Day 2 :
North East London NHS foundation trust, UK
Keynote: Hoarding disorder: New horizons
Time : 09:00-09:40
Satwant Singh is Nurse Consultant in CBT & MH and Professional and Strategic Lead for IAPT. He has been facilitating the monthly London Hoarding Treatment Group since 2005, engaged in research with Kings College London and with colleagues in understanding HD using Visual Methods in developing interventions to deal with hoarding issues, facilitated workshops and training in this field and CBT Satwant has co-authored the UK’s first self-help book titled Overcoming Hoarding published by Robinson Press self-help book based on CBT techniques for individuals, family members, carers and professionals.
Hoarding disorder or compulsive hoarding as it was previously known has until recently received little attention. However with the increased media attention and the introduction of Hoarding Disorder in the DSM V as a condition in its own right has increased in the awareness, understanding and identification of individuals with haording issues. The media has proved to be a double edge sword in both highlighting the disorder and increasing the stigma and discrimination of individuals with hoarding issues. Despite the increase in presentations within mental health services, there is a lack of a specific service available for the treatment of Hoarding Disorder. Hoarding Disorder presents a challenge for a range of professionals in dealing with this presentation due to its complexity and the impact it has on individuals, family and carers and the community at large. Limited research into this disorder has shown Cognitive Behavioural Therapy to be an effective intervention. However there is no specific treatment model. In our experience the treatment of hoarding issues requires a holistic approach combining both a cognitive behavioural and experiential interventions to address both the overt and covert underlying issues that individuals present with. In addition to helping individuals with hoarding issues reclaim their space attention needs to be given to assist individuals integrate back into soceity by reclaiming their life and building on their resilience.
British Psychological Society, UK
Time : 09:40-10:20
Dr Gwyer is a world-leading expert in Wellbeing, Happiness and Success. His integrative approach combines applied psychology and the work of John Maxwell, the world leading authority on leadership and personal growth. On completing his PhD, he worked as a researcher for a UK law enforcement agency and taught at several universities. In 2006 he completed his second doctorate in Clinical Psychology and then an MSc in Applied Positive Psychology and Coaching Psychology. He specialises in consultancy for individuals and organisations and is the Clinical Advisor for The Mountain Way a specialist veteran charity promoting Post Traumatic Growth.
By combining aspects of Applied Cognitive, Clinical, Coaching and Positive Psychology together and adding elements of tried and tested growth and leadership techniques from world leading authorities such as John Maxwell, a practical approach to improving wellbeing, happiness and success has been created in the SMARTER-life-GROWTH approach. This integrative, trans-functional and holistic approach, adopts a practical skills-based way of helping individuals restore, maintain and improve their sense of wellbeing, happiness and personal, professional and performance success. Further by integrating different aspects of an individual’s experience (e.g., the Biological, Psychological, Social and Spiritual) and through applying a stepped staging framework, a single coherent understanding of an individual's life journey is created. This allows the approach to support individuals along the wellness continuum, from struggling and suffering through to flourishing, thriving and meeting their potential. This presentation outlines the theoretical and applied underpinnings of the SMARTER-life-GROWTH approach as well as how wellbeing, happiness, and success performance indicators, and goals can be identified and fulfilled through a variety of evidence-based interventions. The approach acknowledges the unique potential that all human beings have, the natural flutations in welleness that occur and empowers individuals to have greater autonomy over their life so they can be more resilient, and successful in the separate (but interconnected) aspects of their life. Thus allowing them to create and lead the life they want to lead, and to have the confidence, skills and ability to protect this against the natural adversities that we all face.
Change Challenge and the Adaption Apex Lab, Australia
Keynote: The dark triad ( Narcissism, Machiavellianism, Psychopathy ) in the information age into the age of augmentation
Time : 10:35-11:15
Aram Cargill is the director of The Adaption Apex Lab and Change Challenge working alongside Dr Kaalii Cargill who completed her PhD in psychology and Melbourne University Australia. She has been the past President of SCAPE (Society of Counselling and Psychotherapy Educators) and ISOCSS (International Society of Clinical and Counselling Supervisors), and past Vice-President of PACFA (Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia). As well as working in private practice (Kairos Centre ) for 40 years. Aram Cargill is also on the board of directs for Ledsen and an executive director a Kanga innovation. Working together the two have adapted DARE ( Deception Analysis Reasoning Engine ) for advanced lexical psychometric testing through mobile phone technology
The digital age has made deception manipulative profiles far more attractive and simpler, not only for predatory behaviour but also in terms of the developing personality.
As the information age develops into the age of augmentation (Harris 2016 ), our understanding of ourselves becomes ever more relevant as our digital identities grow in importance and stature.
In the light of this, understanding what has been referred to as “the dark triad” (Paulhus & Williams, 2002 ) or negative personality traits on a day to day, pedestrian level becomes ever more important. The very fact that our digital identities express not only our conscious choices but also our subconscious wants and desires and unconscious needs, it is important that our profile of the dark triad becomes more refined. If left in the “dark”, these traits may become evident in some type of externalised event. Narcissism, machiavellianism, and psychopathy are encouraged and exacerbated by technology (Twenge & Foster, 2010). These personality traits have become ever more alluring and seductive because of ability to construct digital identities that may take precedence over authentic identities.
We have steered away from general profiling and testing of these traits because of the criticisms of verbal descriptors of individual differences (lexical hypothesis) especially in in terms of the dark triad because of negative language and its impact on self-description.
The developments in artificial intelligence identify attitudes, emotions, and moods during lexical hypothesis testing, and give the framework greater extension and accuracy in trait profiling of individuals. This in turn gives more proficiency to language-based profiling of the dark triad. Developments in the cost-effectiveness of big data support this.
Our society now requires greater base line awareness, observation, monitoring and management long before the deception manipulative profiles of the digital age hit the radar in negative consequences or predatory behaviour.
Advance Telehealth Consulting Services, LLC and One TeleMed, LLC, USA
Keynote: Advancing Mental Health with Telepsychiatry & Psychiatric Mental Health nurse practitioners
Time : 11:15-11:55
Charles Edwards is the Chief Executive Officer and Founder of Advance Telehealth Consulting Solutions & One Telemed, LLC. Charles has over 22 years of behavioral health experience, where he managed outpatient and inpatient psychiatric programs across the country. During that time, Charles discovered the need for expanding mental health services to underserved communities and decided to step away from his corporate position to develop service model to assist with the mental health shortage.
According to The State of Mental Health in America 2018, 18% (43 million) of adults in the country have a mental health condition (3). In addition, youth mental health is worsening and access to care is limited. In a five-year period, rates of severe youth depression have increased from 5.9% to 8.2%. Over 1.7 million youth with major depressive episodes did not receive treatment. To meet the need for mental health services, providers would have to treat six times as many people than providers in the states where there is a lower prevalence of mental illness and higher rates of access to care. These problems experienced in the U.S are also evident in mental health across the globe (4).