New ways of working with complex PTSD and head injury


I will begin by outlining the appropriate assessment procedures for complex cases, including bio-psychosocial factors within a multidisciplinary approach. This will be followed by the presentation of two clinical cases, the first of which is one of severe head injury (with severe language impediment) and severe PTSD. In this case I will describe the use of Sensorimotor Therapy and a modified EMDR protocol. The second case is of severe developmental trauma with forensic and substance misuse background, where the treatment used is Lifespan Integration. In both cases I will give a full picture of methods and of outcomes, including videos of the treatment. I will seek to offer delegates a hands-on understanding both of the assessment issues and of the therapies.

Learning Outcomes Learning how to assess complex PTSD cases within a multidisciplinary framework. Dealing with patients whose clinical presentation falls outside the remit of NICE PTSD guidelines. Delegates will be introduced to new therapeutic approaches including Sensorimotor Therapy, Lifespan Integration, and a modified protocol for EMDR with the above clinical cases.






Nuri Gene-Cos

Original Work Citation

Gene-Cos, N. (2010, April). New ways of working with complex PTSD and head injury. Presentation at the 2nd Bi-Annual International European Society for Trauma and Dissociation Conference, Belfast, Northern Ireland



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