2-3 April 2019, The Trampery, Hoxton, London
Dr Pat Frankish
Dr Pat Frankish has lived and worked in the field of intellectual disability all her life.Show content
During her clinical training, as a mature student, she benefitted from exposure to psychodynamic approaches. This led to her deep understanding of the impact of trauma on the development of self and an understanding of chronic behaviours that she had witnessed in the long-stay population as well as the very distressed children who were referred. From those insights she has written significantly and sought to help others to provide services that facilitate recovery and quality of life for those with the most horrendous trauma histories. Having retired from the NHS she now provides supported living for some of the individuals identified, and therapeutic services to children already showing signs of early trauma. Her wish is to help others to recognise trauma when it happens and plan interventions accordingly.
Dr Lucy Johnstone
Dr Lucy Johnstone is a consultant clinical psychologist, author and former Programme Director.Show content
She is the author of 'Users and abusers of psychiatry' (2nd edition Routledge 2000) and co-editor of 'Formulation in psychology and psychotherapy: making sense of people's problems' (Routledge, 2nd edition 2013) and ‘A straight-talking guide to psychiatric diagnosis’ (PCCS Books 2014), along with a number of other chapters and articles taking a critical perspective on mental health theory and practice. She is the former Programme Director of the Bristol Clinical Psychology Doctorate and was the lead author of 'Good practice guidelines on the use of psychological formulation' (Division of Clinical Psychology, 2011.) She has worked in Adult Mental Health settings for many years, most recently in a service in South Wales. She was lead author, along with Professor Mary Boyle, for the ‘Power Threat Meaning Framework’, a Division of Clinical Psychology-funded project to outline a conceptual alternative to psychiatric diagnosis, which was published in January 2018.
Lucy is an experienced conference speaker and lecturer, and currently works as an independent trainer. Her particular interest and expertise is in the use of psychological formulation, in both its individual and team versions, and in promoting trauma-informed practice.
Dr Noelle Blackman
Dr Noelle Blackman is the Chief Executive of Respond and a registered Dramatherapist.Show content
In 1997 she founded a unique NHS Bereavement Therapy Service for people with learning disabilities. She is the co-founder of the National Network for the Palliative Care of People with Learning Disabilities (PCPLD) and a founding member of the Institute for Psychotherapy and Disability. Noelle moved to the charity Respond in 2003 and became the CEO in 2012. Respond works with people with learning disabilities and or autism and their families who have experienced abuse or trauma and also those who abuse others. She is currently a visiting lecturer at Anglia Ruskin University, University College London and University of East London an Honorary Research Fellow at the University of Hertfordshire. She has published work and presented papers nationally and internationally.
Dr Deanna Gallichan
Deanna Gallichan works as a consultant clinical psychologist with the Community Learning Disabilities Team in Plymouth, UK.Show content
Prior to clinical training she completed a PhD at the University of Birmingham. She completed her doctorate in clinical and community psychology at the University of Exeter in 2006. Deanna has additional training in family therapy and systemic practice, is a certified reliable judge in the use of the Adult Attachment Projective (AAP), and is accredited in Video Interaction Guidance. Deanna has published research on the use of the AAP with adults with intellectual disabilities.
Dr Joanne Porter
Dr Joanne Porter is a Clinical Psychologist working within a Community Learning Disability Team (CLDT) in Plymouth.Show content
She leads the dementia programme within the wider CLDT MDT. Jo specialises in EMDR and is researching the utility of EMDR with people with learning disabilities. She is also piloting one-off group-EMDR (G-TEP) with staff teams exploring its use in debrief and improved resilience. Jo has a small private practice where she specialises in Autism. Prior to her current role Jo spent 7 years working with children with developmental disabilities, followed by a year assessing dementia in older adults. Jo is a member of the Trauma Response Network.