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PTSD Master Class:

The last 10 years have seen significant advances in treatments for PTSD. The right interventions make our work more effective.
Empirically validated methods of CBT, underpinned by a relational value base.
12 Hours CPD Certificate 


In PTSD Master Class, our focus is on strategies to help our clients break the Cycle of Traumatic Memory using effective, evidence-based strategies for managing intrusive imagery, somatic re-experiencing and post-traumatic flashbacks. 

It will offer you a firm foundation for working with PTSD using Trauma-Focused CBT, underpinned by a relational philosophy.

We will focus on strategies to: 
    • How to Help Clients Process Traumatic Memories Without Becoming Re-traumatised
    • How Different Types of Memory Can Contribute to PTSD
    • How to Help Clients Disrupt the Traumatic Memory-Threat Cycle
    • Current theories of PTSD
    • Updates in neuroscience (analogies to help us and our clients understand what is happening in the brain)
    • The role of memory processes in the maintenance of PTSD
    • Avoiding pitfalls in therapy
    • How to help our clients build threat resilience and reclaim their life

Current theories of PTSD, updates in neuroscience and the role of memory processes in the maintenance of PTSD will be explored, along with case formulation and therapy.

PTSD Master Class is highly practical, with clinical demonstration using live actor and video footage to model therapy skills. This process enables the opportunity to see, experience and to practice using real material in a simulated context. Not only cutting-edge research updates but Innovative “hands-on” skills training. In-depth case formulation & discussion Real-time demonstration, & practice of skills in a safe environment. Empirically based Trauma-Focused CBT for our complex real–world clinical work.

15-24 Jun 2017: British Psychological Society London Office

    • 21-22 May 2019: British Psychological Society London Office
    • 1-2 Oct 2019: British Psychological Society London Office

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Workshop itinerary

 Day One Day Two
How do we differentiate PTSD it from other trauma-related responses? Flashback halting & Stimulus Discrimination
PTSD & the Brain: how can we utilize insights from contemporary neuroscience? Enhanced Reliving Theory & Practice dissected case discussions
CBT & Memory & cognitive changes resulting from PTSD: how to facilitate resilience Collaborative Formulation with our client: LIVE therapy demonstration & interaction.
Formulation: integrating T-F CBT with relational values (based Ehlers Clarke T-F CBT) Skills practice work with our “client”
Case studies & interactive discussion Extensive debriefing interactive discussion
What to do when client feels stuck Enhanced Reliving Theory & Practice Skill Demonstration & Skills practice
What not to do… ‘Real-world’ application
CBT Pitfalls in therapy with PTSD LIVE therapy interactive demo & skills practice work with “client”
Enhancing Resilience: Distress Tolerance & Emotional Regulation Debunking the myths: Post-traumatic Growth Perceived or “actual” growth.

Level of Competency Required:

The PTSD Master Class is directed to trained mental health practitioners who are familiar with the fundamental principles of CBT. Some practitioners will have intermediate or advanced level skills in (although this is not a pre-requisite for attendance).  

Regulatory (HPCP) or Professional Body:

Delegates on this workshop who practice therapy are required to have a membership of a relevant Regulatory Body such as HPCP or equivalent. There may be occasional exceptions to this requirement (for example, individuals conducting research into trauma who are not practising with clients). Any exception has to be discussed with us in advance, so please don't hesitate to get in touch.

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Delegates own self-care is emphasized throughout. If you are in doubt as to whether this course is appropriate for you, please discuss with us in confidence.

Times & Venue:

Times: 9.30am - 4.00pm (doors open from 9.00am).

Venue: Most Masterclass workshops are run from our BPS London Office (30 Tabernacle Street, London EC2A 4UE). 

Venues in Wider areas of UK:

We want to deliver workshops in other regions of the UK. If you see a demand for PTSD & Trauma workshops for professionals in your area please get in touch with us.

We also offer bespoke workshops offering content tailored to meet the needs of your organisation. Please contact us to find out further