Older Adults Section Book launch
Date & Time: Friday 24th January 2020, 6:30 – 9:30pm.
Venue: The Freud Museum, London
Speakers include: Professor Helen Odell-Miller OBE (Director, Cambridge Institute for Music Therapy Research)
Dr Andrew Balfour (Couples Therapist and Chief Executive, Tavistock Relationships)
Dr Cate Bailey (Co-Chair of the Older Adults Section of the Association for Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy in the NHS)
To see further details and register your (free) attendance please click here
We welcome you to join the authors, editors and invited speakers for the launch of the book “Psychodynamic Approaches to the Experience of Dementia: Perspectives from Observation, Theory and Practice” edited by Sandra Evans, Jane Garner, Rachel Darnley-Smith.
The book can be purchased from the website here with a 20% discount already applied, or purchased on the night.
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.
Waiting Times: A Research Project
A Primary Care Event with Professor Lisa Baraitser and Dr Will Brook
Date: Saturday 7th March 2020 (Please note the change of venue).
Venue: Well Street Surgery, 28 Shore Road, London E9 7TA
10am: Coffee and Registration – 10.30am: Start – 12.30pm: Finish
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.