The East Anglian Psychotherapy Network

Keeping Risk in Mind

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

Saturday 21st March 2020.

Conference flyer and booking form

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.

UCL Compassion and Mentalization Conference Programme

Watch out for our Annual Lecture in May 2020.

You can view our previous Annual lectures on our YouTube channel

APP youtube channel

Primary Care Section Seminar
Presentation by Older Adults Section
Please check here for details of rearranged date
the October meeting venue is Basil Jellicoe Hall, Euston

APP AGM and Annual Lecture

Wednesday 17th June 2020
Venue TBC
APP AGM and Lecture on 17 June (please note change of date)
Speaker is Prof Kam Bhui from the Royal College of Psychiatrists.
Preceded by the AGM and a drinks reception.
Please note this event will be held online if we cannot meet up.
Full details to follow.

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…

IPD/APP/RCP Conference Flyer

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!

Jeff Halperin on Working with Gangs
Primary Care Section Seminar
Saturday 3rd October 2020
10.30am – 12.30pm
Venue TBC