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Other Tongues Workshop - Psychological Therapies in a Multilingual World with Beverley Costa

Other Tongues Workshop - Psychological Therapies in a Multilingual World with Beverley Costa

When: Wednesday, 7th October 2020, 2:00 pm

Where: ONLINE with Onlinevents

Ticket price: Donation

Other Tongues Workshop - Psychological Therapies in a Multilingual World Beverley Costa                                                                              

07/10/20 1pm - 3pm

Language differences are surprisingly easy for therapists to ignore and yet they are relatively easy to embed into existing training and supervision models. In this 2-hour workshop we will begin to consider how people’s multilingual identities impact on emotional expression, experience of trauma and recovery and ethical practice. We will also explore some of the complexities - the difficulties as well as the benefits - of working with interpreters. Throughout the workshop we will use case examples, interactive activities, film clips and ethical dilemmas to provide illustrations and provoke curiosity.

The following are examples of topics we will cover.

1.         Communicating effectively across languages

2.         The impact of working in English as a lingua franca – the colonial legacy

3.         Concepts of linguistic agency, linguistic power/justice, linguistic empathy

4.         The multilingual experience in terms of emotional expression, identity, memory recall and trauma processing

5.         Power dynamics, insider/outsider status and the sense of inadequacy when working as a therapist/counsellor with an interpreter

Dr Beverley Costa grew up in East London in a family with three languages and two religions and cultural practices. After training as a counsellor, psychotherapist and group psychodramatist, she set up Mothertongue, a multi-ethnic counselling service, to meet a gap she observed in services for multilingual clients. In 2009 she created a pool of mental health interpreters within Mothertongue and in 2010 established the national Bilingual Therapist and Mental Health Interpreter Forum. Beverley founded The Pasalo Project in 2017 (www.pasaloproject.org) to disseminate learning from Mothertongue. She is a Senior Practitioner Fellow at Birkbeck, University of London. With Professor Jean Marc Dewaele, she won the 2013 BACP Equality and Diversity Research Award. Beverley has delivered training and supervision to statutory and voluntary sector health and social care organisations for the past two decades.

PCCS Books | Drop the Disorder! Poetry - We Are the Change-Makers
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Drop the Disorder! Poetry - We Are the Change-Makers

Drop the Disorder! Poetry - We Are the Change-Makers

When: Friday, 2nd October 2020, 7:00 pm

Where: ONLINE

Ticket price: Donation with a minimum fee of £1

This online gathering is brought to you by A Disorder 4 Everyone and supported by Onlinevents.

Poetry and spoken word have played a major part in the A Disorder 4 Everyone events since the first one in October 2016.

This will be another great night of poetry, made even more exciting as we will be celebrating the launch of the new Drop the Disorder! poetry book ‘We Are the Change-makers’ which is being published on 18th September.

Confirmed contributors:

Jyl Anais

Jacky Power

Jenny Yates

Shayn McDonald

Vesper Moore

Toni hurford

Ruth Dixon

Kathleen Halley Angus

Mitzy Sky

Peter Gordon

Wendy Badger

Akima Thomas

Sanah Ahsan

This is a donation only event with a minimum fee of £1 to maximise accessibility. Please make a donation based on what you can afford.

PCCS Books | PCCS BOOKS EVENTS IN PARTNERSHIP WITH ONLINEVENTS ii
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PCCS BOOKS EVENTS IN PARTNERSHIP WITH ONLINEVENTS ii

PCCS BOOKS EVENTS IN PARTNERSHIP WITH ONLINEVENTS ii

When: Sunday, 24th January 2021, 9:30 am

Where: ONLINE

Ticket price: TBC

We are pleased to announce a series of one day CPD events in conjunction with Onlinevents. Over the coming months PCCS Books authors will be creating workshops around topical and important aspects of counselling and psychotherapy.

Watch this space for more details. 

PCCS Books | PCCS BOOKS EVENTS IN PARTNERSHIP WITH ONLINEVENTS
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PCCS BOOKS EVENTS IN PARTNERSHIP WITH ONLINEVENTS

PCCS BOOKS EVENTS IN PARTNERSHIP WITH ONLINEVENTS

When: Sunday, 29th November 2020, 9:30 am

Where: ONLINE

Ticket price: TBC

We are pleased to announce a series of one day CPD events in conjunction with Onlinevents. Over the coming months PCCS Books authors will be creating workshops around topical and important aspects of counselling and psychotherapy.

Watch this space for more details. 

PCCS Books | CPD WORKSHOPS WITH ONLINEVENTS - Psychiatry, Psychiatric Drugs and Counselling Older People Workshops
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CPD WORKSHOPS  WITH ONLINEVENTS - Psychiatry, Psychiatric Drugs and Counselling Older People Workshops

CPD WORKSHOPS WITH ONLINEVENTS - Psychiatry, Psychiatric Drugs and Counselling Older People Workshops

When: Saturday, 7th November 2020, 9:30 am

Where: ONLINE

Ticket price: Tickets on a self-selecting from £20 for all] 4 workshops

PCCS Books are pleased announce a CPD day for counsellors, psychotherapists and mental health workers.

The day will feature four workshops (6 hours CPD) from PCCS Books authors who are trainers and experts in their mental health, therapy and psychiatry fields.

Schedule for the day:

9:00 - 9:15 | Open Zoom Room [Start of Day]-

9.15 | Welcome from PCCS Books

9.30 – 11.00 | Rachel Freeth - Psychiatry and Mental Health: A workshop for counsellors and psychotherapists

11:00 - 11:15 | Break

11.15 –12.45 | Joanna Moncrieff - A Straight Talking Introduction to Psychiatric Drugs

12:45 - 13:30 | Lunch Break

13:30 – 15:00 | Helen Kewell - Living Well and Dying Well: Working therapeutically with an ageing population

15:00 - 15:15 | Break

15:15 – 16:45 | Professor Mary Boyle - The Power Threat Meaning Framework: An alternative to psychiatric diagnosis.

16:45 - 16:50 | Closing Summary

16:50 - 17:00 | End of Day

PCCS Books | 2020 Mary Kilborn Lecture: Journeys of Hope at the Difficult Edge * CANCELLED*
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2020 Mary Kilborn Lecture: Journeys of Hope at the Difficult Edge * CANCELLED*

2020 Mary Kilborn Lecture: Journeys of Hope at the Difficult Edge * CANCELLED*

When: Wednesday, 6th May 2020, 7:30 pm

Where: McCance Building, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow

This is a University of Strathclyde Engage organised event and PCCS Books will be selling books on the night.

Dr Wendy Traynor presents the 2020 Mary Kilborn Lecture, which will address the application of Person-Centred-Experiential psychotherapy with people who present with psychotic or other unusual experiences.

Wendy will discuss her path into practice and research on this challenging client population, which includes people who hear voices or have unusual or psychotic experiences. Both therapist and client perceptions of helpful and unhelpful aspects of practice and possible impact will be discussed.

Key practice considerations will be highlighted as well as reflections regarding the complexity of the wider context of service provision, using examples from life, work and research.

Refreshments and the opportunity to network will be available at registration from 17:45. The lecture will begin at 18:30. After the lecture, at around 19:30, there will be a wine reception and an opportunity for further networking.

PCCS Books | “A Disorder for Everyone!” in association with The Women’s Centre Cornwall
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“A Disorder for Everyone!” in association with The Women’s Centre Cornwall

“A Disorder for Everyone!” in association with The Women’s Centre Cornwall

When: Thursday, 13th February 2020, 9:00 am

Where: Cornwall Offices Station Approach Victoria St Austell PL26 8LG

Ticket price: Sold out

"A Disorder for Everyone!" - Challenging the culture of psychiatric diagnosis and exploring trauma informed alternatives in association with The Women's Centre Cornwall

AD4E is coming to Cornwall!

This will be our 21st event and we are delighted to be supported by The Women's Centre Cornwall

Contributors include Dr Lucy Johnstone, Matt Ball, Dr Akima Thomas, Michelle Springer-Benjamin, Pat McArdle, Kate Atkinson, Maggie Parks, Viv Gordon, Nollaig McSweeeny and Jo Watson.

PCCS Books will be selling books on the day.

About the day

The event features not just professionals but people from a diverse range of backgrounds who have an essential contribution to make to the debate.

Lucy Johnstone presents the current debates and controversies about psychiatric diagnosis. It is increasingly acknowledged, even within the mental health establishment, that categories like 'schizophrenia', 'bipolar disorder' and 'personality disorder' lack validity. The assumption that distress is best understood as disease can have very serious consequences for the individual, their identity, and their path to recovery. In the morning Lucy will present alternatives to diagnosis which can help people to make sense of experiences of distress, however extreme, and which are based on working together to explore personal meaning.

Other Listed speakers will make up the rest of the day as well as an afternoon workshop.

Workshop 1

Title: An Introduction to the Power Threat Meaning
Framework

Facilitator: Dr Lucy Johnstone

Summary: Lucy will outline the key principles of the framework and show how it can be used in practice to understand and make sense of emotional and psychological distress.

Check out the trailer for the Power Threat Meaning Framework Launch

Workshop 2

Title: The Trauma informed approach and Beyond.

Facilitators: Dr Akima Thomas & Michelle Springer-Benjamin

Summary: This workshop will provide a space and an opportunity to reflect on promising practice and the integration of trauma informed principles. Akima and Michelle will facilite an open discussion where participants will be encouraged to think critically and creatively about trauma informed approaches to working with emotional distress.

PCCS Books | The industrialisation of therapy:  What is the impact of IAPT on counselling and psychotherapy? - Manchester - CANCELLED
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The industrialisation of therapy:  What is the impact of IAPT on counselling and psychotherapy? - Manchester - CANCELLED

The industrialisation of therapy:  What is the impact of IAPT on counselling and psychotherapy? - Manchester - CANCELLED

When: Saturday, 28th March 2020, 9:00 am

PCCS Books | “A Disorder for Everyone!” - Challenging the culture of psychiatric diagnosis - Ipswich
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“A Disorder for Everyone!” - Challenging the culture of psychiatric diagnosis - Ipswich

“A Disorder for Everyone!” - Challenging the culture of psychiatric diagnosis - Ipswich

When: Friday, 6th December 2019, 9:00 am

Where: Quay Place, Key St, Ipswich Ip41bz

Ticket price: Donation

"A Disorder for Everyone!" - Challenging the culture of psychiatric diagnosis and exploring socially informed alternatives

AD4E is coming to Ipswich! This will be our 20th event!

Speakers confirmed so far include:- Dr Lucy Johnstone, Dr Sami Timimi, Katie Mottram, Dr Akima Thomas, Dr James Davies, Dolly Sen, Sally-Ann, Matthew Morris, Nollaig McSweeney and Jo Watson.

We are delighted to be in association with Your Life Our Help - Ipswich

PCCS Books | SAY Women’s Annual Conference 2019 - Glasgow
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SAY Women’s Annual Conference 2019 - Glasgow

SAY Women’s Annual Conference 2019 - Glasgow

When: Monday, 11th November 2019, 9:00 am

Ticket price: £59.88

Challenging Attitudes to Child Sexual Abuse and Homelessness  

A full day of talks and discussion exploring the relationship between Child Sexual Abuse and Homelessness: specifically attitudes which perpetuate victim-blaming.

The conference will highlight trauma-informed practice, values, attitudes and models that support SAY Women's working practices. It will involve professionals, practitioners and young people to showcase ways in which related communities can speak out about Child Sexual Abuse and Homelessness and the impact it has on individuals, communities and society.

Confirmed Speakers Include:

Dr Jessica Eaton 

Dr Jessica Eaton (FRSA) is the founder and owner of VictimFocus, the VictimFocus Blog and The Eaton Foundation. VictimFocus is her independent business providing research, consultancy, writing and speaking in forensic psychology, feminism and mental health. The VictimFocus Blog has 1.2 million readers per year and provides a lively, funny and critical perspective on CSE, victim blaming, feminism and sexual violence.

Dr Jessica Eaton will discuss the way women and girls are blamed and pathologised by services and establishments after they have been abused, oppressed and traumatised.

Discussing her latest research, she will explore how common the victim blaming of women and girls really is, and how it affects service delivery for women.

Jo Watson 

Jo Watson is a feminist, psychotherapist, trainer, activist and survivor with a professional history in the rape crisis movement of the 1990’s. She has worked therapeutically for the last 25+ years with people who have experienced trauma and adversity and has devised and delivered numerous training programmes and conferences for counsellors and psychotherapists, ‘mental health’ workers, teachers and other professionals who work with people in a therapeutic or support context.

Jo actively challenges the biomedical model both inside and outside of her work and links emotional distress to social causes.

Jo will speak about how the diagnostic and biomedical model of emotional distress is being widely criticised for its failure to offer evidence for its core assumptions or effective ways of healing. She will argue that psychiatric diagnosis is so often imposed and that our stories as women are often obscured and sometimes completely negated.

Jo will suggest that it is no coincidence that women survivors of gender based violence and women who experience homelessness are disproportionately labelled with psychiatric disorders.

Catriona MacKean, Head of Homelessness and Housing Support Scottish Government 

Michelle Major, Change Lead Homelessness Network Scotland

Vicky Little, Police Scotland

Rosie Kane, Conference Host

To purchase a ticket  please follow the link below to our Eventbrite page or contact Rebecca Grant rebecca@say-women.co.uk to arrange an invoice or alternative booking arrangements. 

https://www.say-women.co.uk/news-and-events

PCCS Books | Compassionate Mental Health - Changing the Script
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Compassionate Mental Health - Changing the Script

Compassionate Mental Health - Changing the Script

When: Monday, 11th November 2019, 9:00 am

Where: Hereford Left Bank, Hereford, UK


Compassionate Mental Health is part of a growing worldwide movement calling for a more integrative approach to mental health – one that relies less on diagnosis and prescription drugs, and more on empowering the person and engaging their social networks. At the heart of the project is a belief that it is possible to begin to heal oneself and others through the power of community, connection, self care and solidarity.

Our key message remains that a mental health crisis can become a meaningful turning point and catalyst for change. We believe a culture of compassion and collaboration must replace our existing model of over medicalisation, coercion and restraint.

Along with many other critical voices – we are calling for a radical shift in the way we understand mental illness, changing the script, challenging stigma and raising expectations. This is a gathering and unconference, but there are key learning outcomes associated with service transformation, moving towards a more co-productive, psychosocial approach.

All our speakers and facilitators believe that with the right support recovery can happen and a mental health crisis can be a transformative process.  Our next one day gathering is Surviving Uncertainty: Cultivating Change. We are living in uncertain times, but they are also times of possibility when we have the power to shape the future.

What it isn’t..
This isn’t an anti-psychiatry event, or one that proposes a right way to recovery, self management or service improvement. But – along with many other critical voices – we are calling for a radical shift in the way people understand and approach mental health issues.

Our goal is to be part of the global call for better, safer mental health services for all. We hope to do this by building bridges and growing understanding that people in crisis need more than just medicine. Feeling connected, finding meaning in crisis, and sharing tools for stability are all vital for a whole person approach.

There needs to be better funding for mental health services in all settings, and there will be opportunities during the day to share ideas for the future.  Our hope is that we can all move forward together into a more collaborative, compassionate chapter.

PCCS Books | “A Disorder for Everyone!” - Challenging the culture of psychiatric diagnosis - Cardiff
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“A Disorder for Everyone!” - Challenging the culture of psychiatric diagnosis - Cardiff

“A Disorder for Everyone!” - Challenging the culture of psychiatric diagnosis - Cardiff

When: Friday, 29th November 2019, 9:00 am

Where: Jurys Inn Cardiff, 1 Park Place, Cardiff CF10 3UD

Ticket price: £0 - £134

"A Disorder for Everyone!" - Challenging the culture of psychiatric diagnosis and exploring trauma informed alternatives in association with Platfform

Contributors include Dr Lucy Johnstone, Prof Richard Wilkinson, Ewan Hilton, Pat McArdle, Mica Gray, Sally-Ann, Nathan Flier, Dr Akima Thomas, Michelle Springer-Benjamin, Jo Watson & Nollaig McSweeney

PCCS Books | 11th Annual Critical Voices Conference 2019 - Cork, Ireland
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11th Annual Critical Voices Conference 2019 - Cork, Ireland

11th Annual Critical Voices Conference 2019 - Cork, Ireland

When: Wednesday, 13th November 2019, 9:00 am

Where: University College Cork, Ireland

CHALLENGING MENTAL HEALTH SYSTEMS: CRITICAL PERSPECTIVES FROM INSIDE OUT AND OUTSIDE IN

IN ASSOCIATION WITH CRITICAL VOICES NETWORK IRELAND

13 AND 14 NOVEMBER 2019

SCHOOL OF APPLIED SOCIAL STUDIES AND SCHOOL OF NURSING AND MIDWIFERY

UNIVERSITY COLLEGE CORK, IRELAND

More information is available here - https://www.ucc.ie/en/nursingmidwifery/conferences/critical-voices/

PCCS Books | Living Well And Dying Well: Counselling Older People - Helen Kewell at Nantwich Bookshop
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Living Well And Dying Well: Counselling Older People - Helen Kewell at Nantwich Bookshop

Living Well And Dying Well: Counselling Older People - Helen Kewell at Nantwich Bookshop

When: Friday, 20th September 2019, 5:29 pm

Where: Nantwich Bookshop - 46 High Street, Nantwich CW5 5AS

Join Helen as she reflects on her experiences of working therapeutically with older people.

The event provies 1 hour of CPD and a certificate will be available to take away on the night.

Doors open at 6.30pm for a 7pm start.

Please reserve tickets by calling Nantwich Bookshop on 01270 611665 

Tickets £7.50 - which includes £2.50 off the book price on the night and refreshments

PCCS Books | Living Well And Dying Well: Counselling Older People - Helen Kewell with Onlinevents
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Living Well And Dying Well: Counselling Older People - Helen Kewell with Onlinevents

Living Well And Dying Well: Counselling Older People - Helen Kewell with Onlinevents

When: Tuesday, 3rd September 2019, 6:00 pm

Where: www.onlinevents.co.uk

Event Details

Older people rarely feature in counselling literature, and the very old barely at all. When I was training, I was as perplexed about this as I was disappointed. Counselling older adults, and those at the very end of their lives, is challenging, life-affirming, and, with the rapid rate of ageing, vital work. With this interview, I hope to inspire others to come into this work, using my own experiences to bring it to life, and to open the debate with colleagues already experienced in this area about how we improve access to and uptake of this service.

About Helen Kewell

I am a humanistic counsellor with a private counselling practice in Sussex, and a specialism in working with older adults. I volunteer as a counsellor and supervisor for Cruse Bereavement Care

PCCS Books | Pete Sanders - 2019 Mary Kilborn Lecture -  Person-Centred Therapy: Fit for the future?
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Pete Sanders - 2019 Mary Kilborn Lecture -  Person-Centred Therapy: Fit for the future?

Pete Sanders - 2019 Mary Kilborn Lecture -  Person-Centred Therapy: Fit for the future?

When: Thursday, 2nd May 2019, 4:15 pm

Where: University of Strathclyde, Glasgow

Generations of counsellors in Scotland and throughout the UK have read books written or published by Pete Sanders through PCCS Books, and have benefited from his support and strongly-worded advocacy for the PCA.  In this lecture, Pete makes the case for the continuing relevance of the PCA in the face of the continuing medicalisation of psychological distress, the tsunami of cognitive therapy, and recent attempts to co-opt the PCA and re-package its central principles.  Pete will argue that in order to be fit for the 21st century, the PCA must meet seven challenges.  He will review how the PCA has fared over the past 10 years, concluding by presenting his new manifesto for counselling and psychotherapy.

Who should attend?
- Counselling Unit course graduates as well as supervisors, practitioners, and members of the public.
- Members the counselling practitioner community of Scotland (via COSCA and PCT Scotland) and beyond.
- Representatives of organisations that are current potential placement partners for our MSc course students or who may be potential funding partners.
- Current students on Counselling Unit postgraduate and BSc courses.
- Relevant academic staff at other universities in Scotland and former tutors on our various courses.
- Members of Mary Kilborn’s Family

Register here for tickets

 

PCCS Books | Drop the Disorder! - The Book Launch
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Drop the Disorder! - The Book Launch

Drop the Disorder! - The Book Launch

When: Friday, 20th September 2019, 8:00 am

Where: Carrs Lane Conference Centre Birmingham B4 7SX

AD4E is returning to Birmingham for the 3rd time to launch the forthcoming PCCS book 'Drop the Disorder!'and we are delighted to be in association with PCCS Books & the Birmingham based charity RSVP who have contributed a chapter to the book.

All speakers at this AD4E event have also authored a chapter in the book. Speakers / Contributors confirmed so far include:-

Dr Lucy Johnstone

Dr Jacqui Dillon

Lisa Thompson RSVP

Prof John Read

Robyn Timoclea

Pete Sanders

Prof Emmy Van Deuzen

Dolly Sen

Dr Akima Thomas OBE

Sue Irwin

Jenny Taper

Jamie Tipping

Chris Coombs

Nollaig McSweeney

Jo Watson

Stalls by PCCS, RSVP, The Freedom Project, Mayday Trust, Bradford Soteria (and others to be confirmed

PCCS Books | Keele Counselling (Research and Practice) Conference
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Keele Counselling (Research and Practice) Conference

Keele Counselling (Research and Practice) Conference

When: Saturday, 23rd March 2019, 12:56 pm

Where: Keele University Campus

Conference theme: 'What's love got to do with it?': Families and Intimate Relationships

The Keele Counselling and Psychotherapy team warmly welcomes counselling researchers, practitioners, and students, whether relatively new to the field or very experienced, who have an interest in issues related to families and intimate relationships.

Philip Teasdale, author of Inside Adoption; a parent's story, will be a keynote speaker addressing the question - ADOPTION: IS LOVE ENOUGH?

 

PCCS Books | Keith Tudor - Psychotherapy:A Critical Examination (Education, Training and Professional Development
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Keith Tudor - Psychotherapy:A Critical Examination (Education, Training and Professional Development

Keith Tudor - Psychotherapy:A Critical Examination (Education, Training and Professional Development

When: Tuesday, 19th March 2019, 7:30 pm

Where: www.onlinevents.co.uk

Keith Tudor, author of Psychotherpay: a critical examination, will be in conversation with John Wilson discussing the subjects of Education, Training, And Sustaining Professional Development.

PCCS Books | The industrialisation of therapy:  What is the impact of IAPT on counselling and psychotherapy?
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The industrialisation of therapy:  What is the impact of IAPT on counselling and psychotherapy?

The industrialisation of therapy:  What is the impact of IAPT on counselling and psychotherapy?

When: Saturday, 15th June 2019, 8:15 am

Where: Resource for London, Holloway Road, London N7 6PA

Ticket price: £66 including VAT - Please note we will not be issuing tickets but names will be placed on a guest list for registration.

TICKETS SALES HAVE NOW ENDED

The industrialisation of therapy: What is the impact of IAPT on counselling and psychotherapy

Since 2008, the government’s Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) programme has been rolled out across England. In the ten years of its existence, it claims to have transformed mental health services, bringing therapy to thousands of people experiencing depression and anxiety. But what has been the impact of IAPT’s tightly-regulated, medicalised model of mental health care on services and those who work in them?  Can IAPT’s ‘factory’ system of care, driven by psychiatric diagnosis, fast through-put and quick outcomes really address the rising tide of mental distress?

This conference aims to bring together practitioners, academics, researchers and all those interested in the future of mental health services for a day of discussion and debate.


The date - Saturday 15 June 2019
Location - Resource for London, Holloway Road, London N7 6PA

Tickets cost £66 (vat inc), including lunch and refreshments.  

Agenda

9.20 Registration opens.  

9.50 Chair’s opening remarks. 

10.00  The modern myths of IAPT
Rosemary Rizq starts by unpicking the ‘modern myths’ that underpin the rapid rise and expansion of the government’s IAPT programme. She will argue these myths serve to obscure rather than reveal the social, cultural, economic and political factors underlying the current rise in mental distress.

Rosemary Rizq is a BPS Chartered Psychologist and a UKCP-accredited psychoanalytic psychotherapist.  She is Professor of Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy at the University of Roehampton.

10.40     What is neoliberalism and why does it matter?
Philip Thomas explores how neoliberalism has given birth to a ‘malignant individualism’ in our health services that blames the individual’s ‘faulty thinking’ for their anxiety and depression and fails to engage with the socio-economic adversity from which misery so often originates.

Philip Thomas worked as a consultant psychiatrist in the NHS for over 20 years, before leaving clinical practice in 2004 to write.

11.20 Coffee

11.50 IAPT and the medical model: ideological fits and misfits.
David Murphy questions whether we should be arguing for all therapies to be included within IAPT. Some, like CBT, are a good ‘fit’ with IAPT’s medicalised model; others are not. What are the principles at stake for these ‘ideological misfits’? 

David Murphy is Associate Professor at the University of Nottingham where he is course director for the MA in person-centred experiential counselling and psychotherapy.

12.30 Break-out small group discussions. 

13.00 Lunch provided.   

14.00 Industrialising relational therapy: ethical conflicts and threats for counsellors in IAPT
Gillian Proctor and Maeta Brown ask if it is possible for counsellors to stay true to their relational training and beliefs when working within the IAPT system. They will explore the dilemmas and costs of attempting to straddle these conflicting therapeutic cultures. 

Gillian Proctor is the programme leader of the MA in psychotherapy and counselling at the University of Leeds.  Maeta Brown is a student on the MA in psychotherapy and counselling at the University of Leeds and has a background in radical, person-centred crisis work.

14.40 Surviving work in IAPT
Elizabeth Cotton explores how current NHS industrial relations policies are embodied in the IAPT programme and discusses the strategies practitioners can use to ‘survive work’ in the current policy climate.

Elizabeth Cotton is a writer and educator in the field of mental health at work. She teaches and writes academically about employment relations and mental health and is currently a senior lecturer at Middlesex University. She is founder of the Surviving Work in Health initiative to support people working on the frontline of NHS services.  

15.20 Tea.   

15.40 Panel questions and discussion.  

16.15 Closing remarks and end.    

The conference will mark the launch of The Industrialisation of Care: counselling, psychotherapy and the impact of IAPT, edited by Rosemary Rizq and Catherine Jackson. Copies will be on sale at the event.

 

PCCS Books | “A Disorder for Everyone!” - Challenging the culture of psychiatric diagnosis and exploring trauma i
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“A Disorder for Everyone!” - Challenging the culture of psychiatric diagnosis and exploring trauma i

“A Disorder for Everyone!” - Challenging the culture of psychiatric diagnosis and exploring trauma i

When: Friday, 1st February 2019, 9:26 am

Where: Temple of Peace King Edward VII Avenue Cardiff CF10 3AP

Ticket price: £0-£129

AD4E is coming to Cardiff! It will be there 14th event!

And  are delighted to be supported by Gofal

Contributors include Dr Lucy Johnstone, Pete Sanders, Dr Akima Thomas, Jo Watson & Nollaig McSweeney and Gofal

Who is the event for?

This day is for anyone who is interested in and concerned about the current debates in 'mental health.'

It provides a space to explore the critical questions of the day around the biomedical model and the narrative of 'diagnosis and disorder!'

Attendees from past AD4E events have included people who identify as the following :-

people with lived experience of emotional distress, supporters of people with lived experience, survivors, psychologists, journalists, activists, counsellors, service users, service refusers, psychotherapists, mental health support professionals, psychiatrists, managers and individuals with a general personal interest.

PCCS Books | BACP Conference - 2019 Student Event - Bridging the gap
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BACP Conference - 2019 Student Event - Bridging the gap

BACP Conference - 2019 Student Event - Bridging the gap

When: Saturday, 23rd February 2019, 9:21 am

Where: London - St Pauls

Hear from the experts…

Take the opportunity to hear from experienced practitioners who will be sharing valuable lessons they’ve learned while working as counselling professionals. They’ll also be sharing stories of the things they wish they’d known when graduating.

Each practitioner comes from a different background and offers a unique perspective on life working in the counselling professions.

PCCS Books | Psychotherapy: A Critical Examination (Methods and Practice) – Keith Tudor
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Psychotherapy: A Critical Examination (Methods and Practice) – Keith Tudor

Psychotherapy: A Critical Examination (Methods and Practice) – Keith Tudor

When: Tuesday, 18th September 2018, 7:30 am

Where: Onlinevents - https://www.onlinevents.co.uk/event/psychotherapy-a-critical-examination-methods-and-practice-keith-tudor/

Ticket price: Register here -

John and Keith Tudor continue their discussion based on the recent book Psychotherapy: a critical examination and explore the chapter Methods, practise and praxis

Join the online live event at 8.30am on the 18th September.

Keith Tudor is Professor of Psychotherapy at Auckland University of Technology. I'm a qualified social worker and psychotherapist, a writer, and an activist. I hold several professional memberships, including being an associate member of Waka Oranga (an organization of Māori therapists and allies). I am also the editor of Psychotherapy and Politics International and, for the past six years, was the co-editor of Ata: Journal of Psychotherapy Aotearoa New Zealand. I'm the author and/or editor of a number of publications, including 15 books, the most recent of which are: Psychotherapy: A Critical Examination (PCCS Books, 2018)

PCCS Books | PRACTISING EXISTENTIAL PSYCHOTHERAPY A One-Day Workshop Facilitated by Professor Ernesto Spinelli
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PRACTISING EXISTENTIAL PSYCHOTHERAPY  A One-Day Workshop Facilitated by Professor Ernesto Spinelli

PRACTISING EXISTENTIAL PSYCHOTHERAPY A One-Day Workshop Facilitated by Professor Ernesto Spinelli

When: Saturday, 20th October 2018, 8:00 am

Where: The Birchcliffe Centre, Hebden Bridge

Ticket price: £85 - For booking, travel arrangements and accommodation please contact: Hugh Knopf 07861463819 / hughknopf@rocketmail.com

Workshop Description

Regardless of the model adopted or the approach employed, current research indicates that the one consistently reliable variable impacting upon the beneficial outcome of therapeutic interventions is the relationship itself.  This 1-day workshop will equip participants with an applied theoretical understanding of the major inter-relational qualities and skills derived from existential psychotherapy. This unique focus upon the interpersonal qualities will be of value to all practitioners, regardless of their specialist model or approach and will serve to deepen participants’ professional understanding and awareness of key factors arising in any therapeutic relationship.

The workshop provides participants with the unique opportunity to develop their understanding of, and ability to practise, existential therapy through the particular emphasis of the therapeutic relationship itself. The workshop is derived from Ernesto's textbook Practising Existential Psychotherapy: The Relational World 2nd edition (Sage, 2015).

Format

The workshop is made up of a combination of lecture, discussion, experiential exercises, and exploration of case material that participants are welcome bring to the seminars.

Location - Hebden Bridge

OVERVIEW OF SEMINAR

Morning 1 - An overview of existential therapy - theory and practice

This part of the seminar will introduce the key ideas of relatedness, uncertainty and anxiety and consider them within the context of an existential approach to therapy.

Morning 2 - The Existential Therapist as Idiot - Working with the client's worldview

Existential therapy places a great deal of emphasis on the exploration and clarification of the client's worldview. This part of the Workshop will explore the possibilities of working from a standpoint of un-knowing - a descriptively-attuned focus of investigation, clarification and challenge.

Afternoon 1 - The Existential Therapist as Fool - Working in 'the between'

Existential therapy emphasises the immediacy of the interactions and relations between therapist and client. In doing so, it urges the therapist to be willing to embrace the many uncertain possibilities and challenges that will arise within any therapeutic encounter. This part of the workshop will explore the notions of sedimentation and dissociation from lived, embodied experience

Afternoon 2 - The Therapist as Executioner - Endings: possibilities and disappointments

This final part of the workshop will focus on the impact on the client of attempting to bring insights and decisions arrived at during therapy into the wider world of the client's lived experience.

Professor Ernesto Spinelli was Chair of the Society for Existential Analysis between 1993 and 1999 and is a Life Member of the Society. His writings, lectures and seminars focus on the application of existential-phenomenology to the arenas of therapy, psychology, and executive coaching. He is a UKCP registered existential psychotherapist, a Fellow of the British Psychological Society (BPS) as well as an APECS accredited executive coach and coaching supervisor. In 1999, Ernesto was awarded a Personal Chair as Professor of Psychotherapy, Counselling and Counselling Psychology. And in 2000, he was the recipient of the BPS Division of Counselling Psychology Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Profession.  Ernesto is Director of ES Associates, an organisation dedicated to the advancement of psychotherapy, coaching, and supervision through specialist seminars and training programmes. His most recent book, Practising Existential Psychotherapy: The Relational World 2nd ed (Sage, 2015) has been widely praised as a major contribution to the advancement of existential theory and practice. His previous books include: The Interpreted World: an introduction to phenomenological psychology, 2nd ed (Sage, 2005); Demystifying Therapy (PCCS, 2006); Tales of Un-knowing (PCCS, 2006); and The Mirror and The Hammer: challenging therapeutic orthodoxies (Sage, 2001).

 

PCCS Books | “A Disorder for Everyone!” - Exploring the culture of psychiatric diagnosis, creating change
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“A Disorder for Everyone!” - Exploring the culture of psychiatric diagnosis, creating change

“A Disorder for Everyone!” - Exploring the culture of psychiatric diagnosis, creating change

When: Friday, 28th September 2018, 8:00 am

Where: Norton Park Conference Centre 57, Albion Road Edinburgh EH7 5QY

Ticket price: £0-£129

AD4E is coming to Edinburgh (again!)

Contributors include Dr Lucy Johnstone, Dr James Davies, Dr Jacqui Dillon, Jo McFarlane, Sally Fox, Prof Mathias Schwannauer, Time and Space, Jo Watson & Nollaig McSweeney

This event is in association with the Scottish Recovery Network.

When you buy your ticket please consider donating a small amount via our "donation" option to support free and cheap places for people who can't afford to pay.

PCCS Books | “A Disorder for Everyone!” - Challenging the culture of psychiatric diagnosis
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“A Disorder for Everyone!” - Challenging the culture of psychiatric diagnosis

“A Disorder for Everyone!” - Challenging the culture of psychiatric diagnosis

When: Thursday, 6th September 2018, 8:00 am

Where: Amnesty International 25 New Inn Yard London EC2A 3EA

Ticket price: £0-£129

"A Disorder for Everyone!" - Challenging the culture of psychiatric diagnosis: Exploring trauma informed, non pathologising alternatives including The HER Model & The Power Threat Meaning Framework

In association with Mind in Camden & Women and Girls Network

AD4E is returning to London, this will be our 10th event.

Contributors include Dr Lucy Johnstone, Dr Jacqui Dillon, Prof John Read, Clare Shaw, Dr Akima Thomas, Laura Delano, Jo Watson & Nollaig McSweeney

When you buy your ticket please consider donating a small amount via our "donation" option to support free and cheap places for people who can't afford to pay.

PCCS Books | PCCS 25th Anniversary Conference
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PCCS 25th Anniversary Conference

PCCS 25th Anniversary Conference

When: Thursday, 1st November 2018, 8:30 am

Where: Kings House Conference Centre, Manchester, M1 7HB http://kingshouse.co.uk/

Ticket price: £75 plus VAT

PCCS Books | BACP Research Conference 2018
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BACP Research Conference 2018

BACP Research Conference 2018

When: Friday, 11th May 2018, 8:00 am

Where: Holiday Inn Kensington High Street, London

Ticket price: https://www.bacp.co.uk/docs/pdf/16266_booking%20form_research2018.pdf

24th Annual Research Conference
 
"Counselling changes lives: research that impacts practice"   

 
11 & 12 May 2018, Holiday Inn Kensington High Street, London
 
Co-hosted by University of Roehampton



Pre-conference workshop facilitated by Professor Tim Bond and Dr Barbara Mitchells:

BACP’s New Guidance: Exploring Ethical Research Design and Ethical Problem Solving for Research in the Counselling Professions

6.00 p.m. – 7.30 p.m. Thursday 10 May 2018

Keynote presentation Friday 11 May - Professor Robert Elliott

"Evidence and politics in the humanistic-experiential psychotherapies: A love-hate story"

Keynote presentation Saturday 12 May  - Professor Dr Pim Cuijpers

"Four decades of research on counseling for depression: Directions for the future