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Challenges and controversies of working with trauma in the helping professions

08 June 2018 9:30 am - 4:10 pm
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The Crisis, Disaster and Trauma Section of the BPS present their annual conference and AGM. This conference is an exciting opportunity to hear from leading experts in the field of trauma.

The conference will explore the impact of trauma on helping professionals by discussing the latest research in the field of compassion fatigue, secondary trauma and post-traumatic growth.

Delegates will hear the experiences of professionals working in this field and have opportunity to attend a workshop to explore the impact of their own work.

This event will be of interest to anyone working clinically or academically in the field of mental health, aid or trauma.

Who is the course intended for?

The conference is aimed at professionals and academics who have an interest in the field of secondary trauma, post-traumatic growth and compassion fatigue.

The conference is aimed at both members and non-members of the section. The course may be of interest to health professionals, first responders, emergency personnel, researchers.

BPS Offices,
30 Tabernacle Street, 

Event Location: 
09:30 Coffee and registration
10:00 Introduction to the day's events
10:05 Benefits of trauma support for caring professionals - Dr Annette Greenwood
10:35 The impact of working in the helping professions, and potential psychosocial interventions to support wellbeing - Dr Sarita Robinson & Dr Gayle Brewer
11:05 The psychology of post-traumatic growth - Dr Nicola Graham-Kevan & Matt Brooks
11:35 Psychological wellbeing and workability in child abuse investigators - Dr Noreen Tehrani
12:05 Lunch and AGM
13:00 Challenges of training survivors to work with psychological trauma - Christina Buxton

Choice of two workshops run in parallel:

a) Understanding and managing the impact of exposure to trauma in helping professionals - Dr Jennie Ormerod

b) Using compassion-focussed therapy to manage exposure to trauma and improve wellbeing - Dr Ashleig McLellan

14:30 Coffee/Tea break
14:45 Self-compassion and compassion fatigue - Kate Upton
15:15 The impact of the online environment on journalists - Gavin Rees, Dart Centre Europe (TBC)
15:45 Plenary session - all speakers
16:10 Close


Student Members £24.00
BPS CDT Section Members £36.00
BPS Members £60.00
UKPTS Members £60.00
Non-Members £80.00

This event is organised by the British Psychological Society and administered by KC Jones conferences&events Ltd.

Tel: +44 (0)1332 224507
Email: [email protected]     



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