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WHEN: SATURDAY, 6 NOVEMBER 2021 at 10am
WHERE: ON ZOOM
COST: £30
3 HOURS CPD

CALL 01420 89207 or EMAIL admin@altoncounselling.org.uk to book

Did your training cover working with clients prescribed psychiatric drugs? This workshop will provide an opportunity to increase confidence in working with clients taking or withdrawing from such drugs through a deeper exploration of how and when they can intersect with the therapeutic journey. We will discuss case scenarios involving them in a variety of ways, with participants being invited to bring questions or case material around working with clients:
– thinking about taking a prescription
– the effects of such drugs on therapy
– thinking about coming off them or
– in the process of withdrawing from them

In order to enable a deeper exploration of the subject, it is necessary for participants to have either
1. Read the Guidance for Psychological Therapists: Enabling conversations with clients taking or withdrawing from prescribed psychiatric drugs (full or short version), or

2. Attended the online CPD session being hosted by the British Psychological Society on October 15th, 2-4:30pm: https://www.bps.org.uk/events/what-psychological-therapists-should-know-about-prescribed-psychiatric-drugs (this is free to members of BACP, UKCP, BPS and NCS, £10 to non-members)

Workshop Lead: Dr Anne Guy, UKCP Reg; MBACP (Accred)
Lead editor for the “Guidance for Psychological Therapists: Enabling Conversations with Clients Taking or Withdrawing from Psychiatric Drugs” created in collaboration with leading UK therapy organisations and academics.
Member of the Council for Evidence-Based Psychiatry
Secretariat co-ordinator for the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Prescribed Drug Dependence
Associate member of the Institute for Psychiatric Drug Withdrawal
Member of an Advisory Group for NHSE&I looking at services to support withdrawal

Anne has also co-authored articles on patients and therapists’ experiences of psychiatric drugs and as a psychotherapist in private practice is increasingly working with clients wishing to withdraw from such drugs.

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