Latest news: November 2019

Dates for 2019 PIT SIG meetings announced. Click here for further details.

NEW LEVEL 1 PIT CPD COURSE LAUNCHED! PIT SIG UK is delighted to announce a new five-day introductory course in PIT, developed in collaboration with the University of Manchester. The course is taking place on the 9th-13th September 2019 at the University and will provide attendees with a basic knowledge of the approach, including the ability to use Level 1 PIT practical and formulation skills as an adjunct to other therapeutic models (including CBT). Click here for further information.

New Level 2 PIT course recently approved and due for launch soon. The University of Manchester have recently approved a new course offering advanced training and clinical supervision in PIT for people who wish to use the model as a standalone therapy in their clinical role. We will be releasing further information about this shortly.

NIHR gives 4m funding boost to research on PIT. NHS funding body the National Institute for Health Research has recently invested nearly 4m in two projects investigating the efficacy of PIT. The FReSH START study is investigating PIT as one of several treatments for people with a history of self-harm, while WORSHIP-III is a pragmatic trial of PIT for women offenders with repeat self-harm.

PIT SIG UK Meetings

Meetings of the SIG take place every two months (first Friday of every other month at 1-3pm) at the Department of Clinical and Health Psychology, Gaskell House, Swinton Grove, Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust. We also run an Advanced PIT Training Day every November. All members of the SIG are welcome to attend the meetings, which are very friendly and informal. The first 45 minutes generally consists of PIT SIG business and the remainder is dedicated to continuing professional development (CPD). If you would like to attend a meeting please join the group via this website.

The dates of recent/forthcoming meetings and associated CPD topics are below:

Friday 11th January 2019, 1-3pm: PIT and supervision (Rebecca Hughes)

Friday 1st March 2019, 1-3pm: Foundational emotions (Karin Bacha)

Friday 3rd May 2019, 1-3pm: New PIT video: General skills (Frank Margison)

Friday 5th July 2019, 1-3pm: New PIT video: The Body (Frank Margison)

Friday 6th September 2019, 1-3pm: New PIT video: Shame (Frank Margison)

Friday 22nd November 2019, 10-4pm: Advanced PIT Training Day: PIT and persistent physical symptoms (including Keynote presentations from Prof Else Guthrie and Dr Karin Bacha; click here for flyer and information about registration. PLEASE NOTE, THIS IS TAKING PLACE AT ELIZABETH GASKELL'S HOUSE, WHICH IS ROUND THE CORNER FROM THE NHS GASKELL HOUSE!)


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