Room C114, College Building, Hendon campus.
Tabitha Lewis, Senior Lecturer in Mental Health, Middlesex University, Department of Mental Health, Social Work and Interdisciplinary Studies; School of Health and Education
Tabitha Lewis is a Senior Lecturer in substance misuse and mental health and Director of Programmes for Mental Health at Middlesex University. Previously, she has held the Programme Lead posts for BSc Mental Health Nursing, PG Dip in Mental Health Practice/Graduate Mental Health Worker Programme and the Adv Dip, PG Cert and MSc in Dual Diagnosis. The latter of which involved the development and delivery of the dual diagnosis distance learning programmes. Prior to this, she held the post of Programme Lead in Dual Diagnosis at the Sainsbury Centre for Mental Health. She is a mental health nurse with experience of working in both substance misuse and mental health. Her clinical posts have included working in a development role as a dual diagnosis specialist in a community mental health team and she continues to work clinically on a sessional basis. In addition to these roles, Tabitha has experience of providing consultancy services and has developed and delivered bespoke practice development and training packages for health and social care agencies. She is also a regular member of numerous steering groups locally and nationally including being a member of the editorial board for a key UK based dual diagnosis journal and is a member of the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers (MINT). More recently Tabitha has developed a clinical and research interest in the use of Acceptance and Commitment Training.
Justin McDermott, Lecturer in Mental Health, Middlesex University, Department of Mental Health, Social Work and Interdisciplinary Studies; School of Health and Education
Justin McDermott is a Lecturer in Mental Health at Middlesex University. As well as his professional status as Registered Mental Health Nurse, his roles include Programme Lead for BSc Mental Health Nursing 2011, Module Lead for Physical Care Skills for Mental Health Professionals; Physical Care and Wellbeing; Foundations of Nursing Practice – Mental Health, Lead for NHS Trust Physical Health study days; TMVA Tutor and European Link for Mental Health Nursing. His interest in Acceptance and Commitment Training stems from supporting students in practice and research on physical wellbeing and mental resilience.
Guest Speaker: Dr Paul Flaxman, Senior Lecturer in Organizational Psychology, City University of London
Dr Paul Flaxman has previously held research and teaching positions at London Guildhall University and Goldsmiths College (University of London). While at Goldsmiths, he helped to implement a series of work redesign interventions for improving staff well-being in financial services and local government organisations. Dr Flaxman was also involved in two separate research projects designed to promote and develop the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) Management Standards for work-related stress. He is currently the Programme Director of City's Organisational Psychology Group. Dr Flaxman specialises in adapting cognitive behaviourtherapy (CBT) interventions to help improve employees' psychological health. Most notably, he has taken a prominent role (alongside Professor Frank Bond) in developing and evaluating acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) as a worksite training intervention.
Light refreshements will be provided.
For more information and to RSVP, please contact Alfonso Pezzella