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Trauma and PTSD: understanding and assessment at LICBT

Nick Grey, Clea Alber

24 Nov 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

Register at for free access to PTSD training videos and other materials.

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

Low Intensity clinical contact hours survey - BABCP Low Intensity Special Interest Group

Please click below if you are interested in contributing to the survey.


The BACP Low Intensity SIG are interested in the impact of clinical contact hours on Low Intensity/Wellbeing Practitioner wellbeing. This questionnaire contains six multi-choice questions and a free text box for you to share your experiences. The answers to these questions will help the BABCP SIG plan how to meet CPD topics and other developments within the SIG.  The SIG hope to produce a write up of the answers to this questionnaire to be shared with SIG members and to be used in training.

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This FREE conference is for Psychological Wellbeing Practitioners working in Talking Therapies for Anxiety and Depression services and is brought to you by Bespoke Mental Health in collaboration with the NHS England Talking Therapies National PWP Leads Network

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