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September 2017

The Hidden Virtue: Towards a New Understanding of Humility in Counselling and Psychotherapy – Heather Dale

September 29, 2017 @ 5:15 pm - 6:15 pm BST
Heather Dale

There is a pivotal point where the therapist can become convinced that they know what is ‘best’ for their client, albeit at an unconscious level. This may lead to a rupture in the therapeutic relationship. Through the use of vignettes this paper will explore the signs (red flags) that allow practitioners to become aware that they have lost sight of the virtue of humility necessary for safe and ethical practice.

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When Did Grief Get So Complicated? … and What Practitioners Need to Know About It – Susan Delaney

September 29, 2017 @ 8:15 pm - 9:15 pm BST
Susan Delaney

The debate continues amongst practitioners about whether grief should ever be considered a disorder; many practitioners believe that grief is a normal response to loss and should not be medicalised whilst others believe that grief can become disabling and may need specialist intervention. This talk will consider the current controversy and will discuss the evidence for a complicated grief disorder. Information on recognising when grief has become complicated will be offered along with a discussion of international treatment initiatives and an update on what is happening in Ireland and the UK.

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May 2019

The Work Of Byron Katie – Robin Shohet

May 14 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm BST
Robin Shohet

Byron Katie had an awakening experience in which she saw that everything she had believed was not true. From this, she devised a series of questions that invite us to challenge our belief systems. In this online event, we will explore her work together by putting our beliefs on paper and questioning whether they serve us.

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June 2019

A Conversation Between The Psychodynamic And Person Centred Approaches – Roslyn Byfield & Mike Trier

June 4 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm BST
Roslyn Byfield & Mike Trier

Roslyn Byfield, a Psychodynamic counsellor, and Mike Trier, a Person Centred counsellor, explored some of the differences and similarities in the ways that each of us work with clients. Underpinning this discussion will be a curiosity about how far each of us have moved from where we started during our training. We will start our discussion comparing how each of us values the importance of linking the past to the present.

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The Digital mHealth Conversation Series 2019: What are the Benefits and Risks of Delivering Mental Health Care Through Technology Instead of Face-to-Face and What Impact Does the Removal of Face-to-Face Human Interaction Have? – Philippa Weitz

June 4 @ 8:30 pm - 9:30 pm BST
The Digital mHealth Conversation Series 2019

Over 2017/8 MindTech and the James Lind Alliance identified the Top 10 questions for digital technology in mental healthcare, these were filtered down from an initial 1350 questions, submitted by people with lived experience and health professionals. It is their intention that these will guide the funders of research to ensure that future research is focused on answering these questions and that the potential of digital technology for mental health can be fully realised.

We hope these questions will help inform us about a vision for the future of mental health care and challenge the current way we deliver research, training, and therapy.

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Islamic Counselling And Muslim Mental Health – Sabnum Dharamsi & Abdullah Maynard

June 11 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm BST

This interview gives an overview of what Islamic Counselling means. We will also discuss Muslim mental health, exploring the interactions between faith and personal identities, spirituality, and well being, in the geo-political context of the 21st century.

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Do Cults Exist? – Olivia Djouadi

June 18 @ 8:30 am - 9:30 am BST
Olivia Djouadi

When working with this group, we need to keep in mind what may have occurred to them: deprivations of food, light, and sound, coercive control, gaslighting, rules, overwork, extreme trauma, Stockholm syndrome etc. As a result, this may need more than brief therapy.

Olivia will be speaking on captivity at the ICSA (International Cultic Studies Association) 2019 Annual International Conference in July held in Manchester this year.

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The Digital mHealth Conversation Series 2019: How Do Certain Mental Health Conditions (e.g. Depression) Affect How People Engage With Technology? – Philippa Weitz

June 18 @ 8:30 pm - 9:30 pm BST
The Digital mHealth Conversation Series 2019

Over 2017/8 MindTech and the James Lind Alliance identified the Top 10 questions for digital technology in mental healthcare, these were filtered down from an initial 1350 questions, submitted by people with lived experience and health professionals. It is their intention that these will guide the funders of research to ensure that future research is focused on answering these questions and that the potential of digital technology for mental health can be fully realised.

Each conversation will centre around a series of structured questions related to the theme of the digitalmHealth conversation.

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