Wed, 1 Dec 2010
First session - CBT for Personality Disorders led by keynote speaker, Professor Thomas.R.Lynch
An exciting new series of workshops has been launched by the Clinical Psychology team in the School of Medicine at UEA.
The sessions, which were idea of the team led by Shirley Reynolds, Professor of Clinical Psychology at UEA, who is also the president of the British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies, are an opportunity for the region’s practitioners to learn about the latest research and ideas in the field, at the same time as sharing their own best practice and experience with colleagues
The first session, CBT for Personality Disorders, attended by over 100 delegates, was led by keynote speaker, Professor Thomas.R.Lynch, University of Exeter, who is one of the leading researchers of Dialectical Behaviour Therapy. The session focussed on new interventions to cope with patients showing resistance to therapy and DBT as a clinical behavioural therapy informed treatment.
Professor Reynolds said, “I was delighted with the interest we had in the first of our workshops. It was an important session - personality disorders are common, with studies among community samples showing rates as high as 13%; and the session illustrated a new approach to helping those resisting conventional treatment.”
She continued, “The feed-back from the day was very positive and I’m grateful to the team here, in particular, to Dr Gillian Todd, Senior Lecturer in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, who has been instrumental in putting the programme together.”
The sessions are designed as advanced post qualification training for clinicians practising CBT. The full programme of workshops events will be published shortly.