Treating Anxiety Disorders with Intensive Short-Term Dynamic Psychotherapy

This one-day workshop will provide an overview of the theoretical framework of ISTDP and the ways in which this approach is used to treat anxiety disorders. The unique elements of the model will be highlighted, including: the emphasis on the somatic experience of emotions in the here and now; monitoring unconscious signalling of anxiety in the body; and an active approach to maladaptive defence mechanisms

Evening Update: Obesity & Mental Health

Obesity is increasingly an important public health problem affecting patients in mental health settings. A reciprocal association has been identified between mental health problems and obesity, the former often leading to weight gain and vice versa. The perceived stigma and body image issues of weight gain can negatively affect mood. In people with mental health problems, food can be used as a coping strategy, unhealthy diet and low mood can affect adherence to weight management programmes. People who seek help for their obesity have high levels of depression, anxiety, binge eating disorder, and personality disorder. They also tend to have comorbid medical conditions that require ongoing monitoring and care.

Essentials: An Introduction to Mindfulness in Theory & Practice

Look at how Mindfulness impacts upon the individual, including those with pain or other difficulties. Breathworks approach for health and workplace contexts.

Depressive Illness in Older People

The remarkable growth of the population over the age of 65 means the detection, treatment and understanding of depression in older adults are of paramount importance and a major public health concern. This conference devoted to late-life depression will bring together prominent experts in this field in order to inform you of the multiple dimensions of this complex disorder. The aim of this conference is to heighten awareness and promote interventions for older people with depression during a time when there are ongoing service changes throughout the health service.

Evening Update: Eating Disorders The Importance of Early Intervention

Eating disorders encompass physical, psychological and social pathologies that increase risk. Eating disorders cause significant psychiatric morbidity and the adverse physical consequences of dieting, weight loss and purging can sometimes prove fatal with anorexia nervosa having the highest mortality of any psychiatric condition (Arcelus et al, 2011). Appropriate physical risk management is required together with early diagnosis and intervention in order to improve prognosis and reduce mortality rates.

Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD)

The session will enable practitioners to gain a broad understanding of borderline personality disorder (BPD).

Why choose us?

The Andrew Sims Centre, part of Leeds and York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, is a UK provider of continuing professional development (CPD) events. Our courses are for all medical and healthcare professionals working in mental health and learning disabilities services throughout the country.

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