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Kent Programme

This programme will be updated with more information as it is confirmed

13:45 - 14:20 Registration and refreshments

14:20 - 14:30 Welcome

Presented by Laurie Clarke, BACP Chief Executive

14:30 - 15:15 Exploring the needs of a changing profession

Presented by Lynne Gabriel, BACP Chair & Martin Bell, BACP Parliamentary Officer

This session will look at developments that may influence the profession, how BACP is responding to these and how this could affect the delivery of talking therapies. It will also include any breaking news and the opportunity to meet key members of BACP staff.

15:15 - 15:30 Two minute platforms

Members are invited to address the audience for two minutes on any relevant topics. These may be presentations that relate to local projects, research projects or it may be to discuss particular challenges that a member/organisation is experiencing and wants to explore with the assistance of their peers.

There will also be the opportunity to have an area in the marketplace to display information and meet with other delegates.

CLICK HERE to see further details of the two minute platforms that will be presented.

15:30 - 16:00 Refreshments

16:00 - 17:00 National issues at local level

Are there any professional issues that are currently causing you anxiety or developments that you need clarification on? Questions might relate directly to your work, local challenges or national policies. Whether these questions are discussed with your peers or posed directly to BACP, this is an opportunity to voice them.

CLICK HERE to see a selection of questions and discussion themes that have been put forward by members in the Kent area.

17:00 - 17:30 Can ethics be sexy? - Heather Dale

Boy George once said he would rather have a cup of tea than sex. I suspect many people may feel the same about ethics.

Today I am hoping that we will all sharpen our thinking around difficult ethical thinking and be excited by the possibilities aroused by the process.

17:30 - 18:30 Light buffet and networking

18:30 - 19:00 Ethical thinking: Discussion and feedback

Discussion groups will focus on an ethical dilemma

19:00 - 19:30 Bearing witness in time of adversity - Helen Bamber

Helen Bamber will talk about her lifelong experiences of treating and caring for survivors of torture, from Bergen-Belsen through Amnesty International, the Medical Foundation for the Care of Victims of Torture, and the Helen Bamber Foundation. Through this Helen will cover the mental health needs of the survivors of human rights catastrophes who are seeking refuge and mental health support in the UK. ( Helen Bamber Foundation )