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“So What?” A look at the new diagnosis and evidence-based interventions for Complex PTSD in children and young people
By David Trickey and Professor Miranda Wolpert
Tuesday 3rd October 2017
Abstract: In 2018, the World Health Organisation will endorse a new diagnosis of Complex PTSD in the International Classification of Diseases – 11th Edition (ICD-11). In this seminar David will present the proposed criteria and consider the evidence supporting interventions for Complex PTSD. David will also consider the research on immediate responses to traumatic events, and what we can learn about supporting young people following such events.
Following David’s presentation there will be an interactive panel discussion and opportunity for questions.
This seminar will be suitable for anyone working as a practitioner, researcher or policy maker within CAMHS or associated fields, and will be facilitated by Professor Miranda Wolpert.
It will be the fifth in the Child Outcome Research Consortium (CORC) and Evidence Based Practice Unit (EBPU)’s co-hosted “So What?” Seminar Series. The series aims to bridge evidence and practice in child mental health by asking "So what does this mean for policy and practice?" in response to research findings, project outcomes, and the work of our collaborators.
For further information and to sign up, please click here.
Past event highlights
Workshop: Building resilience for children in low and middle income countries
By Evelyn Sharples, Panos Vostanis, UCL Collaborators and UCL Grand Challenges
Thursday 12th January 2017
Attended by academics and researchers from a wide variety of organisations and NGOs, the workshop was hugely successful in sharing and enhancing learning about what works in resilience-building interventions in low and middle income countries.
EBPU would like to thank UCL Grand Challenges for the opportunity to host this exciting and important workshop alongside UCL colleagues.
Watch Evelyn Sharples and Karolin Krause reflecting on the day below.
“So What?” Debate: Recovery* should never be used as an indicator of outcome in child mental health. A debate for and against between Peter Fonagy and Miranda Wolpert
Thursday 8th December 2016
Abstract: The “So What?” seminar series aims to build the bridge between evidence and practice in child mental health by asking "So what does this mean for policy and practice?" in response to research findings, project outcomes, and the work of our collaborators.
The second CORC and EBPU “So What?” seminar featured a debate between Peter Fonagy and Miranda Wolpert on the use of recovery as an indicator of outcome in child mental health.
For the purposes of the debate, *recovery was understood as change in the severity of symptoms from above a given or clinical threshold before treatment, to below that threshold following treatment. This was considered to be the most appropriate definition for this discussion and aligned the debate with the findings of CORC's report on child and parent- reported outcomes from children and young people’s mental health services.
Following the presentation of arguments for and against, the debate was opened up to the audience for contributions to this very relevant and important discussion.
This debate was well attended by a mixture of mental health practitioners, service leads, researchers, commissioners, students and others.
Cross-disciplinary workshop on "What constitutes a good outcome in child and adolescent mental health?"
Wednesday 23 November 2016
The Evidence Based Practice Unit (EBPU) joined forces with Oxford University's Faculty of Philosophy last week to host a cross-disciplinary workshop of key experts.
The aim of the workshop was to explore the best ways to theorise what constitutes a good outcome in child and adolescent mental health, and how this might be captured and measured by those supporting children’s mental health and well-being. Invited to join the working group was a mix of child mental health specialists, sociologists, psychologists, historians, psychometricians, philosophers and youth advocates who each presented their view on the question.
You can watch Professor Miranda Wolpert, director of the EBPU, providing a summary of the workshop.