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

Antiepileptic drugs taken during pregnancy may increase risk of impaired development for children
Antiepileptic drugs taken during pregnancy may increase risk of impaired development for children
Description
New research suggests that taking antiepileptic drugs during pregnancy increases the risk of the child having impaired brain development.
Date:
01/08/2014
Dr Suzanne Higgs named President Elect of the Society for the Study of Ingestive Behavior
Dr Suzanne Higgs named President Elect of the Society for the Study of Ingestive Behavior
Description
Dr Suzanne Higgs has been named President Elect of the Society for the Study of Ingestive Behavior.
Date:
24/07/2014
Researcher to explore the links between time perception and language
Researcher to explore the links between time perception and language
Description
Doctoral researcher Darren Rhodes has been awarded a Young Researcher Visiting Fellowship by The Norwegian University of Science and Technology in Trondheim.
Date:
21/07/2014
Student's summer research could help tackle global obesity epidemic
Student's summer research could help tackle global obesity epidemic
Description
Psychology undergraduate Anne-Marie Martin has been awarded a summer research bursary to study the use of social norms in promoting healthy eating.
Date:
18/07/2014
Researchers share their passions at poster conference
Researchers share their passions at poster conference
Description
Psychology postgraduate students showcased their work at a research poster conference on 10 June.
Date:
14/07/2014
Worldwide anti-crime network brings together police and academics
Worldwide anti-crime network brings together police and academics
Description
A global network dedicated to linking serial crimes recently met for a three-day workshop.
Date:
14/07/2014
A visit to expand the mind - students learn about Psychology during department open days
A visit to expand the mind - students learn about Psychology during department open days
Description
Cadbury College students learned about subjects as diverse as making social judgments, memory precision and using robots for rehabilitation during a trip to the School of Psychology.
Date:
04/07/2014
Paper proves that children are naturals when it comes to teamwork
Paper proves that children are naturals when it comes to teamwork
Description
A paper by PhD student Sophie Milward on the topic of children's ability to co-operate with others has been accepted by prestigious journal Cognition.
Date:
01/07/2014
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