Upcoming workshop: responding to traumatic events
11 July 2017
Our Tavistock Trauma Service is hosting a workshop aimed at supporting frontline workers involved with the response to traumatic events.
The workshop takes place Friday, July 28, at the Tavistock Centre (120 Belsize Lane), and is open to any professionals who have been affected by working with survivors of traumatic events. Space is limited, and attendees are encouraged to book in advance.
A psychoanalytic understanding of the impact of trauma allows for a consideration of what the survivors and bereaved may be struggling with and helps professionals working with this group and these communities to be aware of the difficulties they may face, including the risk of vicarious traumatisation.
Led by Jo Stubley and Maxine Dennis of the Tavistock Trauma Service, the workshop will offer an overview of current best practice NICE guidelines for the early response to trauma, alongside a psychoanalytic understanding of trauma, and a reflective practice space.
The Tavistock Trauma Service has a long history of working with traumatised individuals, groups, organisation and communities. Their specialist team is comprised of mental health professionals, including psychoanalysts who are trained in trauma focused cognitive behavioural therapy, eye movement reprocessing and desensitisation.
Jo Stubley, lead of the adult section of the trauma service, said:
“The recent terrorist attacks in London and Manchester and the Grenfell Tower fire have had a profound effect upon us all, but can be especially difficult for people in frontline services who are focussed on their own urge to help. At these times, we need to also find ways to help the helpers and ensure they can in turn do not become victims of traumatisation.
“This workshop is aimed at primary care staff, nurses, health visitors, social workers, volunteers and workers in the third sector who want to know how best to help during traumatic events, and equip them to manage their own feelings during these difficult times.”