Best practice approaches to early psychosocial care

following trauma and disaster: This workshop will cover

specific interventions following traumatic events and

outline the range of normal reactions, problematic

reactions including PTSD, the principles of the theoretical

basis of PTSD, the basic epidemiology of traumatic stress

disorders and an evidence based approach to the

prevention and treatment of post traumatic disorders.

Professor Jonathan Bisson, is a consultant psychiatrist

and director of Research and Development for Cardiff

University School of Medicine and Cardiff and Vale

University Health Board. He is an active researcher,

clinician and teacher in this area. His research has

contributed to the current guidance regarding single

session psychological interventions following traumatic

events and the adoption of a stepped care model to treat

those affected who go on to develop psychiatric disorder.

His work on early interventions following traumatic events

has shaped thinking internationally.

Date: October 12th 2012. 9:30am – 5:00pm

Pearse Hotel Dublin 2. Cost €75

Members’ rates €35

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