Book Events

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).

Essentials: Assessment and Diagnosis of Dementia in People with Learning Disability

This talk will cover an introduction to the assessment and diagnosis of dementia in people with learning disability (LD), with some background on prevalence in people with and without Down’s Syndrome.

Essentials: Developing Leadership and Management Skills in CAMHS

The Francis report in 2013 clearly outlined that an unhealthy and culture of leadership contributed to the failings at Mid Staffs. It was clear that strong, ethical and patient centred leadership is vital in every organisation which is open and transparent. There have been further developments in leadership from the faculty of leadership and management. This session will explore some of the models of leadership and management, with emphasis on the practical enactment of those models.

Evening Update: Autism Spectrum Disorder - Update for the Generalist

Autism affects approximately 1% of people in the UK. Amongst patients accessing mental health services this prevalence rises to about 4%. Autism is associated with a wide range of physical health, mental health, and social care issues, so it is essential that all health and social care practitioners have a good working knowledge of autism. This course will provide you with a refresher about autism basics, a timely update on the latest developments in autism, and hints and tips for working with autistic service users.