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Wednesday, 31 October 2012

Master Class in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy: Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

Presented by Dr Jennifer Wild, University of Oxford.

£65 per person (discounts available for Alumni, staff and Christ Church students - please call for details)

Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is an extreme stress reaction that develops after people experience trauma such as physical or sexual assault, bombings and natural disasters. Typical symptoms include unwanted memories and flashbacks, avoiding reminders and extreme hyper-arousal. 

The disorder can lead to social withdrawal and depression underscoring the need for effective diagnosis and treatment.

This teaching session will cover assessment, formulation and treatment of Post-traumatic Stress Disorder with Dr Jennifer Wild, a leading expert in PTSD. Particular emphasis will be given to cognitive therapy for PTSD, recommended by the NICE guidelines. Current experimental research linked to clinical interventions will also be presented.

Learning Outcomes

  • How to diagnose PTSD including key clinical measures
  • Why PTSD develops and what maintains the disorder
  • Clinical research that supports theories of PTSD
  • How to formulate the disorder from a cognitive perspective
  • Key components of effective treatment
  • Areas in need of further research – areas students may wish to pursue. 

Teaching methods

  • Lecture
  • Role play
  • Videos of client-therapist interaction

Key References

Ehlers, A. and Clark, D. M. (2000). A cognitive model of posttraumatic stress disorder. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 38(4), 319-345.

Wild, J. & Gur, R. (2008). Verbal memory and treatment response in post-traumatic stress disorder.  British Journal of Psychiatry, 193, 254-5.

This event is open to the public.

Venue: Salomons, Tunbridge Wells TN3 0TG, Science Theatre
Time: All Day

Contact: Tracey Plunkett (email)
Telephone: 01892 507658

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