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Webinar: Trauma and PTSD

Tuesday, 4th October @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

A man sits alone with his head in his hands illustrating our Trauma and PTSD webinarIn this session, presented by Dr Shabnam Berry-Khan and Dr Chris Mates from PsychWorks Associates, we look at:

  • understanding how trauma presents for clients with a brain injury
  • how trauma impacts the system
  • how to spot trauma
  • ways to support trauma
  • when to refer on

Can’t make the live webinar? This webinar will be recorded and available for a period of 9 months.
View all of our recorded brain injury training webinars (link opens in new window).

About our speakers for the Trauma and PTSD webinar

Dr Shabnam Berry-Khan

Dr Shabnam Berry-Khan is a Clinical Psychologist, Case Manager and Director of PsychWorks Associates, a unique trauma-informed case management and litigation-informed treating psychology service. After starting off her clinical psychology career in neurodisability, working with trauma requiring a multi-systemic approach seemed to be a good fit that seemed to mirror that challenges and supports available to many people with long-term conditions. Therefore, working with people who experience a life-changing injury felt like a natural next step.

Shabnam first started working in the catastrophic personal injury field 13 years ago as a case manager. She soon realised that emotional rehabilitation was focussed on much less than physical rehabilitation, and consequently clients or family members were often labelled ‘difficult’ or ‘disengaged’. By sharing psychologically-insightful ideas with case managers, referrals for treating psychology was received by her. Soon she recruited like-minded and skilled colleagues to take on the work and she was being consulted upon for the medico-legal contextual aspects of the work. And so PsychWorks Associates was born.

Dr Chris Mates

Dr Chris Mates is a Clinical Psychologist with PsychWorks Associates and has been working with clients who have suffered traumatic incidents for 5 years including in the NHS where he also holds a senior position. He is particularly interested in trauma-informed care, an approach which focuses on how professional practice, from the way we talk to clients to the building we see them in, can sometimes worsen trauma symptoms or even be re-traumatising.

His first experience of working directly with people suffering from trauma/post-traumatic stress disorder was with an individual who has suffered a road traffic accident and suffered life changing injuries as a result. It was then he realised that the work needed to support traumatised clients needed more than psychological therapy. He began choosing work that allowed him to work with traumatised individuals in manner broader than traditional talking therapies.

While working in a psychiatric hospital he began working with several refugees who could not speak English but nonetheless exhibited trauma like symptoms. While the language barrier precluded these patients from accessing many traditional talking therapies he found that through supporting the non-psychological staff in understanding trauma and how they, as nursing staff/psychiatrists could care most effectively for them there was a noticeable decrease in trauma symptoms.

Alongside his time at Psychworks Associates, he currently works in a central London probation office, working with victims of severe violence and intergenerational trauma. He supports both the clients in thinking through and working through their trauma and probation practitioners on how better to engage and support victims of trauma.

Feedback from webinar attendees

  • “Great webinar, excellent. Thank you!”
  • “I enjoyed it and found it very useful.”
  • “Excellent session, really interesting and helpful…thank you”
  • “I could listen to this webinar ten times! Absolutely superb!”
  • “Thank you for today’s insightful webinar”
  • “Really interesting subject matter, excellently presented (very inspiring clinician), assisted my understanding of neuropsychological testing”
  • “I found this training really interesting. The length of the session was perfect as I could easily fit this into my working day and was very informative.”
  • “This was one of the best webinar’s I’ve been to. the topic was brilliant and the slides were great. Richard presented the talk very well, good pace enough for me to make notes for my team and he explained all the key terms.”
  • “I think your webinars are excellent and a complete lifesaver while we are effectively if not officially in lockdown. It is also good that we can view the recordings if we cannot attend the live event.”

Fees for this webinar:

Member firms may book free places at this webinar and will receive unlimited access to the recording for a period of 9 months from the date of recording.

  • Free places for Brain Injury Group members
  • Charities and the NHS may access this webinar free of charge. To qualify for a free NHS or charity place, you must register using your NHS/Charity email address.
  • £29 + VAT for everyone else

Accredited by APIL Training (1 hour all levels).

Booking for Trauma and PTSD webinar

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About PsychWorks Associates

PsychWorks Associates is a specialist case management and treating psychology service supporting clients and families who feel stuck, are in need of a therapeutic care approach or where systemic understanding with the professional team can shift the focus to something more helpful. Alongside our trauma-informed approaches, we also support the diverse client and family’s needs with culturally competent clinicians. PsychWorks Associates offers a range of training to case managers, solicitors and care teams to support psychological thinking in rehabilitation work.

To learn more about PsychWorks Associates, visit the PsychWorks Associates service directory listing.

Trauma and PTSD webinar recording

After the live webinar, a recorded version will be available for 9 months through our brain injury training webinars page.

This is an official Brain Injury Group event

This event is organised by the Brain Injury Group

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Brain Injury Group training event Sponsors

With thanks to Premex+ sponsors of our brain injury training programme

The logo of Premex plus

Premex+ can be used in conjunction with the BIG Network, a full medico-legal package providing services on a menu operated basis with the facility to defer payment through Premex+

  • obtaining medical records from GPs, hospitals and clinics
  • sorting, paginating and analysing medical records
  • advice from neuro clinicians on appropriate medical disciplines and individual experts
  • instruct neurological experts via Premex+ with the ability to liaise with them directly
  • multi-disciplinary medico-legal reports are available individually or as a collaborative report
  • access to rehabilitation services, accommodation assessments and occupational therapy which can also benefit from the deferred funding provided by Premex+.

Find out more about Premex+ in their Brain Injury Group services listing

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Tuesday, 4th October
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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