The Faculty is pleased to present this half-day event on the Psychology of Substances and Sex. More recently referred to as ‘Chemsex’, sex and drugs have often been experienced and enjoyed in conjunction. However for some people this can pose unintended physical and mental health risks. In recognition of a growing need, especially with men who have sex with men, this event is aimed at healthcare professionals working with people experiencing difficulties in their combined sex and substance use.
Sunday sees the second of the sessions sponsored by the British Psychological Society at the Cheltenham Literature Festival.
It will feature iO Tillett Wright, Jack Monroe and Peter Hegarty.
Psychology of Sexualities Section:
Innovations in Psychology and Sexualities Conference & Annual General Meeting
Friday 2nd December 2016 at BPS Offices, Tabernacle Street, London
This one-day Psychology of Sexualities Section Annual Conference (and Annual General Meeting) will focus on the theme of Innovations in Psychology and Sexualities. Contributions will include a keynote, individual conference papers, and short 5 minute Pecha Kucha style presentations.
A passionate campaigner for social justice who co-founded the British Psychological Society’s Psychology of Sexualities Section* and was its founding Chair is the 2016 recipient of the BPS Research Board Lifetime Achievement Award.
The idea that homophobia in men is a counter-reaction to their own unwanted attraction to other men has its roots in psychoanalysis, where's it's considered a psychodynamic defence.
Public and industry attention has been forced to focus on the psychological wellbeing of pilots and a lack of clinical psychological skill in aviation.
After sex, are you the kind of person who whinges, rolls over and promptly goes to sleep, or do you lie awake, whispering sweet nothings into your partner's ear?
At the start of the month the Society denounced the reported proposal by the Indonesian
Sex, or talk of it, is everywhere, whether filling our TV screens or the conversations at the bar after work.
This seminar will focus on psychologists’ roles as spokespersons within debates about marriage as well as psychological research on same-sex couples; and on public opinion about the right to marry another person without r
The British Psychological Society (BPS) denounces the reported proposal by the Indonesian Psychiatric Association to classify lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender sexual and gender identities (LGBT) as mental illnesses.
The discipline of Psychosexual Medicine that has developed in this country since the 1960s is ill understood by the public and some health professionals.
This exciting CPD event will be of value to anyone with an interest in assessment and therapy for gender identity and sexuality issues in children, adolescents and adults
A workshop focused on talking about sex with clients: why to, when to & how to? What to assess when not in a sexual health context?
This Bondage and discipline, domination and submission, sadism and masochism (BDSM) and further sexualities workshop will provide both information and experiential practice so that delegates can usefully work with these client groups.
There is a recognition that, like other minority populations, LGBT people face discrimination and oppression and that this can lead to psychological trauma, minority stress and compromised wellbeing.
NHIVNA Study Day 2015
Full programme and registration form can be downloaded here
When it comes to condom use among heterosexual couples, there's evidence that women are often expected to be the sensible ones, in terms of raising and enforcing the issue.
Last year, the US psychologists Clayton Critcher and Melissa Ferguson reported interesting research showing that fatigue from concealing sexual identity can actually hinder cognitive performance.
Collaborating counselling psychologists at Regent’s University London, Dr Markus Bidell and Professor Martin Milton have called for the development of international lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) psychology and psychotherapy standar
In 2014 the Section, chaired by Dr Lyndsey Moon, prepared a Statement on Reparative Therapy,endorsed by the BPS, which allowed for a working group, set up by the Department of Health, to write a Memorandum of Understanding.
- Quarterly committee meetings
- Development and launch of service user pamphlet on Standards of psychological support for people living with HIV
- Audit of Clinical Psychology Doctorate Training on Worki
The Society is one of 14 national organisations to sign a Memorandum of Understanding on Conversion Therapy, recognising that efforts to try to change or alter sexual orientation through psychological therapies are unethical and potentially harmfu