DCoP Wales - Networking Series 2024

21 March 202412:45pm - 1:45pm
  • Professional Practice
  • Research
Free
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Online workshop
Division of Counselling Psychology

The Division of Counselling Psychology Wales Committee are pleased to announce their 2024 Networking Series and are delighted to host conversations with Owen Hughes, Sarah Butler-Jones and Ruth Crowder. 

These networking sessions will also include a research presentation.

Details of the research presentations will be added to the website in advance of each session.

If you are a member of The Division of Counselling Psychology based in Wales and would like to present your research at one of our networking events please let us know by contacting [email protected].

Research Presentation:

Saz Guscott, Trainee Counselling Psychologist in the University of South Wales will present their thesis entitled ‘Psychobiotics: Exploring an adjunct intervention for mental health disorders within Allied Health Professions'.

In Conversation with… Sarah Butler-Jones

Sarah Butler-Jones Sarah Butler-Jones is a Principal Counselling Psychologist working within Older Persons Mental Health Services at Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board (CTMUHB).

She qualified as a Counselling Psychologist in 2019 after completing the BPS Qualification in Counselling Psychology. She is currently Lead Psychologist for Memory Assessment Services (MAS), overseeing all aspects of Psychological provision across CTMUHB within MAS, and supervising a team of passionate Assistant Psychologists, Trainee Counselling Psychologists and Psychological Therapists.

A key part of her role at CTMUHB has been the provision of Neuropsychological Assessments to inform diagnoses of Dementia, and she is currently enrolled on the PG Diploma in Clinical Neuropsychology at University of Bristol to further develop her expertise.

Sarah is passionate about Dementia assessment, diagnosis, and person-centred care, as well as support for care partners and families in need. She has always championed the role of Counselling Psychology in the provision of Dementia assessment and diagnosis, as well as working across the breadth of Older Persons Mental Health Services, and the value we can bring to NHS services.

Prior to qualification, she previously worked for many years in Adult primary care mental health services, and has trained in a number of therapeutic approaches including Person-Centred, CBT, and Schema Therapy, utilising these regularly in her clinical practice.

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