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Community Psychology for Applied Psychologists

Thursday 24th July 2014 at BPS Offices, Tabernacle Street, London

Community Psychology for Applied Psychologists: Working Alongside Marginalised/Excluded/Disadvantaged Communities

This workshop aims to provide a focus for researchers and practitioners interested in learning more about what Community Psychology stands for and what it involves. This includes inclusivity, social justice, improvement of health and well-being. The workshop will raise questions about how we might create a society based on greater egalitarianism, non-exploitation and respect for the environment in order to foster solidarity and interdependence.

The ethos of community psychology has never been more important than now, when it feels as if the world is in economic chaos and policy decisions will have far-reaching impacts on the most vulnerable and socially excluded members of society. The values at the heart of community psychology include those of inclusivity, social justice and improvement of health and well-being. The approach cuts across disciplines and member networks of the Society and encourages collaboration and partnership working with a range of stakeholders.

This workshop will outline theory and methods to enable applied psychologists to address such issues as: poverty; inequality; gendered violence; the construction of disability; insecure employment and unemployment; substance misuse and challenges to people's mental health.

The workshop will raise questions about how we might create a society based on greater egalitarianism, non-exploitation and respect for the environment in order to foster solidarity and interdependence.

This workshop aims to provide a focus for researchers and practitioners interested in learning more about what Community Psychology stands for and what it involves.

Target audience

This workshop is designed for psychologists, various health care professionals, those working in social work and social care, and people employed in community development roles. No prior experience or knowledge about Community Psychology is required to participate in this workshop.

Learning outcomes and objectives

  • Inspirational examples of Community Psychology in practice
  • Six principles and values of community psychology
  • How these can be applied across domains
  • How to transform your practice to include Community Psychology ideas
  • How to evaluate interventions at the community level using qualitative and quantitative methods.

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

Agenda

Thursday 24th July 2014

09:30Registration
10:00Workshop Commences
16:30Workshop close

Speakers and Facilitators

Dr Ho Law CPsychol CSci AFBPsS

Facilitator
Dr Ho Law is an international consultant and practitioner psychologist, Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) registered occupational psychologist, Associate Fellow of British Psychological Society (BPS), Fellow of Chartered Management Institute (Chartered Manager), Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, Fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine, and BPS Registered Coaching Psychologist, Chartered Scientist, Chartered Psychologist, Registered Applied Psychology Practice Supervisor. Ho has over 25 years experience in psychology and management consultancy. He has published over 50 papers and received numerous outstanding achievement awards including the Local Promoters for Cultural Diversity Project in 2003, the Positive Image in 2004, Management Essentials Participating Company 2005, and the winner of the first Student Led Teaching Award (UEL 2013) - Best Supervisor.

Dr Glenn Williams CPsychol AFBPsS

Facilitator
Glenn is a community psychologist from Nottingham Trent University. Prior to this, Glenn was a Lecturer in Behavioural Science at the University of Nottingham and before this was a Research Officer and anR&D and Clinical Audit Deputy Manager in the NHS. He has an enthusiasm and passion for researching and carrying out interventions which have the potential for effecting significant benefits to the well-being of service users, particularly those coping with ongoing issues of chronic health problems and/or marginalisation and disenfrancisement. Glenn has a passion in exploring how creative and artistic activities can influence psychological well-being and has been undertaking research in this area for a sustained period. Glenn has been involved in health care organisation-related research such as how to implement patient-focused care systems. He has expertise in the evaluation of interventions for health and well-being and has drawn upon a range of quantitative and qualitative research m

Venue

BPS Offices, Tabernacle Street, London

The British Psychological Society, 30 Tabernacle Street, London, EC2A 4UE

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