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Working with Personality Disorder: Staying Sane and Healthy

The Fens Service

Friday, 30 September 2016 from 09:30 to 17:00 (BST)

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Working with Personality Disorder: Staying Sane and Healthy

“A conference visualising wellbeing in offender treatment”

Friday 30 September 2016

Recreation Hall, HMP Whitemoor, March


The conference will feature presentations on the theme of wellbeing, both staff and patient, in offender treatment programmes. Delegates will have the opportunity to create new cross-disciplinary and cross-service links and foster new research collaborations throughout the pathway.

The conference is open to all psychologists and operational staff working with offenders, as well as trainees, students and researchers with an interest in Personality Disorder or offender treatment. There are a limited number of places available, and as such entry is only guaranteed for those who have pre-registered and pre-paid the £30 attendance fee. Please arrive for registration at 9:30. The conference will close at 17:00.

Lunch and refreshments will be provided and are included in the attendance fee.

Poster presentation submissions will also be sought from attendees, on a first come, first served basis. A prize will be awarded for the best poster presentation. Poster presentations must include the following details:

  • Poster title
  • Poster author(s)
  • Poster abstract (max 300 words)

The deadline for submitting poster presentations is Friday 9 September 2016.

Poster presenters will be notified by Friday 16 September 2016 if their poster has been accepted or not.

A limited number of presentation timeslots are still available for delegates to present on the theme of wellbeing within their service. Please send abstacts (max 300 words) for applications to present at the conference by Friday the 15th July.

For more information please contact lloyd.gould@hmps.gsi.gov.uk


Working with Personality Disorder: staying sane and healthy

09:15 – 09:30


09:30 – 09:45

Opening remarks Dr Naomi Murphy (Fens Service) and Endorsement Sarah Skett (OPDP – NHS England)

09:45 – 10:15

Wellbeing Charter & Collaborative Learning Network: Together We Can Make a Difference Dr Amra Rao (DCP Leadership & Management Faculty)

10:15 – 10:45

Characterising our Population: Toxicity and Trauma  Lloyd Gould (Fens Service)

10:45 – 11:00

Current Service-User’s Film

11:00 – 11:15

Tea Break

11:15 – 11:45

How Toxic is our Environment? Professor Alison Liebling (Cambridge University) and Jacquie Evans (Fens Service)

11:45 – 12:15

An Exploration of Burnout in Clinicians working with Offenders with Personality Disorders Dr Andrew Newman (Pathfinder Service, AWP Mental Health NHS Trust)

12:15 – 12:45

The Applicability of Crying Assessment in Therapeutic Settings Professor Ad Vingerhoets (Tilburg University)

12:45 – 13:45

Lunch Break and Research Poster Presentations

13:45 – 14:15

What can happen to people and organisations when we neglect well-being? Lawrence Jones (Rampton Hospital)

14:15 – 14:45

A Fens Service-User’s Experience Paul (Former Service User and Expert by Experience)

14:45 – 15:15

“The Fens Unit: Our Stories” Film Visual Direction

15:15 – 15:30

Tea Break

15:30 – 16:00

Wellbeing in Organisational Culture   Martin Butler and Gary Payne (Fens Service)

16:00 – 16:30

Igniting Wellbeing in a Toxic Environment Joanne Muirhead and Warren Dennis (Fens Service)

16:30 – 16:45

Treating Trauma without further Traumatisation Dr Naomi Murphy and Karen Butler (Fens Service)

16:45 – 17:00

Closing remarks Sarah Skett (OPDP – NHS England)

30 September 2016, HMP Whitemoor


Please note that all speakers, content and timings are provisional and subject to change.

Do you have questions about Working with Personality Disorder: Staying Sane and Healthy? Contact The Fens Service

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Recreation Hall, Whitemoor Prison
Longhill Road
PE15 0PR March
United Kingdom

Friday, 30 September 2016 from 09:30 to 17:00 (BST)

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The Fens Service

The Fens Service is part of the Offender Personality Disorder (OPD) Pathway Programme and is jointly delivered by NHS England and the National Offender Management Service (NOMS). Previously, the Fens was one of the four pilot Dangerous and Severe Personality Disorder (DSPD) Service sites.

The service aims to reduce the risk of offenders who are at high risk of violent and sexual reoffending and who are diagnosed with one or more Personality Disorders. The programme is delivered by a multidisciplinary team which includes prison officers, psychologists, psychotherapists, nurses and a psychiatrist.

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