The 2019 Jack Tizard Memorial Lecture and National Conference focused on ‘Helping young people in crisis: gender identity, personality problems, and complex trauma.’
Below are lectures from:
- Dr. Troy Tranah ‘Working with at-risk adolescents’. Troy is a Consultant Clinical Psychologist, Head of Adolescent At-risk & Forensic Service, Head of Psychology and Psychotherapy for Child & Adolescent Mental Health Services, South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust.
- Professor Eamon McCrory ‘How neuroscience is helping to motivate a preventative psychiatry approach: Latent vulnerability and the impact of childhood maltreatment’. Eamon is Professor of Developmental Neuroscience and Psychopathology, UCL.
You can also access the 2019 Jack Tizard Memorial Lecture: Professor Keith Hawton ‘Self-harm in children and adolescents: a major health and social problem of our time’. Keith is Professor of Psychiatry and Director of the Centre for Suicide Research at Oxford University; Consultant Psychiatrist with Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust.
Also presenting on the day were;
- Professor Andrea Danese ‘The impact of adverse childhood experiences: Challenges ahead’. Andrea is Professor of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience at King’s College London. Listen to Andrea’s podcast with ACAMH on Trauma.
- Dr. Bernadette Wren ‘Ethical issues arising in the provision of medical interventions for gender diverse children and adolescents’. Bernadette is a Consultant Clinical Psychologist, Gender Identity Development Service, The Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust.
- Dr. Arnon Bentovim ‘Hope for Children and Families Intervention Resources – Working with Complex and Multiple Problems’. Arnon is a Child and Family Psychiatrist, who with his wife Marianne, a Social work Consultant, Individual and Family Therapist founded the Child and Family Practice. We interviewed Arnon about his work, you can listen to the podcast or watch the filmed interview.
About the speakers
Working with at-risk adolescents
Troy is a Consultant Clinical Psychologist, Head of Adolescent At-risk & Forensic Service, Head of Psychology and Psychotherapy for Child & Adolescent Mental Health Services, South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust
Key Learning Points
- Understanding the wide range of presentations seen in an ‘At-risk’ service, including emerging borderline personality disorder, complex trauma, young offenders and transgender youth
- Understanding the different intervention pathways for these different but often overlapping groups
- Understanding the possible outcomes for these complex client groups.
How neuroscience is helping to motivate a preventative psychiatry approach: Latent vulnerability and the impact of childhood maltreatment
Eamon is Professor of Developmental Neuroscience and Psychopathology, UCL. His research focuses on early adversity and behavioural problems in childhood and he is particularly interested in studying affective processing and potential neural markers of resilience in the context of childhood maltreatment.
Key Learning Points
- Understanding how childhood maltreatment alters brain function
- Understanding the concept of Latent Vulnerability: How such changes in brain function may be adaptive in the short term, but have long term costs
- Understanding the importance of social functioning as a pathway to mental health vulnerability