2 July 2019, London


A multi-disciplinary masterclass to help delegates, who have previously attended the Child Bereavement UK standard training workshop; ‘understanding traumatic bereavement’ – to reflect on how best to apply theoretical principles and understanding to their work with traumatically bereaved children and young people.

Target audience – Any professional working in a therapeutic context with traumatically bereaved children and young people.

Entry-level requirements – Due to the structure and content of this day, it is a requirement that you have previously attended the Child Bereavement UK standard training workshop ‘understanding traumatic bereavement’

Learning Outcomes

  • To consider how to use psychological theory to better understand the challenges faced by traumatically bereaved children and young people
  • To reflect on actual casework and consider how psychological theory could and should affect the practice
  • To raise awareness of the challenges inherent in applying the relevant psychological theory to real-world situations
  • To be able to predict and anticipate difficulties working with traumatically bereaved children and young people
  • To develop strategies to help you overcome potential difficulties in this work
  • To gain constructive feedback and reflections from your peers and facilitator
  • To gain information about Child Bereavement UK, other support organisations, and reference material



    Proposed timetable of the day

    • 09.30  Registration and coffee
    • 10.00  Introductions – people, principles, and plan
    • 10.30  Theory revisited – a reminder of the theoretical principles
    • 11.00  Small group work – identifying work that raises particular challenges & themes
    • 11.30  Coffee
    • 12.00  Feedback to group and grouping of themes
    • 12.30  Lunch
    • 13.30  Small groups – working on identified themes
    • 14.30  Feedback to groups, comparison, and integration of ideas
    • 15.30  Round up/reflections on our day
    • 16.00  End

    Book your place 

    To book your place, please complete the booking form and return to the Training Department or call us on 01494 568909.


    David Trickey currently works as a Consultant Clinical Psychologist in the Specialist Trauma and Maltreatment Service at the Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families, London (AFNCCF). He has specialised in working with traumatised children, young people and their families since 2000 and is the co-director of the UK Trauma Council. He continues to focus on direct clinical work and the supervision of other clinicians working with traumatised children and young people. He regularly offers training and consultation, he presents at international conferences, and he supervises doctoral research. He acts as an expert witness in civil and criminal cases in the area of children and trauma. In all of his roles, he draws heavily on the published research literature, to which he has made a minor contribution.