Dr. David Turgoose, Attachment and Trauma Team at Great Ormond Street Hospital, and Dr. Simon Wilkinson, Consultant in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at Great Ormond Street Hospital and Head of the Parenting and Child Team in the Department of Child and Adolescent Mental Health, discuss complex PTSD.
In this podcast David and Simon look at the field of work relating to complex PTSD, and expand on the causes, explaining how it differentiates from standard PTSD. They specifically focus on looked after children, detailing how we can support them and mitigate the impacts in the group of, particularly prevalent young people.
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David is a senior lecturer on the MA in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy with Children, Adolescents and Families. He is a clinical psychologist and, alongside his role at Roehampton, works in the Attachment and Trauma Team at Great Ormond Street Hospital. His clinical work focuses around assessment and psychological therapy with children with a history of developmental trauma, post-traumatic stress, attachment difficulties and neurodevelopmental presentations. Prior to joining Roehampton, David worked at a military veterans mental health charity, working therapeutically with veterans with PTSD and conducting research. (via The University of Roehampton)
Dr Simon Wilkinson is a Consultant in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at Great Ormond Street Hospital and Head of the Parenting and Child Team in the Department of Child and Adolescent Mental Health. This team provides assessments and treatment for children who have experienced abuse and neglect. It also carries out multi-disciplinary expert witness assessments and where appropriate therapeutic interventions for the family courts. Prior to joining this team he worked for four years as a consultant at the South London and Maudsley Trust, specialising in the mental health of Looked After Children.