About this event

  • Date and time Thu 24 Jun 2021 from 6:00pm to 7:35pm
  • Location Online
  • Organised by Psychiatry

This webinar is a unique opportunity to hear from Bessel Van Der Kolk, one of the world's foremost traumatologists, alongside specialists from the UK as commentators. Van Der Kolk will join us to describe the different types of psychological trauma, their differences, their relationship with the body, and the different avenues for their treatment. 

During this webinar you will:

  • Discover what the different types of psychological trauma are and what they entail.

  • Ascertain some of the key treatments for psychological trauma and summarize treatment strategies alternatives to drugs and talk therapy.
  • Appreciate the therapeutic approaches in working with people with psychological trauma.

  • Understand how trauma affects the developing mind and brain, and summarize the recent advances in neurobiology of trauma

This is a part of the Mind Matters webinars presented by the RSM Psychiatry section. This webinar is CPD accredited.

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The best and worst of role models: learning from psychiatry in the 1960s - Thursday 30 September 2021 from 6:00pm to 7:00pm

A CPD certificate with 1 CPD credit  will be issued to those joining each webinar live and will be automatically issued after 7 days to those who watched the webinar live in its entirety. Those who watch the webinar on-demand will receive a CPD certificate 30 days after the webinar has gone live.  

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Registration for this webinar will close 2 hours prior to the start time. You will receive the webinar link 2 hours before the meeting. Late registrations will not be accepted. 

Key speakers

Bessel Van Der Kolk

Dr Bessel Van Der Kolk

Medical Director, Trauma Center Hospital, Boston, United States of America

Speaker's biography

Bessel A. van der Kolk M.D. is a pioneer clinician, researcher and teacher in the area of posttraumatic stress. His work uniquely integrates developmental, neurobiological, psychodynamic, somatic and interpersonal aspects of the impact of trauma and its treatment.

His #1 New York Times Science best seller, The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Treatment of Trauma transforms our understanding of traumatic stress, revealing how it literally rearranges the brain’s wiring—specifically areas dedicated to pleasure, engagement, control, and trust. He shows how these areas can be reactivated through innovative treatments including bodywork, psychodrama, mindfulness techniques, parts work, yoga, and neurofeedback, Dr. van der Kolk and his various collaborators have published extensively on the impact of trauma on development, such as dissociative problems, borderline personality and self-mutilation, cognitive development, memory, and the psychobiology of trauma. He has published over 150 peer-reviewed scientific articles on such diverse topics as neuroimaging, self-injury, memory, neurofeedback, Developmental Trauma, yoga, theater and EMDR.

He is founder of the Trauma Center (now the Trauma Research Foundation) in Boston, MA; past President of the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies, and Professor of Psychiatry at Boston University Medical School. He regularly teaches at universities and hospitals around the world.

Professor Andrea Danese

Professor of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, King’s College London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust

Speaker's biography

Andrea Danese, MD, PhD, is Professor of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience, King’s College London. The research from his team focuses on childhood trauma and emotional disorders in young people. He has published widely on the measurement and consequences of childhood trauma, the mechanisms through which childhood trauma affects health, and treatment of trauma-related psychopathology. Professor Danese is an active clinician, working as Consultant Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist at the National & Specialist CAMHS Clinic for Trauma, Anxiety, and Depression at the South London & Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust. This multidisciplinary service attracts referrals from across the UK and abroad for second opinion on diagnosis and treatment of hard-to-treat young people with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), anxiety disorders, and depression. He is also the Academic Secretary for the Royal College of Psychiatrists (RCPsych) Faculty of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry.

Nuri Cos

Dr Nuri Gené-Cos

Lead Clinician, Trauma and Dissociation Service, Maudsley Hospital

Speaker's biography

Dr Nuri Gené-Cos is the lead clinician of the National Specialist Trauma and Dissociation Service (TDS), Maudsley Hospital.  She is an expert in the area of Complex Trauma and Dissociative Disorders.  She has worked in the area of Complex Trauma for the last twenty years, initially in the Traumatic Stress Service (TSS) which became, ten years ago, the National Specialist Trauma and Dissociation Service (TDS). 

She is a Consultant General Adult Psychiatrist, Neuropsychiatrist and Trauma Therapist (Lifespan Integration, Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, EMDR).  She completed a PhD in the area of brain psychophysiology and anxiety disorders including PTSD, Panic Disorder (PD), Non-Epileptic Seizures (NES).  She has taught in a series of forums, nationally and internationally and has published various book chapters, research and articles. Her latest research article is Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Group Therapy in the Treatment of Complex PTSD

Professor Helen Minnis

Professor of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, University of Glasgow

Speaker's biography

Helen Minnis is Professor of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at the University of Glasgow. She has had a longstanding clinical and research focus on the psychiatric problems of abused and neglected children.  Currently her focus is on intervention research, including a randomised controlled trial of an infant mental health service for young children in foster care and a randomised controlled trial of Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy for primary school-aged children in adoptive or foster placements.  She is also conducting behavioural genetic research focussed on the role of abuse and neglect and its overlap with neurodevelopment across the life-course.  She has collaborations with colleagues at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience at King’s College London, the Universities of Aalborg and Aarhus, Denmark and with the Gillberg Neuropsychiatry Centre, Gothenburg, Sweden.



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Disclaimer: All views expressed in this webinar are of the speakers themselves and not of the RSM.

Registration for this webinar will close 2 hours prior to the start time. You will receive the webinar link 2 hours before the meeting. Late registrations will not be accepted. 

Special rates for difficult times
The RSM wishes to offer healthcare professionals continued learning opportunities during the coronavirus pandemic. The RSM’s ​weekly COVID-19 series ​webinars remain free of charge, while there will be small charges to register for other online education. These fees will enable the RSM to continue its programme of activities and will apply during the course of the pandemic.

All webinars will be available for registered delegates 30 days after on Zoom. The link will be sent 24 hours after the webinar takes place. 

This webinar will be recorded and stored by the Royal Society of Medicine and may be distributed in future on various internet channels. 

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