30th & 31st MARCH 2017
FACING THE CHALLENGE
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:
Followed by 3 Tracks:
An introduction from Remy Aquarone
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.
Final details will be sent to all those who have registered two weeks before the start of the conference.