Psychology Live! Educational Psychology Event
Psychology Live! is the best possible way to spend time outside the classroom whilst bringing Psychology studies to life. This immersive event gives students the opportunity to meet experts face to face and provide them with all the inspiration they need for their exams including memorable examples and case studies.
Speakers will present the most current issues with presentations linked to key topics covered in the AQA, OCR and Edexcel A Level curriculum. Throughout the course of the weekend your learners will cover the fundamentals of the Psychology curriculum at KS4 and KS5, perfectly complementing classroom learning.
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Also held on the same day is Science Live! and Maths Live! making this the ideal event to bring a mixed group of students from across the curriculum!
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Shivani Lamba is the founder and managing director of Forensic Outreach, based in London, which she initially joined as Programme Coordinator in 2009. She spearheaded the organisation’s initiative to create public engagement experiences online. The organisation was established in 2001, and has long been a dynamic and active part of the science curriculum in classrooms throughout the UK and EU. It was conceived to introduce forensic science as an integrative and cross-disciplinary approach to science education, and has delivered programmes to hundreds of schools, charities and Museums. She has consulted on these subjects for press including The Guardian, and recently NPR’s Serial.
An accomplished programme deliverer and keynote speaker, Simon has developed and delivered programmes to a diverse range of individuals and organisations; these include, Private Sector organisations such as Rolls Royce, Fremantle Media, Anglo American and many SME's; Public Sector bodies such as the North West Development Agency and Lancashire County Council, and sporting clients from within Formula 1, Olympians to Premiership Rugby and Premier League Football.
Simon has delivered in more than 10 countries and 4 continents across the world and delivers dynamic and powerful programmes on subjects from Leadership, Change, Winning Teams and Cultures to Peak Performance, Innovative Thinking, Sales and Customer Devotion.
Amanda has over 20 years experience working with children and families and is widely considered as THE go-to expert on play, toys, child development and psychology. Amanda combines her theoretical knowledge with a refreshingly pragmatic approach to family life, that resonates both with parents and professionals. Amanda is regularly in the media, frequently being invited to share her expertise in this area on Sky and BBC News for example. She continues to take an active role in research, presenting a paper at the International Toy Research Association’s World Congress in Portugal in July 2014.
Juliet's research interests lie within the domains of Social Identity Theory and Self Categorization Theory, and the implications of group membership for people's everyday lives. This includes intergroup / intragroup helping and help-seeking, the impact of groups on health and well-being, gender identity, national identity, and online identities.
Juliet completed her PhD in Social Psychology at the University of Dundee in 2011. Her PhD research concerned the act of help-seeking, and investigated whether group members may use help-seeking as a tool to manage and enhance their group's image in the eyes of others.
Juliet then spent four years as a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow at the University of Dundee, working on Professor Fabio Sani's ESRC-funded Health In Groups project (http://healthingroups.wixsite.com/healthingroups). This project investigated the relationships between membership of social groups (family, community, sports groups, etc.) and health.
Juliet joined Nottingham Trent University in August 2015 and is a Senior Lecturer in Social Psychology.
Kate Russell has been writing about technology, gaming and the Internet since 1995 and currently appears weekly on BBC2 and BBC World News, reporting for technology programme Click. She is an experienced and adept technology speaker.
She got her first break on TV after being encouraged to apply for a job advertising for a “young & funky” female presenter who knew about video games for a new show on Nickelodeon. Kate got the job and presented the show for three series, co-hosting with Mike McClean and an animated fish called Bert.
In addition to her prolific writing and TV career Kate speaks regularly at technology events and conferences and in schools and Universities inspiring the next generation of female technologists. She is also gets involved in policy meetings that aim to shape the way the Internet is governed in the UK.
In 2013 she crowd-funded more than 400% of her target to write a science fiction novel. She still finds time to run 6.5k three times a week and spends far too much time on Twitter advising people about the best web resources for their day-to-day needs. Her website, won the 2015 UK Blog Awards for best individual digital and technology blog, and in June 2015 she was voted the 25th most influential woman in UK IT by Computer Weekly magazine.
Michelle Fletcher has over 20 years’ experience working as a Forensic Psychologist. Michelle has experience of working in the Prison Service, Secure Psychiatric Hospitals, Private Prisons and Private consultancy. Currently Michelle works in Her Majesty’s Prison and Probation Service (HMPPS) working as a Cluster Psychology Lead for the Midlands Psychology Service. Michelle currently oversees the psychology service in four prisons; HMP Lincoln, HMP Ranby, HMP Stocken and HMP Sudbury and has experience working in all security categories of prisons. In addition Michelle is also the regional lead for interventions for men who have committed violent offences as well as being the regional lead for Parole Directed psychological risk assessments.
Aaron Balick, PhD, is a psychotherapist, cultural theorist, and author. Taking his experience as a clinical psychotherapist out of the consulting room and into areas of media, culture and technology, Aaron offers a real insight into how contemporary culture is affecting both adults and children's mental health.
Aaron has made it his mission to ensure that the amazing insights from psychology are shared as widely and responsibly as possible. For more than a decade he has been an active communicator who takes psychological findings from the clinic and the university and transforms them into useful concepts that can be applied to individuals, organisations and culture.
By breaking down the nature of basic human motivation and showing how technologies engage with them, systems can be creatively designed to better meet the needs of their users. By applying the theories from dynamic psychology to these technologies, Aaron enables organisations and individuals to develop systems that better map to natural human psychology to allow more natural and productive online environments.
Aaron has been an agony uncle for many years for both CBBC and BBC Radio 1. Aaron also authored the children's self-help book "Keep Your Cool: how to deal with life's worries and stress", which is widely used in schools as well as by parents around the world
John Clifford is a Hypnotherapist and Owner of the Centre of Clinical Hypnosis. John specializes in phobias and is the Hypnotherapist for London Zoo's Friendly Spider Programme which has been running since 1993 and has helped thousands of people face and overcome their fears!
- Return travel by Coach, Eurostar or Air
- 2 nights bed & breakfast accommodation (additional nights available at a supplement)
- Park Hopper Ticket
- Attendance at the Psychology Live! Conference
- Curriculum-linked workbook for students
- 1:10 free place ratio for staff on a twin room basis
- Group Travel Insurance
- Group Leader’s conference pack
- Services of the Events Team in Disneyland® Paris throughout your stay
1 DAY PARK TICKET
Sunday: Morning departure for Disneyland® Paris, overnight at Disneyland® Paris
Monday: Psychology Live! & Free time in the park. Overnight at Disneyland® Paris
Tuesday: Return coach travel.
2 DAY PARK TICKET
Sunday: Morning departure for Disneyland® Paris, overnight at Disneyland® Paris
Monday: Psychology Live! Free time in park. Overnight at Disneyland® Paris
Tuesday: Day trip to Paris. Overnight at Disneyland® Paris
Wednesday: Morning free in the Park. Return coach travtravel.
Saturday 2 March - Tuesday 5 March 2019
2 DAY PARK TICKET
Saturday: Late evening departure. Night time channel crossing
Sunday: Morning arrival at Disneyland® Paris. Day free to use your Disneyland® Pass. Overnight at Disneyland® Paris
Monday: Psychology Live! Free time in park. Overnight at Disneyland® Paris.
Tuesday: Return coach travel
2 DAY PARK TICKET
Sunday: Afternoon departure from St Pancras International. Overnight at Disneyland® Paris.
Monday: Psychology Live! Free time in Park. Overnight at Disneyland® Paris.
Tuesday: Free time to use your Disneyland® Pass. Early afternoon departure. Arrive back in London early evening.
Brilliant Psychology conference!
Michelle Fletcher was the best, the students loved her. They felt they had a clear insight into her role and her field. Her presentation was engaging with real life examples, she clearly broke down how she carries out clinical assessments and linked this back to relevant examples
Another excellent trip thanks to EST. This is the third year that we have done the trip and every time EST deliver in terms of making it easy to organise the trip and particularly when in the resort, where they are always available to assist when needed. Staff are enthusiastic and really welcoming. We will be returning again next year!
We definitely want to come back next year. Your trip represented better value for money than the rival company as the pupils had one more day in the park.
Students will be provided with a workbook prior to the event which will include a programme of the event as well as background information about the speakers. The workbooks will include park challenges to complete and are a great research tool to be used in the classroom prior to travelling to help students to prepare questions for the Q&A sessions at the conference. As part of this experience, students have the opportunity to quiz speakers, which is always lively, and the presenters are invariably on the receiving end of some testing questions.
Meet Your Learning Objectives:
Psychopathology and Individual Differences
• Abnormality, including deviation from social norms, and the failure to function adequately
• The behavioural, emotional and cognitive characteristics of phobias, fear and depression
• The approaches used to explain and treat phobias, including hypnosis
Stress and Psychodynamics
• Sources of stress: life changes and daily hassles. Workplace stress, including the effects of workload and control
• How contemporary culture is affecting both adults and children’s mental health
• Human psychology and technology
Forensics and Criminology
Who Is This For?
• Causes of Criminal and anti-social behaviour
• Identification and treatment of offenders
• Custodial sentencing and reform
The event is aimed at Key Stage 4 and 5 students of Psychology and is designed to complement studies within the AQA, OCR, Edexcel syllabus as well as complimenting WJEC and SQA qualifications. It is aimed at encouraging and developing an enthusiasm for the subject as well as inspiration for how to progress further in the subject.
*Price of £229 includes Early Booking Discount of £20 per person if you book by 29th March 2019. Prices start from £249 if booking after that time.