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This is an open forum event for all members to bring their views and opinions to a discussion about Psychology and what's in it for you.

Chair: Professor Dr Zenobia Nadirshaw

An academic (retired) and Clinical Psychologist with a range of experience within the BPS and the Division of Clinical Psychology. Prof. Nadirshaw has won several National and International Awards - the latest ones being the Honorary Life Membership Award 2016 from the BPS and the Inspirational Woman of the Year 2016.

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The psychology profession now has a significant number of approved and responsible clinicians and people preparing for approval throughout England and Wales. The aim of this forum is to provide support, information, and updates for this group. If you are a psychologist preparing for approved clinician status or have gained this status, then this forum is a chance to share information and expertise in this rapidly developing area of expertise.

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This event comprises four talks and a panel discussion and is hosted by BPS Northern Ireland Branch to celebrate World Mental Health Day 2016.

Programme information

6:00pm

Mental Health First Aid

Ms Helen Gibson Public Health Agency

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The South West Branch Conference 2016 is aimed at members of the British Psychological Society and members of the public interested in the field of psychology. Our conference contains a number of opportunities to meet and network with psychologists from across the South West, in addition to the AGM, a session on the role and value of the South West Branch, plus 2 CPD workshops ‘ Promoting team effectiveness’ delivered by Dr Craig Knight and ‘Psychology in the workplace’ led by Prof Patrick Jordan.

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The United Nations predicts that by 2050, the number of older persons in the world (60+ years) will exceed the number of young (<20 years) for the first time in recorded history. This means that we have to consider strategies that can sustain quality of life and independence.

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This is a joint event organised by BPS NI Branch, DCP NI Branch and Queen's University Belfast School of Psychology in support of World Mental Health Day. This event will be of interest to people working in public health and education settings, people with an interest in issues of social justice, and those interested in current affairs.

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The 2016 DCP East of England Annual conference will be on the topic of compassion focused therapy (CFT). The conference will begin with Michelle Cree providing an overview of the use of compassion focused therapy in perinatal mental health, for mothers who are suffering from severe mental illness in the late stages of pregnancy and up to one year after having her baby. Ken Goss will present the next section on compassion focused letter writing.

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How do we find our way around and why do we sometimes get lost? Tom Hartley will be discussing his research on spatial cognition and how the brain supports behaviour and memory in complex environments. For example how do we find our way around the city centre, or recognise a countryside location we've visited before? These behaviours depend on specialised brain systems. This has potential applications to the diagnosis of Alzheimer's Disease.

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In this talk, current BPS President Professor Peter Kinderman will introduce a radical new approach to mental health and wellbeing. It will challenge some of our current assumptions about mental health and mental illness, and recommend transformational evolution in how we could deliver care better, more humanely and more scientifically.

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Why do we drink alcohol? Most of us would like to think that we are in control of our drinking; we drink because we enjoy its effects and because it is an important ‘social glue’. This talk will discuss some evidence which demonstrates that this is true - but only up to a point. A lot of our behaviour is controlled by automatic processes, and drinking is no exception.

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Cigarette smoking and mental health problems are highly comorbid, but it remains unclear whether these mental health problems lead to smoking, or smoking leads to mental health problems. It could be either, or both, or the relationship could be due to some third factor (e.g., socioeconomic factors). This talk will describe new methods that take advantage of recent insights into the genetic influences on both smoking and mental health that allow us to better understand whether this relationship is simply correlation, or reflects a causal influence.

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Leadership skills are a core part of your repertoire as a psychologist and you will be encouraged to exercise them at every stage of your career from Assistant Psychologist to Consultant Psychologist. You have gained the knowledge and training to think psychologically, to formulate, plan and structure your work with clients on an individual and at a group level.  There are skills that are transferable to any leadership setting. This 2 day course will provide you with the confidence and competencies to lead as a psychologist in any work setting whatever your level of experience.

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Presented by BPS North West Branch, DCP North West Branch and the DCP Faculty of the Psychology of Older People, this exciting collaborative event will include four presentations by experienced clinicians and researchers with a wealth of knowledge in working across the lifespan (Peter Fisher, Katherine Berry, Andrea Flood, Jon Coldwell and David Glasgow).

Topics will include formulation in forensic and clinical settings, including systemic, attachment, and meta-cognitive based approaches.

The DCP North West AGM will also be held during the day.

 

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Two Day CAT Consultancy Training

This course is an overview of using CAT consultancy skills at different levels of working. The course introduces different approaches and goes into some of the detail about a number of different methods of consultancy. It is particularly useful as an introduction to CAT consultancy and to help more experienced consultants further reflect on and develop their skills across a range of situations.

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Whether in sport, military, business or medical environments, performing at one’s best provides a multitude of opportunities for gaining personal glory. Narcissistic individuals crave admiration and glory, and thus the performance domain constitutes an ideal medium to explore narcissistic behaviour. This talk examines the relation between narcissism and performance and demonstrates that narcissists’ performance is contingent upon perceived opportunities for self-enhancement along with some potential explanatory mechanism for this effect.

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To celebrate 50 years of the DCP, West Midlands DCP are hosting our annual AGM and conference in Birmingham. This year’s event will be focussed on the future of the profession, with opportunities to keep up to reflect on new ways of working and areas of development in the profession.

Workshops will be focussing on core professional and clinical skills that will be immediately ‘useable’ in your clinical work.

More information including a full programme will be available soon.

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Event information

Networking (coffee/tea and biscuits will be served) - 5:45 to 6:30 pm

Presentation and discussion - 6:30 to 8:00 pm

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Please note that due to unforeseen circumstances this event has been cancelled.

Registration information

This is a free event for BPS members. Places usually go quickly so early booking is advised.

Please note that due to unforeseen circumstances this event has been cancelled.

Clicking on the register now button will take you to the BPS online Shop - please sign in using your usual BPS membership number and password.

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Psychotherapy Section 2-Day Annual Conference and AGM

The government is planning changes in requirements for health care professions, including psychotherapy. This will involve consultation with professionals. This 2-day conference takes a searching look at some shortfalls that can be identified in the Psychotherapy encounter and offer suggestions for correctives, as a contribution towards future standards in UK Psychotherapy.

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The world of selection and assessment is constantly evolving as we learn more about the factors that contribute to job success. In this lively and participative event, you will learn about the research behind psychometric testing and some examples of how different instruments can be used in organisational settings. You will also learn about emerging trends for the future and how to make sure that you are implementing best practice when you use psychometric tests.

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Stanley Milgram’s experiments on obedience to authority are amongst the most famous and controversial studies in the history of psychology.  For over fifty years we thought we knew what Milgram’s studies told us – that seemingly ordinary members of the public would administer potentially lethal electric shocks to an innocent victim in response to commands from an authority figure.  The studies have thus been used to show just how easily people can be led into following orders.  However, recent work has pointed to the dramatic conclusion that, in fact, Milgram’s studies show p

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Stanley Milgram’s experiments on obedience to authority are amongst the most famous and controversial studies in the history of psychology.  For over fifty years we thought we knew what Milgram’s studies told us – that seemingly ordinary members of the public would administer potentially lethal electric shocks to an innocent victim in response to commands from an authority figure.  The studies have thus been used to show just how easily people can be led into following orders.  However, recent work has pointed to the dramatic conclusion that, in fact, Milgram’s studies show p

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The theme of the day is Surviving and Thriving.

 

Our speakers include:

Prof. Jamie Hacker-Hughes BPS Vice President

Paul Whitby Consultant Clinical Psychologist

Esther Cohen-Tovee DCP Chair

Leslie Morrison Head of Health Psychology

 

Further programme details to be confirmed.

 

Registration information

This is a free event for members of the DCP only. Places usually go quickly so early booking is advised.

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This is a special event to mark World Mental Health Day 2016 on 10 October 2016. World Mental Health Day has the overall objective of raising awareness of mental health issues around the world and mobilising efforts in support of mental health. The day provides an opportunity for all stakeholders working on mental health issues to talk about their work and what more needs to be done to make mental health care a reality for people worldwide.

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After Brexit: What might change and how can psychology help us to fulfil the Paris agreement?

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