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FPOP Annual Conference 2016; Working with our colleagues’ Promoting psychological thinking

Monday 11th July 2016 - Tuesday 12th July 2016 at Kassam Stadium, Oxford

This will be of interest to Older Adult psychologists, trainee psychologists and assistant psychologists working in the field. This Conference will update practitioners on the latest developments from the FPOP workstreams in Dementia, Neurodegenerative disorders, and inpatients. Invited keynote speakers and workshops will include experts from areas such as leadership, functional mental health disorders and dementia care.

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Last updated 5th July 2016

Call for Papers

We are no longer accepting submission for this conference. The deadline for oral presentation and workshops was 23:59 Monday 2nd May 2016 and the deadline for posters was 23:59 on Sunday 5th June 2016.

The Conference will also be the location for the award of the Una Holden and Bill Downes awards, the Annual General Meeting of FPOP and the Geographical Convenors Meeting.


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Please note this event is now fully booked. If you have any queries please contact us via the event hotline on 01332 224507.

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Speakers and Facilitators

Bob Woods

Bob Woods has been a practising clinical psychologist working with older people since 1975, training and working initially in Newcastle-upon-Tyne. Subsequently he combined extensive clinical work with older people with academic appointments at the Institute of Psychiatry, London and University College London. Since 1996, he has been Professor of Clinical Psychology of Older People at Bangor University, Wales. He is Associate Director of the Centre for Ageing & Dementia Research and is Director of the Dementia Services Development Centre Wales. His research has involved the systematic development of evidence-based psychosocial interventions for people with dementia and their care-givers, and he leads a major epidemiological study of cognitive impairment in Wales.

Dr Lucy Johnstone

Dr Lucy Johnstone is a consultant clinical psychologist, author of 'Users and abusers of psychiatry' (2nd edition Routledge 2000) and co-editor of 'Formulation in psychology and psychotherapy: making sense of people's problems' (Routledge, 2nd edition due in August 2013) and ‘A straight-talking guide to psychiatric diagnosis’ (PCCS Books 2014), along with many other chapters and articles taking a critical perspective on mental health theory and practice. She is the former Programme Director of the Bristol Clinical Psychology Doctorate and offers training to teams and services across the country. Her particular interest is in the use of psychological formulation as a means of developing personalised, evidence-based care plans and promoting team cohesion and empathy, and she was the lead author of the 'Good practice guidelines on the use of psychological formulation' (Division of Clinical Psychology 2011.) She has worked in Adult Mental Health settings for many years, most recently in a service in South Wales. She is an experienced conference speaker, lecturer and trainer.


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