Conferences

One-Day Workshop on Cognitive therapy for Schizophrenia – Saturday 9th, 2009.

Cost: 1500 SEK excl. VAT ‘
Place: Grand Hotell Lund , inc coffee and lunch

Dr Paul Grant from the Beck Institute will give a one-day workshop entitled “Improving schizophrenia outcomes with cognitive therapy”.

Dr. Grant directs schizophrenia research at the Psychopathology Research Unit at the University of Pennsylvania. His current research includes a clinical trail testing the efficacy of an innovative cognitive therapy package aimed at assuaging negative symptoms and improving functioning in outpatients with schizophrenia, as well as a dissemination project designed to introduce cognitive therapy as a treatment option for disadvantaged consumers in the community.

He has published articles on the psychopathology of negative symptoms and thought disorder, as well as cognitive therapy for schizophrenia. Together with Aaron T. Beck, Neil A. Rector, and Neal Stolar Paul Grant is the author of Schizophrenia: Cognitive theory, research, and therapy, published 2008. (Guilford). At the mini-symposium both Aaron Beck and Paul Grant will be focusing on new findings and developments regarding schizophrenia in their lectures.

Paul Grant will be focusing on cognitive psychopathological models of positive and negative symptoms as well as on cognitive therapy of schizophrenia, and Aaron Beck on the interface between neurocognition and negative attitudes in schizophrenia.

The book has received excellent reviews. Here are a couple of examples: Review “This book represents a major advance in the application of cognitive theory and therapy. It is fitting that the founder of cognitive therapy is now pioneering its use with people with schizophrenia, who were once thought to be virtually untreatable. The authors provide a groundbreaking integration of neurobiological and cognitive-behavioral approaches to understanding the disorder and improving patients’ lives. Unique contributions of the book include the descriptions of cognitive distortions and cognitive triads specific to schizophrenia and the development of cognitive models of thought disorder and negative symptoms, which have been neglected until now.” – Tony Morrison, Professor of Clinical Psychology and Associate Director of Early Intervention, University of Manchester

UK “Beck and his colleagues have done it again! This book is simply outstanding. It begins with a very clear and insightful overview of our scientific understanding of the etiology of schizophrenia, offers detailed analyses of the cognitive underpinnings of psychotic symptoms, and then outlines specific approaches for tailoring cognitive techniques to treat these symptoms. Unlike many authors who address schizophrenia treatment, Beck et al. clearly link science with treatment strategies.” Elaine F. Walker, Samuel Candler Dobbs Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience, Emory University, USA

For further information and registration to Paul Grant’s workshop please contact: forumlundense@konferens.se

 

Mini-symposium – Friday May 8th, 2009 (Free of charge)

In connection with the annual Neuroscience Day in Lund a mini-symposium will be arranged by Forum Lundense in cooperation with the Segerfalk foundation. It will be held at Belfrage Lecture Hall, BMC D15, Lund.

The purpose of the mini-symposium, entitled “Emotional regulation – perspectives from neuroscience and psychotherapy research”, is to bring together leading researcher in the fields of psychopathology, psychotherapy and neuroscience and give them opportunity to summarize and discuss new and exciting findings in the field.

Invited speakers are: Semir Zeki, UCL London, Arne Öhman, Karolinska Institutet, Inga Neumann, Regensburg University, Lars-Göran Öst, Department of psychology, Stockholm University, Paul Grant, Beck Institute, and Aaron Beck, Beck Institute (Dr Beck participates via video link).

For further information and registration to Neuroscience Day and the mini- symposium please visit: www.med.lu.se/neuroscience_day_and_the_minisymposium

 

The Neuroscience Day – Thursday May 7th, 2009

The Neuroscience Day in Lund is an annual event bringing together both researchers and research students in the Lund – Malmö – Copenhagen area to stimulate interaction in an informal setting.

This year the Neuroscience Day consists of the annual Segerfalk lecture, presented by Prof. Semir Zeki, invited lectures and oral presentations by young investigators from the Lund – Malmö area.

 

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