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Instilling Hope in Therapy and Practice

Thursday 12th November 2015 at DW Stadium, Wigan

Unfortunately, this event has been cancelled

When faced with the many challenges and uncertainties that life brings for us all, how do we remain inspired and hopeful? How do we continue to make a positive impact for our service users during turbulent and uncertain times?

The aim of this conference is to think about the concept of ‘hope’ and what this means to us all as individuals. To think about how we, as professionals, can find ‘hope’ at both a personal and professional level. Furthermore, the workshop aims to think about how we integrate the concept of ‘hope’ into our clinical practice, throughout the various different therapeutic approaches we use, to inspire hope for our service users.

The day will also provide the opportunity for regional networking and to hear updates on our regional Branch activities through our Annual General Meeting.

This workshop will offer a supportive environment for society members to come together in the North West and reflect upon how we can remain hopeful and inspired for ourselves and for our service users when times can be difficult. Furthermore, it is hoped that attendees will leave the workshop feeling more hopeful and encouraged, benefiting our members, the profession and our service users.

Learning outcomes and objectives:

  • To increase awareness of the concept of 'hope' and how personal and professional 'hope' can be inspired during challenging times.
  • To develop more of a capacity to insulate oneself against the challenges of working in complex and constantly changing systems.
  • To become more aware of how we incorporate the message of hope within our clinical practice.
  • To build an understanding of 'hope' for our service users and how we can support them to find 'hope'.
  • For participants to feel re-energised because of the added internal resources with which the workshop had provided.

Who is the workshop intended for?

The workshop hopes to attract all our members of the North West DCP at various stages of their career and aims to be beneficial to all of our members. No prior knowledge or experience is required.

Pre work or reading required:

Conference participants are asked to come to the conference with a piece of work (clinical, supervisory, managerial, team or leadership) where hope is lacking, as they will be asked to work on this throughout the day.

Registration fees can be found on the booking form. If you have any queries please contact us via the event hotline on 01332 224507.

Unfortunately, this event has been cancelled


Thursday 12th November 2015

08:45Registration and Refreshments
09:30Welcome and Introduction from Branch Chairs
11:00Break/Refreshments (Provided)
12:30Lunch (Provided)
14:30Break/Refreshments (Provided)
16:00Annual General Meeting
16:45Summary & Close

Speakers and Facilitators

Dr Garfield A. Harmon CPsychol AFBPsS

Garfield has spent 25 years working for the NHS as a Clinical Psychologist, 14 of which was as a Clinical Psychology trainer on the Salomon’s Doctoral training programme. His post-qualification Doctorate looked at the Supervisor-Supervisee relationship and the issue of power. Towards the end of his NHS career he became increasing interested in how people manage their identity and role within their organisational cultures. Following on from this he engaged in a second training as an organisational consultant at the Tavistock centre in London. Garfield has also worked for a small leadership consultancy based in Oxford called The Thinking Partnership. Garfield is also the founder of Harmon Consultancy, London.


DW Stadium

Loire Dr , Robin Park , Wigan , WN5 0UH , 01942 774000 •  Website•  Directions

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