Wednesday 14 May 2014
9.30 – 13.15
It is now widely accepted that hearing voices in childhood and adolescence are common experiences not necessarily linked to psychosis or severe mental illness. However, many clinicians are reluctant to work with voice hearers especially when the voices talk of violence, or issue commands or ultimatums. Quite understandably these can cause great distress for the young person and their supportive network.
This half-day workshop from the Tees Valley Branch of the Association of Child and Adolescent Mental Health explores the experience of young people who hear violent voices, and will consider ways of making sense of those experiences, and cover the “at-risk” mental state for psychosis in adolescents. It is aimed at CAMHS professionals as well as those working in other related settings including mental health, education, paediatrics, or those keen to learn more about hearing voices.
09.00 Registration and refreshments
09.25 Welcome and introduction: Dr Lennon Swart, ACAMH Tees Valley Branch Committee
09.30 Dr Alison Brabban (Durham University): ‘Understanding psychosis – recent developments’
10.15 Coffee break
11.30 Dr Paul A Tiffin (Durham University): ‘The ‘at-risk’ mental state for psychosis in adolescents: concepts, challenges, controversies and opportunities’
12.30 Panel discussion
ACAMH Member: £15 Non-members: £25
Fees include conference materials and refreshments but do not include lunch.