News and events 

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

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
Funding granted for family and social network intervention research study
Description
A study, funded by the National Institute of Health Research (NIHR) Health Technology Assessment (HTA) Programme, will adapt and further develop the Social Behaviour and Network Therapy approach to be used with young people as part of a new grant for £528.563.
Date:
31/07/2013
Secondary schools psychology event a huge success
Description
160 sixth-formers from schools across the West Midlands attended an event organised by Ashleigh Lin, Katharine Chisholm, and Renate Reniers, who run the Secondary Schools Research Group in the School of Psychology.
Date:
31/07/2013
Paper on speech-accompanying gestures accepted by the Journal of Experimental Psychology
Paper on speech-accompanying gestures accepted by the Journal of Experimental Psychology
Description
Dr Sotaro Kita and his colleagues' paper on individual differences in production of speech-accompanying gestures has been accepted by the Journal of Experimental Psychology: General. The study investigated the psychological profile of people who produce gestures more frequently and more saliently than others.
Date:
18/07/2013
Extended funding for the Cerebra Centre for Neurodevelopmental Disorders
Description
Cerebra have confirmed renewed funding for the The Cerebra Centre for Neurodevelopmental Disorders for six years from 2014. The work of the Centre focuses on the cognitive, emotional and behavioural disorders experienced by children and young adults with intellectual disability, autism spectrum disorder and genetic syndromes.
Date:
18/07/2013
Paper by Doctoral Researcher Teresa da Silva examining heterogeneity within multiple perpetrator rapes is accepted for publication by Sexual Abuse: A Journal of Research and Treatment
Description
Doctoral Researcher Teresa da Silva has had her paper examining heterogeneity within multiple perpetrator rapes accepted for publication by Sexual Abuse: A Journal of Research and Treatment.
Date:
26/06/2013
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