Masa Al Kurdi
Masa is a doctor in psychology specialised in mental health in the Middle-East. She has been working to provide psychological support to conflict and war-devastated communities in the Arab region and refugees across the world. She aims to improve the skills of local mental health responders, while at the same time providing individual support to people affected by trauma.
William Yule is Emeritus Professor of Applied Child Psychology at King’s College London Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience. He contributed to studies of epidemiology of child disorders, reading difficulties, behaviour therapy, parent training, child autism and the effects of lead from petrol on children’s development.
Professor Atle Dyregrov is a founding member of the Children and War Foundation. Psychologist by background. Worked extensively with and for children who experience loss, trauma, war and disaster. Awarded Knight 1st Class, Royal Norwegian Order of St. Olav by the Norwegian king.
Maria Callias is a clinical psychologist, now retired from a post at South West London and St Georges Mental Health NHS Trust as Associate Director of Psychology and Psychotherapies for Kingston, and Consultant Clinical Psychologist on a specialist Child and Mental Health team for children and young people and their families.
Unni Marie Heltne
Unni Marie Heltne has more than 30 years of experience from work as a clinical psychologist, most of them in the field of trauma and crisis psychology. During the last 15 years she has been offering training courses in work with traumatized populations worldwide. Unni does clinical work with stress and traumas, manages projects, and is frequently giving courses for a wide variety of organizations.
Patrick Smith is a Reader in Clinical Psychology at King’s College London Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience. He is a Consultant Clinical Psychologist in a specialist trauma clinic for children and young people at the South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust.
Laura Tomlinson (or Laura Timms) worked as a clinical psychologist in Guys and St Thomas’ Hospital NHS Foundation Trust for over 30 years. She used skills and techniques gained in her time in child and adolescent mental health services to work with children and young people experiencing life changing/limiting conditions and loss as a result of acute or chronic illness.
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