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CPD lecture bundle – Tavistock Trauma Service: external lectures on trauma spring 2023 (CPD45B)

Hear from a range of experts based in the UK and beyond in our spring 2023 trauma lecture series

This innovative series of lectures is organised by the Tavistock Trauma Service and is designed to reflect the clinical approach of the work whilst emphasising an adapted psychoanalytic approach with multi-modality and trauma-informed care.

We also use neurobiological and attachment theory to understand the impact of trauma. Our series will present a range of external speakers, each experts in the field, who will bring their own understanding of trauma via a presentation, followed by an audience question and answer session.

Who is this lecture series for?

It is for you if you are a professional working within the mental health field who have an interest in trauma. You may be a psychologist, psychiatrist, social worker, mental health nurse, support worker, counsellor or therapist.

Our talks will cover neurobiology, attachment theory and different psychoanalytic perspectives on trauma, including historical child sexual abuse.

Lecture series details

Three lectures make up this spring 2023 series:

Lecture 1: The Orpheus Project

Tuesday 10 January 2023

This lecture will be recorded.

Lecturer: Dr Valerie Sinason

When a child or adult reports rape by a famous person, whether correctly or incorrectly (Savile, Smith, Heath) it affects public and professionals differently than where the perpetrator is unknown. Whether allegations are proven or not a seed of worry can be planted about the safety of the country and the quality of such investigations. How does a health service team deal with this? Valerie Sinason PhD, has worked with such issues for over 40 years; including trafficked women, mind control and deliberately installed dissociation. In “The Orpheus Project” (Sphinx Books) out November 2022, her first published novel, she explores this further.

Lecture 2: Trauma in organisations, a psychoanalytic perspective

2 February 2023

This lecture will be recorded.

Lecturer: Dr Philip Stokoe

In this talk, I shall describe some of the principles and consequent structures that seem to make organisations function well and then look at the way trauma impacts on those structures and, ultimately, undermines those principles. I shall draw upon a model for understanding the healthy functioning individual mind to explain the way those elements must be replicated in an organisation if it is to have any hope of managing trauma. I shall draw upon examples from my own consultative work.

Lecture 3: Live Now – trauma and dissociation

2 March 2023

This lecture will be recorded.

Lecturer: Annica Lilja Ljung

This lecture will consider the central building blocks in the work with complex trauma. What brings out man’s best healing ability? Is compassion important for more than one reason? Are consciousness and self-perceptions important? Is there something beyond the dualistic mind that can help parts of the personality to healing encounters with each other and within each?

Lectures will take place at the following times:

LectureDateStart timeEnd timeWill lecture be recorded* and available after the live event?
Lecture 1: The Orpheus ProjectTuesday 10 January 20237pm8.30pmYes
Lecture 2:Thursday 2 February 20237pm8.30pmYes
Lecture 3: Thursday 2 March 20237pm8.30pmYes

*To enable access to the widest possible audience these lectures are planned to be delivered live, but remotely, as webinars. Where we are able, a recording will be made available to all booked delegates although we encourage live attendance wherever possible. Please see the details above to see if this lecture will be recorded and available after the live event.

These lectures will be delivered remotely using Zoom.

You will need a device with a microphone and camera together with a suitably fast internet connection. Although mobile devices and tablets can be used, we recommend the use of a laptop or desktop PC for the best experience. Some devices provided by employers may have restrictions in place. Please use this Zoom test link to check your set up before booking.

You will be sent the necessary login link about a week before the course start date. Should you have any concerns about the accessibility of remote delivery please contact us to discuss how we can best help you.

Save £15 with a lecture series bundle

Lectures can be booked individually at £30 each or as a cost-saving bundle comprising the three autumn 2022 series lectures at £75 – a saving of £15 compared to booking the lectures individually.

Lectures included in this series


“Fantastic webinar about a topic that is difficult to talk about, rarely spoken about and hard to work with. Tonight was very enlightening and encouraging. Certainly will motivate and guide my personal research on the subject and undoubtedly open up my practice hoping to better support my clients.”
“Absolutely stunning. Such an in-depth journey into new territory of work with trauma.”
“This lecture has been enormously helpful in providing me with a space to reflect on some of my cases alongside the presentation and discussion.”
“Yet again the standard of lecturers is excellent as well as the variety of viewpoints. Very stimulating course, thank you.”
“Thought provoking, relevant and very interesting.”


Book your place today

You can book a place at any time. You’ll receive confirmation by email, and we will be in touch approximately one week before the course starts with detailed joining instructions.

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