90 Minute Workshops

These are 90 minute workshops will run over three sessions during the conference. These are not bookable. There will be a maximum of 20 people in each workshop ensuring there is time for interaction and questions. Slides of most of the workshops will be available on request.

For questions or further information on the conference workshops, please email Melanie Goodwin.

Dr Valerie Sinason
Child psychotherapist and adult psychoanalyst

Theory isn’t Dreary!

Some helpful psychoanalytic concepts in working with DID

Dr Abby Seltzer
Consultant Psychiatrist

Mental Capacity and Risk Assessment in DID

Dr Elly Hanson
Clinical Psychologist

Turning away: A workshop drawing on art, poetry, film and discussion to explore the impact of distancing, minimisation and disbelief, and pathways forward.

Sue Richardson
UKCP accredited psychotherapist and supervisor

Perpetrator- imitating personalities: A framework for understanding & practice

Nicole George
DipN (RMN), PG Dip Psychodynamic Counselling, MA, MSc Psychology, DPsych – in training

Is complex trauma too complex for training?

Peter Garsden
Head of the abuse depart. Simpson Millar LLP solicitors & President of the Association of Child Abuse lawyers (ACAL)

Summary of the Law with reference to the psychology of abuse cases and DID/Multiple Personality Disorder.

Professor Brett Kahr
Senior Fellow at the Tavistock Institute of Medical Psychology in London and, also, Senior Clinical Research Fellow in Psychotherapy and Mental Health at the Centre for Child Mental Health

The Greatest Trauma of Them All: Parental Death Wishes and the Infanticidal Attachment

Kathryn Livingston BEM & Melanie Goodwin
Experts by experience & co-founders and trainers for First Person Plural

The Importance of the third therapeutic stage – Consolidation and Integrated Living

Tessa Moorhead

"Out of my body": Working with bulimia nervosa as a dissociated part of the personality

Fran Connolly
Specialist Art Psychotherapist

The Effective Use of Art Psychotherapy with clients who have CPTSD, Dissociative Disorders and Severe and Enduring Anorexia.

Elizabeth Ross
MBACB(Accr) AdvDip in forensic counselling and Psychotherapy

Inside the mind of a ‘borderline personality disorder' (BPD)

Joy Hassler
Music therapist

Music for Family Resonance

Michele Jowett and Melanie Goodwin, members of First Person Plural and experts by experience

DID Peer Support - Can it work?

Philippa Dryland
BACP accredited counsellor supervisor and trainer in complex trauma

An exploration of responses to trauma in people on the autistic spectrum - looking at trauma and dissociation through a different lens.

Dr Mike Lloyd
Chartered Clinical Psychologist NHS and private practice &
Carol Broad

The Journey Through DID Therapy

Lynne Ryan and Les Ryan

Facilitating services for traumatised children, which are a ‘TAD’ © informed: i.e. Therapeutic Services which are Trauma Informed; Attachment and ACES aware and which recognise and address Dissociation.

Dr Karen Treisman
Clinical Psychologist

Trauma-informed & trauma-responsive organisational change

Joy Hasler
Music Therapist

Music for trauma recovery

Valerie Sinason
Child psychotherapist and adult psychoanalyst

Working with children with Dissociative Disorders and an Intellectual Disability 

Claire Harrison-Breed
Therapist and Senior Lecturer

Systemic Stabilisation of The System Around the Child and Young People Experiencing Trauma

Adah Sachs
UKCP reg Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist

Severe and unusual self-harm, DID, and two young people that I hadn’t helped

Dr Zoë Pool
UKCP registered psychotherapist and Service Director of Hurting to Healing (formerly DAA)

"Who do I know...?"

Andrea Aldridge
Art Psychotherapist

Art Therapy - finding another language

Kate Freshwater
Consultant Clinical Psychologist/Lead for CAT Cognitive Analytic Therapy Service
Jayne Finch
Psychologist and CAT practitioner
Lauren Moon
Psychologist and CAT practitioner

5 Session CAT Care Planning and Complex Trauma:
Staying off the map and promoting helpful relationships.

Dr Rosemary Carter
Chartered Clinical Psychologist
Accredited Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist and CAT Practitioner
Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health Foundation Trust

Reflections on using Cognitive Analytic Therapy with Dissociative Identity Disorder

Consuelo Farina

Transference and counter transference

Anna Perrin
Clinical Psycholgist

Beyond words: using right brain to right brain communication to help clients learn to transform their state of distress'

Philip Luffman
Psychoanalytic psychotherapist

Karen Harding
Community Psychiatric Nurse, Senior practitioner Complex Trauma & Dissociation.

Obstacles as Breakthrough’s, Embodied re-enactments as process oppurtunties in long term psychotherapy with clients with a Disssociative Identity Disorder

Carolynne Murphy
Forensic-based UKCP/HCPC registered Art Therapist

Hate, actually

Judy Williams
Consultant Specialist Psychotherapist

What would you do if...? Thinking outside the Citadels - extending our therapeutic horizons in the treatment of Dissociative Identity Disorder.

Paula Biles
Trauma therapist

Using the natural energy of our Selves to heal - Internal Family Systems with complex dissociative clients

Dr Melanie Temple
Consultant Psychiatrist & Psychotherapist

Searching for the Mental Healthcare Holy Grail: Creating Multiagency Multidisciplinary “Functioning Care Teams” and “Care Pathways” Around the Patient 

Nancy Borrett, MBACP Accred, HCPC Reg. Consultant Psychotherapist working at the Clinic for Dissociative Studies

Kate Forbes-Pitt, BSc, MSc, PhD Specialist psychotherapist at the Clinic for Dissociative Studies

Bonds that bind: exploring loyalty and mourning in the context of organised criminal abuse

Dr Angela Kennedy
Consultant clinical psychologist

A spotlight on the dissociation informed aspects of a trauma informed program of service transformation.

Zoe Hawton

Ways of being: A Survivor and Therapist discuss ways of having reached a working alliance

Si Parton

A Fight for Survival

Helena Crockford & Dr Roger Kingalee will also be running workshops