

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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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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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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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In the UK, nearly 10,000 young women are diagnosed with breast cancer every year and the treatment for many is mastectomy – the surgical removal of one or more of their breasts.

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The Division of Health Psychology is a relatively small Division (n=2085) that gives its members excellent value for money in terms of the amount and quality of activities we both engage in, and offer.

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