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PASC and DCP: Psychological Practice and Guidance regarding disclosures of non-recent Child Sexual Abuse

Friday 26th May 2017 at BPS Offices, Tabernacle Street, London

This event is of interest to those working with survivors of childhood sexual abuse. Speakers include those speaking from a survivor perspective, and clinicians working with survivors. There will be an overview of the issues facing survivors and consideration of Trauma Informed Practice. The event will also highlight the BPS Guidance on Managing Disclosures of Non-Recent Child Sexual Abuse, launched in 2016, and which highlights the role of psychologists within safeguarding. The event is relevant to psychologists working across a variety of settings, across the life span, and is relevant to the work of clinicians as well as managers.

Learning outcomes and objectives

  • To raise awareness of issues faced by people who have suffered childhood sexual abuse
  • To raise awareness of good practice in helping survivors of abuse
  • To raise awareness of BPS Guidance launched in 2016 on supporting those who make disclosures of non-recent abuse

Registrations for this event are now closed

If you have any queries please contact us via the event hotline on 01332 224506.


Friday 26th May 2017

Please note this is a draft agenda and is subject to change

09:30Registration – Tea and coffee
10:00Welcome and introduction - Dr Esther Cohen-Tovée, Chair of DCP UK and Zenobia Nadirshaw, Chair of PASC
10:15Notes from the Underground - Dr Danny Taggart, Essex University
11:00Refreshment Break
11:15Evidence on the long-term mental health consequences of childhood sexual abuse - Gilli Watson, Consultant Clinical Psychologist
12:15Supporting recovery from childhood abuse, one step at a time - Dr Jon Bird, NAPAC
13:30The Management of Disclosures of Non-recent Child Sexual Abuse, Benna Waites, Consultant Clinical Psychologist, Aneurin Bevan University Health Board & Dr Khadj Rouf, Consultant Clinical Psychologist, Oxford
14:30Panel discussion, chaired by Prof Peter Kinderman, BPS President
15:15Closing remarks
15:30Conference Close


BPS Offices, Tabernacle Street, London

The British Psychological Society, 30 Tabernacle Street, London, EC2A 4UE

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