SOMW Spring 2021 Conference (Part 1)

     We are about to  restart the conferences — on-line.

‘Psychology and writing: Part 1 — How to write three-dimensional characters and not lose the plot’

Half-day-day Spring Conference and Workshop

led by Alison Morgan RMN (ex-mental health professional and
member of the Crime Writers Association) and Dr John Lockley

On-line, Wed April 14th  2021 2pm-5.30pm

For Medics, Allied Health Professionals and Students.

      Non-members welcome

A vibrant afternoon mix of mini-talks, exercises and interactive work, looking at:

  • how to create three-dimensional characters
  • depicting realistic mental health scenarios
  • the importance of ‘show, don’t tell’
  • discussing bullying and manipulation both in real-life and in fiction
  • understanding and teaching about mental illness through the medium of fiction.

Discussion and Q & A will feature throughout the afternoon. There will also be time for  networking (on-line).

  Conference programme  

  Booking form  


We hope to be able to stage the second part of this conference
in a few weeks’ time, to include
how to write accurately about psychological disorders; how the probation services deal with those with mental problems,
and ‘Clinical Psychology formulation: putting the pieces together‘.

Draft :30-10:00  Arrival and gathering for 10:00 am start. Coffee, tea.

 Application form