Events & Conferences

Psychosis and social distancing: opportunities and challenges of support online

4 June 2020, 18.30-20.00
ISPS UK webinar

In these times when face to face meetings are not possible and mental health services are moving online, what is it like for those living with psychosis? Our speakers look at the different aspects of this new way of life?

There will be a time for questions to the panel.

This webinar is free to join and open to all, with priority booking being given to ISPS members.  

Speakers:

Joanna Monaghan  Psychotherapist and co-founder of the Safety Held Spaces Initiative

Jessica Pons  Hearing Voices Team project manager, MIND in Camden

Cathy Thorley  Family therapist in adult mental health services, and practitioner and trainer in Peer Supported Open Dialogue.

To book your place please click here.  Places are limited.

Mar
11
Wed
2015
Peer-Supported Open Dialogue day conference
Mar 11 all-day

The Peer-supported Open Dialogue project is organising a free national conference on Peer-supported Open Dialogue (the UK’s first!) in central London on March 11th 2015.  Places can be reserved at www.peersopendialogue.com

*This event is now full and a waiting list has been established

Apr
16
Thu
2015
What is the future of UK psychiatry @ University of Nottingham
Apr 16 all-day

A One Day Conference organised by the UK Critical Psychiatry Network (University of Nottingham, 16th April 2015)

Following successful one day conferences in 2013 and 2014, and continuing concerns about the nature, provenance and consequences of contemporary psychiatric practice, The UK Critical Psychiatry Network has organised a further opportunity for psychiatrists to consider how their practices might develop.  There will also be ample opportunity to meet like-minded colleagues.  The conference will be preceded by a dinner on the evening of April 15th.  Overnight accommodation at the on-campus Orchards Hotel can be arranged.

Click here for Programme and Application Form

Sep
11
Fri
2015
Peer-Supported Open Dialogue – Creative Conversations in the Mobilising of Social Networks @ Ashford International Hotel
Sep 11 @ 8:45 am – 4:45 pm

 

The conference aims to:

1) Set the scene for the introduction of Peer-Supported Open Dialogue in KMPT, as a treatment approach for people experiencing acute psychological crises such as psychosis.

2) Understand this movement in the context of the national and international development of Open Dialogue as an approach with a significant evidence base that sees families and wider support networks included in treatment from the first contact.

3) Highlight the research evidence that has been created over the last two decades and describe the current situation in which various Trusts around the country, including KMPT, are being recruited to undertake a national RCT research programme starting in 2016.

4) Think about how the philosophy of the Open Dialogue approach may influence the wider transformation of mental health services over time.

International Keynote Speaker

JAAKKO SEIKKULA –  Professor of Psychotherapy, Department of Psychology, University of Jyvaskyla, Finland.

Jaakko has been mainly involved in developing Family and Social Network based practices in psychiatry with psychosis and other severe crises. Since the early 80’s until 1998 he was a member of the team in Western Lapland in Finland for developing the comprehensive Open Dialogue approach, which Jaakko has since been studying both concerning the processes of dialogues and the outcomes in treatment of acute psychosis.

In the afternoon there will be other important speakers who will represent the viewpoints of those involved in the project, a discussion experience and a plenary.

Registration Details

Conference Fee – Free (including lunch and refreshments)

(Places will be available free of charge to Kent and Medway NHS and Social Care Trust employees – allocated on a first come, first served basis)

Please see flyer for the application form and return asap to Learning and Development Department, Kent and Medway NHS and Social Care Partnership Trust, Priority House, Hermitage Lane, Maidstone, Kent ME16 9PH. Tel: 01622 722193, Email: training@kmpt.nhs.uk

Download: Open Dialogue Conference Flyer