The Challenge of Adapting Evidence-Based Psychological Therapies for Non-Western Cultures

Guest Speaker:
Prof Shirley Reynolds (School of Psychology and Clinical Language Sciences, University of Reading)
Host:
Dr Carmel Houston-Price (UoRM)
Subject Area:
Psychology
Activity:
Workshop
Date & Time:
Wed, 17. February 2016, 14:30 h - 16:30 h
Venue:
N3.04, University of Reading Malaysia - EduCity@Iskandar​

Aims of Workshop
Psychological models, such as Beck’s cognitive theory of depression, now underpin many evidence-based psychological treatments for mental health problems. However, these have mainly been developed and tested in the USA, UK or Australia. In addition, definitions of mental health problems (e.g. depression, post-traumatic stress disorder) are based on systems of classification developed in the USA.

In this workshop we will consider how these psychological models apply to people who live in non-Western countries. We will also discuss whether evidence-based psychological treatments (e.g. Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) need to be developed or adapted and, if so, how best to make these changes in a systematic way. The workshop will also identify opportunities for collaborative research, training and clinical work in Malaysia and the UK.

We welcome attendance at this workshop by academics, students and those working in clinical practice or related fields. The fee for participation is RM100 (RM65 for students).

The Puzzle of Adolescent Depression

Guest Speaker:
Prof Shirley Reynolds (School of Psychology and Clinical Language Sciences, University of Reading)
Host:
Dr Carmel Houston-Price (UoRM)
Subject Area:
Psychology
Activity:
Seminar
Date & Time:
Wed, 17 February 2016, 12:30 - 14:00
Venue:
N3.23, University of Reading Malaysia - Educity@Iskandar​

Abstract of Presentation
Depression in adolescents is very common but poorly understood. In this seminar, Professor Reynolds will discuss our current knowledge about teenage depression, review the research literature, and highlight many of the unanswered questions that we need to tackle urgently. Prof Reynolds will demonstrate some of the research methods she has used and data she collected in her research clinic at the University of Reading and present data from a large clinical trial recently conducted in UK (with over 460 young people).

 

Photo Biography
Prof Shirley Reynolds is Director of the Charlie Waller Institute and Professor of Evidence Based Psychological Therapies at the University of Reading. Her research interests focus around understanding and treating depression and anxiety disorders in children and adolescents. She was founding co-editor of Evidence Based Mental Health and past President of the British Association of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy (BABCP: 2010-2012). Shirley has worked on a number of RCTs of psychological and social interventions for anxiety, OCD and depression funded by MRC/ESRC and the NIHR. She is involved in a number of national programmes including the MindEd e-learning programme (www.minded.org.uk) and the Child and Young People Increasing Access to Psychological Therapies (CYP IAPT) programme.
  • Admission to this workshop is free for UoRM academics and students. ​
  • We also welcome attendance by external academics, students and those who work in related fields. The fee for participation in the workshop is RM100 (RM65 for students). ​

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