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Veterans living with complex PTSD: Sharing best practice for providing support and treatment services

28 January 2020 8:30 am - 4:45 pm
This event is open to BPS members and the general public. Registration is required. See Pricing Tab for more information.
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Registration deadline: Midday 23 January

This conference explores the complex needs of Veterans living with CPTSD.

During the day clinicians, support workers and the service user’s experiences will inform further knowledge.

This conference will of interest to both service providers and individuals working in this area to support veterans to enable healthier lives.

For more information see the Programme Tab

The Great Hall, 
St Andrews Healthcare, 

Event Location: 
08:30 Registration

Developing Compassionate Resilience in Veterans

Dr Deborah Lee

11:00 Q&A
11:15 Tea & Coffee break

Veteran Mental Health: A journey through the Complex Treatment Service

Dr Melanie Coxall

12:30 Q&A
12:45 Lunch break – Hot lunch provided

Understanding the needs and treatment predictors for Veterans with PTSD

Dr Dominic Murphy

14.45 Q&A
15:00 Tea & Coffee break
15:15 Christina Buxton
16:15 Q&A
16:40 Finish


Dr Deborah Lee

Dr Deborah Lee is a Consultant Clinical Psychologist, Head of Berkshire Traumatic Stress Service and South Veterans Complex Treatment Service. She is also an honorary Senior Lecturer at University College London.  She is author of the Compassionate-Mind Guide to Recovering from Trauma and PTSD: Using Compassion-Focused Therapy to Overcome Flashbacks, Shame, Guilt, and Fear (2013). New Harbinger, New York.

Dr Melanie Coxall

Dr Melanie Coxall is a Principal Clinical Psychologist at St Andrew’s Healthcare and the Clinical Lead for the Veterans’ Mental Health Complex Treatment Service covering the East Midlands and East of England.  Over the past 12 years, she has worked with individuals experiencing trauma in a range of secure, inpatient and community settings and has completed further training in a number of supportive psychological approaches including EMDR, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy and Compassion-Focussed Therapy.  Dr Coxall’s clinical experience has involved working with complex presentations, including complex trauma, in a range of populations such as intellectual disabilities, forensic mental health, older adults, military veterans and working age adults.  In addition, she has also delivered local training to staff groups on understanding trauma and trauma informed care, as well as supervising other clinicians delivering psychological interventions for trauma.

Dr Dominic Murphy

Dominic gained his first degree, an MA in psychology from Glasgow University in 2003.  Following this he joined King's College London University late 2003 as part of the team that established the King's Centre for Military Health Research (KCMHR) and setup an ongoing UK military epidemiological survey following the 2003 Iraq War.  Dominic earned his doctorate at King's College London exploring vaccinations and medically unexplained symptoms in UK military personnel.  

Christina Buxton

Christina Buxton CPsychol AFBPsS is a Chartered Psychologist and Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society (BPS), a Chartered Scientist, a senior practitioner member of the BPS Register of Psychologists Specialising in Psychotherapy, and is on the BPS Register of Applied Psychology Practice Supervisors. In addition she is a registered psychotherapist with the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), a member of EMDR UK and Ireland, and an accredited member of Emotional Freedom Technique international (EFTi). 




Society Member £65.00
Society Member Student Concession (Limited places) £20.00
Society Member Crisis, Disaster & Trauma Section £55.00
Non-Society Members £75.00
Non-Society Member St Andrews Employee (Limited places) £45.00
Non-Society Member UKPTS Member  £55.00
Non-Society Member Veteran Service User £20.00

Registration information

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If you have any queries regarding this event please contact Member Network Services, quoting 'CDT Section- PTSD -28 Jan' at: 

Alternatively telephone during office hours on +44 (0) 116 252 9515 stating the name and date of the event.  

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