trauma

As we emerge from lockdown and adapt to the ‘new normal’, we must recognise the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on our psychological wellbeing and discuss ways to heal and move forward. This is all the more difficult as the pandemic has limited access to community and health...

How did you become involved in the Truth Project?
It feels pretty unusual to be a psychologist working in a public inquiry; the novelty and sense of opportunity still hasn’t worn off. I’m a clinical psychologist by trade, with a specialism in trauma. I...

On the 21st November I attended the excellent and thought-provoking event Trauma-Informed Care in Forensic and Prison Mental Health Services by the Quality Network for Prison and Forensic Mental Health Services at the Royal College of Psychiatry. This was a hugely...

Forensic psychologists have been aware for many years that the people we seek to help tend to come from economically deprived areas. Offending behaviour is often rooted in violent, marginalised and socially disadvantaged backgrounds. Life circumstances can breed complex...

Crisis and disaster situations are often traumatic – of that there can be no doubt. The existence of ‘Post Traumatic Stress Disorder’ (PTSD), although initially controversial on its inclusion in the major diagnostic manuals (DSM-III in 1980, and ICD-10 in 1992), has gained...

We bring you our archive content on the role of psychology in war, including interviews, reports and articles.

Psychology and the great war, 1914-1918
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This new Netflix offering, directed by Ed Perkins, is about twins’ very different journeys through trauma. Based on the compelling memoir by Alex and Marcus Lewis (written with Joanna Hodgkin), one twin’s damaged brain seems to free them both from a history of abuse. Or does...

Dr Matt Wilkinson (centre): Clinical Psychologist and Society member. Asks the questions, of…

Mariana Franko (R) Psychologist and psychotherapist, Director of the Sens Psychology Centre, Lviv, Ukraine. Mariana is a practicing Cognitive...

What separates trauma from day-to-day stress?
We can take care of day-to-day stress by having a good night’s sleep, taking a walk, being with friends, going to bed, resting. We wake up feeling refreshed. In trauma, when something happens that is...

Over ten years ago I was sitting in a room in a SureStart centre in Tower Hamlets, East London. Having had a long standing interest in perinatal mental health, I was on my last trainee placement in the Children’s Centre team with parents to be and parents of under fives. ...