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ICD-11 Complex PTSD: Diagnosis, Assessment & Treatment

Friday 20th September 2019 at London Marriott Hotel Regents Park

This event provides practitioners working with CPTSD with the most up to date and comprehensive evidence on the ICD-11 CPTSD diagnosis, assessment and treatment. The ICD-11 CPTSD diagnostic criteria (WHO, 2018) has been based on several years of research and testing, carried out by a group of researchers, and fed into the ICD-11 diagnostic framework via the WHO ICD-11 working party. For the first time this conference brings together a member of the WHO ICD-11 working party, Dr Marylene Clotire, and the researchers who have been instrumental in its evidence base. This conference offers a unique opportunity for practitioners, and those with a wider interest in this area, to gain new insights into, and understandings of, this relatively newly published diagnostic framework.

Dr Marylene Cloitre

Dr Marylene Cloitre will explore the ICD-11 CPTSD diagnosis and its foundations providing key information about the construct for those who are intending to use, or who are currently using, this diagnosis.

Dr Philip Hyland

Dr Philip Hyland will provide the international context in relation to the diagnostic framework giving useful international perspectives and comparisons. New research in relation to the diagnosis and assessment of CPTSD as per the ICD-11 framework will be presented, adding much needed evidence to this important area of practice. Professor Mark Shevlin will review the recently validated diagnostic questionnaire, the ITC.

Dr Neil Roberts

Dr Neil Roberts will introduce the newly developed CPTSD clinician administered clinical interview.

Professor Thanos Karatzias

Professor Thanos Karatzias will present the latest findings in relation to the most recent treatment innovations in CPTSD and PTSD and discuss the implications for practice.

Who is the course intended for?

Psychologists, psychiatrists, psychotherapists, service managers, community psychiatric workers, social workers, mental health nurses, metal health and well-being practitioners, and others engaged in clinical or therapeutic service delivery in a mental health setting with those affected by CPTSD.

This is a one off event that brings together some of the most influential individuals involved in the ICD-11 CPTSD field and is essential for those working in this area to bring increased currency and substance to their practice.

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Friday 20th September 2019

Please note, all speakers, timings and content are subject to change.

Further timings will be added in due course.

17:00Event Close

Speakers and Facilitators

Dr Marylene Cloitre

Presentation: An Overview of the History and Development of the ICD-11 Complex PTSD Diagnosis

Dr Marylene Cloitre is the Associate Director of Research of the National Center for PTSD Dissemination and Training Division at the Palo Alto VA Health Care Services, California, USA. She is also Clinical Professor (Affiliate) of the Stanford University Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences. Her research and clinical work for the past 30 years has focused on the long-term effects of childhood trauma on social and emotional functioning. Her current research is dedicated to the development of effective, patient-tailored, flexibly-delivered mental health programs. She is past-president of the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies and was a member of the World Health Organization (WHO) ICD-11 working group on trauma-spectrum disorders.

Dr Philip Hyland

Presentation: An international overview of Complex PTSD research

Dr Philip Hyland is a Senior Lecturer at the Department of Psychology, Maynooth University. My primary research area is traumatic stress. I am particularly interested in understanding how to most accurately describe and measure psychological responses to trauma; the psychosocial risk factors for different types of traumatic response; and the long-term outcomes of traumatic exposure and traumatic responses. Recently, I have been involved in the development and validation of the trauma-related disorders included in the 11th version of the International Classification of Diseases, produced by the World Health Organisation (WHO). I am the Deputy Statistical Editor of the Journal of Traumatic Stress, and most recently, I established the International Trauma Consortium which is a global collaboration of researchers and clinicians who wish to advance the science and practice of psychotraumatology so as to improve the lives of people affected by trauma.

Prof Thanos Karatzias

Presentation: Innovations in the treatment of ICD-11 PTSD and CPTSD
Professor Karatzias, is the Director of Research in the School of Health & Social Care at Edinburgh Napier University, UK and Clinical & Health Psychologist at the Rivers Centre for Traumatic Stress, Edinburgh, UK. He is the former Chair of the British Psychological Society Scotland Working Party for Adult Survivors of Sexual Abuse (BPSSS) and he was a member of the Committee of the British Psychological Society (BPS) Crisis, Disaster & Trauma Section. He is currently a member of the UK Psychological Trauma Society board. He has spent his entire clinical and academic career working in the field of psychological trauma, particualry on interpersonal psychological taruma. In collaboration with national and international research partners he has developed a special interest in the effects and treatment of psychological trauma on physical and mental health; on prison populations; and on people with learning disabilities. The last few years he works in the area of Complex PTSD, a new condition in the recently published ICD-11.

Dr Neil Roberts

Presentation: The International Trauma Interview: A Clinician Administered Assessment for ICD11 PTSD and Complex PTSD.

Dr Neil Roberts is a Consultant Clinical Psychologist & Honorary Senior Research Fellow at the Cardiff & Vale University Health Board Traumatic Stress Service in the Division of Psychological Medicine and Clinical Neurosciences. Neil is also a member of Cardiff University’s Traumatic Stress Research Group. He co-leads the Cardiff and Vale UHB Traumatic Stress Service with Prof. Jonathan Bisson and is Associate Editor for the European Journal of Psychotraumatology journal published by Taylor and Francis.

Professor Mark Shevlin

Presentation: Measuring ICD-11 post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and complex PTSD: The development and validation of the International Trauma Questionnaire

Mark Shevlin is a Professor of psychology at Ulster University and an Honorary Professor of Psychological Research Methods and Statistics at the Southern University of Denmark. He started his academic career as a lecturer at Nottingham Trent University in 1995. His research interests are in the areas of trauma, psychosis, and posttraumatic stress disorder. He is also interested in the applications of latent variable models in mental health research. Mark has published widely and has also co-authored a popular student textbook on statistical analysis. He is currently the Statistical Editor for the Journal of Traumatic Stress.


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