The Andrew Sims Centre has run over 300 events since 2000. Here is a small selection.
For more information on the range of training events we are able to deliver, please contact us on 0113 305 5638 or fill in our enquiry form.
Date: Tuesday 20 November 2007 to Thursday 22 November 2007
Focusing on Helping People to Manage Their Own Health Conditions, Enabling Them to Return to Work
This three-day workshop will introduce an evidence based psychological assessment and treatment model which addresses physical health self-management and also common mental health problems such as low mood and stress.
Effective Management of Emotionally Unstable Personality Disorders
Date: Thursday 17 January 2008
Providing effective holistic care for those with Emotionally Unstable Personality Disorder is a considerable challenge for mental health services. This one day course aims to provide a practical guide to providing effective care and an understanding of some of the difficulties with which people can present.More Information »
The Coroner's Court
Date: Tuesday 4 March 2008
Most psychiatrists and many other mental health professionals will have the experience of appearing in a coroner’s court at some point during their careers. It can be an occasion when a professional feels under scrutiny at a time of high anxiety, strong emotions and an unfamiliar environment. This short course is designed to prepare people for attendance and enable them to feel more comfortable in the surroundings with a greater understanding of the role of the coroner. It will cover writing a report, the experience of attending and your role from the coroner’s point of view. It has been specifically designed to encourage interaction and an open discussion of issues.More Information »
What Do We Know About The Risk of Violence & Dangerousness?
Date: Wednesday 5 March 2008
In the last decade mental health professionals are increasingly being asked to determine the likelihood of violence in individuals who may have a mental disorder. This one day conference will attempt to review current evidence and thinking on the subject as well as provide some practical ways forward in this difficult area.More Information »
Pharmacotherapy for Mood Disorders
Date: Wednesday 12 March 2008
Mood disorders are responsible for significant disability world wide. Along with poor recognition, a major causative factor is incomplete treatment for those already diagnosed. This one day conference is designed to give you a thorough overview of the current issues and thinking in the pharmacological treatment of depressive illness. It aims to give a critical overview of current evidence and guidance in order to enable you to more effectively treat mood disorders from the point of first presentation to "treatment resistance".More Information »
A Five Areas Approach To Eating Disorders
Date: Thursday 13 March 2008
Led by Dr Chris Williams, Senior Lecturer in Psychiatry at the University of Glasgow and Dr Calum Munro, Consultant Psychiatrist in Psychotherapy, East London, this course will provide a practical model of understanding anorexia and bulimia using the Cognitive Behaviour Therapy based five areas approach.More Information »
The Role & Use of Neuroimaging in Psychiatry
Date: Tuesday 18 March 2008
An Evening Professional Development Seminar
Structural and functional neuroimaging have developed rapidly in psychiatric research and certainly have an evidence base with predictive validity for some diagnostic applications. The support of neuroimaging in differential diagnosis is also of increasing importance in atypical, severe and treatment resistant disorders. This seminar will cover neuroimaging research in depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, post traumatic stress disorder, head injury and the dementias. Neuroimaging in forensic evidence will also be covered.
The Consultants Survival Kit
Date: Thursday 20 March 2008
A Guide to Success as a Consultant
Over recent years there has been a significant change in the responsibilities of consultant psychiatrists with ever changing roles and expectations in both clinical and non-clinical spheres. This conference is designed to enable consultants, at all stages in their career, as well as those at the transition between trainee and consultant, improve how they manage the non-clinical aspects of their job. There will be the opportunity to hear about strategic issues in mental health services as well as more specific managerial considerations and the role of consultants in your organisation.
Masterclass in The Management of First Episode Psychosis
Date: Wednesday 11 June 2008
The session, with Professor Robin Emsley, University of Stellenbosch, Cape Town, South Africa, will compare and contrast the "real world" outcomes in schizophrenia with the responses seen to treatment by patients with first-episode schizophrenia. Professor Emsley will discuss management options, the challenges faced and new ways of defining outcomes in schizophrenia. You are encouraged to bring specific cases for discussion.More Information »
Masterclass in The Management of Schizophrenia
Date: Thursday 10 July 2008
This master class with Professor John Kane, Chair in Schizophrenia Research at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, New York will explore the management of schizophrenia. It will include defining successful outcomes in schizophrenia, the barriers to achieving successful outcomes and the treatment of schizophrenia throughout its course. There will be plenty of opportunity for questions and discussion.More Information »