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

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This event is an opportunity to network with potential employers and delve into how to develop a successful career in counselling psychology.  It is relevant to Counselling Psychologists at all levels of training from taught courses and the independent route and those newly qualified.

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Presentations by experienced CAT practitioners covering the relevance of the CAT approach within a range of clinical specialties, teams and organisations.

The day will also incorporate the DCP Wales AGM (to be held over lunch).

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This day will give students the opportunity to see what life is like as a professional psychologist and provide an insight into the kinds of career paths available to them with a degree in psychology. Hopefully this should be an exciting opportunity for all students who are thinking about studying psychology anywhere in the UK, or even further afield.

The day will include a mixture of practical activities, workshops and talks. The activities will help to bring the subject to life and the talks will help to show what it’s like working in different areas of psychology.

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This is a follow up event to the recent launch on the 9 May of the Expert by Experience Network for the Division of Clinical Psychology (DCP). We hope to make everyone feel warmly welcome. We will be building further on the shared fun of creativity, this time by involving a poet in residence (Matt Harvey) and a rapper (Smiiffy) to help us share our experiences, feelings, hopes, values and plans for partnership.

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Swearing is a fascinating aspect of language. For instance, evidence from people with Tourette's suggests swearing may not rely on the usual parts of the brain where language is organised. In addition, while people tend to think of the use of four letter words as a modern phenomenon, the reality is that the earliest recorded uses of these words date back 1,000 years.

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This event is jointly hosted by the DFP and DCP Faculty of Forensic Clinical Psychology and aims to bring together forensic and clinical psychologists working in a range of settings in order to share ideas and good practice. The event will include presentations and discussion around the topic of trauma and its links to offending behaviour. The event is free to all DFP and DCP FFCP members.

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Thursday

12.30 –Lunch

1.30 - Welcome - Kerry Beckley and Dee Anand

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Childlessness is increasingly common in Western countries, and the UK has one of the highest rates of childlessness in Europe. Although it is difficult to accurately estimate how many women are voluntarily childless, or ‘childfree’ as is often the preferred term, evidence strongly suggests that rates of voluntary childlessness are also on the rise.

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The social and communications problems in autism are well known about and lots of research has examined these. Researchers and clinicians however often ignore the sensory problems common in autism. Recent diagnostic criteria of autism include insensitivity to pain as a specific example of this abnormality. Research evidence here is however limited. During this talk I will consider what we mean when we think of pain, what it might mean to have altered pain sensitivity and some implications of misinterpreting these data.

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The Division of Health Psychology Scotland invites you to a one day CPD event.

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This 2-day workshop aims to provide participants with a detailed understanding of the impact of trauma on people in forensic settings, and to develop insights and skills to assist in responding to those affected by trauma.

Day 1:
Defining trauma
Prevalence of trauma
Trauma and maladaptive behaviour

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Trauma assessment
Models of treatment theory and practice
Trauma informed shared formulation of problem behaviour

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The Division of Educational and Child Psychology Northern Ireland (DECP NI) committee invites members to join them at 6pm following their meeting on Wednesday 17 August for a Meet the Committee Networking Event.  Light refreshments will be served and members will have the opportunity to learn about the future plans of DECP NI and chat informally to committee members.

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This is an annual event offering final year students from across the region an opportunity to present their dissertation findings to other students.  This is a friendly open environment in which to talk to like-minded individuals, practice presentation skills and maybe even get some new ideas to discuss in your thesis. 

Information will be provided about postgraduate courses around the region, with a free lunch and a keynote speaker.  The conference will conclude with an informal wine reception finishing at 18:00.

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Collaborating and learning from Service Users, Carers & personal experiences. Addressing issues of labelling and using best practice.

A series of presentations and workshops from key people with both professional and personal experiences of personality disorder.
 

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Sue Sibbald
Co chair of the Commission on Personality Disorder
Patients as partners: how to build collaboration, influence and change within the NHS.

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There are a range of different models for working with families where someone has psychosis. For those of us who have trained in a particular model, it is easy to have misconceptions (or even prejudices!) about what other approaches entail.
 

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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.

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An event for psychologists working with early intervention services to learn more about the current access and NICE guidance and discuss ways to implement this within your service.

Confirmed Speakers: Alison Brabban, Tony Morrison and James Kelly.

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This is a free event for members of the DCP Faculty of Psychosis and Complex Mental Health. Places usually go quickly so early booking is advised. 

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Come and share the evening with two unmissable speakers:

Ilona Boniwell, a founding member and first Chairperson of the BPS London Branch and a tireless positive psychologist.

Christian Jarrett known only to those of you who read, tweet or try to ignore the BPS Research Digest updates.

 

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This event is free and open to BPS members.  Places usually go quickly so early booking is advised. 

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Monday 19th September 2016 BPS London Office Tabernacle Street

The Going Green Working Group is pleased to announce their forthcoming conference on ‘Behaviour Change in Action’.
All our events are inclusive - you do not have to be a psychologist to attend! All are welcome, from human resources to environmental specialists; in-house to consultancy.

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Please join us for an evening of thought and debate.

As professionals in the field of psychology, the work we do is impacted by and at times informs our work within the various settings we exist. How do psychology professionals engage with social justice issues? How are we and our clients affected by cuts to mental health services? What can we offer clients who are faced with prejudice, or unsettlement from their homelands? What is the role of psychology and psychologists in contemporary times?

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Programme:

The full conference programme can be downloaded here or by visiting the NHIVNA website: http://www.nhivna.org/StudyDay19Oct2016.aspx 

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To register please complete the application form by clicking here 

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Why do children in poverty in the UK perform less well in school than their middle class peers? This talk examines the problem as it is understood by British politicians and policymakers: as a result of a lack of discipline and aspiration. Against this a more complex explanation for educational underachievement is offered, which rests on the concept of a set of binds, or barriers, which interrupt learning. These insights reveal children's school lives to be highly challenging, despite their ingenuity and effort in trying to overcome the challenges that they face.

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Workshop facilitators
Pam Lanza, Peter McLachlan and Ellen Townend   

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Reports such as Francis, Winterbourne, Vale of Leven and Berwick highlight important concerns about leadership, professional disengagement, change management and culture in the NHS, and the impact these have on safe, effective patient care. 

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Jayne will give a short talk on the role and remit of educational psychologists and the Educational Psychology Service in Jersey. She will then present the background to, and content of, training for primary school staff on anxiety, which has recently been developed and piloted. This is pitched at the level of awareness raising, with ideas for supporting the development of resilience and coping skills and supporting students with emerging anxiety issues. There will then be time for questions and discussion. 

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