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Glasgow Conference Agenda

We have now great pleasure in publishing our agenda for our 2017 National OCD Conference, this year to be hosted in Glasgow.

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OCD Conference Agenda

Morning Session

8:45    Registration opens

9:40    Introductions
Kirstie McBryan, OCD-UK Edinburgh Support Group Facilitator

9:45    Welcome
Ashley Fulwood, Chief Executive of OCD-UK

9:50    Keynote - OCD and the road to recovery: not easy, but definitely possible
by Professor Paul Salkovskis, University of Bath

10:15    Living Life to the Full
Presentation by Dr Chris Williams, emeritus Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Glasgow

10:45    Break - (Tea and coffee served)

11:20    Scottish Recovery Network - An overview
Presentation by John McCormack and Christine Muir from the Scottish Recovery Network

11:55    Fighting OCD and for treatment - My experience
by Kim Grant

12:25    OCD in Scotland and the Advanced Interventions Service
Presentation by Professor Keith Matthews and Karen Walker (Senior Mental Health Nurse Psychotherapist)

13:00    Lunch Break

 

Afternoon Session

14:00    This Old Ghost
Short animation by James Lloyd

14:05    Life after OCD - My experience
by Sandy Nisbet

14:45    Perceptions of OCD from the family perspective
Presentation by Rebecca Pedley, Research Associate, Division of Nursing, Midwifery & Social Work at The University of Manchester

15:10    Break - (Tea and coffee served)

15:40    Family members, psychological therapy and OCD: Sometimes 'helping' doesn't help, but being supportive can!
Presentation by Paul Watson, Trainee Clinical Psychologist, Newcastle University

16:10    Hoarding and OCD: Similarities, differences and therapeutic approaches
Presentation by Nick Stewart, Trainee Clinical Psychologist, University of Bath

16:40    What can people with OCD do whilst waiting for treatment
Presentation by Professor Paul Salkovskis, University of Bath

17:20    Conference close
Ashley Fulwood, Chief Executive of OCD-UK


Click here to book tickets for the 2017 Glasgow OCD conference.

Please note that this agenda is subject to change on the day. To assist those travelling to Glasgow for our conference, although our agenda timings may change slightly throughout the day, we can confirm that our conference will not start any earlier than 9:40am and will not finish any later than 5:30pm.

 

 

Presentation Synopsis

Living Life to the Full by Dr Chris Williams.
Learn how to build key life skills using a free access website www.llttf.com

Dr Chris Williams is emeritus Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Glasgow, and President of the British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies. He is principle author of www.llttf.com

 

Scottish Recovery Network by Christine Muir and John McCormack.
A brief overview of recovery and the work of SRN – including exploring what recovery means. An overview of the successful Write to Recovery project.

Christine in addition to being someone with lived experience of OCD also works with the Scottish Recovery Network. As the senior communications officer she
oversees the implementation of SRN’s communications strategy.

John works for the Scottish Recovery Network and is ‘team SRN’s’ Learning and Development Manager. He also helps manage the Scottish Recovery Network ‘Write to Recovery’
project and supports their learning and development work.

 

OCD in Scotland and the Advanced Interventions Service by Professor Keith Matthews and Karen Walker.
We will describe the commissioned basis for the Advanced Interventions Service, summarise the treatment options available and explain how our service can be accessed.

Keith trained in medicine and psychiatry in Aberdeen and in behavioural neuroscience and experimental psychology in San Diego and Cambridge, respectively. He obtained his MBChB (1984) and MD (1997) degrees at the University of Aberdeen and his PhD (1998) from the University of Cambridge. Keith is Professor of Psychiatry and Clinical Director of the Division of Neuroscience at the University of Dundee. He is an Honorary Consultant Psychiatrist with NHS Tayside and led the development of the Advanced Interventions Service. Professor Matthews is an executive adviser to the World Society for Stereotactic & Functional Neurosurgery (WSSFN) Psychiatric Neurosurgery Committee and is a member of the MRC Neuroscience and Mental Health Board.

Karen qualified as a mental health nurse in 1986 and has mainly worked in NHS Tayside both in the wards and community settings. She qualified as a Cognitive Behaviour Therapist from the University of Dundee in 2004 and worked initially in the CMHT's before joining the Advanced Interventions Service in 2009. Since this time she has specialised in the assessment and treatment of people with severe and treatment refractory depression and/or obsessive compulsive disorder.

 

Life After OCD by Sandy Nisbet.
Sandy talks about his recovery journey and what life is like as an ex-OCD sufferer.

Sandy is a fully recovered ex-OCD sufferer who works as a software engineer. He has previously given presentations about OCD in Scotland, and at the previous OCD-UK conference in York.

 

Family members, psychological therapy and OCD: Sometimes 'helping' doesn't help, but being supportive can by Paul Watson.
OCD can often impact on family members as well as the individual, however, family members may not always be invited to attend psychological therapy with their relative with OCD. Therefore, many family members may be left wondering how best to assist their relative with OCD. This brief presentation aims to identify ways of 'helping' which may actually be unhelpful in the long run; and ways family members can be supportive of their relative with OCD whilst they attend therapy.

Paul is currently a second year Trainee Clinical Psychologist at Newcastle University and has previous experience of delivering CBT interventions in primary care whilst working in NHS Fife, Scotland as a Clinical Associate in Applied Psychology (CAAP). Paul also has research interests in OCD, particularly relating to the influences on family members to help out with their relatives OCD rituals/compulsions.

 

Hoarding and OCD: Similarities, differences and therapeutic approaches by Nick Stewart.
Nick will make the presentation as practical as possible aiming to differentiate between OCD-related hoarding and 'classical' hoarding.

Nick is a Clinical Psychologist in Training at the University of Bath. After studying Zoology and Science Communication at the University of Edinburgh and Imperial College London, he spent several years working in communications and marketing at the Science Museum. Nick’s passion for psychology grew just as his enjoyment of ‘everyday’ jobs began to flounder. He went back to university as a mature student. He then worked as a Research Assistant on a clinical trial investigating the role of person-centred care in dementia and as an Assistant Psychologist on a psychiatric ward for older adults in Reading. Currently in his second year of training, Nick is on placement in a Child and Adolescent Mental Health service in Wiltshire, where he is working with young people with OCD-type problems.

 

 

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