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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



Registration and Coffee


Introduction and Overview - Prof Cornelius Katona


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)


Tea/ Coffee


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


Trauma focussed treatment Case Example - Dr Luiza Rangel 

1.00 - 1.45:


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:


3.45 - 4.30:

Pharmacological treatment for refugees and complex trauma - Dr Piyal Sen 




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 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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