The BDD Foundation is proud to announce that we will be hosting the second ever International Conference on Body Dysmorphic Disorder. It will take place on 26 November 2016 at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London, Brunei Gallery, WC1H 0XG from 9am to 5pm.
KEYNOTE BY PROFESSOR PAUL GILBERT: Compassion Focused Approaches to Body Shame
The keynote speech this year will be delivered by Professor Paul Gilbert, who will be addressing the topic of body shame. Professor Gilbert is one of Britain’s leading psychologists and the founder of compassion focused therapy, and compassionate mind training. In 2011 he was awarded an OBE for his continued contribution in mental healthcare.
SCREENING OF 'HALL OF MIRRORS': A short film about the complexities of living with BDD
This year, all delegates will be invited to the first public screening of 'Hall of Mirrors', a short film about the complexities of living with BDD, as part of the Conference programme. The film contains some strong language and moderate scenes of violence; please feel at liberty to opt out of, or leave the auditorium during, the screening should you wish to do so.
NEW BOOK PUBLISHED BY THE BDD FOUNDATION TO BE RELEASED AT THE BBD CONFERENCE 2016
'Reflections on Body Dysmorphic Disorder: Stories of Courage, Determination and Hope' contains the lived experiences of thirty-six people with BDD and their loved ones. Due to be released on the date of the Second International BDD Conference in London on 26th November 2016. Special conference price = £10. Usual retail price = £12.99. Soon to be available on Amazon and other major outlets. E-book coming soon....
SETTING UP A BDD SUPPORT GROUP: One to One Consultations in Conjunction with OCD Action
One to one consultations are bookable with Keira from OCD Action in the Brunei Exhibition Suite about how to get help setting up a support group in your area. There are fifteen-minute time slots available during the lunch break at 12:15, 12:30 and 12:45. Please book now using the link to this Doodle Poll: http://doodle.com/poll/n8zbbt85v9xrk76b If you are interested it is recommended that you please book in advance as availability is limited.
Attendess will get the opportunity to choose from and attend a selection of workshops & speeches at the BDD Conference 2016:
(Please note: All workshop/speakers are subject to change and to be confirmed on the day. Most but not all workshop/speeches will be available on the livestream webinar – details of Conference Programme to be confirmed shortly.)
1. Keynote: Body Shame by Professor Paul Gilbert OBE
2. Muscle Dysmorphia & Male Concerns by Dr Rob Willson
3. Compulsive Skin-Picking in BDD with Simon Darnley & Artist, Liz Atkin
4. Body Image (weight/shape) in Eating Disorders by Dr Vicki Mountford
5. Exploring the use of Drama & BDD with Laura Trundle & Tia Guest
6. Children & Adolescents with BDD by Dr Laura Bowyer
7. 2nd Keynote: Psychological Understanding & Treatment of BDD by Professor David Veale
8. Inspirational Speeches of Recovery & Hope
9. “Hall of Mirrors” - The making of the Film with Andrew Koji & Dominic Coates
10. Support Groups: Male BDD, Female BDD, Young People, Compulsive Skin Picking (CSP), Carers, Bereaved & Clinicians
11. & more from Dr Annemarie O’Connor & Professor Paul Gilbert OBE
Please note in order to reach out to more people, we will be filming the speeches and some of the workshops. Please be assured that the camera will be solely focused on the speakers and that all filming will be sensitively and discretely carried out. If you have any concerns about this, please do not hesitate to approach one of our volunteers on the day.
No matter where you live you can now attend the conference via the internet with the option to attend via WEBINAR/LIVESTREAM for a reduced ticket price.
If you wish to attend the conference this way, you will be emailed prior to the event with a password to gain access to the LIVE broadcast stream of the International Conference on Body Dysmorphic Disorder. Live broadcast will be from 9am - 5pm GMT.
PLEASE BE AWARE THE WEBINAR/LIVESTREAM BROADCAST ACCESS TICKET DOES NOT GIVE YOU ACCESS TO THE PHYSICAL CONFERENCE. YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO GAIN ENTRY TO THE BUILDING AT SOAS IF YOU ONLY HOLD A WEBINAR/LIVESTREAM TICKET.
To avoid disappointment please consider purchasing your ticket to the physical conference early as last year we were sold out in advance.
We look forward to seeing you in November for another successful event.