Events and Training
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EBPU Seminar: Public mental health: Opportunities for action
By Jonathan Campion
Wednesday 29th January 2014, 17.15
Anna Freud Centre
Jonathan will outline the different elements of public mental health which include intelligence on population level of mental disorder and wellbeing, levels of risk factors for mental disorder and protective factors for mental health, as well as coverage of effective interventions to treat mental disorder, prevent mental disorder and promote mental health. Such information enables estimation of the level, impact and costs of unmet need for treatment, prevention and promotion. Since only a minority of people with mental disorder receive any intervention while implementation of evidence based interventions to prevent mental disorder and promote mental health is largely absent, such information can both inform local strategic development and commissioning of public mental health interventions. Jonathan will include examples of how application of such intelligence has impacted upon commissioning.
Jonathan is Director of Population Mental Health at UCLPartners and Visiting Professor of Population Mental Health at University College London. He is also Director for Public Mental Health and Consultant Psychiatrist at South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust. He is Special Advisor on Mental Health Strategy and Policy at the Royal College of Psychiatrists and part of the Joint Commission Panel for Mental Health where he has written commissioning guidance on public mental health and contributed to other commissioning guidance. Between 2008 and 2011, Jonathan was policy advisor and public mental health evidence lead at the Department of Health. During this time, he contributed to two cross government mental health strategies, a public mental health strategy and the public health white paper as well as work with the LSE to estimate savings from a range of public mental health interventions. He currently represents the Department of Health on a European Union Joint Action on Mental Health and Wellbeing.
EBPU Seminar: Pesky Gnats! Delivering child friendly in-session computer game interventions for young people.
By Gary O'Reilly
Wednesday 4th December 2013, 17.15
Anna Freud Centre
We face many challenges in delivering effective CBT interventions for children. These include:
(a) how do we translate the complex adult oriented ideas of CBT into a child friendly format? and;
(b) how do
we ensure the integrity of the CBT interventions we deliver to children as we
increase their availability through a more diverse range of mental health
This talk will describe the potential that technology assisted approaches to delivering CBT have for resolving both of these issues. It will describe Pesky Gnats! a uniquely designed computer game that children play in session with a mental health professional. As the child and therapist progress together through the different levels of the game the young person learns about the relationship between thinking, feeling, and behaviour; the effects of negative automatic thinking; thought monitoring; cognitive restructuring; and how to identify and challenge core beliefs.
During the game the child
controls a character who represents them on a visit to an island where they
help a world famous explorer called David gNATenborough and his team of
investigators. In the game Negative Automatic Thoughts (NATs) are described as
being like gNATs or little flies that sting you into certain thoughts usually
without you noticing. Thought Monitoring becomes gNAT trapping. Cognitive
Restructuring becomes gNAT swatting. And understanding Core Beliefs becomes
hunting gNATs back to their hives.
As the narrative of the game unfolds children learn about themselves, gNAT trapping, gNAT swatting, and hunting gNATs back to their hive by helping with experiments devised by David gNATenbourough and his team in the world’s first gNAT lab. Through-out the 6 sessions of the game the young person, their therapist, and game characters continuously interact with each other and have to work together as characters ask questions and set tasks for the young person.
Combining computer game technology with CBT ideas in this user-friendly format ensures the integrity of the delivery of core CBT constructs to the child while the conversations between characters, children and therapists ensures the appropriate individualised application of those constructs to the experience of the young person receiving the intervention. Further details can be found at www.PeskyGnats.com
Dr Gary O’
Reilly is a Senior Lecturer/Director of the Doctoral Programme in Clinical
Psychology at University College Dublin and Principal Clinical Psychologist at
the Children's University Hospital, Temple Street, Dublin, Ireland.
EBPU Seminar: Reflections on using Framework to analyse qualitative data
By Katherine Tyler
Wednesday 20th November 2013, 17.15
Anna Freud Centre
Using data from a process evaluation of a community based intervention for overweight children, Katherine will outline the use of Framework to analyse qualitative data and reflect on its strengths and weaknesses compared with other approaches she has used to analyse qualitative data.
Katherine is a social scientist with a particular interest in user expertise in the development of effective health and social care interventions, including when the user is a child. She has spent over 10 years working on a range of primary and secondary projects exploring the implementation of health and public health interventions, and now combines this with teaching at City University London.
Using Patient Reported Outcome Measures to Improve Service Effectiveness
Free course open to voluntary and community organisations.*
Do you work with children and young people with mental health difficulties or their families?
Are you interested in how outcome measures can be effectively used with your clients?
U-PROMISE (Using Patient Reported Outcome Measures to Improve Service Effectiveness) is the first training package designed to support practitioners to use outcome measures in their work with clients.
Patient Reported Outcome Measures, or PROMs, refer to any measures that try to assess the outcomes of therapy/interventions offered by services from the perspective of service users themselves. Different PROMs measure outcomes in different areas of life; such as functioning in school or work, relationships with others, general sense of wellbeing and improvement of specific difficulties.
Evidence shows that the appropriate use of PROMs can have a positive impact on treatment outcome. For PROMs to complement therapeutic work, outcome measures need to be appropriately selected, used and interpreted.
Developed in consultation with front line practitioners and young people, this course aims to show practitioners how to use outcome measures as another tool in your practice.
During the three-day course, you will:
The training will take place between October and December 2013.
For more information on dates and to sign up please go to https://bond-u-promise.eventbrite.co.uk/
*Not a VCSO but interested in attending the course? Due to our funding we need to prioritise VCSOs, however you may register your interest to be placed on the waiting list which will be contacted if there are any unfilled places nearer to the start of the course. Please email email@example.com to do so.
EBPU Seminar: Transforming Mental Healthcare through Digital
By Jen Hyatt
Monday 14th October 2013, 17.15
Anna Freud Centre
This talk will cover the benefits - and the challenges - of delivering mental health care online. Digital services can be transformative for patients and providers, making services available 24/7 and opening opportunities for anonymous peer support, self-management, personal outcomes tracking, and online therapy. Digital services can also lead to significant cost savings.
However, the clinical and logistical challenges can be significant. Jen Hyatt, CEO and founder of multi-award winning digital provider Big White Wall, will discuss the solutions that have worked for the organisation, and reflect on the place of digital services in the next few years.
Following the completion of her MSc (Distinction) in Social Research Methods Jen became a founding member of the Qualitative Research Unit of the UK National Centre for Social Research. Subsequently she worked in over 20 countries and founded more than 30 social impact organisations internationally. She has held various honorary and Board positions including sitting on the Board of International Samaritans and being the Founder and Honorary President of the Balkan Community Initiatives Fund.
She founded Big White Wall (BWW) in 2007 and now functions as its Chief Executive. bigwhitewall.com is a digital mental health and wellbeing service that works across health, military, education and employer markets in the UK and Australasia, with an increasing global presence. BWW has won numerous awards and was designated a High Impact Innovation by the UK National Health Service in 2013. Jen is a thought and practice leader for utilizing technology for person-centred health and social care.
EBPU Seminar: The importance of social connections for educational attainment: shedding light on ethnic inequalities using social network analysis
By Katherine Woolf
Wednesday 18th September 2013, 17.15
Anna Freud Centre
In this talk Katherine will explain some of the recent psychological and educational approaches being taken to understand and challenge the widespread problem of academic under-performance in black and minority ethnic groups, especially doctors. In particular, the talk will focus on the use of a novel research method, social network analysis, to understand how “who you know” impacts on “what you know” and maybe even “what you think”, and what psychologists and educators might be able to do with the results.
Katherine has been a Lecturer in Medical Education and an Honorary Lecturer in Psychology at UCL since 2009. She obtained her PhD in medical education in 2009 after having come to UCL in 2004 as a Research Associate, following a BSc in Psychology at Goldsmith’s College in 2003.
Her main interest is in understanding and improving medical students’ and doctors’ performance. In particular, she wants to know what helps doctors do well, what hinders them, and what can be done to improve their learning and performance, and thus improve patient care. Katherine believes equality and fairness are vital for effective learning and valid assessment. This belief underlies her core interest, which is understanding how and why medical students and doctors from different ethnic groups have different achievement profiles. Katherine uses a social psychological and a multivariate statistical approach to this problem, investigating the effects of stereotyping on performance, and the influence of social networks on learning and attainment.
Katherine is co-Chair of
the UCL Race
Equality Group and has a keen interest in involving the public in
research and teaching. She was UCL's Public Engager of the Year (academic)
2009/10. She is a Fellow of the Higher
Education Academy and in 2011 was elected onto the Association for
the Study of Medical Education's Education Research Group. She is an
Associate Editor for the journal BMC Medical Education.
EBPU Seminar: Cinema and Psychosis
By Sally Anderson, Vaughan Bell, Gregory Hilton and Dolly Sen
Wednesday 14th August 2013, 17.15
Anna Freud Centre
‘Cinema and Psychosis’ - a pan-European group of film theorists, filmmakers, psychiatrists, psychologists and neuropsychologists - pioneers research at the interface of cinematic ‘first person’ studies and phenomenological psychiatry.
The underlying concept of Cinema and Psychosis will be presented along with its recent initiative, the Institute of Inner Vision. The Institute places cinema at the centre of an exploration of the subjective experience of psychosis, using film as the language of articulation in the convergence of scientific knowledge and artistic perception. The objective of the Institute is to generate medical insights and celebrate the cinematic work of those with experience of psychiatric conditions.
Founded within the auspices of the London College of Communication at the University of the Arts London, the Institute aims to learn from people with experience of psychosis and disseminate knowledge and the diversity of creativity beyond conventions of the so-called norm.
Filmmakers Gregory Hilton and Dolly Sen, recipients of the Institute’s first film commissions, will screen and introduce their films.
A science-trained filmmaker Sal Anderson worked as an arachnologist at the Natural History Museum in Paris and as a publisher at the British Library before studying writing and directing at the National Film and Television School.
Sal is currently Reader in Interdisciplinary Science-Art Film at the University of the Arts London, and is a co-founder of Cinema and Psychosis, launching the Institute of Inner Vision earlier this year. Sal has been in receipt of several Wellcome Trust awards and her films have been screened on the BBC, French television and at international film festivals including the Cannes, Rotterdam, Chicago, Toronto and Melbourne film festivals.
Vaughan Bell is a clinical psychologist who works with people who have complex difficulties and psychosis in the NHS. He is also a researcher who investigates the psychology and neuroscience of brain injury, mental distress and psychological impairment and is based at the Institute of Psychiatry, King's College London. In his spare time he is a writer contributing to the national and international press, most commonly as a columnist for The Observer.
Gregory Hilton is a writer and director, deeply passionate about raising awareness of mental illness, and the possible advantages such illnesses may confer. A recent first class honours film graduate, he has variously existed as a small-studio head, touring musician, published poet, and charity worker.
Soon off to take up a placement writing for television, Gregory's work has been screened at the Barbican and his music video work had garnered acclaim within the music press.
Dolly Sen was born in London in 1970, where she still lives. Her arts work involves being the writer of nine books and several chapters and articles, directing films and plays, performing all over the UK and Europe, and being an exhibiting artist. Dolly also has a very successful arts blog at http://disabilityartsonline.org.uk/dolly_sen_blog
Dolly shares her life with psychosis and PTSD: "I was told I would never amount to anything but would end up in jail or Broadmoor and I believed this and was on my way there when I changed my belief into one of believing I can do anything I want to do. This proves that the mind is an amazing thing; it can drive you mad and inspire you in the same breath. And that you can do anything if you believe you can do it."
Dolly has a website at www.dollysen.com
Friday 5th July, 11.00-15.00
Thursday 18th July, 11.00-13.30
Thursday 18th July, 14.30-17.00
EBPU is leading a new Department of Health funded project to develop and implement an interactive, online portal to help improve engagement with children and young people accessing mental health services, through Shared Decision Making.
These consultation and engagement events are an opportunity to:
To register for these events please go to http://camhs-web-launch.eventbrite.co.uk
EBPU Seminar: From 'avoidable' deaths to applying visual models for priority setting
By Gwyn Bevan and Mara Airoldi
Wednesday 3rd July 2013, 17:15
Anna Freud Centre
A central problem of healthcare systems funded through taxation or social insurance is to define the package of services within a limited budget. The economic evaluation techniques of Cost-Effectiveness or Cost-Utility Analysis (CEA or CUA) have been proposed as the tools of choice to solve this problem, and metrics such as the Quality Adjusted Life (QALY) have been developed to assess the effectiveness of, or utility generated by, healthcare interventions. These tools are not, however, systematically used by those responsible to allocate healthcare budgets, especially at the local level. We present a socio-technical tool (“Star”) which is pragmatic, yet rigorous. Star is an approach which developed decision conferencing by drawing on five big ideas in applying economics and epidemiology to health care: Cost-Effectiveness Analysis (CEA), the Burden of Disease (BoD), ‘avoidable’ mortality, ‘needs assessment’ and Evidence-based medicine (EBM).
Prof Gwyn Bevan is Professor of Policy Analysis and joint Head of the Department of Management at the London School of Economics and Political Science. His current research includes comparisons of performance of health care and schools across the countries of the UK and developing methods for reducing expenditure on health care for least harm. He is a member of the Department of Health's two advisory groups on resource allocation. He has worked for the National Coal Board, HM Treasury, an economic consultancy and the Commission for Health Improvement; and, as an academic, at Warwick Business School, and the Medical Schools of St Thomas's Hospital and Bristol University.
Ms Mara Airoldi is Research Officer and LSE Fellow in the Department of Management at the London School of Economics and Political Science. She is interested in developing methods for improving decisions around healthcare priority setting. She studied Economics in Bocconi University (Milan, Italy) and Decision Analysis at the London School of Economics and Political Sciences, where she is currently a PhD candidate. She has worked both in the private sector as a journalist and at KPMG; and in the public sector as director for Income the local health authority of Osio Sopra in Italy.
EBPU Seminar: Translating research into practice for socially disadvantaged families: Lessons from a five-year evaluation of a peer-led parenting programme
By Crispin Day and Daniel Michelson
Thursday 20th June 2013, 17:15
Anna Freud Centre
Over 500 parents from five London Boroughs have participated in parenting groups delivered through Empowering Parents, Empowering Communities (EPEC). EPEC's innovative peer-led service model involves recruiting and training local parents as "peer facilitators" to deliver a manualised, evidence-based parenting intervention in socially disadvantaged communities. This presentation will focus on a series of studies undertaken by the CAMHS Research Unit to support the development, implementation and dissemination of EPEC as it has become established over the last five years.
We will discuss findings from six studies in particular: (1) a systematic review of parenting interventions and their effects under "real-world" conditions; (2) an evaluation of peer facilitator training outcomes; (3) a pragmatic randomised controlled trial of child and parent outcomes; (4) a qualitative study of peer facilitators' experiences of training, supervision and intervention delivery; (5) a benchmarking study of routinely delivered EPEC parenting groups; and (6) a formative evaluation of a recently adapted version of EPEC that is delivered by and for the parents of teenagers. We will also discuss future directions for EPEC, including potential applications in international, low-resource settings.
The aim is to illustrate how researchers, programme developers, service users and providers can work together to achieve the sustained implementation of accessible, high-quality services for hard-to-reach families.
Daniel is a clinical psychologist and senior researcher in the CAMHS Research Unit, where he runs a programme of studies focused on the outcomes and processes of mental healthcare for children, young people and their families. He is particularly interested in the development and evaluation of psychological interventions targeting hard-to-reach youth populations. Alongside his research work, Daniel is a member of clinical staff in the Maudsley Hospital’s Anxiety and Traumatic Stress Service for Children and Young People, specialising in cognitive-behavioural therapy. He is also part of the postgraduate teaching faculty at the Institute of Psychiatry, King’s College London, and leads on user involvement for child psychology services in South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust.
Crispin is a clinical psychologist who has worked as a clinician, manager and researcher in adult and child mental health. Within the Centre for Parent and Child Support, he leads the research, development and dissemination of the Family Partnership Model, the Helping Families Programme and Empowering Parents, Empowering Communities. He leads a broad programme at the CAMHS Research Unit to improve the outcomes, quality and efficiency of mental health services for children and families. Crispin has published and lectured widely as well as provided advice to central and local governments across the UK, Australia and New Zealand.
EBPU Seminar: A chance for change: building an outcome monitoring feedback system for outpatient psychotherapy
By Kim de Jong
Monday 3rd June 2013, 17:15
Anna Freud Centre
In this lecture Kim de Jong will present her research on routine outcome monitoring feedback in the Netherlands. She will discuss therapist characteristics and how they influence feedback outcomes and will present data from two randomized controlled studies on feedback, in which therapist variables are taken into account. Therapist characteristics that are measured are based on the Conceptualized Feedback Intervention Theory (Riemer & Bickman, 2003). The results demonstrate that feedback is not effective under all circumstances and therapist factors are important when implementing feedback into clinical practice. Speaker:
Kim de Jong (PhD) studied Psychology at the University of Amsterdam and received a master degree in Clinical Psychology and in Psychological Methods. She has worked as a researcher in mental health care for over 12 years and performed studies in a wide variety of patient settings on a great variety of topics, including patient requests, patient needs, satisfaction, dialectical behavioural therapy and brief solution-focused psychotherapy. She wrote her doctoral dissertation on the effectiveness of routine outcome monitoring (ROM) and the role of the therapist in outcome monitoring. She currently works as an Assistant Professor at Leiden University and as a therapist in a group practice in Amsterdam and is a member of the ROM committee of the Dutch Society for Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (VGCt) and the Dutch Society for Private Practice Psychotherapists (NVVP) and Associate Editor of the Dutch Journal for Psychotherapy.
These workshops are free and will provide you with free materials and websites to help young people make choices that are right for them and training in the use of these materials, along with providing an opportunity for you to feed into the refinement and development of these materials.
The training is open for anyone working directly with young people at risk of or with mental health issues, including specialist mental health professionals, youth workers, teachers, support workers, health workers, voluntary workers, youth justice workers and social workers. The one day training is taking place between 11.00 and 15.00 on the following dates:
For more information or to register please go to http://www.makingsdmareality.eventbrite.co.uk
EBPU Seminar: Reflections on NICE Guideline development and the challenges for the evaluation of Child Mental Health interventions
By Stephen Pilling
Wednesday 1st May 2013, 17:15
Anna Freud Centre,
More than half of adult mental health disorders first develop in childhood or adolescence. Effective treatments for children and young people could have profound implications for the development of adult disorders. Over ten years of development of NICE mental health guidelines revealed a much more limited database of effectiveness than for the treatment of adult disorders. This seminar discusses the implications that arise from the development of NICE guidelines for child mental health.
EBPU Seminar: CAPA and CYP-IAPT- An Odd Couple or a Marriage Made in Heaven- complimentary, competing or completing?
By Ann York and Steven Kingsbury
Wednesday 10th April, 17.00
Anna Freud Centre
The Choice and Partnership Approach (CAPA) is a service transformation system that has been implemented in many CAMHS teams in the UK, Ireland, Australia, Belgium, Canada and New Zealand, including adult mental health and learning disability. Over 5,000 staff have been trained. It was developed in Richmond (Ann) and East Herts (Steve) CAMHS - both teams have now run CAPA for many years. It is informed by demand and capacity theory (The 7 HELPFUL Habits of Effective CAMHS) and has links with Lean Thinking.
CAPA is supported in English policy, the Mental Health and the Productivity Challenge (King’s Fund 2010) and Children and Young People’s Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (CYP-IAPT) programme.
CAPA is founded on methods that are known to improve outcomes for users. It gives increased clinician job satisfaction, accessibility and service user engagement, clear systems and improved clarity of information for commissioners.
This talk will focus on describing what CAPA is and the links between the 11 Key Components and CYP-IAPT.
EBPU Seminar: Personality and intelligence predictors of educational outcomes
By Adrian Furnham
Wednesday 13th March, 17.00
Anna Freud Centre
Personality factors predict a whole range of issues like health and happiness, marital and occupational success as well as personality adjustment and anti-social behaviour. The seminar will cover what individual differences factors predict successes and choices in educational settings. The seminar will be concerned with the relationship between personality and intelligence. It will then consider which and how various of the big five factors predict educational choices (teachers, courses) as well as academic outcomes. The role of trait Neuroticism and Conscientiousness will be highly as particularly salient to understanding many aspects of social behaviour.
EBPU Seminar: Capacity, Competence & Consent: The legal framework for the care and treatment of children and young people.
By Camilla Parker
30th January 2013, 17.00
Anna Freud Centre
EBPU Seminar: Routinely collected CGAS ratings – are they of any use to Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services?
By Anna Lundh
18th January 2013, 16.00
Anna Freud Centre
Rating scales and diagnostic instruments have become increasingly important tools in psychiatric care over the past several decades. Using these standardized tools to collect information and evaluate patients enables streamlined evidence-based diagnosis and assessments of functioning. The Children’s Global Assessment Scale (CGAS) is a widely used rating scale designed to measure how a child functions psychosocially in daily life. Registration of CGAS ratings in the clinical database Pastill was initiated after a widespread training activity at Child and Mental Health Services in Stockholm. This enabled a study on the effectiveness of child psychiatric treatment by examining the change in psychosocial functioning as measured by CGAS.
The change in CGAS ratings between intake and case closure was investigated for 12,613 patients. CGAS improved during the course of treatment across all diagnostic groups. In the mood disorder group, several psychotherapies were associated with improved outcome whereas medication was not. Treatment-as-usual was found to be less effective than clinical trials have indicated, particularly for the ADHD group, suggesting that results from clinical trials cannot be extrapolated to routine child psychiatric care. Hence, more studies of ADHD and mood disorders are needed to investigate the effectiveness of medication/psychotherapy in regular treatment.
The Pastill data were also linked to Swedish national registers to see whether CGAS ratings at end-of-treatment predict long-term negative outcomes in young adults. To do this, 4,876 patients were followed up prospectively. Patients with CGAS of 60 or lower at end-of-treatment had a moderately increased risk of a criminal conviction and a substantially increased risk for bipolar disorder and borderline personality disorder during follow-up compared to patients with CGAS over 60. Low CGAS ratings were not associated with depression, suicide attempt, or substance misuse. Hence, CGAS ratings provide specific long-term prognostic information, and adolescents with CGAS scores below 60 at end-of-treatment should be considered for intensified follow-up.
EBPU Seminar: School-based humanistic counselling: Does it help reduce distress, and if so, how?
By Mick Cooper
6th December 2012, 17.15
Anna Freud Centre
School-based counselling is one of the most prevalent interventions for young people in the UK, with around 70,000-90,000 young people seeing a counsellor each year. But does it lead to any significant reductions in psychological distress and, if so, what are the processes by which it works. This presentation will review the evidence on the effectiveness of school-based counselling, and then go on to report on new findings on the outcomes of a programme of small-scale RCTs for testing the effectiveness of school-based humanistic counselling: a manualised distillation of school-based counselling practices. Drawing on qualitative and case study data, the talk will also present a model of hypothesised change processes in school-based counselling. The data will be presented in the context of findings from CORC on the prevalence and effectiveness of CAMHS interventions.
EBPU Seminar: Respecting diversity in facilitating and evaluating healthy mental development
By John Raven
Wednesday 17th October
Collecting outcome data is an increasing focus of attention
for CAMHS, but can outcome measures actually enhance clinical
conversations or will they inevitably detract from them?
Children and young people’s (CYP) mental health services now collect a wealth of information on referrals, direct/ indirect contacts, and outcomes – how can this information best be used?
This Masterclass will introduce:
An innovative approach to communicating with service users, which involves full support to children and young people.
This Masterclass will:
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