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Psychological treatment of OCD: Is there a role for mindfulness?
Thu, December 1, 2016, 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM GMT
This talk is titled: Psychological treatment of obsessive-compulsive disorder: Is there a role for mindfulness? Insights from research and practice
Researchers and clinicians continue to work towards improving evidenced-based treatments for obsessive-compulsive disorder due to the distressing nature of this condition. Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) is the first-line treatment recommended by the National Institute of Clinical Excellence (NICE); however, there continues to be a need to refine such treatments to improve recovery rates. In this talk Dr Megan Wilkinson-Tough, Clinical Psychologist and Lecturer at the University of Bath, will discuss her experience of undertaking CBT for OCD and consider psychological theory and research that may suggest that mindfulness-based techniques could help in improving therapy for those who have not responded to current treatments.
A brief bio about Dr. Wilkinson-Tough:
Dr Megan Wilkinson-Tough is a Clinical Research Tutor for the Bath Doctorate in Clinical Psychology programme. She qualified as a Clinical Psychologist from the Bristol Doctorate in Clinical Psychology in 2008 and completed a diploma in Schema Focussed Therapy in 2013, conferring accreditation by the International Society for Schema Therapy. She is a Chartered Clinical Psychologist with the British Psychological Society and is registered by the Health and Care Professions Council. Since qualification Megan has specialised in working in adult mental health settings, including secure settings. She currently work clinically within the Centre for Specialist Psychological Treatments of Anxiety and Related Problems.
The talk will be an 1 hour, 40 mins of Megan's presentation with 20 for general questions at the end. Please be on time as we will start at 5pm sharp.
Please note that this event is free for members and £1 for non-members. See you there!