About this event

  • Date and time Thu 24 Jun 2021 from 6:00pm to 7:30pm
  • 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.

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. 


Standard pricing available until 24 June 2021.


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Key speakers

Dr Bessel Van Der Kolk

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

Speaker's biography

Dr Van Der Kolk is an internationally renowned traumatologist, researcher and clinician, initially working with PTSD, and then early trauma and its later effects. He was involved in the founding of organizations promoting work in childhood and adult trauma, and yearly holds the Boston International Trauma Conference, the 32nd meeting of which will be from 26th – 2th May 2021.

Professor Andrea Danese

Professor of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience, King’s College London and Consultant Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist at the National & Specialist CAMHS Clinic for Trauma, Anxiety, and Depression, South London & Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust

Speaker's biography

The research from Professor Danese’s 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.

Dr Nuria Gené-Cos

Consultant Psychiatrist and Head of Service for the National Trauma and Dissociation Service at South London & Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust

Speaker's biography

Dr Gené-Cos heads the National Trauma and Dissociation Service, specialising in the assessment and treatment of psychological trauma-related conditions including Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, complex trauma, and Dissociative Disorders, using amongst others, modalities of  EMDR, Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, and Lifespan Integration.

Professor Helen Minnis

Professor of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at the University of Glasgow, and Consultant in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

Speaker's biography

Professor Minnis works on clinical aspects, assessment tools, and behavioural genetics, for attachment disorders, as well as the effects of early maltreatment on children's development, including the pathogenesis of mental disorders.



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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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