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Approaching Borderline Personality

Venue: BPS Offices, Tabernacle Street, London
Date: Saturday 14th April 2012


Dr Barbara Douglas is a Chartered Psychologist, Registered Counselling Psychologist and Medical Historian. She currently works as Registrar for the British Psychological Society's Qualification in Counselling Psychology and in private practice. She is very proud to receive the BPS Professional Practice Board's Practitioner of the Year Award this year. Barbara is an Honorary Fellow of the University of Exeter and Vice Chair of the BPS Division of Counselling Psychology. She was formerly Senior Lecturer in Counselling Psychology at the University of the West of England and prior to that was Director of the North West Centre for Eating Disorders, in Association with Stockport Primary Care Trust. She is co-editor of the third edition of the Sage Handbook of Counselling Psychology and has particular interest in the histories of both psychology and psychiatry.

Professor Pam James 
BSc., Cert.Ed., PhD., Dip. Couns. Psy., Cert.C.C. Relate; Chartered Psychologist and HPC Registered Counselling Psychologist; Senior Practitioner Status on the Register of Psychologists specialising in Psychotherapy

After graduating with an honours degree in Psychology, the author's doctorate thesis was in the area of students' learning. She taught science in secondary schools for a short time, and preschool learning in continuing education, followed by lecturing in higher education in social psychology, and obtaining BPS Chartership. Whilst in a further lecturing post at JMU in psychology, she trained as a counsellor. She then registered on the independent route and trained to become a Chartered Counselling Psychologist via the independent route. Continuing in the same post at Liverpool John Moores University, she held positions in management and was awarded Professor of Counselling Psychology in 2000; retiring from JMU in 2010. She has been Chair of the Division of Counselling Psychology in early 2000; and is now Chair Elect of the Division and also currently Chair of the Board of Assessors in Counselling Psychology until Sept 2012. She worked sessionally for several years in NHS adult mental health, but now has a small independent practice. She remains interested in the learning process per se, particularly the process of change whilst in the therapeutic relationship.

Ms Claire John, HPC registered, BPS chartered Counselling Psychologist.  
Claire qualified in 1996 from Regent's College with an interest in Existential Psychotherapy. She has predominantly worked in the NHS with adults of working age now specialising in personality disorder. Working within this population of people has led her to train and develop ways of using third wave CBT and particularly Dialectical Behavioural Therapy in public sector organisations. Claire is currently involved in developing and delivering training to multi disciplinary teams on psychological interventions for personality disorder. She also works as an assessor and coordinator of training on the Qualification in Counseling Psychology and has lectured on Doctoral Programmes.  

Dr Hamilton Fairfax is Chartered Counsenlling Psychologist and HPC registered Psychologist, an Adult Mental Health Lead in Devon Partnership NHS Trust and has worked in this speciality in the NHS for aprox 14 years. His interests include trauma, OCD, Neuropsychology, Mindfulness, psychosis, Personality Disorder and the therapeutic processes and has published and presented in these areas.
He is also part of the DCoP Working Party Group and has taught on the Clinical psychology Doctorate programme, University of Exeter and the Counselling Psychology Doctorate programme, UWE.

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