Registration deadline: 7 November
Research over many years has strongly linked adverse experiences in childhood and adulthood with long-term mental health, health and social difficulties. This understanding of the crucial impact of inequalities and adversity is informing and re shaping psychological practice and services. This conference will hear from Charlotte Waite on the impact of the ACE research in Wales and action being taken to tackle and prevent adverse childhood experiences. Liz Gregory will outline work in Wales to redesign and deliver services for children and families informed by an understanding of adversity and trauma. Jasmine Chin will address the importance of understanding the social context of adversity and trauma in working with BAME children and families. Mary Boyle will present the new Power Threat Meaning Framework (Johnstone and Boyle 2018) which offers a psychological approach that restores the links between individual distress and social injustices. The day will include opportunities for small group discussion and consider Psychology’s role in addressing the social context of distress.
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British Psychological Society
30 Tabernacle Street
Registration and refreshments
Welcome and Introduction to the Day - Benna Waites
Outline of the ACE research in Wales and action being taken to tackle and prevent adverse childhood experiences in Wales - Charlotte Waite
|10:30||Outline of work to redesign and deliver services for children and families in Wales informed by an understanding of adversity and trauma - Liz Gregory|
|11:45||The importance of understanding the social context of adversity and trauma in working with BAME children and families - Dr Jasmine Chin|
Lunch (AGM:Special Group for Psychologists and Social Care 13.15-13.45)
|13:45||The Power Threat Meaning Framework: restoring the links between individual distress and social injustices and inequalities - Professor Mary Boyle|
Small group discussions: how can we use ACE research and the PTMF to inform our clinical practice and services?
|15:30||Psychology and the social context of distress - Professor Mary Boyle will invite participants to discuss Psychology’s role in addressing the social context of distress|
- Professor Mary Boyle, Emeritus Professor of Clinical Psychology, University of East London
- Dr Jasmine Chin, Clinical Psychologist, Clinical Lead at Coram & Deputy Head of Psychology at the Tavistock & Portman NHS Trust
- Liz Gregory, Consultant Clinical Psychologist, Head of Child Psychology, Aneurin Bevan University Health Board
- Charlotte Waite, Director of Transformation and System Change for the Mental Health third sector organisation Platform, formerly of the ACE Support Hub Wales
Benna Waites, Consultant Clinical Psychologist, Joint Head of Psychology, Counselling and Arts Therapies, Aneurin Bevan University Health Board
Lunch will be provided
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