Creating the Environment for Recovery from Trauma

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The Freud Museum London

13 March 2024

Time: 16:00 - 17:00

Price: Free with admission


Freud’s 4pm Session: Creating the Environment for Recovery from Trauma

Some children and young people (and indeed adults) experience terrible and frightening events, but seem to get through them relatively unaffected. Other will experience high levels of difficulties and distress which endure. And still others, will initially be distressed, but over time their distress decreases. This short talk will briefly explain the way in which potentially traumatic events affect people, why some are more affected than others, and how a particular type of environment can be created around a child or young person which will maximise their chance of recovery.


David Trickey is a leading Consultant Clinical Psychologist and Co-Director of the UK Trauma Council. He has specialised in working with traumatised children, young people, and their families since 2000, particularly following domestic abuse and family homicide. He continues to focus on direct clinical work, as well as the training, supervision and support of others and is the clinical team lead for a specialist service for Children in Care. He presents at conferences and supervises research. He is chartered by the British Psychological Society and registered with the Health and Care Professions Council. He was a member of the committee responsible for the 2018 revision of the NICE Guidelines for PTSD. In all of his roles he draws heavily on the research literature to which he has made a modest contribution.

Tickets include admission to the Museum. The event is free for Freud Museum Members and Patrons. The event will be held on the first floor of the Museum during regular opening hours. Unfortunately the Freud Museum does not have step-free access at this time. Advance booking is highly recommended as capacity is limited.

Concessions/Members/Patrons: Please show proof of eligibility/membership card on arrival.


The purpose of this event is to raise funds for the Freud Museum London, which receives no regular public income.

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