Telephone 01332 343000

Normalising trauma? – A possible model of psycho education for military families

Lynne Hipkin

Monday 2nd November 2015 at The Ark Conference Centre, Basingstoke

In addition to the 4th Annual Military Psychology Conference we also offered the following pre-conference workshop as part of the Military Psychology Workshops 2015.

The model being presented incorporates neurological, attachment and trauma related research and delivers this in a way that is understandable, jargon-free and applicable in many contexts with special relevance to military families relationships, experience of trauma, secondary trauma, resilience and vulnerability. This workshop will illustrate the core concepts behind the training and encourage participants to explore the ways in which information and awareness can enhance resilience and acknowledge strengths and weaknesses, without stigma.

The workshop will be delivered through a mix of information and experiential activities. It will help participants to think about how they might communicate with personnel and their families in a way that both normalises human responses and highlights the value of relationships in resolving stress and trauma.

The workshop aims at enabling participants to consider a model for psycho education and self-awareness that could furnish members of military and other families with understanding of resilience, trauma and vulnerability.

You can access the presentation from this workshop by clicking here

If you have any queries please contact us via the event hotline on 01332 227775.


Monday 2nd November 2015

14:00Workshop Starts
17:00Workshop Closes

Speakers and Facilitators


Lynne Hipkin

Lynne has been a practising clinical psychologist for 22 years working with children, young people and their families. She has a special interest in attachment and trauma, consulting to a local authority therapeutic fostering programme for the past 10 years, as well as running a successful private practice in Surrey. Since January 2013 Lynne has trained a range of health, education, social care and youth justice professionals across SE England. Since meeting military families as a community psychologist in London in the 1990s Lynne has been interested in their psychological well being, and more recently in how their resilience might be enhanced through transmission of key psychological knowledge that can be easily understood and effectively applied in everyday life. She presented a poster at the last military conference.


The Ark Conference Centre

Dinwoodie Drive, Basingstoke, Hampshire, RG24 9NN •  Website•  Directions

Additional Information

Click here to download further information.

PDFBPS Booking Terms and Conditions
PDFMilitary Workshops 2015: Normalising trauma? Presentation