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

Resting state fMRI work featured in Scientific American
Description
Chris Miall's recent work using resting state fMRI to study changes in the connectivity of the brain induced by learning was highlighted in an article in Scientific American this month.
Date:
22/11/2013
Simon Hanslymar paper 'Prestimulus oscillatory phase at 7Hz gates cortical information flow and visual perception' accepted by Current Biology
Description
Against the intuitive notion that information flows in a continuous, steady-state fashion from our sensory channels, research demonstrated that humans sample visual information in discrete time windows oscillating at around 5-10 Hz.
Date:
18/11/2013
Jim Orford speaks to BBC Breakfast and BBC Radio 4 programme You and Yours about gambling problems in young people
Description
On 10th October Jim Orford spoke to BBC Breakfast and BBC Radio 4 programme You and Yours about gambling problems. This was following on from a report which was recently published by the national organisation GamCare saying that there are an increasing number of younger people amongst the clients of their services for people with gambling problems.
Date:
18/11/2013
£388K grant awarded to research the neuropsychological profile of different sex offenders
Description
Dr Ian Mitchell, Dr Pia Rotshtein and Prof Anthony Beech have been awarded £388,000 by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) to fund research on the neuropsychological profiles of different types of sexual offenders.
Date:
13/11/2013
Doctoral researcher Mary Heald awarded the Pat Howlin Prize by the Society for the Study of Behavioural Phenotypes
Description
Mary Heald, PhD student in the Cerebra Centre for Neurodevelopmental Disorders, has been awarded the Pat Howlin Prize by the Society for the Study of Behavioural Phenotypes at their 17th International Symposium in Stellenbosch, South Africa.
Date:
13/11/2013
New paper on children's tool making features in special issue on Tool Use as Adaptation, published by the Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society
New paper on children's tool making features in special issue on Tool Use as Adaptation, published by the Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society
Description
A group of Psychologists and a Biologist from University of Birmingham, led by Dr Sarah Beck, have been investigating tool making in children, and in particular whether children can make novel tools to solve a problem, without having seen an example of the tool they need before they try it.
Date:
06/11/2013
Anthony Beech invited to speak at the Council of Europe about alternatives to imprisonment
Description
Professor Anthony Beech was invited to speak as one of the small number of scientific experts at the Council of Europe, Strasbourg, in France, on 25-27th September 2013, about alternatives to imprisonment.
Date:
05/11/2013
Doctorate in Forensic Clinical Psychology: A Birmingham first in collaboration with St Andrew's Healthcare
Doctorate in Forensic Clinical Psychology: A Birmingham first in collaboration with St Andrew's Healthcare
Description
This is a new four year doctoral programme that started in the School of Psychology this September. It is the first practitioner Doctorate in the UK to provide people who complete the course eligibility to practice in two different branches of applied psychology, in this case Forensic and Clinical Psychology.
Date:
28/10/2013
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