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Explore global perspectives and cutting-edge research on trauma

Join us for innovative, virtual lectures throughout the year, led by some of the world’s leading experts on trauma.

Tavistock Trauma Service: external lectures on trauma (CPD45)

Looking for new ways to refresh your knowledge and practice?

Hear from a range of external speakers based in the UK and beyond in our external lectures on trauma.

Led by the Tavistock Trauma Service, this lecture series invites a range of speakers – from a variety of backgrounds and expertise – who’ll bring their own understanding of trauma, share new ideas, perspectives and research. Each lecture is delivered via Zoom, followed by a Q&A – where you’ll have the chance to raise your questions live.

Whilst emphasising an adapted psychoanalytic approach with multi-modality and trauma-informed care, these lectures use neurobiological and attachment theory to understand the impact of trauma, particularly historical child sexual abuse.

To learn more, hear from our course lead Dr Jo Stubley:

Lectures in the series

We are excited to announce that our summer series is now open for booking – please click on each box below for more details.

  • The Orpheus Project
  • Trauma in organisations, a psychoanalytic perspective
  • Live Now – trauma and dissociation

Who are these lectures for?

These lectures are for you if you’re 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.

Why should I attend?

We are the UK’s leading NHS mental health trust providing high-quality training and education that changes lives. Our talks are given by specialists and clinicians who are psychoanalytically trained and trauma-informed in their practice.

With an international reach, these lectures offer the chance to hear global perspectives on trauma from our speakers and feedback from fellow participants.

If you’re a professional working with vulnerable people, or responsible for service delivery in health or social support sector, these lectures consider how to implement a whole service approach for any organisation.


“If you work with trauma this series is essential, or at least I am finding it so, because it brings into the frame so many aspects helpful to myself and therefore my clients that my own training and experience has not encompassed.”
Previous attendee
“A refreshing glimmer of how we can evolve within the NHS to provide service models that are adaptive to our patients needs”
Previous attendee
“My sense is that the Tavistock is at the forefront of NHS work with trauma patients and as such, all of us working in the field of mental health can learn from and be interested in the work they do.”
Previous attendee

Interested in exploring trauma further?

At the Tavistock and Portman, we teach a range of courses exploring issues related to trauma and trauma-informed care, as well as running free webinars and providing a wide selection of materials on the impact and effects of trauma.

Media mentions:

Dr Jo Stubley in the Observer ‘What the love of cats taught me about myself’

Dr Jo Stubley and Linda Young nominated for the 2022 Gradiva® Award Nominees

Interview with Dr Joanne Stubley on State of

Dr Jo Stubley talks to Will Young in The Wellbeing Lab

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Free webinars

You can also register for a free webinar related to trauma via the link below:

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