Trauma and PTSD: understanding and assessment at LICBT

Dr Nick Grey and Clea Alber

Thursday, 24 November 2022


Trauma is very common in the lives of those who seek help for emotional difficulties. One of the possible presenting problems that may arise is posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Understanding the impact of traumatic experiences, and accurately identifying PTSD, are important in ensuring that people are offered the most appropriate treatments. Within primary care services the initial assessment or triage is commonly brief and this inevitably presents challenges.

The event will be equivalent to 1.1/2hrs of CPD.


This webinar outlines what trauma is, the potential impacts of traumatic experiences on us, how we may effectively assess for PTSD, and how we can provide trauma-informed services.

Learning Objectives

To understand the impact of traumatic experiences
To know the criteria for PTSD (and Complex PTSD)
To be able to assess for whether trauma-focused interventions may be suitable
To know how to provide trauma informed care

Training Modalities

These will include didactic presentation, videos, interactive polls and Q&A

Key References

IAPT Manual v5

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About the presenter

Clea Alber is a BABCP accredited therapist and supervisor. She is the PTSD Pathway Lead in the Health in Mind IAPT service in East Sussex, where she is also a CBT Lead, as well as having a private practice.

Nick Grey is a Consultant Clinical Psychologist at Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (SPFT) and University of Sussex. He is a member of the Wellcome Trust Anxiety Disorders Group led by David Clark and Anke Ehlers. He is a Fellow of the BABCP, and is an accredited CBT practitioner, supervisor and trainer.

Who should attend

This webinar is for Low Intensity CBT practitioners