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New Savoy Conference: Psychological Therapies & IAPT 

News and presentations from today’s 10th Anniversary conference  debating the future of Psychological Therapies and IAPT and looking at the implementation and impact of the 5 Year Forward View for Mental Health so far. 

Event resources:
Staff Wellbeing Charter:
The 2016 event saw the launch of the Staff Wellbeing Charter available here.   
Open Letter to the Profession, its Leaders & the Government 18.11.16 from Jeremy Clarke CBE New Savoy Conference click here.
The New Savoy Petition 2017 to the Health Select Committee: Learning from the past decade Towards an Integrated Health and Psycho-Social Care System  
New Savoy Conference website http://www.newsavoypartnership.org/  

DAY 1: The conference opened with a keynote address from Professor Bruce Wampold, Professor of Counselling Psychology, University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA & Research Institute, Modum Bad Psychiatric Centre, Vickersund, Norway on improving outcomes by understanding how therapy works and improving therapist effectiveness.

Prof Bruce Wampold PowerPoint presentation

To introduce the next session, the opening took an interview form with Jamie Hacker-Hughes and Alika Goodwin who discussed their own personal lived experiences of psychological distress therapists. Alika discussed how your life can change in a split second, that therapists are not immune and its important to talk each other. Jamie said we all need to acknowledge that we are all human and are all vulnerable to psychological distress and problems. Jamie said there is no them there is no us - there is only us. 


After the break the question time discussion chaired by Mark Easton Home Editor BBC debated:
• Being open and transparent about who is benefitting and who is not so that IAPT and the mental health strategy genuinely work for all 
• What we will invest in expanding the counselling and psychotherapy workforce to reach those who need help, when and where they need help 
• The 4th dimension: staff wellbeing. What does the Annual Survey tell us? 

Panel members included: Norman Lamb, Sarah Brennan OBE, Chief Executive, Young Minds, Dr Esther Cohen-Tovee, Consultant Clinical Psychologist & Chair, Division of Clinical Psychology, BPS & member, Steering Group for the Charter & Staff Wellbeing Project, and Dr Kate Lovett Dean, Royal College of Psychiatrists & Consultant Psychiatrist, Devon Partnership Trust 

Compassionate and inclusive leadership for cultures of care and staff wellbeing in psychological therapy services by Professor Michael West, Professor of Organizational Psychology, Lancaster University Management School & Head of Thought Leadership, The King’s Fund.

Prof Michael West PowerPoint presentation

Future events of interest:

DIGITAL IAPT 2017 Disrupting IAPT: can digital pathways 'change the game'?
Monday 8 May 2017 
De Vere West One Conference Centre, London

Medically Unexplained Symptoms /Somatic Symptom Disorder National Summit 2017
Wednesday 10 May 
The Studio Conference Centre, Birmingham

IAPT: Improving Psychological Therapies for Older People
Monday 19 June 2017 
De Vere West One Conference Centre, London


Download: Conference brochure

15 March 2017

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