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Therapy Insights Festival 21st - 25th September 2020

Therapy Insights Festival 21st - 25th September 2020

Monday 21st - Friday 25th September

Bringing the digital mental healthcare industry together online, our inaugural Therapy Insights Festival will host daily talks covering a multitude of compelling and thought-provoking topics, from learning techniques and trends to views on the future of mental healthcare. Hear from Ieso leaders and industry influencer speakers, while also having the opportunity to interact with peers to share knowledge and experiences - helping you get the most out of digital therapy practices all from home.

Register to watch the sessions live or to watch on-demand at a later date. Simply select each webinar you wish to attend and complete the registration form at the bottom of the page.

Monday

How to deliver high-quality care in a digital model

  • Festival Opener with Sarah Bateup

    Join the festival opening talk with Ieso's Chief Clinical Officer, Sarah Bateup who will set the scene for a insightful and lively festival. She'll share her reflections on where the online therapy world is today and where we need to be prepared to journey next as she highlights the talks and experiences available during the festival.

    Sarah Bateup
    Chief Clinical Officer
  • What great therapists do

    Have you ever wondered what language, inter-session message frequency and supervision techniques impact recovery rates? Data scientist, Dr Michael Ewbank, and therapist trainer, Joanne Adams team up to share what analysis of transcripts and other therapist activities shows makes the difference.

    Dr Michael Ewbank
    Senior Scientist
    Joanne Adams
    Clinical Training Lead
  • The future of digital care delivery plus live Q&A

    Delve into Dr Andy Blackwell's TEDx talk on how AI has the potential to unlock mental health. As Ieso's Chief Scientific Officer, Andy is on a mission to decode and democratise mental health and in this talk, he explains exactly how this works. Afterwards, you will have the opportunity to ask Andy questions, including what this means for real life human therapists like you..!

    Dr Andy Blackwell
    Chief Scientific Officer

Tuesday

How do I know if my patient will respond to treatment?

  • What therapist variables are associated with outcome

    Sarah Bateup recently completed a PhD, studying the relationship between therapist variables and patient outcomes across 200 BABCP accredited CBT therapists over a 12-month period. The results were fascinating and you can join this session to find out what she learnt...

    Sarah Bateup
    Chief Clinical Officer
  • How do I know if my patient will respond to treatment?

    In partnership with Sheffield University's Clinical Psychology Unit, Dr Ana Catarino (Principal Scientist at Ieso) will explain what patient profiling is, how it can be applied to help predict whether a patient is likely to recover or not, and what that means for you as a therapist.

    Dr Ana Catarino
    Principal Scientist
    Dr Jaime Delgadillo
    Senior Lecturer & Research Director, Clinical Psychology Unit, University of Sheffield
  • Patient language and its relationship with engagement and recovery

    The Ieso science team mine the world's largest mental health therapy dataset using advanced analytical techniques to uncover what matters to real therapists. What a patient types in therapy (also known as their 'utterances') reveals new findings about their response to treatment for depression. In this short session, Ieso's Dr Michael Ewbank will explain and interpret these findings for therapists.

    Dr Michael Ewbank
    Senior Scientist
  • The 7 different types of depression

    In this bitesize session, Ieso's Principal Scientist, Dr Ana Catarino, will shed new light on different types of depression using her research from the Ieso dataset. She will share implications for therapists and delivery of treatment.

    Dr Ana Catarino
    Principal Scientist
  • Using growth curve models to support proactive supervision

    Interested in what's new and innovative in supervision? Following the 3.30pm session on growth curve models, Kate Tilbury will explain how they can also be used to support supervision, creating more powerful conversations between supervisors and therapists.

    Kate Tilbury
    Supervision Lead

Wednesday

Developing therapeutic skills online

  • How being like a professional sportsperson/musician might improve your CBT skills: the role of deliberate practice

    Learn a new way to improve your therapy skills! Deliberate practice is integral to many professions and is part of career long learning. In this session, Ieso's Joanne Adams will explain why we might choose to practice as a CBT therapist and how exactly we can do that.

    Joanne Adams
    Clinical Training Lead
  • Delivering online CBT to help treat Non-Epileptic Attack Disorder (NEAD)

    "Non Epileptic Attack disorder (NEAD) primarily involves neurological symptoms that present like organic disorders of the nervous system, but do not have an organic basis (medically unexplained, ‘functional Neurological Symptoms’; FNS) (Stone, 2011).

    Approximately 12–20% of patients seen in epilepsy clinics may have NEAD rather than epileptic seizures, and rates of NEAD have been estimated at around 4.9 in a 100,000 per year.

    Kiera O'Dell will focus on application and intervention of online CBT techniques to help support a patient with Non-Epileptic Attack disorder, also know historically as conversion disorder.

    Keira O'Dell
    BABCP-accredited CBT Therapist
  • The power of behavioural experiments for our socially anxiety patients, and therapists!

    Behavioural experiments are at the heart of Clark and Well’s treatment protocol for social anxiety disorder. Understandably they can cause anxiety for our patients and for ourselves too! Join us to hear about Ieso’s experiences of conducting stooge experiments virtually and hear feedback from our therapists and their patients about the power of these behavioural experiments.

    Joanne Adams
    Clinical Training Lead

Thursday

Delivering excellent patient experience

  • Real people, real stories: how online CBT enabled me to overcome PTSD

    It’s important to put the patient at the heart of everything we do. We can always learn from our patient’s experience of therapy. Clinical Supervisor, Babalwa Madikazi will be talking to a patient, who has recently finished therapy, to learn about his experiences of having CBT.

    Babalwa Madikazi
    Clinical Supervisor
  • How to enhance the experience for your patient through your communication style: and common mistakes!

    Learn how to adapt your communication style to digital delivery (how not to be a robot; stories of ‘common’ mistakes).

    Shazna Khanom
    UK Clinical Director
  • Connecting with what matters: Using values to find meaning in the presence of pain and suffering

    An exploration of what values are, how to find and connect to them, and how to use them to influence behaviour when people seem stuck, lost, and trapped by their situation.

    Shaun Mehew
    Clinical Supervisor
  • Feeling hopeless with clients? How to turn things around by reflecting on ourselves.

    A theme that I frequently come cross in my Clinical Supervisor role with Ieso, is the effect that our beliefs, thoughts and judgements as therapists have on patient’s treatment and their experience of therapy. Sometimes we can ‘predict’ when someone will engage well and other times we cannot. Sometimes we can become increasingly frustrated and hopeless when things aren’t moving forward how we expect or want them to, particularly when patients are comorbid, appear complex, have had therapy before or simply don’t engage with homework. Therefore; in this interactive workshop I want to explore our role as therapists; our beliefs, judgments and how this effects patients we are struggling with by being vulnerable together, reflecting and doing some experiential exercises. I would like to try to understand possible trends or patterns us therapists find ourselves doing, why we do these and discuss how to reflect and monitor this to bring us back to do what we know works for CBT to be effective.

    Michelle Sherman
    Clinical Supervisor

Friday

What have we learnt from COVID-19?

  • Changes in patient presentation throughout 2020

    2020 has followed a trajectory none of us could have predicted and as a result patient presentations have changed radically both in category and volume. Hear from from Ieso's Chief Scientific Officer, Dr Andy Blackwell, and a member of our clinical team for an explanation of how the patients and the type of treatment they are seeking has changed this year and what this means for therapists and supervisors.

    Dr Andy Blackwell
    Chief Scientific Officer
  • Digital Inclusion and innovative approaches to care with Ross O'Brien

    In this session, Ross O'Brien, formerly NHS lead for Grenfell and now Associate Director of Innovation and Technology at London Digital IAPT, will be exploring how IAPT services should be considering the digitally excluded populations who find themselves unable to access healthcare. He will also be giving a glimpse into some of the new digital innovations that are driving forward digital IAPT service delivery in London currently and into the future.

    Ross O'Brien
    Associate Director of Innovation and Technology at London Digital IAPT
    James De Bathe
    Director of Partnerships
  • How deliberate practice might improve your CBT skills: part 2

    This workshop will give you an opportunity to return to the group and share how you got on with your deliberate practise during this week. It will be an informal opportunity to commit to continued deliberate practise!

    Joanne Adams
    Clinical Training Lead
    Kate Tilbury
    Supervision Lead

Webinar Registration

Register to watch the sessions live or to watch on-demand at a later date. Simply select each webinar you wish to attend from the list above and complete the registration form below.

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