The impact of psychological trauma on the brain

13 February 20249:30am - 12:30pm
  • Violence and trauma
From £110+VAT
Online conference
Online workshop

This online workshop is aimed at psychology professionals working in any domain at any particular stage in their career. The workshop will not upskill delegates on trauma recovery interventions, rather build their base knowledge to apply in their roles.

Research indicates that around 1 in 3 adults in England report having experienced at least one traumatic event, and that traumatic experiences have detrimental implications to both ones physical and psychological well-being.

Following attendance of this online workshop, delegates will have a stronger foundation of knowledge into the physical and psychological responses to trauma, and in turn be able to better support individuals in their service delivery who may have experienced trauma.

Delegates will be better able to identify impacts of trauma, understand the biological and psycho-social basis to trauma and be able to apply their learning into their roles by tailoring their approach and service provision accordingly.

Target audience

The online workshop is aimed at psychology professionals working in any domain at any particular stage in their career. The online workshop will be suitable for:

  • BPS members
  • Psychological practitioners, in any domain of psychology (Particular domains of psychology may have a particular interest in the webinar e.g. Counselling Psychology)
  • Wider psychological workforce
  • Graduate members
  • Psychology students

There won't be any pre-requisites in terms of knowledge or experience required to attend the online workshop.

Learning outcomes

By the end of the workshop, delegates will:

  • Be able to explain what's meant be trauma, identify different traumatic events and understand the impact that trauma can have on an individual
  • Understand the influence of neurobiology, psychology and social factors on an individual's response to trauma
  • Understand recent trauma-neuroscience updates and translate these into usable knowledge
  • Be aware of different techniques to help you to recover from trauma and /or best support someone who is experiencing trauma
  • Reflect on their own experiences and consider how they will apply their learning to their lives and roles.

Presenter: Dr Heather Sequeira

Dr Heather Sequeira C.Psychol. PhD is founder and Director of PTSD Trauma Workshops and developer of the PTSD Masterclass; an innovative BPS Approved Workshop for clinicians and therapists in PTSD.

Dr Sequeira is an executive committee member of the British Psychological Society Crisis, Disaster & Trauma BPS Section. She's had previous input to British Psychological Society CPD, Clinical and Counselling Psychology Doctoral Training programmes, CBT Diploma Courses and BPS Conferences.

Heather has current experience in NHS, is a honorary Senior Research Fellow at University of Birmingham.

Prior to training as a psychologist, her background was in academic trauma and PTSD research. Heather conducted her PhD (University of London) in the field of psychological trauma.

She held the post of Senior Research Fellow (St Georges, University of London) and published the first controlled studies in the impact of abuse on people with learning disabilities.

Heather has a range of research interests and is currently assisting with a project on sleep in female veterans with trauma exposure.

This workshop will be delivered on Zoom via BPS Learn. The link will be available to registered learners on BPS Learn, and it will also be emailed to everyone registered.


Non members: £183.33 (exc VAT)

Society Members: £110.00 (exc VAT)


Please note: Online bookings will close at 12:00pm on 12 February 2024. Places won't be available after this point and only those registered will be allowed into the session.  

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