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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 Faster and More Effective.
Empirically validated methods of CBT, underpinned by a relational value base.


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

It draws on recent research findings in neuroscience,  the clinical model of Ehlers and Clark and eighteen years post qualification experience.

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

    • 05-06 Oct 2017: British Psychological Society London Office
    • 22-23  Nov 2017: 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 are generally required to have a membership of Regulatory or Professional Body. There may be occasional exceptions to this that need to be discussed with us in advance. 


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