7th Annual UKPTS Conference, 20 & 21 April 2015, London

Psychological Trauma in the Modern World

King’s College London: The Strand 

The UK Psychological Trauma Society (UKPTS) will be hosting the 7th Annual conference at the King's College London Strand Campus. We welcome you to take part in this event where we will be commemorating the 10th anniversary of 7/7 London Bombings and looking at the psychological impact of terrorism, hostage taking, FGM and other contemporary issues that society faces today. The UKPTS conference will bring together internationally renowned speakers, personal accounts, skills-based workshops and a panel discussion. The conference promises to be both interesting and informative and will of course allow attendees to network with other professionals working in this important field of study and practice. See flyer here for further details. 

Please note that we now have 2 additional child workshops (11 and 12) added to the programme. 


Poster Submissions

We would like to invite you to submit your Posters for the forthcoming UKPTS Annual Conference.  Please note the closing date for submissions is 8th April 2015.  To submit your poster please download the poster submission form here
You can also download a programme and conference booking form below should you wish to attend the conference. Thank you.


Monday 20th April  

Keynote Speakers

9.30am - Dr April Naturale, PhD, Traumatic Stress Specialist & Senior Advisor at ICF International, USA 
Conference Opening Presentation - Shared Lessons in Long Term Disaster Response from Across the Pond
9.50am - Professor Jon Bisson, Professor in Psychiatry & Honorary Consultant Psychiatrist, Cardiff University
Prevention and Treatment of PTSD: The current evidence
4pm - Gavin Rees, Director of Dart Centre Europe & UKPTS Board Member

Responding to Terror and Extremism: New media, New challenges



Workshops (3 hours – 11.15am-12.45pm & 2-3.30pm)

The following 3 hour workshops will run over the course of the day and our aim is to ensure that all workshops will count towards the ESTSS certificate in Psychotraumatology. 

Please note that we now have 2 additional child workshops (11 and 12) added to the programme. 


Monday 20th April

1.  Miranda Horvath & Jacqui Gray:

Multiple Perpetrator Rape

Level: Suitable for All 


2.  Neil Greenberg:

Traumatic Stress Management for trauma exposed Organisations

Level: Intermediate 


3.  Alison Hauenstein Swan & Sarah Heke: 

Working together with refugee trauma: service user and therapist perspectives

Level: Introductory 


4.  Wendy Frappell-Cooke & Marianna Odysseos:

Bitter-Sweet Homecoming: Impact on military personnel and their families

Level: Suitable for All  


5.  Pat d’Ardenne:

“London Bombings: 10 years on”  

Level: Suitable for All  


11. Lisa Peregrine:

Child Sexual Abuse from a developmental perspective   NEW WORKSHOP

Level: Introductory 


Tuesday 21st April            

Keynote Speakers 

9.15am - Professor Chris Brewin, Professor of Clinical Psychology, University College, London
Managing the Mental Health Consequences of Disasters: What every clinician should know”
12.45pm - (Led by) Dr April Naturale, Professors Chris Freeman (ex UKPTS President) Jon Bisson & Chris Brewin
Panel Debate

3.15pm - Julie Nicholson, Member of Disaster Action and mother of Jenny, killed in the 2005 London Bombings

Author of “A Song for Jenny: A Mother’s Story of Love & Loss”   

3.55pm - Sian Williams, Journalist & Broadcaster
Reporting on Trauma: When will there be good news? 

Workshops (3 hours – 10.45am-12.15pm & 1.15-2.45pm)

Tuesday 21st April

The following 3 hour workshops will run over the course of the day and our aim is to ensure that all workshops will count towards the ESTSS certificate in Psychotraumatology.   

Please note that we now have 2 additional child workshops (11 and 12) added to the programme. 


6.  Kevin Hyland:

Trafficking and Slavery

Level: TBC 


7.  Jacqui Gratton and Eileen Walsh:

FGM: assessment, safeguarding and psychological interventions

Level: Suitable for All 


8.  Fred Piggott, Brock Chisholm and Nik Grubeck:

Medico Legal Report Writing

Level: Suitable for All 


9.  Rebecca Avery: 

Online Safeguarding for Children & Adolescents - what Professionals need to know

Level: Suitable for All 


10. Sandra Ferguson, Thanos Karatzias & Adam Mahoney:

Disruptive, Optimistic, Progressive and Entrepreneurial: Is Survive and Thrive D.O.P.E.?

Level: Introductory 


12. Katy Robjant & Mina Fazel:

An Introduction to Narrative Exposure Therapy (NET) in Children (KIDNET)    NEW WORKSHOP

Level: Introductory  


Book now to save money.  Conference registration rates apply until 31 March 2015
Conference Rate (1 February – 31 March 2015):
Full conference (both days)      UKPTS / ESTSS Member: £235 / Non member: £285
Day Delegate Rate                   UKPTS / ESTSS Member: £125 / Non member: £155
Late Bookings Rate (from 1 April 2015):
Full conference (both days)      UKPTS / ESTSS Member: £250 / Non member: £300
Day Delegate Rate                   UKPTS / ESTSS Member: £135 / Non member: £165


2015 Annual Membership

UKPTS 2015 Annual Membership:             Full Rate:  £45 / Student Rate:   £25

Download the 2015 Annual Membership form here or 2015 Renewal Form here. A Standing Order form is also available here.



To register for the conference please complete the booking form download PDF version here or Word version here (including your conference payment via BACS or cheque) and email to Sarah Winkler at ukptsinfo@gmail.com thank you.


Conference Details

Please see below information on Accommodation, Location and Venue Maps and details of how to get to the Conference.

Accommodation List

Here is a list of hotels compiled by the Strand Events Team to suit a variety of budgets.  Some are towards Waterloo which is not that far away but there are a few that are suitable for the Strand too.

Novotel London Waterloo
H10 Hotel London Waterloo
Ibis Styles London Southwark
Strand Palace Hotel
Park Plaza Westminster Bridge
Park Plaza County Hall
Park Plaza River Bank
Hilton Waldorf

King’s College London: The Strand

Strand Campus, Strand, London, WC2R 2LS.  Tel - +44 (0)20 7836 5454 Website link 

View the location of The Strand here

Access for people with disabilities at Strand Campus

Find the location of the Strand Campus on Google Maps, and plan your journey.  View London and Strand Campus in a larger UK map.


Getting to The Strand

By underground

Temple (District and Circle lines): 2 minute walk. Charing Cross (Bakerloo and Northern lines): 10 minute walk, Embankment (District, Circle and Bakerloo lines): 10 minute walk, Waterloo (Jubilee, Northern, Bakerloo, Waterloo & City lines): 12 minute walk, Holborn (Central and Picadilly lines): 12 minute walk, Chancery Lane (Central line): use exit 4 - 15 minute walk.

By train

Charing Cross: 9 minute walk. Waterloo: 12 minute walk. Waterloo East: 10 minute walk. Blackfriars: 12 minute walk.

By bus

Buses stopping outside the College: 1, 4, 26, 59, 68, 76, X68, 168, 171, 172, 176 (24 hour), 188, 243 (24 hour), 341 (24 hour), 521, RV1.

By boat - commuter river service

From the west, Putney - Blackfriars: get off at either Embankment Pier or Blackfriars Pier.


No public parking, but a pay and display parking system operates in nearby streets including Surrey Street.


Bays in the Strand, Arundel Street, Temple Place and other nearby streets.

Bicycle stands

Weekend and evening bicycle parking after 20.00 is permitted at the Strand entrance opposite Security. Please note that any bicycles left in this location after 08.30 Monday to Friday will be removed. No responsibility will be accepted for the replacement of locks or costs incurred. No bicycles are permitted to be brought into the buildings or chained to railings.

Students and staff may park at the Strand Campus secure bicycle park off Strand Lane but must register with Strand Campus Security for access. [link to page]. There is bike parking in the streets, and Barclays Cycle Hire bikes are available close by.

Detailed Venue Map

The conference is taking place in the King's College Building of the The Strand campus of King's College which is indicated as building A on the following map in red:








Previous 2014 Conference Information 

UKPTS 6th Annual Conference, 3rd & 4th April 2014, Edinburgh

Trauma across the Lifespan 

The UK Psychological Trauma Society is hosting its 6th Annual conference at the Apex International Hotel in Edinburgh in 2014 and will be looking at the impact of trauma from infancy to old age.  The conference will bring together speakers who are leading the field in the understanding and treatment of trauma across the lifespan with the provision of skills-based workshops to complement the exemplary keynote speeches below.  To book a place please download the attached Booking Form or PDF version and Programme.  You can also download the running order for the conference here.

Accomodation is available at the Apex International Hotel for £105 B&B (single) / £115 B&B (double or twin) a night.  To book either contact the hotel Central Reservations Team directly on (0845) 365 0000 and quote the following Block Code: UKP2903_001 or click on the Apex International Hotel website Booking Link here. 

Keynote Speakers

1. How early adverse life events and trauma can affect later family relationships - Professor Kevin Browne, Director of the Centre for Forensic & Family Psychology at the University of Nottingham Medical School, UK

2. Treating Complex Trauma:a sequenced, relationship-based approach in Adolescents and Adults - Dr Christine Courtois, National Clinical Trauma Consultant, USA

3. Attachment and Developmental Trauma - Dr Miriam Silver, Consultant Clinical Psychologist, UK

4. Trauma in later life: the importance of understanding context - Dr Imogen Sturgeon-Clegg, Consultant Counselling Psychologist and Professional Lead Adviser for the Ministry of Defence, UK

Thursday 3rd April

3 Hour Workshops 

The following 3 hour workshops will run over the course of the day and are likely to be accredited to the Certificate of Psychotraumatology: 

1. Dr Christine Courtois, National Clinical Trauma Consultant, USA 

Treating Complex Trauma: a sequenced, relationship-based approach abstract 

Level: Intermediate 


2. Dr Imogen Sturgeon-CleggConsultant Counselling Psychologist and Professional Lead Adviser for the Ministry of Defence, UK 

The challenges of working with trauma in later life abstract

Level: Intermediate.  Delegates will need a good knowledge of trauma-focused therapy but no previous experience of working with older people, just an interest or enthusiasm. 


3. Professor Neil Greenberg, Professor of Defence Mental Health, King's College, London 

Veterans and Traumatic Stress: what you should know and what to look out for abstract

Level: Intermediate

90 minute Workshops

4. Gavin Rees, Director of Dart Centre Europe and UKPTS board member  & Sarah Ward-LilleyHead of International Bureaux, BBC News Group, London & UKPTS board member

Trauma and Journalism: the media’s role in reporting tragic events and the impact on news professionals abstract

Level: Suitable for All

5. Gill MoretonPsychological Therapist at the Rivers Centre in Edinburgh and UKPTS Treasurer 

“What about us?” Supporting the family and friends of people with traumatic stress disorders abstract

Level: Suitable for All


6. Susie ReadeMental Health Practitioner, Meadows Sexual Trauma Service, CAMHS, Edinburgh Gita Ingramretired Team Leader, Edinburgh Connect (CAMHS) 

What do you expect from the grown-ups? Using Story Stem Assessment to understand attachment and trauma in young people abstract

Level: Suitable for all but aimed at people who have experience of working with children.

7. Prof Kevin BrowneDirector of the Centre for Forensic & Family Psychology at the University of Nottingham Medical School.

From victim to offender: a forensic psychology perspective abstract

Level: Suitable for All 


Friday 4th April

3 Hour Workshops

The following 3 hour workshops will run over the course of the day and are likely to be accredited to the Certificate of Psychotraumatology: 

8. Dr Miriam Silver, Consultant Clinical Psychologist

Differential diagnosis: developmental disorder or the impact of developmental trauma? abstract

Level: Introductory / Intermediate


9. Dr Deborah Lee, Consultant Clinical Psychologist, Head of Berkshire Traumatic Stress Service & South Central Veterans Service and a UKPTS board member 

Developing compassionate resilience as part of a phased phased approach to treating complex PTSD: 12 session group outline. abstract

Level: Intermediate to Advanced


10. Dr Rachel Morley, Consultant Clinical Psychologist and Team Leader, Compass, NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde

Dr Sharon Doherty, Consultant Clinical Psychologist, Compass, NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde

Working therapeutically with trafficked adults and young people abstract

Level: Intermediate


11. Dr Laura ToplisPrincipal Clinical Psychologist, East of England Major Trauma Centre, Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge and UKPTS Board Member 

Working with the psychological sequelae of major physical trauma abstract

Level: Introductory


90 minute Workshops

12. Stuart AllardyceSocial Worker, Barnardo’s & on secondment to Centre for Youth & Criminal Justice, Strathclyde University

Picking up the pieces: Recent developments in relation to adolescent harmful sexual behaviour and trauma abstract

Level: Suitable for all but aimed at people who have experience of working with young people. 


13. Dr Ian BarronReader/Senior Educational Psychologist, University of Dundee & Director of PhD programme, School of Education, Social Work & Community Education &

 David MitchellProfessional Services Manager, Rossie Young People’s Trust

Trauma Recovery across Scotland's Secure Estate: Young people with developmental trauma in residential secure care abstract

Level: Suitable for all but aimed at people who have experience of working with young people.



Full conference (both days)           UKPTS / ESTSS Member: £200 / Non member: £250

Thursday 3rd April UKPTS / ESTSS Member: £100 / Non member: £130

Friday 4th April      UKPTS / ESTSS Member: £100 / Non member: £130

UKPTS Annual Membership           Full Rate:  £45 / Student Rate:   £25  


Call for Posters 

We would like to invite you to submit your Posters for the forthcoming UKPTS Annual Conference in Edinburgh.  For details of how to submit please click here.  





Previous UKPTS 5th Annual Conference, 6 & 7 March 2013, Newcastle, The County Thistle Hotel

The presenter slides can be found in the Members Area. 

We have arranged for John Tuffney from Bookmark to provide a specialist book service to this years annual conference.  Click on Booksyouneed.co.uk is the website run by the specialist bookseller, Bookmark.  They supply titles to psychologists, psychotherapists and counsellors working in various fields.  The site features books sold at highly competitive prices within a number of specialist areas including trauma and EMDR.  UKPTS members can claim an extra 10% discount on top of the good discounts already shown on the site for professional titles.  To receive this special discount rate, members need to contact Bookmark directly on 0117 9672928 or by email at bookmark5@tiscali.co.uk.  Books will then be sent out (with free delivery) together with an invoice which members need to pay by bank transfer.


Biographies and abstracts of workshops

Dr Robin Bennett - is a Chartered Clinical Psychologist who qualified at UCL in 2004. He is currently working in Tower Hamlets Child & Adolescent Mental Health Service, East London Foundation NHS Trust, as well as Recolo (community neuropsychological rehabilitation service for children, young people and families) and is a director of Trauma Psychology UK. He has previously worked at two NHS specialist PTSD treatment services. He has trained mental health professionals in the UK and overseas in the assessment and treatment of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) in children and adolescents. He is trained in various trauma-focussed approaches including CBT, EMDR, NET/KIDNET, and CATT (Children’s Accelerated Trauma Therapy). He has been interviewed on LBC radio, BBC News24 and BBC World News regarding issues relating to childhood trauma and other mental health issues. He is currently a board member of the UK Psychological Trauma Society (UKPTS). Abstract: Early Life Traumas and the Developing Child.


Dr Jo Billings is a senior Clinical Psychologist and Deputy Clinical Lead for the Berkshire Traumatic Stress Service. She has extensive experience of working across both specialist trauma services and secondary care mental health services. Her clinical and research interests include complex trauma, trauma and psychosis, vicarious trauma and trauma affecting occupational populations such as emergency service workers and mental health workers. Dr Billings is trained in trauma-focused CBT, EMDR, NET and schema-focused therapy. She has trained clinicians across the UK on the identification and treatment of PTSD. She is an accredited CBT practitioner, supervisor and trainer with the BABCP.


Dr Anne Douglas - is Lead Consultant Clinical Psychologist and the Head of the Trauma Service in NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde. She is an honorary senior clinical lecturer at the University of Glasgow and has specialized in the field of trauma for over 25 years. She has provided specialist Trauma placements for clinical psychology and psychiatric trainees over this period. Her Doctoral research focused on parenting anxieties in mothers with a history of childhood sexual abuse.  In 2000, she set up the Compass mental health liaison team for asylum seekers and refugees which she has continued to lead. Compass has won a number of national awards: In 2004 the team was awarded the Scottish government’s first prize for innovative practice.  In 2006 she received the British Psychological Society Award for Promoting Equality of Opportunity in the UK.  In 2008 the Compass Team won the Equality in Health Care Award at the Scottish Health Awards.  Dr Douglas has been instrumental in setting up and developing the Trauma service in NHSGG&C. She has published widely in the field of Trauma and is a regular conference speaker both at national and international Trauma conferences.  She has been a member of the British Psychological Society for over 30 years and is a member of the Clinical Division. She is registered with the HPC. She is also a registered psychoanalytic psychotherapist with the British Psychoanalytic Council. In 2012 she was awarded an OBE for services to the health of asylum seekers and refugees. 


Professor Chris Freeman - Consultant Psychiatrist and Consultant Psychotherapist, NHS Lothian Edinburgh.  Chris is a fellow of The Royal College of Psychiatrists and Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians Edinburgh. He has been a Consultant psychiatrist since 1980. He is Chair of the Royal College of Psychiatrists Ethics Committee and a member of The Intercollegiate Ethics Forum. He is an Honorary Professor at Queen Margaret University Edinburgh. He has worked in trauma services since 1988 and set up the Rivers centre for Traumatic Stress in Edinburgh 15 years ago. He is currently trying to develop Trauma informed mental health services and trauma informed general health services in Scotland. He was Chair of The United Kingdom Trauma Group for 8 years and then with a group of colleagues from that group set up the UKPTS five years ago and became its founding President. He has been an elected board member of ESTSS and is now a board member because of his UKPTS role. He has written several books, some 200 scientific papers and edited a major psychiatric textbook for 15 years. He currently works as a Regional Consultant in the South East of Scotland coordinating services for eating disorders across four Health Boards. He set up training courses in Scotland for CBT and UK wide for IPT. 


Dr Deborah Lee - is a Consultant Clinical Psychologist, Head of Berkshire Traumatic Stress Service and South Central Veterans Service. She is also an Honorary Senior Lecturer at University College London. Dr Lee has worked in the field of trauma for 20 years and specialises in the treatment of PTSD and complex Trauma.  Her particular area of clinical and research interest is in shame based PTSD and self-criticism. She has developed the use of compassion based treatments including the use of compassionate imagery in shame based flashbacks to enhance clinical practice in this field. She has widely contributed to the dissemination of her clinical knowledge through writing and delivering over 150 clinical workshops and talks in north America and Europe. Dr Deborah Lee is a Consultant Clinical Psychologist, Head of Berkshire Traumatic Stress Service and South Central Veterans Service. She is also an Honorary Senior Lecturer at University College London. Dr Lee has worked in the field of trauma for 20 years and specialises in the treatment of PTSD and complex Trauma.  Her particular area of clinical and research interest is in shame based PTSD and self-criticism. She has developed the use of compassion based treatments including the use of compassionate imagery in shame based flashbacks to enhance clinical practice in this field. She has widely contributed to the dissemination of her clinical knowledge through writing and delivering over 150 clinical workshops and talks in north America and EuropeAbstract: A compassionate Approach to recovering from shame-based trauma and PTSD.


Dr Mark Andrew McFetridge - has been a Consultant Clinical Psychologist at the Retreat York since 1996. More recently he also evolved into head of the Psychological Trauma Service, Professional lead, and chair of research. The Retreat is a charitable independent psychiatric hospital developed and overseen by the Society of Friends (Quakers) from 1796 to the present day. After training as a clinical psychologist in 1987 he went back to Leeds to do further research, submitting his Doctoral thesis; The process of EMDR therapy for Post Traumatic Stress in 2001. As part of this he extended his EMDR training; having previously completed Level 1 by Puk 1996 in London, he was fortunate to complete Level 2 with Shapiro in New York in 1998. Since then he has also completed trainings in Cognitive Therapy in 2010 (Newcastle) and Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (foundation training Chester) in 2009. Mark continues to be fascinated by and learn from his clients, spending much of his time in clinical work within a DBT-informed therapeutic community for women with histories of attachment problems compounded by complex trauma and associated affect regulation difficulties. An appreciation of these factors, with a dash of neurobiology help Mark imagine he has a clue.  Abstract: Affect Regulation in Complex Trauma. 


Dr Sarah Heke - is a Consultant Clinical Psychologist and Director of the Institute of Psychotrauma, East London Foundation NHS Trust.  She qualified from the University of Leicester in 2000 with a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology and has subsequently held various positions in the NHS including: sexual health and HIV, community mental health and substance misuse services. For five years she worked at the Haven Whitechapel and provided psychological therapy and assessments for over 250 women and men affected by sexual assault and rape.  She has provided training and lectured on the psychological impact of rape and sexual assault to the Metropolitan police and other constabularies, the Crown Prosecution service and a wide range of medical professionals.  She has published in the area and presented at national and international conferences.  She is currently Secretary of the UK Trauma Group and sits on the Committee of the UK Psychological Trauma Society (UKPTS).  She is also an accredited BABCP member and is trained in EMDR.  Her current post includes managing the Post Traumatic Stress Disorder service for East London, where she continues to work therapeutically with a wide range of people affected trauma including sexual trauma and violence.


Gill Moreton (current UKPTS Treasurer) - is the Specialist Psychological Therapist, Rivers Centre for Traumatic Stress, NHS Lothian, Edinburgh.  She is a psychological therapist at NHS Lothian’s Rivers Centre for Traumatic Stress in Edinburgh and lead clinician for all of the Centre’s external contracts, including its work with emergency service personnel.  Gill began her professional career in 1991 as a child and family social worker and team manager in Central Regional Council with a special interest in work with survivors and perpetrators of domestic violence and child sexual abuse. In 1996 she was involved in the immediate response to the shootings at Dunblane Primary School and in the establishment of the Dunblane Support Centre where she worked for the next five years. Since then she has specialised in the treatment of children and adults affected by trauma, completing psychotherapy training in CBT and EMDR. She was coordinator of the CAMHS Child Sexual Abuse service in NHS Lothian prior to joining the Rivers Centre for Traumatic Stress in June 2002.  Gill now manages the services The Rivers Centre provides to a number of Scottish Police and Fire services, the Scottish Ambulance Service, City of Edinburgh Council, the Scottish Jury Service and Lothian and Borders Strategic Coordinating Group. She is involved in training and research in the UK and internationally, and has a particular interest in work with emergency service personnel and other staff with occupational exposure to potentially traumatic stressors. She has developed a “Buddy” model of peer support for police firearms officers and has also developed resources for the friends and family of Rivers Centre clients, establishing a group model of support for adult and child “supporters”. She provides supervision to staff working in the CAMHS CSA team and EMDR supervision to a wide range of NHS colleagues.  Gill is currently a Consultant to the Scottish Government’s Mental Health Team and is leading the production of national Guidance on Psychosocial and Mental Health Care following major incidents. She is also working with the Scottish Government to develop a model for improving the assessment and management of trauma reactions in primary care.  Gill was a founder member of the UK Psychological Trauma Society and was Secretary for two years before becoming Treasurer in 2012. She is a member also of the European Society of Traumatic Stress Studies (ESTSS) Uniformed Services Task Force.  Abstract: Stabilisation, Psychoeducation & Grounding Techniques.  


Dr Lisa Reynolds - is a Consultant Clinical Psychologist and the Team Lead for the Trauma and Homelessness Team which is part of Greater Glasgow and Clyde Trauma Services . She found her way into complex trauma through working within addiction services and mental health services for female offenders. After graduating from the D.Clin Psych from the University of Glasgow she has undertaken developing services and Interventions for people experiencing complex trauma. Abstract: Group therapy for complex trauma.


Dr Sandi Richman - is an accredited trainer and accredited consultant in EMDR.   Her trainings are fully approved by EMDR International Association and EMDR-Europe Association.   She was trained by Dr. Francine Shapiro, the founder of EMDR, and has used EMDR in her own practice for over 19 years.   Sandi is a Consultant Clinical Psychologist supervising clinical practice in a number of trauma services in the UK.   She headed up an EMDR service within the Traumatic Stress Service at the Maudsley Hospital in South London for 12 years.   Sandi has delivered a number of keynotes at Trauma Conferences over the years presenting on working with the survivors of torture and complex trauma. Abstract: Phase orientated processing model.


Dr Maeve Crowley - Maeve Crowley is a Consultant Clinical Psychologist and Europe Approved EMDR Consultant. She leads a Complex Trauma service in Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, which deals with clients on the Dissociative spectrum. She trains, supervises and teaches in the area of Complex Trauma and EMDR in her local NHS Trust and beyond. She is a member of the EMDR UK and Ireland Board. Abstract: EMDR with complex trauma. 


Kerry Young is a Consultant Clinical Psychologist and Clinical Lead of the Forced Migration Trauma Service (London). This is an innovative service offering evidence-based cognitive-behavioural treatment to refugees and asylum seekers suffering from PTSD within a phased, multidisciplinary model of intervention. Kerry also works in Oxford University Department of Psychiatry within the Experimental Psychopathology and Cognitive Therapy Lab (EPACT). She has worked for 16 years in trauma and has written and lectured widely on how to treat simple and complex PTSD and how to work with traumatized asylum seekers and refugees. 


Dr Katy Robjant is a clinical psychologist specialising in the treatment of asylum seekers and refugees who have PTSD. She works at the Institute of Psychotrauma, East London NHS Foundation Trust and formerly at the Traumatic Stress Service at South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust. She is also a VIVO member and has trained mental health professionals in NET at the Refugee Council as well as through the BABCP and UKPTS together with VIVO founders who developed the therapy. She has published a review paper on Narrative Exposure Therapy. Abstract: An introduction to narrative exposure therapy.