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EABCT 2021 Appearances

Here are all the places you can find unicorn members at EABCT 2021 in Belfast and online. Come and talk to us if you are there in person! We will be tweeting throughout and would love to hear your questions, comments and thoughts. Our work is constantly evolving and what we hear from you helps direct this.




WEDNESDAY Pre-Congress Workshop Towards an understanding of distress in the face of real-life uncertainty and threat: A trans-situational approach Mark Freeston, Newcastle University, UK

THURSDAY Symposium 1 – Hall 2A Innovations in the understanding and treatment of GAD and worry

11.15 - Worry themes associated with symptoms of generalized anxiety disorder and adult separation anxiety disorder

Harriett Chattaway and Georgia Crowther, Newcastle University, UK

Symposium 3 – Hall 1B Negotiating clinical uncertainties during uncertain times: Empirical grounding of clinical guidance

Chair: Mark Freeston, Newcastle University

10.30 - Making friends with uncertainty in everyday life: New findings and implications for treatment. Layla Mofrad and Danni Payne, Cumbria, Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust and Newcastle University,

10.50 - Real and perceived uncertainty in healthcare settings: The role of information and communication Lauren Mawn, Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust & Newcastle University

11.10 - Long Covid, uncertainty and distress: An occupational health perspective Ashley Tiplady, Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust,

11.30 - Shielding from COVID-19: behavioural and psychological factors associated with distress in the vulnerable Jo Daniels and Hannah Rettie, University of Bath,

11.50 - Panel Discussion

Symposium 10– Hall 2A Uncertainty distress: trans-situational evidence across different countries Chair: Gioia Bottesi, University of Padova, Italy

15.30 - perceived uncertainties during the first COVID-19 lockdown in Italy: a thematic analysis. Gioia Bottesi, University of Padova, Italy

15.48 - The Relationships between Perceived Uncertainty, Intolerance of Uncertainty and the Mental Health and Burden of Dementia Caregivers. Rachel Opit, Newcastle University; Cumbria Northumberland Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust,

15.56 - Uncertainty Distress Linked to Climate Change and Extreme Weather: A proof of concept. Mark Freeston, Newcastle University, UK

16.14 - Coronavirus distress: The role of threat and uncertainty. Meropi Simou, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece

16.32 - Uncertainty distress during the COVID-19 pandemic: relative influence of uncertainty- and threat-related components. Raquel Nogueira-Arjona, University of Roehampton, UK

Poster Measurement Invariance of the Intolerance of Uncertainty Scale - 12 in Spanish Samples before and during the COVID-19 pandemic Pablo Romero-Sanchiz, University of Roehampton, UK


Clinical Skills Class 6 – The Studio 08.30 Making Friends with Uncertainty

Layla Mofrad, CNTW NHS Foundation Trust, Newcastle, UK and Ashley Tiplady, Newcastle Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Keynote Address - Hall 2A 14.00 Understanding distress in the face of real-life uncertainty and threat: A trans-situational approach.

Mark H Freeston, University of Newcastle, UK

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