Trauma – Attachment & Compassion – 11th Annual UKPTS Conference – York

28th February and 1st March 2019

York 2019 flyer

York 2019 flyer

Planned to be a truly enjoyable and memorable experience, our two-day UKPTS 2019 Conference will bring together clinicians, academics, experts by experience and policy makers to discuss the latest developments in Psychological Trauma.

Presentations, workshops, the Arts and Theatre will address our conference themes of Attachment & Compassion. Facilitators include Deborah Lee, Vittoria Ardino, Chris Holman, Dominic Murphy, Kirsty, Cunningham and Andy Watson, among others.

Deborah Lee (author of the bestselling The Compassionate Mind Approach to Recovering from Trauma) will present her keynote: Developing compassionate resilience in those who have been hurt and harmed by others. Deborah will also facilitate a three-hour workshop on The Compassionate Mind Approach to Recovering from
Complex PTSD.

Vittoria Ardino (President of the Società Italiana per lo Studio dello Stress Traumatico) will present a keynote exploring trauma-informed care for people in forensic services who have been traumatised by their own actions: Retraumatising the Self: dysregulation of affect and the re-enactment of trauma across the lifespan.

Chris Holman (Chair of the third sector organisation Re-Shape, former chair of the Royal College of Psychiatrists Therapeutic Community Accreditation Panel, and former Medical Director of the Retreat, York) will discuss the central nature of trauma in his presentation Attachment and the mirroring function in the development of affective stability and the sense of self.

Award-winning Filmmaker Kirsty Cunningham and childcare consultant Shelagh Beckett will be talking about working together on the critically acclaimed documentary, A Killing in My Family (2017), a film that brought attention to the experience of children coming to terms with bereavement.

This year we have additional engaging creative elements. You will be able to watch Tom Bailey, our conference artist, capturing the
content of presentations in image form for you to take away.

To enhance cohesiveness of the conference content, several of our presenters will address aspects of the (fictitious) life and experiences of a traumatised individual we will come to know as “Rick”. The rich theatrical talents of Andy Watson MBE, (CEO & Artistic Director of Geese Theatre Company) will bring Rick alive as we begin our challenging and engaging therapeutic relationship with him.

And if this wasn’t sufficient to interest you, there will be excellent lunches, Yorkshire-themed snacks, break time refreshments and a complimentary drinks reception at our beautiful conference venue, the Principal Hotel York.

And did we mention our 2019 UKPTS conference is in central York? Cross the road from the venue and walk the medieval city walls, or storm the Micklegate Bar gate and wind your way down the cobbled street of restaurants and bars towards York’s confluence of rivers.