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Optimising Strength and Resilience Workshop for IAPT

Friday 18th January 2019 at BPS Offices, London

Please note, this event is now fully booked and we are operating a wait list. To be added to the wait list, please complete the booking form and a member of the team will be in touch if a place becomes available.

This workshop provides a critical analysis of the concept of resilience within the current IAPT organisational and national healthcare context and offers an opportunity for IAPT staff to reflect on sources of stress working in psychological services, an integrated approach to improving physical and psychological health, and identification area of areas for development at an individual and team level, in line with personal and professional values.

IAPT staff can experience work-related stress, compassion fatigue, vicarious traumatisation and professional isolation, High demands of clinical practice and target-oriented work can impact on work-life balance as well as levels of stress and burnout. This one day workshop is specifically tailored for IAPT staff and designed to promote an integrated approach to physical and psychological health, founded upon a strengths-based framework, to support individuals in the delivery of compassionate and high quality care for their clients with a focus on the practitioners’ own health and well-being. The workshop aims to increase knowledge and understanding of normal psychological experiences such as stress, worry and low mood, and the everyday health and social contexts in which these arise both for clients, families and psychological staff.

The day involves teaching and educational components, large and small group discussions, and opportunities to learn and practice new skills, including relaxation, guided visualisation and mindfulness. Additionally attendees will have the opportunity to identify their own goals to achieve behavioural changes in line with their health and well-being.

Learning outcomes and objectives

  • Access peer support with a range of IAPT staff
  • Take a critical approach to the concept of resilience and promote systems analysis
  • Understand integrated psychological and physical approaches to resilience, health and wellbeing
  • Have the knowledge and skills to manage stress both personally and professionally through a range of strategies and techniques based on third wave cognitive behavioural therapy
  • Identify personal physical and psychological health well-being goals
  • Identify personal values and set goals in line with these values

Who is the course intended for?

Members, non-members & students who work in IAPT services

Please complete the online booking form to be added to the wait list, registration fees can be found on the booking form. If a place becomes available then a member of the team will be in touch to arrange your registration. Please note, this event is credit/debit card payment only at the time of booking. If you need an invoice, please submit your booking form and contact us.

If you have any queries please contact us via the event hotline on 01332 224507.


Friday 18th January 2019

Please note, all speakers, timings and content are subject to change.

10:00Workshop Starts
11:30Refreshment Break
11:40Workshop Continues
13:45Workshop Continues
14:30Refreshment Break
14:40Workshop Continues
16:00Workshop Close

Speakers and Facilitators

Dr Anne-Marie Doyle

Dr Anne-Marie Doyle holds a bachelor of science degree in biological science and psychology and a doctoral degree in clinical psychology. She has undertaken postgraduate training in clinical neuropsychology and a range of psychological therapies, she has extensive clinical experience and has worked with individuals, couples and families for more than 20 years in a number of London teaching hospitals, specialising in the interface between biomedicine, psychology and lifestyle behaviours. She is based at the Royal Brompton Hospital in Chelsea, London, and provides staff training and consultancy related to the optimisation of staff health and wellbeing. Dr Doyle was awarded an Innovating for Improvement award from the Health Foundation to develop a resilience programme for healthcare workers and is currently being funded by Health Education England to continue to deliver staff training to develop workforce capability across the London region.


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