Waiting Times: A Research Project
A Primary Care Event with Professor Lisa Baraitser and Dr Will Brook

‘Watchful Waiting in General Practice’ is one strand of a large multi-site research programme funded by the Wellcome Trust investigating the relation between  time and  healthcare in the early 21st century.   In a broader context in which waiting may be experienced as more and more intolerable in an accelerated society, the Waiting Times project investigates the offer of elongated time – waiting, delaying, enduring, staying, persisting, repeating, returning – as an integral part of care rather than a form of abandonment or a sign of service failure.

Presenter: Professor Lisa Baraitser, Department of Psychosocial Studies, Birkbeck, University of London. Co-PI on the Wellcome Trust funded ‘Waiting Times’ project. She has written extensively on care, time, psychoanalysis and feminist theory, is a Psychoanalyst in Training and Psychodynamic Psychotherapist in private practice

Chairperson: Dr Will Brook is a GP and GP trainer in Hackney. He sits on the Primary Care Committee of the APP.

Date: Saturday 7th March 2020 (Please note the change of venue)

Venue: Well Street Surgery, 28 Shore Road, London E9 7TA

Time: 10am: Coffee and Registration – 10.30am: Start – 12.30pm: Finish

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The East Anglian Psychotherapy Network

Keeping Risk in Mind

    at The Athenaeum, Angel Hill, Bury St Edmunds, IP33 1LU

Saturday 21st March 2020.

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Forthcoming Events

UCL Compassion and Mentalization Conference, Saturday 2 May 2020 – Confirmed Programme

We are delighted to present the programme for the 2020 conference, Compassion and Mentalization: Complementary, overlapping or opposed?

The conference will be held in central London at UCL, Saturday 2 May 2020.

This ground-breaking event chaired by Professor Steve Pilling will compare and contrast two major therapeutic approaches: Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT, led by Paul Gilbert and Deborah Lee), and Mentalization Based Therapy (MBT, led by Peter Fonagy and Patrick Luyten).

During the event, the theories underpinning the two treatment approaches will be explored and their key principles will be outlined. An exploration of the mutually enriching potential of the two perspectives will follow. There will be ample time for discussion and opportunities to identify differences as well as overlaps between the two approaches. Participants will be able to pose questions about particular clinical scenarios and how they would be handled by the two approaches.

To discover more about mentalization, please see this article, or listen to this interview. Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT) was founded and developed by Professor Paul Gilbert. Having written more than 20 books on the subject, he also established the Compassionate Mind Foundation that promotes wellbeing through facilitating the scientific understanding and application of compassion.

Watch out for our Annual Lecture in May 2020.

You can view our previous Annual lectures on our YouTube channel

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Intellectual Disability Section advance warning of a joint conference with the Institute of Psychotherapy and Disability (IPD):

Changing Minds. Twenty Years of Disability Therapy.
It will feature Baroness Sheila Hollins, Dr Roger Banks, Dr Valerie Sinason, Dr Georgina Parkes, Professor Nigel Beail, David O’Driscoll and others (TBC).

We are looking at June/July 2020 and are hoping it will be at Royal College at Psychiatrists in East London.
More details to follow…

Primary Care Section advance warning of our regular Saturday seminar on 7 March, details below. Please note the change of venue.

Save The Date

The Society for Psychotherapy Research UK Chapter is putting on a One-Day Conference in Leeds


Saturday 12th September 2020


An exciting, locally-themed networking event on the Friday evening.

Save the date in your diaries! Announcements of keynote speakers and call for submissions to present your research will follow soon.

We hope to see you there!