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FIT: Forensic Interest in Trauma meetup

31 January 2019 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
This event is free and is open to both BPS members and to the general public. Registration is required. The deadline for registration is the 24th of January.
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The BPS Division of Forensic Psychology in Northern Ireland host regular meetings for local forensic practitioners and researchers.

These meet-ups provide a forum for colleagues working with people who have committed offences and related services.

The aim of this meeting is to share our understanding and to promote trauma informed practice through:

  • Peer support
  • Sharing ideas and experience
  • Promoting trauma informed approaches

This meetup’s speakers will be looking at:

  • When words don’t work - neurobiologically-informed approaches to trauma treatment, Clare Byrne, Belfast Trust Forensic Learning Disability Service
  • Scotland’s strategy for transforming psychological trauma, Kirsten McFarland and Gillian Goldthorp, Probation Board for Northern Ireland

Who is FIT for?

This event will be of interest to forensic psychologists and other health or criminal justice workers and academics working within the area. 

How might a trauma informed approach be relevant?

  • Incorporating trauma into formulations of risk and desistance
  • Building understanding of trauma into needs assessment, treatment planning, case management and service planning
  • Incorporating staff trauma and wellbeing into approaches
  • Gathering information about needs within specific populations, to support better planning and service delivery
Open University
Belfast Campus
110 Victoria Street

Registration information

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

If you don't yet have an account, you can create one using the link [email protected] 

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- FIT meet up-31 Jan' at: 

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


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