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Treating the Trauma of the Troubles, Conference 23rd – 24th November 2015

Treating the Trauma of the Troubles, Conference 23rd – 24th November 2015

23 Nov 2015 9:00AM - 24 Nov 2015 5:00PM


The aftermath of the Troubles has left a legacy of trauma-related illness. There are now well established therapies and treatments available for conditions such as Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Authoritative sources such as the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) guidelines conclude that there is a clear evidence base for interventions including trauma-focused cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT). Pharmacological interventions are effective for depression and some anxiety disorders, and play a useful role in the treatment of PTSD. Despite this evidence services for victims and survivors of the Troubles are under-developed and do not always have a clear focus on effective treatments. It is time for change to ensure that victims of the Troubles are treated with the same level of expertise as other citizens with recognised mental and physical health problems. This conference is appropriate for clinical practitioners from all professional backgrounds working with trauma related mental and physical disorders. It will also be of interest to researchers and policy makers in this field.

Topics to be covered will include:

  • A victim’s perspective on trauma and recovery
  • PTSD the evidence base for early interventions, psychological therapies and pharmacological treatments.
  • Treating physical injuries and chronic pain linked to the “Troubles”
  • A sociological and social policy perspective on trauma and conflict - responding to the needs of victims and survivors
  • Findings from local clinical studies - psychological treatments for chronic trauma
  • Trauma and psychosis

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Venue: Riddel Hall, 185 Stranmillis Road, Belfast BT9 1EE
Booking info: The Conference fee is £150. Click 'Book online' below to register your interest and we will contact you when booking is available. Places are allocated on a first-come, first-served basis therefore registration is essential.
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