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The Assessment and Treatment of PTSD from an Attachment Perspective
A one-day seminar led by Dr Felicity de Zulueta

Saturday 25 January 2014 - Edinburgh

This seminar, led by Dr Felicity de Zulueta - one of the UK's foremost experts on working with PTSD, complex PTSD and dissociative disorders - offers an appraisal of contemporary psychotherapeutic approaches to working with trauma and the most recent developments in our understanding of how trauma is embedded in the mind-body system.

The day includes a review of ways in which simple PTSD may be resolved, drawing a clear distinction between this and more complex defences that involve dissociation. Felicity de Zulueta will be emphasising the importance of recognising attachment and relational trauma as the foundation of complex post-traumatic symptoms in adulthood and we will explore therapeutic strategies to help such individuals cope with overwhelming affect and their unsafe internal worlds. The nature of this work will be considered with reference to personal and clinical experience and participants are invited to prepare for the day by considering patients or clients they might like to discuss.


Dr Felicity de Zulueta

Dr Felicity de Zulueta is an Emeritus Consultant Psychiatrist in Psychotherapy at the South London and Maudsley NHS Trust and an Honorary Senior Lecturer in Traumatic Studies at Kings College London. She developed and headed both the Department of Psychotherapy at Charing Cross Hospital and the Traumatic Stress Service in the Maudsley Hospital which specialises in the treatment of people suffering from Complex Post Traumatic Stress disorder. She has trained in psychoanalytic psychotherapy, systemic family therapy, group analysis, EMDR and Lifespan Integration. She has published papers on the subject of bilingualism and PTSD from an attachment perspective and is author of the book From Pain to Violence; the traumatic roots of destructiveness (Wiley-Blackwell; 2nd Edition, 2006). She works as a freelance consultant psychotherapist.


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Self-funded: £110
Organisationally-funded: £216
CPD Hours

Certificates of Attendance for 6.5 hours will be provided at the event

SHSC Conference Facility
Crewe Road South

Registration: 09.30
Start: 10.00
End: 17.30