Book Events

Evening Update: Psychiatric Rehabilitation

Those service users with new diagnosis of psychosis, 20% will develop complex needs and be referred to inpatient rehabilitation. 80% of referrals are from acute inpatients and 20% from secure mental heath services according to care quality commission brief guide. Despite of compelling statistics psychiatric rehabilitation remains an enigma to clinicians.

Essentials: Transgender Healthcare

Transgender Healthcare is an important and growing field of practise. This workshop will provide an introduction and core knowledge of transgender healthcare for those working outside of the field.

MaRSiPAN: Anorexia Nervosa Management

Management of Really Sick Patients with Anorexia Nervosa: What you Need to Know

Section 12 Refresher

Presented by the Andrew Sims Centre’s established Mental Health Law multi-professional training team.

Evening Update: Reflections of Two Presidents

Professor Wendy Burns (Immediate Past President RCPsych & Consultant Old Age Psychiatrist, Leeds) will describe the structure and function of the Royal College of Psychiatrists (RCPsych) and about some of the work I did and the experiences I had during my three years are President. Dr Adrian James (President, Royal College of Psychiatrists) will outline his president including parity of esteem, equality and diversity sustainability, and workforce well-being. He will reflect on his first six months as president as to his personal experience and the key elements to making the role a success.

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

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).