ISPS UK webinar series
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An event for professionals who work with people with psychosis, and for those with personal experience of psychosis and their families and friends.
Pharmacological and psychosocial approaches to treatment of psychosis: Is it time for choice?
Tony Morrison is a Professor of Clinical Psychology at the University of Manchester and is also Associate Director for Clinical Research at Greater Manchester West Mental Health Foundation Trust. He has published over 100 articles on cognitive therapy for psychosis and experimental studies of cognitive processes in psychosis, including an influential cognitive model of psychosis, and has conducted several treatment trials of cognitive therapy for psychosis and for people at high risk of psychosis
No Fear Psychosis: How do we reduce the fear of different mind states?
Rufus May (www.rufusmay.com) has worked as a psychologist in the NHS for 18 years. Originally inspired by his own experiences of coming through powerful mind states and receiving traditional psychiatric practices he trained as a psychologist to help develop and promote more holistic approaches. He has been facilitating Hearing Voice groups since 2001. His interests include voice dialogue, mindfulness, non-violent communication and community education approaches.
Download: ISPS UK Liverpool Event Flyer
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
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.
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.
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: email@example.com
Download: Open Dialogue Conference Flyer
David Pilgrim will do a presentation about the issues faced by mental health services when using coercion. Jen Kilyon and Neil Caton will then give a response to the paper after which we will open up to questions and comments from the audience.
David Pilgrim is Honorary Professor of Health and Social Care, University of Liverpool and Visiting Professor of Clinical Psychology, University of Southampton. He has published extensively in the field of mental health policy.
Jen Kilyon campaigns for genuine informed choice in mental health care where those who need it can be in a safe place that is right for them. She promotes respectful non-judgemental and family/network inclusive approaches to psychosis such as Open Dialogue. Jen is an ISPSUK and Soteria Network Trustee and helped to set up the first Soteria House in the UK.
Neil Caton has lived experience of psychosis and has several experiences of being admitted to psychiatric unit, one of which was compulsory. He will explore his experience of these admissions.
Neil has worked as an involvement worker for the early intervention service. He has been an ISPS trustee for 5 years and runs a hearing voices and paranoia group in Chorley.