An International Conference on Violence, Trauma and Recovery

Venue: University of Central Lancashire

Location: Preston, Lancashire, United Kingdom

Event Date/Time: Sep 08, 2005 End Date/Time: Sep 09, 2005
Abstract Submission Date: Mar 04, 2005
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An International Conference on
Violence, Trauma and Recovery

University of Central Lancashire, Preston, UK
8th & 9th September 2005

Organised by the Faculty of Health, University of Central Lancashire, Preston, UK
In association with Psych-trauma jiscmail

This two day event will combine an International Conference for Trauma Therapists with a Conference for other professionals who deal with violence and trauma on a regular basis. The conference, and its formally published proceedings, will contribute to providing a platform for this speciality.

The conference will provide an opportunity to hear presentations from eminent international researchers as well as smaller scale research and innovations in concurrent presentations. Hosted by the University of Central Lancashire the conference also offers unparalleled networking opportunities for delegates from the UK and overseas. The content area for both keynote and concurrent presenters includes:

1. The effects of trauma – violence and domestic violence, rage as an act of violence…
2. Treatment/therapeutic approaches – what works?
3. Legal issues and trauma
4. Trans-cultural Issues
5. Terrorism and trauma

Conference Aims

This conference provides an opportunity for individuals from a range of organisations and agencies to meet together with the aim of:

• Creating an environment where practitioners, policy makers, researchers and advocates from multiple countries can find ongoing opportunities for learning and collaboration.

• Exchanging information on effective models of care, intervention strategies, research, training and policy making to be utilised in different countries to improve care on a local, regional and national basis.

Keynote Speakers include representatives from the USA and the UK

Call for Papers /Workshops

Papers / Workshops are invited from any discipline or perspective relevant to the management or care of trauma victims and in particular those related to violence. Proposals by practitioners, service users, decision and policy makers, as well as by academics, students, researchers and advocates are welcomed.

The organisers will consider papers relating to the following topics:

• Models of care for effective interventions (Clinical Interventions)
• Research programmes and results
• Policy Development
• Education and Training
• Organisational issues
• Minority Issues
• Women’s Issues
• Trans-cultural Issues

Abstract Guidelines

Proposals should be titled clearly, limited to a maximum of 250 words and should be submitted by e-mail to

On a separate page please list:
• authors name and work address
• telephone number at work, fax and email address
• job title
• title of abstract submitted
• indicate if you wish to propose a workshop

Conference proceedings will be published. In order for this to be facilitated as soon as possible, presenters will be expected to submit a hard copy and disc copy of the full paper to the Conference Organiser two weeks before the conference. Do not type your name on the abstract page.

The deadline for the submission of papers is 4th March 2005.

Conference language¬

The official language of the conference is English.

Who should attend

The conference will be of interest to a wide audience including counsellors, psychotherapists, health and social care professionals working in a variety of settings:

Voluntary Organisations Social Work
Community Services Health care
Probation Education
Independent Sector Police Service


Liz Kelly
Faculty of Health
University of Central Lancashire
Telephone +44 (0)1772 893809
Fax +44 (0)1772 892995

Please note, paper presenters will be expected to pay the conference registration fee, which will be in the region of £220 plus VAT for the 2 days.