Day 2 :
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 : 10:35-11.20
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 (http://mountainway.org) 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.