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.

In order to access this resource on-demand, following the booking instructions below.

APPG for Prescribed Drug Dependence 

        UKCP | UK Council for Psychotherapy     

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.

View the programme

Aims of this event

  • identify when and how prescribed psychiatric drugs might impact your clients and their therapy
  • reflect on your own experiences and beliefs about them
  • support you to make informed, conscious, choices about how you support your client’s experiences with such drugs
  • learn how to support clients who decide, with their prescriber, to withdraw from their prescribed psychiatric drug

Booking

This online resource is free to access for all psychological therapists and those involved in supporting people taking psychiatric drugs. If you are a BACP Member:

  • Login to your account
  • Add the conference to cart
  • Proceed to payment (no payment will be required)
  • Scroll down to find the link to the on-demand service

If you are not a BACP member you will need to create an account. 

This can be done by:

  • Clicking on the 'To book a place' pink box at the top of the web page,
  • Sign up and create an account
  • Add the conference to your cart
  • Proceed to payment (no payment will be required)
  • Scroll down to find the link to the on-demand service

For questions about the conference registration please email events@bacp.co.uk

This event will be available on-demand until 21st February 2021