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


*Unfortunately the ESTSS summer school planned for this May has had to be put back until May 2020. For more information please contact us on admin@ukpts.co.uk*

The UK Psychological Trauma Society in collaboration with Ulster University are delighted to invite applicants for the ESTSS Young Minds Summer School, to be hosted in Northern Ireland.

The summer school will bring together young professionals working in the psychotraumatology field for a week of career development and tuition. Participants will meet new colleagues from across Europe and will have ample opportunity to liaise with established and highly renowned academics working in the field. Together participants will discuss how to get published, how to apply for research funding and how to build a collaborative research network. All participants will be able to share their own areas of research and will be offered small group-based tuition with experienced academics who can provide advice on a wide array of research matters.

There will be an initial social day titled 'knowing me, knowing you' in which participants can meet in a relaxed and fun filled environment which will include a trip to the Giants Causeway, a lunch, and an evening meal. The final day will focus on collaboration within the group and together participants will plan future activities such as conference symposium, publications and / or funding applications.

Confirmed Speakers / Tutors:
  • Professor Cherie Armour - Ulster University
  • Professor Siobhan O'Neill - Ulster University
  • Professor Rolf J. Kleber - Utrecht University
  • Dr Margaret McLafferty - Ulster University
  • Dr Jana Ross - Ulster University
  • Dr Dominic Murphy - Kings College London
  • Professor Bill Flack - Bucknell University, USA
  • Dr Trudy Mooren - Centrum '45, Amsterdam

Click for the summer school flyer with full details including ways to register.

The 16th ESTSS Conference, Rotterdam

14 – 16 June 2019 in Rotterdam, the Netherlands
Trauma in Transition: Building Bridges
The conference focuses on sharing our joint expertise, presenting and collecting knowledge and experiences relevant to the field of traumatic stress, by building bridges between different perspectives, disciplines and countries. It is inviting submissions that fit the following conference tracks: 
Assessment & Diagnosis, Biological & Medical, Child Trauma, Public Health, Transcultural & Diversity, or Intervention Research & Clinical Studies.

Registration Opens: 
October 1, 2018
Call for Abstracts: November 1 – December 21, 2018
Early Bird Registration Deadline: March 1, 2019
Preconference Workshops: June 13, 2019
16th ESTSS Conference: June 14 – 16, 2019

Webpage: https://estss2019.eu/
Email: info@estss2019.eu

Regional Cardiff Conference 2019

All Nations Centre | Sachville Avenue, Heath | CF14 3NY Cardiff | United Kingdom
Wednesday, 4 December - Friday, 6 December 2019

Our credit/debit card bookings page is now open!

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

Wednesday, 4 December 2019

  • Pre-Con Workshop: EMDR Master Class and update. Dr Dereck Farrell

Thursday, 5 December 2019

Morning 0930-1230

  • Morning Workshop 1. Treating Complex PTSD with EMDR. Victoria Williams and Julie Campion
  • Morning Workshop 2. (Part 1) Introduction to traumatic stress (One day). Dr Dominic Murphy
  • Morning Workshop 3. PTSD/Complex PTSD and medically unexplained physical symptoms: Theory, Evidence and Clinical Practice. Dr Tony Downes & Daniel Phillips



  • Afternoon Workshop 2. (Part 2) Introduction to traumatic stress. Dr Tracey Vick & Dr Julie Dorey
  • Afternoon Workshop 4. Multi-modular Movement Desensitisation Reconsolidation (3MDR) therapy for treatment resistant PTSD. Dr Neil Kitchiner and Kali Barawi (In the 3MDR lab with demonstration of the equipment)
  • Afternoon Workshop 5. A Modular Approach to Complex PTSD Treatment. Prof Thanos Karatzias

Friday 06 December 2019

Morning 0930-1230

  • Morning Workshop 6. Integrating Restorative Engagement to support therapeutic intervention in individuals suffering from PTSD. Tina Foster and Laura Thompson
  • Morning Workshop 7. The International Trauma Inventory: A Clinician Administered Assessment for ICD11 PTSD and Complex PTSD. Dr Neil Roberts


Afternoon 1330-1630

  • Afternoon Workshop 8. Birth trauma leading to PTSD and its treatment/management. Dr Cerith Waters
  • Afternoon Workshop 9. Complex PTSD stabilisation skills training for non-mental health professionals. Clare Crole-Rees

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.

UKPTS Annual Membership
2019 (Jan to Dec)
UKPTS/ESTSS Full Membership
GBP £50

2019 (Jan to Dec)
UKPTS/ESTSS Student Membership
GBP £30