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

Professor Leam Craig receives the Senior Academic Award from the Division of Forensic Psychology, British Psychological Society 2013
Description
Professor Leam Craig, member of the Centre for Forensic and Criminological Psychology in the school, has received the 2013 Senior Academic Award from the Division of Forensic Psychology, for distinguished contribution to academic knowledge in forensic psychology.
Date:
23/05/2013
Anthony Beech presents at invited experts' workshop entitled 'Developing sexual offender laws and treatment in Europe'
Description
Professor Anthony Beech, Head of the Centre for Forensic and Criminological Psychology, School of Psychology, has recently presented (May 16-17th 2013) at an invited experts workshop entitled 'Developing sexual offender laws and treatment in Europe' at the Max Planck Institute for Foreign and Criminal Law in Freiburg Germany.
Date:
20/05/2013
New paper evaluates the effectiveness of group-based CBT for people with intellectual disabilities
Description
This is the main paper to be produced from a trial of cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT) with people who have learning disabilities and anger problems that was supported by the National Institute for Health Research through an award of over a million pounds. John Rose and Biza Stenfert Kroese who work in the clinical group in the School of Psychology were integral members of the team.
Date:
07/05/2013
Psychology jumps 14 places to number 7 in Complete University Guide rankings
Description
The University of Birmingham has been ranked number 7 out of 112 universities for Psychology subjects in the Complete University Guide 2014 league tables.
Date:
01/05/2013
Working to improve inpatient psychiatric units in Coventry Warwickshire Partnership Trust
Description
Work conducted in the School's clinical psychology group is changing clinical practice in inpatient psychiatric units in Coventry Warwickshire Partnership Trust.
Date:
26/04/2013
£72,000 grant to establish a research collaboration with Brazilian universities
Description
Drs Andy Bagshaw, Steve Mayhew and Amanda Wood, in collaboration with Dr Alberto Tannus (University of São Paulo) and Professor Peter Morris (University of Nottingham), have been awarded £72,000 to establish a research collaboration with Brazilian universities in the São Paolo region under the Scientific Cooperation Agreement between FAPESP, University of Nottingham and University of Birmingham.
Date:
25/04/2013
Paper in Neuropsychopharmacology discusses human vigour in relation to environmental rewards
Description
Ulrik Beierholm has contributed to a paper titled 'Dopamine Modulates Reward-Related Vigor', published in Neuropsychopharmacology on 18th February 2013.
Date:
22/04/2013
Selective Attention and Awareness Laboratory leads new study into out-of-body experiences: volunteers needed
Description
University of Birmingham scientists are looking for volunteers who have had out-of-body experiences to come forward and be involved in a new study which seeks to identify the scientific causes behind these bizarre phenomena.
Date:
28/03/2013
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