We are delighted to announce that we collaborated with the APPG for Prescribed Drug Dependence, UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) and The British Psychological Society (BPS) for this online event looking at working with clients who are taking or withdrawing from prescribed drugs.

APPG for Prescribed Drug Dependence 

        UKCP | UK Council for Psychotherapy     

Presenter biographies

Dr James Davies

Dr James Davies is a co-founder of CEP. He graduated from the University of Oxford in 2006 with a PhD in social and medical anthropology. He is a reader in social anthropology and mental health at the University of Roehampton and has practiced as a psychotherapist in organisations such as MIND and the NHS. James has written widely in academe and has delivered lectures at many universities across the world.

Prof. Rosemary Rizq

Rosemary Rizq is a Chartered Psychologist, an HCPC-registered counselling psychologist and a UKCP-accredited psychoanalytic psychotherapist. She is Professor of Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy at the University of Roehampton and for many years worked as Specialist Lead for Research and Development for NHS Ealing. She has also worked as an Adult Psychotherapist for North-East London Foundation NHS Trust’s Forest House Psychotherapy Clinic. She now has a part-time private practice in West London. Rosemary has published widely on issues related to organisational dynamics and psychotherapeutic training and practice.

Dr Anne Guy

Dr Anne Guy is a psychotherapist currently in private practice, having previously worked as lecturer at the University of Roehampton. She is a member of the Council for Evidence-Based Psychiatry and the secretariat co-ordinator for the APPG for Prescribed Drug Dependence. She is the lead editor and Steering Group Chair 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.

About the event

With psychiatric prescriptions doubling over the last ten years, therapists are now more likely than ever to be working with clients who are taking or withdrawing from prescribed drugs. How well did your training cover the effects of psychiatric drugs on therapy? What is your role as a therapist working with issues of prescribed drug dependence?  How confident do you feel in addressing these issues in your client work - do you have questions you would like to ask?

This free half-day event (3 hours CPD) included presentations by the main editors of the recently published Guidance for Psychological Therapists and was based on the new companion publication “A short guide to what every psychological therapist should know about working with psychiatric drugs”. It gives you the information you need to work confidently with clients and includes the live Q&A sessions that took place during the live stream.



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