LIVE WEBINAR JULY 13TH 2020
An Overview of Psychotherapy Integration: History and Current Issues
Presented by the Society for the Exploration of Psychotherapy Integration SEPI)
This will be a live conversation with two giants in the field of psychotherapy integration. Marvin Goldfried and Paul Wachtel, co-founders of the Society for the Exploration of Psychotherapy Integration, will discuss the history of psychotherapy integration, current issues in the field, and the future of psychotherapy integration. Alex Vaz and Tracy Prout will moderate the discussion and ask some questions of their own about this complex topic. Webinar attendees will also be encouraged to participate. This is a wonderful opportunity to learn from and connect with two of the most prolific and powerful voices in the field of psychotherapy integration today.
Please note the webinar is scheduled for 10 am Eastern Time (New York). The webinar will last 90 minutes.
So in the UK this will be 3pm - 4.30pm
AUTISTICA RESEARCH FESTIVAL
This free online conference is being run from 3rd to 10th July 2020. To attend you need to register (see button below)
TUESDAY 7TH JULY
10.30 - 12.30
‘Physical health and basic science’ panel discussion
13:30 - 15:00
Autism research and coronavirus workshop
This workshop will explore the realities of conducting autism research during a global pandemic. With a particular focus on working with vulnerable population, our speakers will share what they have learnt over the last months, their personal experiences dealing with coronavirus and lessons that autism researcher should take away from this experience.
Chair: Dr Sarah Cassidy
Speakers: Professor Jacqui Rodgers, Emma Nielsen, Mirabel Pelton, Audrey Linden
WEDNESDAY 8TH JULY
10:00 - 12:30
'Accessing education (across the lifespan)’ panel discussion
15:30 - 17:00
"Research to empower: co-creating a citizen science platform" with our sponsor, FUJITSU
In this webinar members of The Alan Turing Institute and FUJITSU will discuss the 2nd year of their project, building a participatory, citizen-science platform investigating sensory processing and autism.
Speakers include Dr Kirstie Whitaker (Turing) and Craig Hall (Head of Corporate Charity Partnerships at Fujitsu)
THURSDAY 9TH JULY
10:00 - 12:30
‘Communication and Language’ panel discussion
FRIDAY 10TH JULY
Friday 10th July
10:00 - 11:00
Understanding and preventing suicide in partnership with autistic people
Keynote talk followed by Q&A
Speaker: Dr Sarah Cassidy
11:10 - 12:10
Exploring the unknown: Uncertainty, Anxiety & Autism Keynote talk followed by Q&A
Speaker: Professor Jacqui Rodgers
12:15 - 12:45
End of festival, closing talk from Autistica
SORRY YOU MISSED IT!
LIVE WEBINAR - 7TH JULY
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DR LATA McGINN
STABILIZING CHAOS: FOSTERING PSYCHOLOGICAL RESILIENCE IN THE WAKE OF ADVERSE EVENTS
Free live webinar from ABCT, Tuesday
July 7th 2020 (New York timings)
This is a very rare opportunity to learn from a leading CBT therapist, live from New York via ABCT (the American Behavior and Cognitive Therapy). Dr McGinn is a very well known CBT therapist and trainer working in New York City. You need to register with ABCT to attend.
REMOTE NEURO-PSYCHOLOGICAL ASSESSMENT
WEBINAR 15th July, 9am - 11am (BST)
Memory Services National Accreditation Programme (MSNAP)
Chair: Dr Sarah Ghani, Chair of the MSNAP Advisory Group and Consultant Clinical Psychologist, West London Trust
Dr Julia Cook, Lead for Psychological Interventions for People Living with Dementia, Worcestershire Health & Care Trust
Wendy Kelso, Clinical Neuropsychologist from Royal Melbourne Hospital
Rene Stolwyk, Clinical Neuropsychologist from Monash University, Melbourne
DIVERSITY – CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE’S MENTAL HEALTH
21st July 2020 1pm
Children and young people’s mental health webinars: providing key updates and sharing positive practice during the COVID-19 recovery phase.
Healthy London Partnership is running a webinar discussing diversity and positive ways to tackle inequalities across London. This webinar is designed for stakeholders across the spectrum of children and young people’s mental health system in London.
THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS
July 29th 2020 18.00 Canberra, 13.00 UK
This webinar forms part of the ‘Flatten the Mental Health Curve’ series, presented by the University of Sydney's Brain and Mind Centre, and will focus on suicide prevention from the perspective of young people.
Hosted by two young people, Sam and Zoe, the webinar will take the form of a panel discussion with five other young people, each with their own lived experience of suicide.
In this webinar the following questions will be addressed:
What does lived experience look and feel like for young people?
What are young people’s experiences of seeking help for suicidal thoughts and behaviours; what worked well and what didn’t?
What is safe communication and advocacy in suicide prevention from the perspective of young people?
What is the role of stigma/discrimination and how might we address this?
And what would young people like to see suicide prevention look like now and into the future?
SUICIDE RESEARCH PRIORITIES
During the COVID-19 Pandemic
29th July; 12.00 GMT+1
A one hour LIVE webinar to launch the International COVID-19 Suicide Prevention Research Collaboration's editorial on research priorities. With Prof Jane Pirkis, University of Melbourne, Prof Ella Arensman, University of Cork, Prof David Gunnel, University of Bristol, Prof Keith Hawton, University of Oxford and Prof Thoma Niederkrotenthaler, Medical University of Vienna.
DIGITAL TECHNOLOGY TO IMPROVE YOUTH MENTAL HEALTH CARE
Wednesday, 5 August 2020
Time: 10:30am-12pm Sydney Australia
Digital mental health technologies are tools that can integrate with face-to-face mental health services to improve the quality and accessibility of care for people experiencing mental ill-health.
Please join this webinar to hear how digital mental health technologies can improve youth mental health care.
BEING WORKING CLASS IN CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY
Webinar: 6th August 2020 at 19.00 UK
These monthly webinars will provide a space to hear about both challenges and positive experiences from people who identify as being from working class backgrounds, who are now qualified as or training to be clinical psychologists.
Our aim with these webinars is to open space for discussion - we hope that focusing on how being ‘working-class’ has affected our journey into the profession will prompt useful conversations for the profession more broadly.
• These free monthly webinars will be facilitated by a panel of trainee and qualified clinical psychologists who identify as being from a working-class background – their role will be to chat about their experiences of training and working as a clinical psychologist, reflecting on both positive aspects and challenges around issues of class in the profession.
• The webinars are open to anyone interested in pursuing a career in clinical psychology or applying for training. We are particularly targeting people who identify as being from working class backgrounds, but we offer no definition of this or exclusion criteria, recognising that this exists on a continuum.
Join the discussion on twitter using #classclinpsych
The webinar will be hosted by:
Dr Will Curvis, Clinical Psychologist & Clinical Tutor Will is a Clinical Psychologist working in Neuropsychology, and a Clinical Tutor on the Doctorate in Clinical Psychology programme at Lancaster University.
Dr Ben Campbell, Clinical Psychologist Ben is a Clinical Psychologist who trained at Liverpool University. He currently works for a cancer charity.
QUALITATIVE RESEARCH METHODS
University of East Anglia,
5th September 2020 13.00 GMT
Book before 20th August
Inclusive Involvement in Qualitative Research Methods: Opportunities and Challenges
Keynote speakers are Dr Geraldine Lee Treweek (Birmingham City University), on community development, migrant groups and social inclusion, and Dr Iokiñe Rodríguez Fernandez (UEA) on participatory action-research for local environmental knowledge and conflict transformation in Latin America.
Becoming a More Effective Therapist: Using Reliable, Personalized Case Formulations
Presented by George Silberschatz & David Kealy
Moderated by Alexandre Vaz
Society for the Exploration of Psychotherapy Integration
Tuesday, September 22, 2020
3:00 pm (Pacific Time) - 6:00 pm (Eastern Time)
13.00 GMT (London)
How is it that therapists of vastly different temperaments, attitudes, therapeutic approaches and styles are able to achieve comparable results? There must be a thread that runs through effective treatment, independent of therapist personality style or therapeutic technique that promotes healing in patients – a thread that explains how and why psychotherapy works or fails to work. Over the past 50 years, the San Francisco Psychotherapy Research Group (SFPRG) has been developing an empirical basis for how psychotherapy works, how to understand individual patient needs and treatment goals, and how to develop an idiosyncratic, patient-centered formulation to guide treatment success. In short, the theory is developed on the foundation that psychological safety is the key to allowing patients’ defenses and old patterns to release so that they may develop new patterns in their life. As therapists, it is our job to decode a patient's unique psychological needs for safety and then to create a treatment atmosphere -- through interventions, attitudes, and approach -- that communicates that safety to the patient. This is facilitated by the Plan-Formulation Method, an empirically derived and learnable skill that significantly improves one's efficacy as a therapist across diagnoses and treatment modalities. In this workshop, participants will learn the fundamental principles and methods of case formulation that have been developed by the SFPRG.
The workshop will cover the major theoretical assumptions informing the Plan-Formulation Method, and will outline the process of developing unique formulations for individual patients.
METHOD OF LEVELS THERAPY
International Online Course
5th October 2020 at 14.00 (UK)
Free training in an approach to counselling and psychotherapy designed to help people reclaim control of their lives.
This open online (free) course is offered to school staff, counsellors, therapists, mental health professionals, coaches, and others who work with people experiencing distress or mental health difficulties. This course is also suitable for anyone wanting to help people deal better with a current stressful situation, or improve their overall wellbeing. The approach is client-led, applicable to a wide range of problems, and informed by a scientific theory of psychological functioning - perceptual control theory.
17-18TH OCTOBER 2020
Join this two day conference from your own home. The whole conference is accessible but you must book specific sessions. Some amazing speakers including Mark Freeston, Roz Shafran, Lynne Drummond and, Paul Salkovskis. If you want to learn about OCD from the best clinicians and researchers, and hear from people who have OCD and their supporters this is the place to go.
There is no fee but donations are welcome and as this is a charity please support it
THINK BRAIN HEALTH
Join the 1st Think Brain Health virtual conference - register for free
Think Brain Health – a policy, clinical and research challenge
Tuesday 24 November 2020, 9:30–11:00 GMT (10:30–12:00 CET)
Wednesday 25 November 2020, 10:30–12:00 GMT (11:30–13:00 CET)
Register for free today to join the 1st Think Brain Health virtual conference
Healthcare professionals, public health professionals, researchers, policymakers and patient advocates with an interest in good brain health and prevention of brain disease are invited to register now for Think Brain Health – a policy, clinical and research challenge. Delegates may choose to attend one or both 90-minute sessions; there is a different focus for each meeting.
Health promotion and clinical risk management, 24 November, 09:30–11:00 GMT
Chaired by Dr Alastair Noyce, Queen Mary University of London, this session will focus on:
creating awareness of diagnostic issues and challenges for early identification of those at risk of brain disease
supporting healthcare professionals to manage an increasing population with, or at risk of, neurodegenerative brain disease
understanding and differentiating at-risk populations and their concerns.
Research needs in brain health, 25 November, 10:30–12:00 GMT
Chaired by Professor Philip Scheltens, Alzheimer Center Amsterdam, this session will focus on:
describing potential benefits of prioritizing early detection and intervention programmes for neurodegenerative disease
showcasing developments in biomarkers and diagnostics studies to help identify and quantify brain disease risk
identifying methods for evaluating effectiveness of interventions to promote brain health.
Led by a diverse scientific steering committee from across Europe, these virtual meetings offer an overview of the Think Brain Health initiative and activities, keynote presentations and the opportunity to participate in Q&A sessions with the experts.
LIVE EVENTS - MAKE SURE YOU REGISTER
As we gear up for the new academic term I expect to see more FREE online events coming along. I will add events as I become aware of them - please let me know about any that you are organising or attending. And come back and check these out in a few weeks
PSYCHOLOGICAL PROFESSIONALS WEEK
16th to 20th November 2020
A week of FREE virtual events for psychological professionals and other stakeholders in NHS funded health and care. Sign up for as many sessions as you like across the week, hear about and help shape the next steps for the Psychological Professions across England.
All of the sessions can be accessed LIVE - click on the button below
• A vision for the psychological professions in England
• What people want from the NHS over the next 10 years, and how the psychological professions can help
• How psychological professionals can change general practice
• Practical steps for anti-racism in psychological therapy services
• How psychological professions can help to build healthy communities
• Claire Murdoch, National Director of Mental Health, NHS England
• Jo Leneghan, Director of Strategy, Health Education England
• Dr Adrian Whittington, National Lead for Psychological Professions, NHS England and Health Education England
• Dr Gita Bhutani, National PPN Development Lead
• Dr Jacqui Dyer, MBE, Mental Health Equalities Advisor, NHS England and Health Education England
• Dr Bob Kirk, Primary Care Dean for NW England, HEE
A week of free, bookable events for therapists of different orientations. Includes networking opportunities, activism, panel debates and reflections from leading therapists, including Professor Mick Cooper (5th January, 2021)
Also runs an active twitter 'conversation' @Therapists_C