News and events 

Latest news and forthcoming events from the School of Psychology.
 

Events

Doctoral Researcher led Conference: 'Studying language in mind: A multi-disciplinary approach to research methodology'
Doctoral Researcher led Conference: 'Studying language in mind: A multi-disciplinary approach to research methodology'
Date
04/06/2014 (09:00-17:00)
Location:
G85 Lecture Theatre 2
Description
We have invited seven experienced researchers to talk about the methodological aspects of their work. It will be an excellent opportunity to learn from their experiences and communicate with peer researchers.
An Experiential Introduction to ACT - Introductory Level
An Experiential Introduction to ACT - Introductory Level
Date
08 (09:30) - 09/09/2014 (16:30)
Location:
University of Birmingham
Description
This two day workshop for practitioners working in the field of physical and/or mental health care provides an introduction to the key principles of ACT, and of Relational Frame Theory, which underpins the theory and practice of ACT.
Skills Development Workshop in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) – Intermediate Level
Skills Development Workshop in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) – Intermediate Level
Date
10 (09:30) - 11/09/2014 (16:30)
Location:
University of Birmingham
Description
This workshop builds upon the introductory workshop, developing participants' skills in using the ACT approach in clinical practice. Participants will be trained in case formulation, socialising the client to the ACT model and therapeutic relationship, flexible mindfulness exercises, values clarification and helping clients to develop willingness through the use of cognitive defusion methods.
Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT) for Psychosis
Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT) for Psychosis
Date
12/09/2014 (09:30-16:30)
Location:
University of Birmingham
Description
This one-day skills workshop will focus on developing the core skills and knowledge to work with people recovering from psychosis using ACT.
Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT) for Insomnia
Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT) for Insomnia
Date
07/11/2014 (09:30-16:30)
Location:
University of Birmingham
Description
This one-day workshop for practitioners working in the field of physical and/or mental health care will focus on developing the core skills and knowledge to work with people with difficulties related to insomnia. In particular, it will focus on how the struggle with sleeplessness tends to worsen the problems of insomnia, and on helping clinicians develop skills in assisting their clients to let go of this struggle.
ACT for Long-term Physical Health Conditions
ACT for Long-term Physical Health Conditions
Date
14/11/2014 (09:30-16:30)
Location:
University of Birmingham
Description
This one-day workshop will focus on developing the core skills and knowledge to work with people diagnosed with long-term physical health conditions.

 

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News

Birmingham psychologists present at prestigious forensic science conference
Description
During a trip to South Africa on a C-LINK research project, Dr Jessica Woodhams and Dr Amy Burrell were invited to the 2nd National Conference for Forensic Science (10-13 February 2014) to present on the linking of crimes using modus operandi.
Date:
04/03/2014
US ambassador visits the centre for Computational Neuroscience and Cognitive Robotics
US ambassador visits the centre for Computational Neuroscience and Cognitive Robotics
Description
Matthew Barzun, the US ambassador to UK, visited the centre for Computational Neuroscience and Cognitive Robotics on 6 February 2014.During his visit, Uta Noppeney, CNCR co-director, described the centre's philosophy, research directions, international collaborations and the associated CNCR MSc program.
Date:
04/03/2014
Marie Curie Intra-European Fellowship won for studying multisensory integration
Description
Dr Johanna Zumer (pictured right) and Professor Uta Noppeney (pictured left) have succeeded in obtaining 2 years of funding through the EU Marie Curie IEF to carry out novel investigations to understand the neural basis of deciding when multisensory signals should be integrated versus segregated.
Date:
28/02/2014
Birmingham Perspectives: Better Policing Collaboration to link academics with practitioners
Description
"Crime and policing has always been at the forefront of public debate. Yet academic researchers and practitioners have not collaborated as fruitfully as they might have to understand 'what works' by way of interventions and the costs and benefits of alternate interventions. There is however reason to hope that there will be a push towards more evidence-based policing."
Date:
24/02/2014
Social norms paper highlighted in Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
Description
A recent paper by Dr Suzanne Higgs and Jason Thomas was highlighted in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and the authors were invited to produce an accompanying podcast.
Date:
17/02/2014
Crime Linkage International Network researchers set for South Africa trip
Description
Dr Jessica Woodhams and Dr Amy Burrell are soon to embark on a research trip to South Africa. The visit has been arranged through the Crime Linkage International Network which was set up by Dr Woodhams in May 2013, and is the first of its kind to bring together academics and practitioners with a professional interest in linking crimes committed by a common offender.
Date:
17/02/2014
Louise Dixon: Prisons research featured in ESRC's Britain in 2014 magazine
Description
Research being undertaken by Dominique Moran and Marie Hutton at GEES, and Louise Dixon in Psychology, has been chosen to feature in the ESRC's flagship newsstand magazine Britain in 2014.
Date:
07/02/2014
College of Policing grant to build links between academics and the police
Description
A partnership involving the University of Birmingham has been awarded £50,000 by the College of Policing to forge links between academics and the police.
Date:
07/02/2014
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