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PTSD: Bridging the gap between Type I and Type II Trauma (Day 2) Event

24 October 2012
De Vere Grand Harbour Hotel, West Quay Road, Southampton SO15 1AG

For more information regarding this event, please telephone CBT Team on 02380 593578 or email .

Event details

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) causes considerable distress and disability. Southampton University CBT Centre in this two day workshop will explore CBT techniques to aid recovery.

Although PTSD shows substantial natural recovery in the initial period after trauma exposure, at least a third of people who initially develop PTSD will still be symptomatic three years later. Trauma-focused CBT is one of the recommended treatments in the current NICE guidelines.

This two-day workshop will start by introducing trauma-focused CBT based on the Ehlers & Clark (2000) cognitive model of PTSD, which is one of the IAPT recommended models. The first day will cover assessment and treatment of Type I trauma (single incident trauma such as an assault or a road traffic accident). The second day will examine how to apply the model to more complex presentations of PTSD (Type II trauma).

Workshop participants will have a chance to practice key techniques such as imaginal reliving and will also have the opportunity to bring case material for discussion.

Two-day workshop dates

Day 1, Monday 15 October 2012
Day 2, Wednesday 24 October 2012

Workshop costs

The cost is £120 per full day’s workshop with concessions of £100 for students and £110 for participants who attend two or more different workshops. The cost includes refreshments and lunch, handouts, certificates of attendance and an opportunity to evaluate your training.

Luisa Stopa is Director of CBT Programmes at the University
Lusia Stopa
Consultant Clinical Psychologist Suzanne Sambrook is a speaker at the workshop
Suzanne Sambrook

Speaker information

Luisa Stopa,is the Director of the University of Southampton Cognitive Therapy programmes. She is a Clinical Psychologist who has been practising, researching and teaching cognitive therapy for over 20 years. Her current interests focus on how imagery represents the self and how these images of self can contribute to the maintenance of disorders. She is the editor of a new book on this topic: Imagery and the threatened self: perspectives on mental imagery and the self in cognitive therapy and is also conducting research into how imagery rescripting works.

Suzanne Sambrook,Consultant Clinical Psychologist , is currently working in a forensic low secure unit, where she manages the therapies service and provides training and supervision. She is an accredited CBT practitioner and is trained in DBT and Compassionate Mind Therapy. Before joining the Forensic Service, Dr Sambrook worked in Adult Mental Health Services for 10 years. Her main areas of expertise are in working with complex trauma and personality disorder.

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