54f43a7705479fc6349450fa_UKPTS_logo.svg
Providing a forum for
multi-disciplinary professionals
to share ideas and knowledge
relevant to the field of psychotrauma...

 
Welcome to UKPTS
54f4582094de5ed82b5f0c7a_divider.svg

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
54f4661705479fc6349454d1_course_icon_white.svg

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.

54f45c9e94de5ed82b5f0d4b_confs%20icon.svg Upcoming Events

EUROPEAN SOCIETY OF TRAUMATIC STRESS STUDIES (ESTSS) YOUNG MINDS SUMMER SCHOOL

*The ESTSS summer school planned for this May has been put back until May 2019. For more information please contact us on admin@ukpts.co.uk*


This year's UKPTS Regional Cardiff Conference will take place over the 2nd to the 4th December 2019.


The 2020 UKPTS Annual Conference will take place over the 5th and 6th March 2020.



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)

board_member_female

Dr. Brock Chisholm
(London)

550968462a605b6c6acd3d04_Marianna-Odysseos.jpg

Prof. Cherie Armour
(Belfast)

wendy-frappell-cooke

Dr. Georgina Clifford
(London)

board_member_female

Dr. Dominic Murphy
(London)

board_member_female

Dr. Sarah Heke
(London)

Sarah-Heke

Dr. Derek Indoe
(Bath)

board_member_male

Dr. Laura Toplis  
(Cambridge)

laura-toplis

Dr. Mark McFetridge
(York)

550034e1801943031f776354_board_member_male.svg

Dr. Naomi Wilson
(London)

naomi-wilson

Dr. Rachel Morley
(Glasgow)

board_member_female

Danielle Hett
(Birmingham)

board_member_female

Prof. Thanos Karatzias
(Edinburgh)

board_member_female
Co-opted Members

Fred Piggott
(London)

Fred-Piggot

Gavin Rees
(London)

Gavin Rees