Plymouth Psychology in the Pub talk
  • The Treasury, Catherine Street, Royal Parade, Plymouth PL1 2AD

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Organised by the South West branch of the British Psychological Society.

The development of body reprogramming: a theory-based, multi-component educational package for patients with fibromyalgia and ME/CFS

Speaker: Professor Michael Hyland, Plymouth University.

Michael E Hyland is a fellow of the British Psychological Society, a Distinguished International Affiliate of Division 38 of the American Psychological Association, is a chartered health psychologist and is Professor of Health Psychology at Plymouth University. He obtained a BSc at Bristol University in 1971 and a PhD at the University of Wales in 1977.

His early career was as a theoretical psychologist, working on the nature of theoretical entities particularly in relation to mind-body problems.

Michael worked as a health psychologist focusing on respiratory disease (asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) from the late 1980s. He has constructed several scales for use in respiratory disease, some for outcome assessment and some for disease management, the latter including the asthma bother profile, the lung information needs questionnaire (LINQ) and the DOSE index. His research in respiratory medicine includes studies on adherence to medication and its relation to outcome.
He has contributed to theoretical development in health psychology, using network theory to explain medically unexplained symptoms and functional disorders such as chronic fatigue syndrome and fibromyalgia, a summary of which was published in a book “The origins of health and disease”

This theoretical work has been combined with empirical studies on non-specific aspects of therapy (for example, placebo effects) and on the effect of dysregulation on asthma exacerbations and with colleagues in the NHS, is being used as the basis for body reprogramming, a novel treatment programme for people with fibromyalgia.

This free event is open to all including BPS members, students and the general public. 

Please note that registration is required and seating is limited, available on a first-come-first-served basis. 

Email MemberNetworkServices@bps.org.uk for any queries with the subject heading 'South West body reprogramming March 2015'.

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