About this event

  • Date and time Tue 3 May 2022 from 9:30am to 12:30pm
  • Location Royal Society of Medicine
  • Organised by Psychiatry

Join us at this meeting for up-to-date essential information on trauma and trauma-related psychopathology in children and young people. Specialist speakers from the UK will share their evidence-based knowledge in this area for delegates to apply to their own research and practice.

Traumatic events in childhood are a common occurrence. Children and young people can suffer from immediate and long-term consequences throughout their lives. Understanding the nature of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and complex outcomes is crucial for future study and everyday practice.

During this event you will:

  • Learn how trauma manifests in children and young people.
  • Understand the normal course and psychopathological sequelae of trauma.
  • Gain an evidence-based perspective on the latest thinking about trauma in this age group. 
  • Learn about the contemporary digital solutions to trauma treatment. 

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Tickets

Standard pricing available until 02 May 2022.

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Key speakers

Professor Andrea Danese

Professor of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience, King's College London, and South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust

Speaker's biography

Professor Andrea Danese is a Clinical Scientist interested in childhood trauma and trauma-related psychopathology across the life-course. Research from his team has led to highly-cited publications on the measurement of childhood trauma, risk factors for trauma exposure, biological mechanisms through which trauma affects later health, mechanisms of resilience, modelling of individualised risk prediction for trauma-related psychopathology, and the epidemiology of child trauma and trauma-related psychopathology. He is also an active clinician at the South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust, where he is Honorary Consultant Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist at the National & Specialist CAMHS Clinic for Trauma, Anxiety, and Depression. This national service attracts referrals from across the UK and abroad for second opinion on diagnosis and treatment of difficult-to-treat young people with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), anxiety disorders, and unipolar depression, often as a last option before inpatient admissions. The clinic has also worked with NHS-England and the Department of Health to deliver screen and treat programmes for British families affected by terrorist attacks in the UK and abroad. Prof Danese is the Academic Secretary for the Royal College of Psychiatrists’ Faculty of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, a member of the Scientific Advisory Board at NSPCC, and a member of the Evidence Panel at the Early Intervention Foundation.

Dr Stephanie Lewis

Clinical Lecturer in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience, King's College London and South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust

Speaker's biography

Dr Stephanie Lewis is Clinical Lecturer in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience, King's College London. Dr Lewis’s research focusses on understanding the mental health difficulties experienced by young people who have been exposed to traumatic events, in order to inform and improve psychiatric care for those affected. As part of this work, she has studied trauma and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in young people, to understand the prevalence and clinical features of these experiences, and factors that predict the development of PTSD after trauma exposure. She has also investigated and compared the mental health and cognitive function of young people exposed to different types of trauma, including complex traumas, such as child abuse or severe bullying. Additionally, she has studied young people’s health service use and the recognition of PTSD and other psychiatric disorders in child and adolescent mental health services (CAMHS). Dr Lewis works clinically as a CAMHS psychiatrist in South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust.

Dr Alan Meehan

Teaching Fellow, Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience, King’s College London

Speaker's biography

Dr Alan Meehan is a Postdoctoral Researcher at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience, King’s College London. Dr Meehan’s research interests centre on the developmental processes underlying child and adolescent psychopathology, with a particular focus on risk and resilience following adverse childhood experiences. Using data from both longitudinal cohorts and real-world clinical records, his recent work has sought to apply advanced statistical and machine learning methods to enhance individualised prediction and prognosis of psychiatric outcomes in young people. This work involves ongoing collaborations with teams at South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust, as well as Yale University’s Child Study Center through an honorary Clinical Research Affiliate position. Additionally, Dr Meehan is currently a Teaching Fellow on the BSc Psychology programme at King’s College London.

Dr Patrick Smith

Dr Patrick Smith, Reader in Clinical Psychology, Institute of Psychiatry King’s College London and Honorary Consultant Clinical Psychologist, National and Specialist Child Traumatic Stress and Anxiety Clinic, South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust

Speaker's biography

Dr Patrick Smith is Reader in Clinical Psychology at the Institute of Psychiatry King’s College London, and Honorary Consultant Clinical Psychologist at the National & Specialist Child Traumatic Stress & Anxiety Clinic, South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust. His collaborative research has focused on understanding children’s psychological reactions to trauma, and on developing individual and group interventions for traumatised young people.  With colleagues and students, he has investigated cognitive models of PTSD in children, and has evaluated Cognitive Therapy for PTSD (CT-PTSD) in children and young people in randomized controlled trials. He is currently leading a project, funded by the Medical Research Council, to develop and trial internet-delivered CT-PTSD for young people.  He is a longstanding Board member of a charity, the Children and War Foundation (www.childrenandwar.org), and in this role has helped to develop and evaluate a CBT-based group intervention for children exposed to war and disasters.

Agenda

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Registration, tea and coffee
Welcome and introduction

Dr Gordana Milavić, President Elect, Psychiatry Section, Royal Society of Medicine

The subjective experience of childhood maltreatment

Professor Andrea Danese, Professor of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience, King's College London, and South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust

Questions and answers
Understanding the mental health problems and cognitive deficits experienced by young people exposed to complex trauma

Dr Stephanie Lewis, Clinical Lecturer in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience, King's College London and South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust

Questions and answers
Tea and coffee break
Using ACEs screening to predict poor health: Challenges and opportunities

Dr Alan Meehan, Teaching Fellow, Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience, King’s College London

Questions and answers
Digital solutions for PTSD treatment

Dr Patrick Smith, Reader in Clinical Psychology, Institute of Psychiatry, King’s College London and Honorary Consultant Clinical Psychologist, National and Specialist Child Traumatic Stress and Anxiety Clinic, South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust

Questions and answers
Closing remarks
Close of meeting

Location

Royal Society of Medicine, 1 Wimpole St, Marylebone, London, W1G 0AE, United Kingdom

Disclaimer: All views expressed at this event are of the speakers themselves and not of the RSM nor the speaker's organisations.

Registration for this event will close at 01:00am on 2 May 2022Late registrations will not be accepted.

This event 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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