UK Network

Division of Clinical Psychology


Working with complex trauma and dissociation in Military veterans

Presenters: – Dr Jennie Ormerod and Dr Ashleigh McLellan

The workshop will explore some of the issues in working with complex trauma in military veterans.  For example:  engagement, acceptance of impact, working with shame, impulsivity, fabrication and nature of traumas involved in e.g. client as perpetrator.

Dr Jennie Ormerod is a Consultant Clinical Psychologist.  Jennie is the Clinical Lead for Humber Traumatic Stress Service, a trauma service specialising in complex trauma in ex-military personnel and the Clinical Lead for Yorkshire and Humber Veterans Outreach Service, a region wide mental health service for military veterans and their families.  Jennie has 16 years experience of working with complex trauma and dissociation and works with Judith Herman’s trauma framework.

Dr Ashleigh McLellan is a Highly Specialist Clinical Psychologist.  Ashleigh has been working in the NHS in adult mental health for 13 years which has encompassed varying presentations caused by trauma in childhood and adulthood, including military trauma.  For the past 5 years Ashleigh has worked in the Humber Traumatic Stress Service alongside Jennie, expanding on her experience with veterans, complex trauma and dissociation.