I presented a workshop entitled ‘ Why climate change is a wicked problem and what we can do about it’, exploring why it is so difficult for ordinary people to mitigate climate change without government regulation of the supply side of consumer production. On the same day there were presentations by the Chief Executive of the BPS on re-organisation of the BPS, and several presentations on Clinical Psychology practice, including Community Psychology approaches.
May 26th 2017. Ran a workshop on Sibling relationships for the Psychotherapy Section of the BPS, at the London office.Siblings, an introduction
February 10th 2016. I ran a training workshop for the advisors at CAB on recognising mental health disorders in their clients, and how to challenge the difficulties that they sometimes present, that interfere with the advice process.
November 28th 2015. CPD event for CAPPP – Counsellors and Psychotherapists in Private Practice, Bristol, a local networking group for therapists
A repeat of the previous workshop explaining the evolutionary developments of empathy and self-awareness in social functioning, and their relevance to the practice of psychotherapy, using the Empathy Quotient questionnaire and the Self Reflection and Insight Scale. More emphasis was placed this time on focusing on client factors in the psychotherapeutic process, and using a more psycho-educational approach.
October 30th 2015. I co-presented a workshop with Terry Birchmore at the BPS Psychotherapy Section Conference. The workshop presented two perspectives on mentalisation (client’s abilities to think about how their own and other’s minds work), one psychoanalytic, one evolutionary. The conference was on the theme of ‘Transtheoretical issues in Psychotherapy’ and included presentations by speakers on: Community responses to austerity and disadvantage, working with self-esteem, Psychological treatment of problematic internet usage. At the AGM that was part of the conference I was elected chair of the psychotherapy Section.
CPD event for the Psychotherapy section of the British Psychological Society at the BPS training rooms in London. July 24th 2015.
A workshop explaining the evolutionary developments of empathy and self-awareness in social functioning, and their relevance to the practice of psychotherapy, using the Empathy Quotient questionnaire and the Self Reflection and Insight Scale.