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Understanding and Applying the Power Threat Meaning Framework

24 May 2022 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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This webinar will introduce key ideas from the Power Threat Meaning Framework (Boyle and Johnstone 2020) and illustrate how these can be applied, for example in acute mental health settings; training staff and experts by experience; and using the PTMF to foreground racial trauma. 

The webinar offers an introduction to the ways the PTMF can be used to inform psychological formulation, team discussions and training, organisational change and personal understandings of distress. 

Learning outcomes:

  • To familiarise webinar participants with the key ideas in the Power Threat Meaning Framework and illustrate how they can be useful in practice.

Welcome and Introduction

Chair Dr Roman Raczka


An introduction to the Power Threat Meaning Framework

Dr Tim Siggs 


Using the Power Threat Meaning Framework (PTMF) to inform Team Formulation in an adult acute inpatient mental health setting. 

Dr Faye Nikopaschos, Gail Burrell


Beyond the Individual: using the PTMF to foreground racial trauma   

Dr Anjula Gupta


Delivering Training on the PTMF to Staff and People with Lived Experience 

Dr Ray Middleton


Questions and summary

Dr Roman Raczka

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Dr Roman Raczka

Dr Roman Raczka is currently Chair of DCP UK, and he also works as a Consultant Lead Clinical Psychologist employed as Head of Psychology for Central London Community Healthcare NHS Trust.  Roman’s specialist areas of practice include Services for Adults with Learning Disabilities and Adult Autism Services. 

Dr Tim Siggs

Dr Tim Siggs, Clinical Psychologist works in crisis services in Derbyshire and has interests in making use of the PTMF to support teams and the people using services, to consider distress in its social context and the function of attempts to cope and survive. He is a member of the BPS PTMF committee. 

Dr Faye Nikopaschos

Faye is a Principal Clinical Psychologist and TIA Co-Lead for Acute Mental Health in CNWL.  She currently leads the acute psychology service at Northwick Park Hospital in Harrow.  

Gail Burrell 

Gail is the Deputy Borough Director of Harrow Mental Health and TIA Co-Lead for Acute Mental Health in CNWL.  She is an Occupational Therapist by background, Cognitive-Behavioural Therapist and Motivational Interviewing trainer. 

Dr Anjula Gupta

Dr Anjula Gupta works in the Assertive Outreach service and MH rehab services in Leeds  NHS services and is a Clinical Tutor on the Hull Clinical psychology Programme. She is a member of the BPS PTMF committee and supports the ERNI declaration that “emotions are not illnesses”. Her interest in the PTMF supports her intentions in bringing social justice into the therapy room and health service contexts.

Dr Ray Middleton

Dr Ray Middleton is an independent trainer at www.ladder4life.com and the Workforce Development Lead for the Fulfilling Lives programme in Newcastle and Gateshead, England. Ray is piloting a programme of trauma-informed training taking a dialogical approach towards staff development. He has a PhD on dialogical/narrative approaches to complex trauma and has written a chapter for a book opening a dialogue between America and Britain about innovative approaches to people without a home (Cross Cultural Dialogues on Homelessness). He is an expert by experience member of the PTMF steering committee.


All rates listed are inclusive of VAT at 20%. 

All Registrants

Free of Charge

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