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

£300K grant awarded for project to study the origins of cumulative culture in humans and great apes
Description
Dr Claudio Tennie (a recent Birmingham Fellow) has been awarded £300,000 by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) to carry out a three year project which will evaluate the origins of cumulative culture in human children and great apes.
Date:
10/09/2013
Global ranking reinforces Birmingham's position as a world-class university
Description
The University of Birmingham has made an impressive 15 place rise to 62nd in this year's QS World University Rankings, cementing its position in the top 100 universities globally and placing it 10th in the UK.
Date:
10/09/2013
Psychology achieves best ever NSS results
Description
The School of Psychology are very pleased to have achieved their best ever results in the National Student Survey this year including 'personal best' scores in four of the six main assessment areas and their highest overall satisfaction rating ever.
Date:
06/09/2013
Professor Leam Craig appointed as a Fellow of the British Psychological Society
Description
Professor Leam Craig, member of the Centre for Forensic and Criminological Psychology in the school, has been appointed Fellow of the British Psychological Society (FBPsS).
Date:
23/08/2013
Research on anomalous cognitive experiences featured on National Geographic Channel
Description
Some of Dr Jason Braithwaite's research on how certain contexts can make people 'feel' spooked has been featured in a recent programme on the world-wide National Geographic channel. In the programme Dr Braithwaite explains how anomalous perceptions and hallucinations can be induced in certain susceptible observers if the context and setting is right.
Date:
20/08/2013
Dr Jason Braithwaite interviewed for BBC News feature on near-death experiences
Description
Dr Jason Braithwaite has been interviewed for a BBC News article that points to an explanation for why people claim to see white light or "life flash before their eyes" during near-death experiences.
Date:
16/08/2013
Doctoral researcher Zoe Stephenson invited to speak at Forensic Psychology conference in Belfast
Description
Doctoral researcher, Zoe Stephenson (Centre for Forensic and Criminological Psychology) was an invited speaker in the symposium entitled Assessing Risk in Sexual Offenders at the Division of Forensic Psychology conference in Belfast in June. The aim of the presentation was to present research findings of a project commissioned by the Ministry of Justice into the Sequencing of interventions with violent and sexual offenders.
Date:
05/08/2013
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