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Acceptance Commitment Therapy for Psychosis Recovery Training CPD Event

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Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience

Denmark Hill

16 De Crespigny Park

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A free one-day CPD event for professionals interested in using ACT as a therapeutic approach in psychosis settings

30th May, 2018, 9.30am - 4.30pm

Wolfson Lecture Theatre, Main IoPPN Building.

Address: Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience Main Building, 16 De Crespigny Park, London SE5 8AF


Speakers: Emma O’Donoghue, Joe Oliver, Louise Johns, Suzanne Jolley, Tom Barker, Fiona Kennedy, Natasha Avery

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) is a skills-based psychological intervention that uses a combination of acceptance and mindfulness skills, along with strategies designed to help clients clarify personal values as a guide to daily behaviour. ACT can be delivered effectively in psychosis settings, and research indicates that it can help to reduce the impact of psychotic symptoms, particularly in terms of believability, emotional impact and disruption to functioning.

This free one-day CPD event will provide delegates with details of how ACT can be adapted, delivered, and evaluated in psychosis settings. The event will appeal to any mental health professional interested in the application of ACT as an intervention in community teams, within inpatient settings, with caregivers of people with psychosis, and alongside peer-supporters who may want to co-facilitate ACT interventions.

The day will include presentations from leading ACT practitioners and researchers in ACT for psychosis and serious mental illness. Delegates will also hear about the first trials to evaluate ACT groups in psychosis settings, as well as meet the authors of ‘ACT for Psychosis Recovery’, which is a comprehensive workbook designed to provide a step-by-step approach to facilitating group work with clients suffering from psychosis. The day will also include opportunities for delegates to experience techniques that have been used in recent ACT-based group programmes and one-to-one work.

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Dr Joe Oliver

Joe is a Consultant Clinical Psychologist and director for Contextual Consulting, an ACT based consultancy in the UK, offering training, coaching and therapy.

Joe is joint-director for the University College London Cognitive Behavioural Therapy in Psychosis Post Graduate Diploma, whilst also holding a post within the NHS. He is a peer reviewed ACBS ACT trainer and regularly trains professionals both nationally and internationally. Joe is co-editor of the textbook, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Mindfulness for Psychosis, co-author of the ACT self-help book, ACTivate Your Life and co-author of ACT for Psychosis Recovery, a Practical Manual for Group Based Interventions using ACT (2018).

Dr Emma O’Donoghue

Emma is a Senior Clinical Psychologist in the South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust. Emma has extensive experience using ACT approaches with people experiencing psychosis and bipolar affective disorder and has coordinated two RCTs of ACT group interventions with these client groups. Emma is co-author of ACT for Psychosis Recovery, a Practical Manual for Group Based Interventions using ACT (2018).

Dr Louise Johns

Louise is a Consultant Clinical Psychologist in the Oxford Early Intervention in Psychosis Service. Louise has over 15 years of clinical and research experience in understanding and treating psychosis, together with training and supervising staff. Louise led on the first UK funded study to evaluate ACT for psychosis in group settings. She is co-editor of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Mindfulness for Psychosis (2013), and co-author of ACT for Psychosis Recovery, a Practical Manual for Group Based Interventions using ACT (2018).


Dr Fiona Kennedy

Fiona is a Consultant Clinical Psychologist who has extensive clinical experience in mental health (from anxiety through eating disorders and PTSD, to psychosis and personality disorders) and learning disability fields. She has previously acted a Board Member/Trustee for the British Association of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapists (BABCP) and continues to be an active member. Amongst many other research projects, she has studied dissociation after trauma that led to a new theoretical model and scale, as well as innovative new treatments. She has presented her research at many national and international conferences and received an award for clinical excellence from BUPA. She is co-author of the text book, “Cognitive Behavioural Approaches to the Understanding and Treatment of Dissociation” and the new self-help book “Get Your Life Back: The best therapies for a better you”.


Dr Tom Barker

Tom is a clinical Psychologist and Psychology Lead for Psychosis at Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust. Coming originally from a CBT for psychosis background Tom has made extensive use of ACT in his work with service users and carers in order to help promote recovery. Tom provides training and supervision to staff using evidence based psychological interventions and has a particular interest in promoting empowering ways of understanding and talking about psychosis, for example through the provision of psychoeducational groups and staff training.


Dr Suzanne Jolley

Suzanne is a Senior Lecturer at Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience, King’s College London, and a Consultant Clinical Psychologist in the South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust, Psychosis Recovery services. She co-developed the King’s/IoPPN PGDip in CBT for Psychosis. Suzanne has over 20 years of clinical and research experience in psychosis with specific interests in training, dissemination, workforce development, cognitive models of delusions, and psychosis in children.

Dr Natasha Avery

Natasha is a Clinical Psychologist and Lead for the ACT for Recovery from Psychosis Groups in Camden & Islington NHS Foundation Trust. She has contributed to the development of the group manual that appears in ACT for Psychosis Recovery, a Practical Manual for Group Based Interventions using ACT (2018).




Copies of the new book, ACT for Psychosis Recovery will be available at discounted rates on the day. More information about the book plus lots of free resources are available here:

Copies of the new book, ACT for Psychosis Recovery will be available at discounted rates on the day. More information about the book plus lots of free resources are available here:

www.actforpsychosis.com


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