2018 London Pre-Meeting Symposia Hot-Topics in Crisis, Disaster and Trauma Psychology



Pre-Meeting Symposia on “Hot-Topics” in Crisis, Disaster and Trauma Psychology

 ‘Working Together for a Safer World’


Friday 11 May 2018

Time: 9.00 – 12.30


British Psychological Society, London Office, 30 Tabernacle St, London EC2A 4UE  t:020 7330 0890 bps.org.uk



9.00 – 9.15

Opening and Welcome


Nicola Gale, President of British Psychological Society.  Senior lecturer on the Professional Doctorate in Counselling Psychology at City University

Magda Rooze, Convenor Standing Committee on Crisis, Disaster and Trauma Psychology, EFPA.  Senior Advisor Arq Psycho-trauma Group Netherlands


Safeguarding Children – the international nature of child abuse


Prof Richard Wortley, Director of the Jill Dando Institute for Security and Crime Science, and the Head of the Department of Security and Crime Science

Steve Reeves, Director of Safeguarding, Save the Children UK


Role of Psychological Screening and Duty of Care


Dr Noreen Tehrani, Chair Crisis, Disaster and Trauma Section BPS, MD Noreen Tehrani Associates.

Elizabeth Eades, Head of Occupational Health, Surrey & Sussex Police

10.45 - 11.00


11.00 - 11.45

Dealing with Disasters – what should we be doing?


Dr Sarah Davidson, Clinical Psychologist, Head of psychosocial at the British Red Cross.

Andy Towler, Chief Superintendent, Territorial Policing Commander

Cumbria Constabulary

11.45- 12-30

Early Interventions – establishing what works


Dr Richard Amlot, Scientific Programme Leader, Science and Techology Team in the Emergency Response Department, Public Health England.

Dr Ian Hesketh, Senior Policy Adviser at College of Policing