Tavistock Trauma Service: External lectures on trauma series

Course overview

This innovative  series of lectures is organized by the Tavistock Trauma Service and is designed to reflect the clinical approach of the work, emphasizing an adapted psychoanalytic approach with multi-modality and trauma-informed care, using neurobiological and attachment theory to understand the impact of trauma.

The series presents a range of external speakers, experts in the field, who will bring their own understanding of trauma in a presentation followed by audience discussion.

The first series of lectures which started in November 2019 proved extremely popular before, sadly, being cut short by the COVID 19 outbreak. Nonetheless we continuing to plan for further series in Autumn 2020 and Spring 2021 and already have a number of highly regarded speakers lined up.

A new series of three lectures is being planned for October, November and December. Speakers to be announced in due course.

This term we plan to deliver the lectures postponed from spring/summer 2020

  • The Agony and The Ecstasy; The Therapeutic Use of MDMA in Complex Trauma - Dr Jo O’Reilly 
  • The impact of trauma on Emotional processing and the implications for therapy - Mr. Ricky Emanuel
  • Trauma as Energy Unbound - Professor Jeremy Holmes MD FRCPsych

It is aimed at all professionals working within the mental health field who have an interest in trauma. This would include psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, mental health nurses, support workers, counsellors and therapists. 

The talks will cover neurobiology, attachment theory and different psychoanalytic perspectives on trauma, including historical child sexual abuse.

  • Excellent, well presented and lively

  • Interesting, clear and insightful.

  • Well planned and delivered with such notable presenter.

  • Thought provoking, relevant and very interesting

Lectures will take place on Thursday evenings from 7pm to 8:30pm.

Dates, venues and formats are to be confirmed once the ongoing impact of social distancing is evaluated over the coming months. If you would like to be placed on our mailing list to be advised when the lectures open for booking please contact us at CPDEvents@tavi-port.ac.uk 

Each lecture costs £30, or £75 if all three in a series are booked together. 

Details of how to book will be added here in due course.

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Joanne Stubley

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