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Forensic Interest in Trauma meet-up, with talk: “Implementing trauma informed practice within inpatient CAMHS”

23 January 2018 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
This event is free and open to both BPS members and to the general public. Registration is required. See Pricing tab for more information.
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The BPS Division of Forensic Psychology, Northern Ireland, are introducing a meet-up for practitioners and researchers in Northern Ireland with an interest in trauma informed practice.

This event will provide an opportunity for colleagues working in different roles and settings to support one another in integrating trauma informed practice into their work, through:

- Peer support

- Sharing ideas and experience

- Rethinking approaches

Speaker: Dr Jackie McMaster, Belfast Health and Social Care Trust.

Chair: Dr Clare Byrne, Belfast Health and Social Care Trust.

Implementing trauma informed practice within inpatient CAMHS – the Beechcroft experience

Dr McMaster will share her interest in trauma informed practice and her experience, to date, of working towards building trauma informed practice into service delivery at Beechcroft child and adolescent mental health inpatient unit. Jackie is a clinical psychologist and lead for psychological therapies at the regional child and adolescent mental health inpatient service. This informal presentation will share experiences of working from a trauma informed perspective within a recently restructured and developing service, and open up opportunities for discussion and reflection on how trauma informed practice might be relevant within many settings locally.

Please see programme tab for further information.

The Open University,
110 Victoria Street, 

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Dr Jackie McMaster has worked in paediatric psychology with particular interest in child development, ASD assessment and parent training. She then moved to inpatient children mental health services (2-13y) which has become the regional child and adolescent mental health inpatient service for young people up to the age of 17. In her role as therapist over many years, she has had a particular interest in eating disorders and complex developmental trauma / attachment. Jackie’s role then changed to become lead of psychological therapies for the service and this has brought a new range of experiences and challenges.

Who is this for?

Forensic psychologists and other health or criminal justice workers, researchers or teachers whose work deals with people who have offended or organisations that provide services to them.

How might a trauma informed approach be relevant?

- Building links with trauma into formulations of risk and desistance

- Building understanding of trauma into needs assessment, treatment planning, and service planning

- Incorporating staff trauma and wellbeing into systems

- Gathering information about needs within specific populations

What will the format be?

We hope to provide an informal setting for interested professionals to meet from time-to-time whilst this is a area of developing practice. The scope, format and frequency of these meet-ups are open for discussion.
Anyone interested in being involved is very welcome to come along and contribute to the event but registration is required.


Registration information 

Clicking on the register button will take you to the BPS online Shop - please sign in using your usual BPS membership number and password.

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Once you have signed in, click on this event to register and you should be able to complete the form and add to basket.

If you have any queries regarding this event please contact Member Network Services, quoting 'DFP NI- Trauma-Jan2018' at:

Alternatively telephone during office hours on +44 (0) 116 252 9515 stating the name and date of the event.


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