The older person and you - responses, reactions and realities

July 14, 2017

HDS is hosting a one-day conference on November 10 to explore different and creative approaches to thinking about and working with older people. Working with older people has a powerful emotional impact and those caring for them can feel isolated with little opportunity to reflect on the meaning of difficult and distressing behaviour. The loneliness of older people at home and in residential settings is often reflected in the experiences of their carers. Many professional carers are also caring for and relating to older people in their personal lives at a time when their own advancing years have an impact.


The conference will address the psychological issues inherent in the state of mind of older people and is relevant to work with older people in a variety of settings. Offering a rare opportunity for those working with older people to meet colleagues from other disciplines and think together about the older people they work with, the day will provide insight and practical support to those working with individuals who can be challenging even to the most committed of professionals and carers.


In addition to plenary session with internationally renowned speakers, the conference will offer participants reflective space for small group discussion.


Our keynote speakers will be Dr Margot Waddell, Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist and Psychoanalyst, London and Professor John Starr, Professor of Health and Ageing, University of Edinburgh.


For full details and the conference booking form, please see our event page




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