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Latest news and forthcoming events from the School of Psychology.
 

Events

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.
The Birmingham Brain Challenge
Date
06/11/2014 (09:30-17:00)
Location:
Brainbox Room
Description
How do we mature in our ability to make decisions as we go from our early twenties to retirement? Do we get wiser as we age? Stay the same as ever? Or does decision-making just get harder and harder as the bloom of youth wears off? An on-going project in Psychology at the University of Birmingham, funded by Economic and Social Research Council, is asking these questions and measuring the way thousands of people across the UK (ranging in age from 25 to 65 years) make decisions. The project is set up to allow all sorts of people to participate by downloading apps to a tablet.
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

Juliane Honisch and Mark Elliott present on the science of synchrony at the Bloomsbury Festival
Description
Research fellows Juliane Honisch and Mark Elliott presented the science behind how and why people synchronise movements at the Bloomsbury Festival in London on 20th October 2013.
Date:
26/11/2013
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
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