Shining a Spotlight on Stories: Clinical Psychology Conference on September 22nd

Shining a Spotlight on Stories: University of Leicester Clinical Psychology Conference

Tuesday 22nd of September; Henry Wellcome Building, University of Leicester Campus

“I am a story teller for better or for worse. I suspect a feeling for stories/narratives is a universal human disposition going with our powers of language, consciousness of self and autobiographical memory” (Oliver Sacks – On the Move (2015).

 This conference has grown out of a long tradition of clinical psychology trainee’s desire to share their research endeavors with local clinicians, users of services and also the general public.  This year we wish to showcase our work, highlighting the importance of multiple perspectives in modern healthcare and the importance of relationships and communicating positive functioning in systems – all kinds of human systems. With an emphasis on sharing, and respecting everyone’s views and stories, while integrating a way forward. The day will take a critical approach to understanding mental and physical health care and hopefully tell an important story about different but important aspects of health care in the 21st century. In that vein we have invited Jacqui Dillon (Chair of the Hearing Voices Network) as our Keynote Speaker.  Jacqui Dillon is a writer, campaigner, international speaker and trainer.  Jacqui has a track record of creating and sustaining user-centered initiatives, and of affecting change at all levels.

The conference takes place on Tuesday the 22nd of September 9am – 4pm in the Frank and Katherine May Lecture Theatre in the Henry Wellcome Building on the University of Leicester Campus. It is free and lunch and refreshments are provided.  For catering purposes please contact Carl Gudgeon (cmg16@leicester.ac.uk) if you wish to register your attendance.

University of Leicester Trainee Research Conference - poster

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