Pre-conference Workshops

Pre-conference workshops will take place on Wednesday 30th August, 2017 from 9.30am to 4.30pm with 1 hour for lunch. The half day workshops will run for 3 hours only.

Dr Gráinne Fadden, Shelagh Musgrave
Dr Gráinne Fadden, Shelagh Musgrave
Traditional mental health services were established with a focus on the person with the mental health difficulty. Much of the ideology and practices resulting from this viewpoint are evident in...
Jacqui Dillon
Jacqui Dillon, Chair, Hearing Voices UK
The international Hearing Voices Movement, an international collaboration between experts by experience and experts by profession, contests the traditional psychiatric relationship of dominant-expert...
Alison Brabban
Alison Brabban, National Clinical Advisor for SMI (IAPT), Recovery Lead, Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust, Hon Senior Clinical Lecturer, Durham University
There are many misconceptions about Cognitive Behaviour Therapy for Psychosis (CBTp).  Many erroneously believe  that this intervention is about eliminating ‘symptoms’ of psychosis or getting service...
Jim van Os, Peter Groot
Jim van Os, Maastricht University Medical Centre, Maastricht, The Netherlands - Peter Groot, Maastricht University User Research Centre
In this workshop, we introduce and discuss the implementation of pilots of disruptive change to the mental health care system in the Netherlands, and examine its wider applicability across other...
Dr Kwame McKenzie
Dr Kwame McKenzie, Medical Director CAMH, Professor of Psychiatry University of Toronto, Director of SAMI CIHR Training Program
ABSTRACT Canada has one of the most diverse populations in the world. In Toronto 50% of the population are immigrants from non European countries. Excellent healthcare for all is enshrined in health...
Anne Berit Eie Torbjørnsen, Jon Vidar Strømstad and Svein Friis.
ABSTRACT It is generally well acknowledged that ward climate is of crucial importance for the treatment outcome.  However, to create a therapeutic milieu is easier said than done. The workshop will...
David Shiers, Christopher Dowrick
David Shiers, Chris Dowrick (GPs)
The term psychosis embraces major psychiatric disorders such as schizophrenia and bipolar disorder in which a person’s perception, thoughts, mood, and behaviour are significantly altered. These...
Lucy Johnstone
Dr Lucy Johnstone, Consultant Clinical Psychologist and project leader
The workshop describes an ambitious Division of Clinical Psychology-funded project to outline the principles of a conceptual alternative to the diagnostic model of mental health difficulties and...