Translation Research in Psychology: from lab to patient and back again


Our understanding of why mental health difficulties occur and how we can treat them requires improvement. There is growing consensus that ‘translational research’ – from laboratory to patient and back again - is fundamental to understanding and improving treatment for mental health disorders. In this workshop, we bring together translational researchers working at different levels. We begin with work bridging the gap between basic neuroscience and treatment, and progress to the implementation of evidence-based treatments in real-world settings. The goal is to present key examples of translational psychological science, demonstrating how we can have a bidirectional flow of information from scientific discovery to practical application.


Preliminary Programme

09.00 - 09.15   Introduction

09.15 - 10.15   From brain to mechanisms: Neuroscience of treatment mechanisms. Dr. Katie Young

10.15 - 11.15   From data to treatment predictors: Big data for Psychiatry. Prof. Robert Whelan

11.15 - 11.30    Interim Discussion

11.30 - 12.30    Lunch

12.30 - 13.30    From lab to the real world: Experience Sampling Methodology. Prof. Inez Germeys 

13.30 - 14.30   From RCTs to implementation: Testing the implementation of CBT for social anxiety in community settings. Dr. Richard LeBeau

14.30 - 15.30    Panel Discussion

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