UK Network

Division of Clinical Psychology

30th & 31st MARCH 2017

Improving services for people with trauma-related Dissociation

The first NHS, private and voluntary sector conference on Dissociation in the UK

The Julian Study Centre, University of East Anglia, Norwich, NR4 7TJ

Conference introduction by the Rt Hon Norman Lamb MP

Keynote Speeches by:

Rémy Aquarone

Centre Director/ Analytical Psychotherapist
The Pottergate Centre For Dissociation

Dr Renee Marks

Consultant Therapist
Integrate Families

Dr Angela Kennedy

Consultant Psychologist – Tees, Esk & Wear Valley NHS Foundation Trust

Followed by 3 Tracks:


An introduction from Remy Aquarone

Dear Colleagues,

I am delighted to introduce this conference to you.

For many years several senior colleagues in the field of dissociation have sought to bring about a recognition of the impact of trauma based dissociation on the mental health of a significant number of adults and children who have been subjected to adverse childhood experiences.

Despite Dissociative Disorders appearing in both psychiatric manuals (ICD10 and DSMV) for the last 30 years, the majority of appropriate therapy offered to people living with this condition, with some notable exceptions, have only been available within the private or voluntary sector. This has radically changed with the steady and persistent educational drive by both clinicians and people living with this condition, raising awareness and providing training supported with helpful resources. The whole ethos of ESTD – UK has been to work in partnership with First Person Plural, a survivor led organisation, modelling ‘best practice partnership’ that is such a fundamental requirement between a therapist and a dissociative client. The organisational dissociation between the public and private/voluntary sectors has mirrored the enduring fragmentation in dissociative clients and requires the same steady and patient communication while acknowledging and respecting the challenges and limitations within each sector.

For the first time in the UK, this conference brings together experienced clinicians representing all three sectors who are working with trauma related dissociation as well as those with the lived experienced, demonstrating the breadth and wealth of knowledge available in the UK.

I very much hope you will join us for this exciting event.

Rémy Aquarone


Final details will be sent to all those who have registered  two weeks before the start of the conference.

In partnership with

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The Pottergate Centre for Trauma and Dissociation
Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys NHS
Intergrate Families
The Clinic for Dissociative Studies