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PTSD following critical illness and ICU admission - Cancelled

Presented by Hannah Murray

About the event


Workshop synopsis

PTSD can arise after the experience of, and treatment for, critical illness – a timely issue given the current COVID-19 pandemic. Treatment in ICU is particularly high risk for PTSD, with approximately 25% of survivors developing PTSD. Besides being critically unwell and fearing they may die, ICU patients often experience delirium, characterised by acute confusion and often terrifying hallucinations. Psychological therapy for PTSD after these traumas can be complicated by various factors, including ongoing physical symptoms and avoidance of medical settings and professionals.

This workshop will describe the features of PTSD after medically-related traumas and formulate them within the cognitive model of PTSD (Ehlers & Clark, 2000). Key cognitive therapy (CT) techniques will be described, demonstrated and workshop participants will have the opportunity to practise and apply them to their own clinical cases.

Learning Outcomes

 - To understand PTSD following critical illness and ICU admission
 - To learn cognitive therapy (CT) techniques for PTSD
 - Participants will enhance their skills and learn to apply these to their own clinical cases.

About the presenter(s)

Dr Hannah Murray is a Research Clinical Psychologist at the Oxford Centre for Anxiety Disorders and Trauma, University of Oxford. She is involved in the development and dissemination of cognitive therapy for PTSD and teaches, writes and supervises on this topic.


Face-to-Face Event
28 Oct 2022
North West Wales
No Charge.
This event is closed.

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