Psychodynamic Psychiatry Day 2021

12Nov

Booking is now closed

Location Online Event
CPD 1 point per hour of educational activity, subject to peer group approval
Non-Member Fee£100
Consultant/Regular Member Fee£75
Higher Trainee/SAS Fee£55
Retired/Subsidised/Core Trainee/FY Doctor/Med Student Fee£35
Psychodynamic Psychiatry Day 2021

Event Information

The Mind, The Body and the External world; Understanding responses to fear and threat in every day psychiatry 

Psychiatric practice is based upon a bio- psycho-social approach and this event is an opportunity to consider psychological ways of understanding a range of mental health disorders. 

In this year’s psychodynamic psychiatry day we turn our attentions to the common and potentially challenging fields of affective disorders, medically unexplained symptoms and deliberate self harm. Speakers will address how both psychiatric and bodily symptoms may be generated in response to fear and threat, describe how psychological approaches can help to understand these conditions and the difference this understanding can make to clinical care.  Case examples will be used to illustrate these points. 

The Covid -19 pandemic means we have all been working and living under conditions of increased fear and threat. The importance of staff working in mental health services being contained and supported to do their work will also be described, with a focus upon organisational processes  and activities which help contain anxiety within a Mental Health Trust.

The event will be held remotely but their will be ample opportunities throughout the day for discussions and we will aim to make the day as interactive as possible. 

Speakers include Sue Stuart Smith, Simon Heyland, Rachel Gibbons and Jo O’Reilly, all of whom have contributed chapters to the ‘Seminars In the Psychotherapies' text book, recently published as part of the RCPsych Seminar Series.

Rachel and Jo have co-edited this book. Maria Eyres, former academic secretary from the medical psychotherapy faculty will chair the event. 

The Mind, The Body and the External world; Understanding responses to fear and threat in every day psychiatry 

Read the latest conference programme

This year’s Psychodynamic Psychiatry Day will describe the contribution of psychodynamic ideas to the understanding of affective disorders, medically unexplained symptoms and deliberate self-harm.

There will also be a presentation on the importance of containment in mental health care and how the organisations within which we work can be best supported during a crisis, as highlighted by the Covid 19 pandemic.

Speakers include Sue Stuart Smith, Simon Heyland, Rachel Gibbons and Jo O’Reilly, all of whom have contributed chapters to the ‘Seminars In the Psychotherapies’ text book, recently published as part of the RCPsych Seminar Series. Rachel and Jo have co-edited this book. 

  • The conference will take place online using Zoom as a webinar.
  • Participants will be able view a video of the speaker and alongside any slides.
  • Participants can also pose questions, and some speakers may use polling or other interactive features. 
  • All registered participants will have access to a recording for up to two months after the event. 

This event is taking place online via Zoom. To take part you will need: 

  • Access to a reliable internet connection
  • A PC, laptop, tablet or phone
  • Google Chrome or Microsoft Edge browser or Zoom installed on your PC, laptop, tablet or phone

Please register for the conference in advance - booking closes at 09:00am on Thursday 11 November 2021.

  • Once the conference has taken place live, you will receive links to watch the conference sessions on demand.
  • To access the recordings you will be required to enter your name, email address and a password.
  • This is unique to you as a registered delegate so please do not share the recording links.  

Please read our Terms and Conditions before making your booking. 

For further information, please contact:

Email: chloe.hartley@rcpsych.ac.uk

Contact Name: Chloe Hartley

Contact number: 020 8618 4218

Event Location

Location: Online Event