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Providing a forum for
multi-disciplinary professionals
to share ideas and knowledge
relevant to the field of psychotrauma...

 
Welcome to UKPTS
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Aims of UKPTS

  • To provide a forum for multi-disciplinary professionals working in the field of psychotrauma to share ideas and knowledge relevant to their work in the field
  • To provide considered, and evidence based, comment on psychological trauma on behalf of the membership in order to aid those who might be affected by traumatic events
  • To provide a forum for health professionals that lead clinical traumatic stress services to meet and share best practice and informal peer supervision (this forum is called the UK Trauma Group; it is now a subgroup of the UKPTS)
  • To provide members with access to quality, affordable CPD events that will support the continuing development of best practice in the field of psychotraumatology
  • To promote practice, guidance and policy which has as its aim the alleviation of suffering as a result of psychological trauma through dissemination of evidence based prevention, early detection and treatment
  • To maintain a close relationship with the European Society for Traumatic Stress Studies and other organisations with an interest in traumatic stress



ESTSS Certificate in Psychotraumatology
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All UKPTS members are also full members of the European Society for Traumatic Stress Studies (ESTSS) which is the accrediting body for the Certificate in Psychotraumatology. Once you have received your ESTSS membership number and log in details you can register for the Certificate via the ESTSS website.

Upcoming Events

2019 UKPTS Regional Cardiff Conference

4th, 5th and 6th December 2019

The programme for the 2019 UKPTS Regional Cardiff Conference is now available

Our credit/debit card bookings page is now open!

For invoice/BACS booking please contact our admin@ukpts.co.uk email


Save the date!

The 2020 UKPTS Annual Conference

The 2020 UKPTS Annual Conference will be in Glasgow over the 5th and 6th March 2020 and themed "Trauma, Adversity and Social Inclusion".

We have reserved the Grand Central Hotel 99 Gordon Street, G1 3SF, walking distance from Glasgow Central Station and are currently putting together the programme. That will be circulated shortly and members will be given an opportunity to buy conference tickets at early bird rates ahead of general release later in the year.

New ISTSS Guidelines on the Prevention and Treatment of PTSD

The new International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies' guidelines on the prevention and treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and position papers on complex PTSD, have recently been published. An international committee of experts was established in 2015 to update guidelines published in 2009 by reviewing the latest evidence from clinical research trials.

The guidelines and position papers are intended to assist clinicians providing prevention and treatment interventions for children, adolescents and adults with, or at risk of, developing PTSD and Complex PTSD.

Professor Julian Ford, ISTSS President, said, "The excellent work of the ISTSS Treatment Guidelines Committee will make a real difference to people affected by traumatic events. It is great to see so many promising new interventions to prevent and treat PTSD. While, sadly, we are unable to prevent all traumatic events, we now have more tools to help people deal with the psychological impact of traumatic events effectively."

The new guidelines and position papers are available to download from the ISTSS website


The Board Members

The United Kingdom Psychological Trauma Society was formed after intensive discussion in and between the UK Trauma Group (UKTG) and BICESTSS which it now replaces. The inaugural board was formed by 12 members of UKTG. Nominations for the board were agreed and sanctioned at the AGM at the 2nd Annual meeting, Edinburgh 23 February 2010. Current board members are:

Dr. Julia Coakes
(York/Leeds)

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Dr. Brock Chisholm
(London)

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Prof. Cherie Armour
(Belfast)

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Dr. Georgina Clifford
(London)

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Dr. Dominic Murphy
(London)

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Dr. Sarah Heke
(London)

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Dr. Derek Indoe
(Bath)

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Gavin Rees
(London)

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Dr. Mark McFetridge
(York)

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Dr. Naomi Wilson
(London)

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Dr. Rachel Morley
(Glasgow)

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Danielle Hett
(Birmingham)

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