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The Royal College of Psychiatrists Improving the lives of people with mental illness

RCPsych Working Group on Mental Health of Refugees and Asylum Seekers Study Day

Date: Friday 16 June 2017 - 9:45am to 5pm

Location: Royal College of Psychiatrists, 21Prescot St, London E1 8BB

Title: ‘Managing mental health disorders in the asylum seeker and refugee population’.

The third annual study day on Asylum Mental Health will focus on treatment/management in the asylum-seeker and refugee population with an emphasis on trauma-related conditions. Topics covered will include: access to healthcare, pharmacology, trauma focussed therapies, systemic family therapy work with refugees, psychoanalytic work with traumatised patients and the impact on healthcare professionals.

Confirmed speakers include Prof C Katona (Helen Bamber Foundation), Dr A Berlin (University College London), Dr Piyal Sen (St Andrew’s Healthcare and Institute of Psychiatry) and Dr Sarah Majid, Dr Birgit Kleeberg and Mr David Amias from the Tavistock & Portman NHS Trust.

 

Mental Health of Asylum Seekers Training Day 2017

Management of Mental Health in Asylum Seekers and Refugees

Royal College of Psychiatrists, 21Prescot St

Friday 16 June: 9.45am - 5pm

 

9.15:

Registration and Coffee

9.45: 

Introduction and Overview - Prof Cornelius Katona

10.00: 

Access to Health Care: Entitlements and barriers to help - Dr Anita Berlin

11. 45: 

Experience of refugee/ asylum seeker seeking help in the UK (tbc through Medical Justice)

11.15:

Tea/ Coffee

11.45: 

Overview of treatment for PTSD and Complex Trauma - Dr Sarah Majid 

12.15:

Trauma focussed treatment Case Example - Dr Luiza Rangel 

1.00 - 1.45:

Lunch

1.45 - 2.30:

Systemic Family Therapy with Refugees  - Mr David Amias

2.30 - 3.15:

Psychoanalytic work with refugees - Dr Birgit Kleeberg 

3.15 - 3.45:

Tea

3.45 - 4.30:

Pharmacological treatment for refugees and complex trauma - Dr Piyal Sen 

4.30:

Plenary

 

Fee - £50 (including lunch) - to be paid either in advance by cheque or on the day via cash/cheque. To book a place, please either write to or email Thomas Rutherfoord (21 Prescot Street, London E1 8BB or Thomas.Rutherfoord@rcpsych.ac.uk) including details of any dietary requirements. Please make cheques payable to the Royal College of Psychiatrists, writing ‘Mental Health of Asylum Seekers Training Day 2017’ on the reverse.

 

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