Clinical Forum MAPPA – Registration now open

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This event takes place on Friday 19th August 2016 at SPS College Polmont. Bookings can be made following the registration tab click here

The focus of this forum will be the MAPPA extension to non sex offenders. There will be presentations on the following:-

  • MAPPA extension to non sex offenders – Scottish Government
  • Regional Updates
  • Who are the MAPPA extension cases? Findings from 2 years of working with serious harm offenders in the community – Dr Raj Darjee

Please note that from April 2015 the Forensic Network introduced an attendance fee of £25 however colleagues should be reassured that this is to cover costs ensuring that the fora continue to thrive and is able to attract worthwhile speakers. The usual arrangement for non-attendance and cancellations received after 2pm the day before will remain in that the full fee will be charged.

At the time of booking you will be prompted to either pay by credit card or provide invoicing details

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NOTA Scotland AGM and Training Day: Working with Compassion


Friday 26th August 2016, SPS College Polmont

£45.00 members/£75.00 non members

Presenter – Dr Chris Irons
This workshop will be appropriate for any practitioners working with adult service users experiencing mental distress, but will involve looking at the transferability of knowledge and skills that underpin this approach to working with sex offenders and other high risk groups.

It will explore a way to understand human behaviour that is derived from Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT). During the workshop we will explore a number of ideas about how and why we suffer, and link this to how the human mind has evolved in a particular way that can lead for great kindness, care and compassion, or to great cruelty, harm and suffering to others. We will explore a model of emotion regulation that may help us to understand our own, and our clients, mental distress, before moving on to explore how compassion may help to bring a health balance to our emotion systems.

We will also spend some time discussing how we may help our clients to cultivate a ‘compassionate mind’, including greater self-compassion, and have some time for experiential practices to do this commonly used in CFT.

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Applications are now being invited for the MSc Health & Social Care (Forensic Mental Health)


SoFMH is delighted to announce that applications are being invited for the the Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma and Masters Programme  in Health & Social Care (Forensic Mental Health), formerly MSc Forensic Mental Health, which is scheduled to commence in September 2016. The programme is designed for those who are currently, or who are looking to […]

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Last Updated: 29 July 2016