Dr Andrew Grey - Colloquium 07/09/2012
|Topic:||The roots of compassion and its relevance for psychological therapy|
|Presenter:||Dr Andrew Grey|
Friday, 7 September 2012
|Locations:||Lecture Hall D350 (Coffs Harbour campus)|
Video-linked to Lecture Hall P158 (Lismore campus) and to A223 (Tweed Heads Gold Coast Riverside campus)
|About the colloquium:|
Compassion is increasingly being recognised as an important ingredient in wellbeing and psychological therapy. Dr Grey will introduce what light animal studies shed on a range of behaviours thought to underpin compassion, including empathy, reconciliatory behaviour, synchronisation, targeted helping, fairness, co-operation, and consolation. He will then explore emerging theory and research regarding the relevance of compassion for psychological therapy and general wellbeing.
|About the speaker:|
Dr Andrew Grey is a clinical psychologist who works in private practice in Coffs and for Headspace. Andrew worked as a consultant clinical psychologist in the UK's NHS in a variety of contexts for 12 years including in CMHTs, primary care, inpatient services, management and secondary care psychology outpatient services.
He has taught doctoral psychology students from the Universities of Hertfordshire and Essex, mental health professionals and the general public on topics including depression, anxiety, mindfulness and acceptance and commitment therapy. He has special interests in anxiety, depression, mindfulness- and acceptance-based approaches, CBT, positive psychology, evolutionary psychology, clinician's attitudes to clinical practice guidelines, and adolescent mental health.
Updated: 29 October 2012