Thursday, February 23, 2012

Workshop - Working with Suicidal Clients

Saturday 19 May 2012
10.00am – 4.00pm
St Andrew's Church Centre, Station Road, Churchdown, Gloucester

How confident are you deciding whether and how to intervene on behalf of a suicidal client, or seek help from other professionals, perhaps against a client's wishes?

This workshop aims to help therapists assess the mental functioning of clients who are harbouring suicidal ideas, which includes considering issues of risk. It will also consider important legal and ethical perspectives such as the concept of mental capacity and autonomy.

As well as presentation of some theoretical material, this workshop will also make use of some clinical vignettes and will aim to provide participants with an opportunity to explore their own values and beliefs about suicide that may influence their clinical practice.

For more information contact -
Admiralty House, 11A Spa Road, Gloucester, GL1 1UY01452 383820,,

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Volunteer Counsellors Wanted!

Volunteer counselling available at Womens Refuge in Gwent. Student welcome if  attending 2nd Yr of Diploma or equivalent.

For further details please contact kim.speer@ymail,com

Workshop: Integrating Imagery into Cognitive Therapy

Here's notice of a one day workshop to be held at UWN on 16th March. Led by Dr Ann Hackmann, it will explore issues of mental imagery in clinical practice, and how clinicians can use imagery in their work with clients.

Participants will leave this workshop with a clearer picture of how to understand imagery from a clinical and theoretical perspective, how to formulate problems in which imagery plays a role, and how it can be used across a range of client presentations to reduce intrusive imagery, including distorted images of the past, present or future; intrusive memories; metaphorical images and dreams. The workshop will look at theory and research in this field and there will also be an experiential aspect to the day.

Dr Ann Hackmann
Ann has a special interest in imagery, and she has taught and written extensively on the subject. She has recently published the Oxford Guide to Imagery in Cognitive Therapy, with James Bennett-Levy and Emily Holmes. She has also worked on projects on intrusive images and memories in depression with Chris Brewin and in social phobia with Jen Wild and David Clark at the Institute of Psychiatry. Ann worked at Oxford University with Mark Williams on Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) from 2007-2010.

More info here

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Therapists target of a new scam

Just passing on something that came to me this morning -

"The 'Industry and Commerce Register of Business Information'  is a 
private organisation based in Barcelona, Spain but targeting 
counsellors and psychotherapists in the UK.  This scam gives the 
impression of a governmental organisation which offers a free listing. 
 But if you sign the form to update your details you find you have 
signed away Euros 997 per year plus VAT!!!!  If you have already signed 
it, you only have 15 days to get out of it!" 
We assume they are contacting people via email - so watch out for this, 
it sounds very expensive.