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The Faculty of Psychology of Older People (FPOP) 2017 Conference

Wednesday 12th July - Thursday 13th July 2017 at Radisson Blu Hotel, Durham

'I wanted a perfect ending. Now I’ve learned, the hard way, that some poems don’t rhyme, and some stories don’t have a clear beginning, middle and end.  Life is about not knowing, having to change, taking the moment and making the best of it, without knowing what’s going to happen next.’ - Gilda Radner’s ‘Delicious Ambiguity’

The National FPOP conference 2017 will focus on the power of stories to create change and bring hope. The event is open to all those who want to explore the narratives that they and others bring to their work with older people, and the way this affects the psychological processes at play for those using and working with older people.

Whilst stories can be descriptions of what has happened the reality is that most stories are fiction, or at least present only one element of the various truths that can be told. Workshop leads will share stories of their own and provide the opportunity for people to understand their own narratives and script new ones that will help them move forward with hope and courage in their future work.

We are all shaping our own story. As psychologists we have the added responsibility of helping other people make sense of their own (or a relative’s /friend’s) story in a way that is ‘true enough’ and yet also helps stimulate change, whilst understanding and navigating the stories that are told about or projected onto us.

The classic beginning (learning the characters and the context), middle (identifying the problem which drives later changes) and end (where things reach a more or less satisfactory conclusion) are reflected in therapy, adjustment to life changing diagnoses, service change, and our development as psychologists.

Conference Themes;

  • Stories and narratives in mental health services
  • Harnessing their power for the wellbeing of all who use and work in mental health services for Older People

Keynote Presentations

We are pleased to welcome our Keynote speakers Andy Lowndes and Terry Waite CBE.

Click here to download Andy's full biography
Click here to download Terry's full biography.

Conference Programme

Please click here to download the Conference Programme. Please note, all speakers, timings and content are subject to change.

Last updated: Wednesday 21st June 2017

Presentation Abstracts

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Accommodation

Please note, we are no longer holding any accommodation. If you require accommodation, please book direct with the venue.

This can either be done by phoning 0191 3727200 or booking online via the hotel's website.

Call for Submissions

Submissions are no longer being accepted for the The National Faculty of Psychology of Older People (FPOP) 2017 Conference. Oral presentation, workshop or symposia submissions were accepted until 23:59 2nd April 2017.

Poster submission were accepted until 23:59 30th April 2017.

Please note bookings for this event are now closed. Bookings closed at 13:00 on Friday 7th July 2017.

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

Agenda

Wednesday 12th July 2017

Please note, all speakers, timing and content are subject to change. The full programme can be downloaded below.

09:00Registration, Refreshments & Poster Viewing
09:30Welcome & introduction
09:45Parallel Session
11:00Refreshment Break & Poster Viewing
11:20Parallel Session
12:30Lunch & Poster Viewing
13:30Keynote Speaker: Terry Waite
14:30Refreshment Break & Poster Viewing
15:00Parallel Session
16:30AGM
17:45FPOP/DCP/BPS and beyond
18:30Conference Close
19:00Dinner

Thursday 13th July 2017

Please note, all speakers, timing and content are subject to change. The full programme can be downloaded below.

09:00Registration, Refreshments & Poster Viewing
09:30Parallel Session
11:00Refreshment Break & Poster Viewing
11:20Parallel Session
12:30Lunch & Poster Viewing
13:30Keynote Presentation:Not Just Person Centred Moments, Andy Lowndes (Playlist for Life) (followed by Poster Prize)
14:40Refreshment Break & Poster Viewing
15:00Parallel Session
16:30Conference Close

Speakers and Facilitators

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Terry Waite CBE

Keynote Speaker
Whilst negotiating the release of Western hostages as the Archbishop of Canterbury’s special envoy, Terry Waite was seized and taken hostage himself. Held in captivity in Beirut for 1760 days, four years of which were in solitary confinement, his spirit and faith was tested to the limit. The experience also gave him lessons in survival that would change his life forever.

Terry's Full biography can be downloaded further up the page.

Andy Lowndes

Keynote Speaker
Andy is a psychiatric nurse by training and a recently retired academic from Glasgow Caledonian University. Around four years ago Andy founded Playlist for Life with writer and broadcaster Sally Magnusson following Sally’s experience in caring for her mother.

As ‘the Music Detective,’ Andy goes to the homes of people with dementia and works with families and carers to identify Personally Meaningful Music for the person with the disease. In this presentation Andy will present real life examples supporting the growing international research that shows such music can have almost magical results as part of an individual’s care.

Venue

Radisson Blu Hotel, Durham

Frankland Lane, Durham, DH1 5TA •  Website•  Directions

Additional Information

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