Other Southampton events

Mind Your Health

Please note this event takes place on the first floor and has no step-free access.
Past event - 2019
22 May Doors open 19:00
Event 19:30-21:30
The Stable, 6 Above Bar St,
Southampton SO14 7DU
Our two speakers for 'Mind your health' both have interests in using cognitive behavioural therapy as a technique for treating patients with psychosis. Come and learn about their research on current therapies and interventions and how these are implemented in society.

The Sanity of Madness

Professor David Kingdon (Professor of Mental Health Care Delivery)
David Kingdon is a Professor of Mental Health Care Delivery at the University of Southampton and honorary consultant adult psychiatrist for Southern Health NHS Trust. Professor Kingdon has worked with colleagues to develop techniques for treating patients with psychosis using cognitive behaviour therapy. He is currently working on studies examining novel treatments in psychosis and treatment-resistant depression as well as projects on communication in psychosis & mindfulness groups. His talk on 'The Sanity of Madness' will bring together his current research interests.

Why cannabis is a bad idea if you are vulnerable to psychosis

Dr Katherine Newman-Taylor (Dr Katherine Newman-Taylor is Programme Director for the PG Diploma and PG Certificate in CBT (Advanced Level Practice) at the University of Southampton. )
Dr Tom Richardson (Principal Clinical Psychologist & Research Lead NHS Solent)
Heavy cannabis use is associated with an increased risk of psychosis, though this is not a simple, direct relationship. It is likely that a combination of biological, social and psychological factors play a part.
‘Cognitive-fusion’ describes the extent to which we are unable to step back from our thoughts and feelings. In cannabis users, those who ‘fuse’ with their internal experience when intoxicated are more likely to have psychotic experiences. This will be useful in developing treatments and possibly identifying those at risk of cannabis-related psychosis.
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