Oxford 2023 was the largest Trauma and Mental Health Conference in Europe

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Event Overview

Last year’s Master Series Oxford stood as the largest trauma and mental health conference in Europe, marking an unprecedented success. Renowned thought leaders, practitioners, and researchers from across the industry gathered, creating a prime platform for networking, knowledge sharing, and professional advancement.

Participants, including psychologists, therapists, counselors, researchers, and passionate advocates for mental health, found the event an unparalleled opportunity. Immersed in the collective wisdom and expertise of over 40+ leading trauma and mental health experts, attendees significantly advanced their understanding and practices.

We are proud of the profound impact it had on the community and the strides we made together in advancing mental health care.

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Highlights from Oxford 2023

Last year’s Master Series Oxford, the largest trauma and mental health conference in Europe, was a resounding success. It brought together top thought leaders, providing unparalleled networking and learning opportunities. Over 40+ experts shared insights, advancing practices and understanding in mental health care. Watch highlights and see the impact on our community. Join us for the next event to shape the future of mental health treatment and well-being.

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We heard from over 40

leading Trauma & Mental Health Experts

Attendees were immersed in a transformative experience as distinguished professionals shared their groundbreaking research, innovative strategies, and proven methodologies. From renowned psychologists and psychiatrists to esteemed researchers and therapists, each expert brought a unique perspective that empowered attendees to elevate their practices to new heights.

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Peter A Levine, Ph.D., is the developer of Somatic Experiencing®, a naturalistic and neurobiological approach to healing trauma. He holds doctorates in both Biophysics and Psychology. He is the Founder and President of the Ergos Institute for Somatic Education and the Founder and Advisor for Somatic Experiencing International. Dr. Levine is the author of several best-selling books on trauma, including Waking the Tiger, Healing Trauma (published in over 29 languages). He has received Lifetime Achievement awards from Psychotherapy Networker and from the US Association for Body-Oriented Psychotherapy. He continues to teach trauma healing workshops internationally. Learn more at somaticexperiencing.com.


Dr Stephen W. Porges, PhD is a Distinguished University Scientist at Indiana University, professor of psychiatry at the University of North Carolina and professor emeritus at the University of Illinois at Chicago and the University of Maryland. He has published more than 400 peer‐reviewed scientific papers that have been cited in more than 50,000 peer-reviewed papers and holds several patents involved in monitoring and regulating autonomic state. He created the Polyvagal Theory and a music-based intervention (Safe and Sound Protocol™). He is author of several books including The Polyvagal Theory: Neurophysiological foundations of Emotions, Attachment, Communication, and Self-Regulation (Norton, 2011), The Pocket Guide to the Polyvagal Theory: The Transformative Power of Feeling Safe (Norton, 2017), and Polyvagal Safety (Norton, 2021), as well as co-author with Seth Porges of Our Polyvagal World: How Safety and Trauma Change Us (Norton, 2023), and co-editor with Deb Dana of Clinical Applications of the Polyvagal Theory: The Emergence of Polyvagal-Informed Therapies (Norton, 2018). Dr. Porges is co-creator with Anthony Gorry of Polyvagal Music™, and a founder of the Polyvagal Institute.

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Deb Dana, LCSW, is a clinician, consultant, author and speaker specializing in complex trauma. Her work is focused on using the lens of Polyvagal Theory to understand and resolve the impact of trauma in our lives. She is a founding member of the Polyvagal Institute, consultant to Khiron Clinics, and advisor to Unyte.

Deb’s work shows how an understanding of Polyvagal Theory is applicable across the board to relationships, mental health, and trauma. She delves into the intricacies of how we can all use an understanding of the organizing principles of Polyvagal Theory to change the ways we navigate our daily lives. Deb is well known for translating Polyvagal Theory into a language and application that is both clear and accessible and for pioneering Rhythm of Regulation® methodology, tools, techniques and practices which continue to open up the power of Polyvagal Theory for professionals and curious people from diverse backgrounds and all walks of life.

Deb’s clinical work published with W.W. Norton includes The Polyvagal Theory in Therapy: Engaging the Rhythm of Regulation, Polyvagal Exercises for Safety and Connection: 50 Client Centered Practices, the Polyvagal Flip Chart, the Polyvagal Card Deck, and Polyvagal Practices: Anchoring the Self in Safety. She partners with Sounds True to bring her polyvagal perspective to a general audience through the audio program Befriending Your Nervous System: Looking Through the Lens of Polyvagal Theory and her print book Anchored: How to Befriend Your Nervous System Using Polyvagal Theory.

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Cathy A. Malchiodi, PhD, ATR-BC, LPCC, LPAT, REAT, holds a doctorate in Psychology with a specialization in research and health psychology, and is a clinical mental health counselor, expressive arts therapist, and art therapist who has spent over 30 years working with individuals with traumatic stress and studying how the arts support reparation, integration and recovery from trauma. She is the founder and executive director of the Trauma-Informed Practices and Expressive Arts Therapy Institute that trains mental health and health care practitioners in medical, educational, and community settings and assists in disaster relief and humanitarian efforts throughout the world. Cathy has given more than 500 invited presentations in the US, Canada, Europe, Middle East, Asia and Australia and has published numerous articles, chapters, and more than 20 books, including Trauma and Expressive Arts Therapy: Brain, Body and Imagination in the Healing Process, Understanding Children’s Drawings, Handbook of Art Therapy, Creative Arts and Play Therapy for Attachment Problems, and Creative Interventions with Traumatized Children. She has received numerous awards for distinguished service, clinical contributions and lifetime achievements, including honors from the Kennedy Center and Very Special Arts in Washington, DC. A passionate advocate for the role of the arts in health, she is a contributing writer for Psychology Today Online with more than 5 million readers and a visual artist and occasional ukulele and hulusi musician.

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Dr Jon Goldin FRCPsych is an Honorary Consultant in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at Great Ormond Street Hospital. He was Head of Service on the Mildred Creak Unit for twenty one years and recently retired from the NHS in Feb 2023. He now works in the Independent sector. Until Feb 2022 he was the Joint Head of Department in Psychological and Mental Health Services (PAMHS). Dr Goldin was Joint Training Programme Director for the Great Ormond Street/Royal London Higher Training Scheme in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry for 10 years and retired from this role in March 2022. He is the College Lead on Parliamentary Engagement at the Royal College of Psychiatrists. Dr Goldin was the Vice Chair of the Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Faculty at the RCPsych for 4 years from 2017-2021. He has an interest in public engagement and lobbying around CAMHS and mental health issues and has been interviewed widely on both TV and radio. In both 2020 and 2021 he was a Finalist, and in Nov 2022 he was awarded ‘RCPsych Psychiatric Communicator of the Year, 2022’.

Twitter: @DrJonGoldin

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Bruce Dixon is an award-winning innovator, social entrepreneur, adventurer, storyteller, and self-described performance geek. His insatiable curiosity and zest have led him to trekking around the globe and engaging in an eclectic array of vocations including professional sports, financial services management, leadership development, organizational behavior, career coaching and social venture leadership.

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Dr. Stephen Dansiger is a rocker who got sober in the late 80’s and then became a sought after clinician, writer and meditation teacher. He is the creator and founder of the MET(T)A Protocol (Mindfulness and EMDR Treatment Template for Agencies), which utilizes the frameworks of mindfulness and EMDR therapy to create an agency’s primary clinical practice system. Dr. Dansiger is an EMDRIA Approved Consultant and Certified Therapist who provides EMDR Training and Advanced Topic workshops as Senior Faculty for The Institute for Creative Mindfulness. He is the author of Clinical Dharma: A Path for Healers and Helpers (2016), EMDR Therapy and Mindfulness for Trauma-Focused Care (coauthored with Dr. Jamie Marich), and Mindfulness for Anger Management (2018). Additionally, Dr. Dansiger is the coauthor of Trauma and the 12 Steps: A Trauma Responsive Workbook & Trauma and the 12 Steps: Daily Meditations & Reflections – both companion pieces to the newly updated Trauma & The 12 Steps by Dr. Jamie Marich. His most recent book (with Dr. Marich) is Healing Addiction with EMDR Therapy: A Trauma Focused Guide. His two companies are members of the Connected HealthCare and Wellbeing Cluster and Regional Development Centre at the Dundalk Institute of Technology in Dundalk, Ireland. Steve graduated in 2022 from the Master of Health Care Innovation (MHCI) program at the University of Pennsylvania where he studied and collaborated with fellow students and faculty including doctors, nurses, academics, researchers and administrators to continue on his quest to find innovative solutions to broaden access and improve quality in mental health care and wellness.

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Kim Barthel is a Canadian occupational therapist, multi-disciplinary teacher, speaker, mentor and best-selling author who is active in supporting people in many contexts globally.

She is passionate about understanding complex behavior, neurobiology, trauma-sensitive practice, movement, sensory processing, attachment, and mental health. An advanced NDT (Neuro-Developmental Treatment) instructor, Kim has 39+ years of practice in helping people to be their best selves. She is a contributor to a number of textbooks on Pediatric Occupational Therapy, NDT, and Trauma, and in 2019 Kim was honored to receive the Award of Merit from the Canadian Association of Occupational Therapy.

Kim’s overall mission is to support the conscious evolution of the human spirit.

Learn more about Kim on kimbarthel.ca.

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The Master Series The Master Series Oxford Conference August 30, 2023 – August 30, 2024 Oxford University, UK

Accreditation Statement

In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by Amedco LLC and The Master Series (MS). Amedco LLC is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Physicians (ACCME) Credit Designation

Amedco LLC designates this live event / enduring material for a maximum of 11.00 live/ 30.50 enduring AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nurses (ANCC) Credit Designation

Amedco LLC designates this live event / enduring material for a maximum of 11.00 live/ 30.50 enduring ANCC contact hours.

Psychologists (APA) Credit Designation

Amedco LLC designates this live event / enduring material for a maximum of 11.00 live/ 30.50 enduring Psychologist contact hours. 

The following state boards accept courses from APA providers for Counselors: AK, AL, AR, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, HI, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, MD, ME, MO, NC, ND, NH, NE, NJ, NM, NV, OK*, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, WI, WY

MI: No CE requirements

The following state boards accept courses from APA providers for MFTs: AK, AR, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DE, FL, GA, IA, ID, IN, KS, MD, ME, MO, NE, NC, NH, NJ, NM, NV, OK*, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, WA, WI, WY

The following state boards accept courses from APA providers for Addictions Professionals: AK, AR, CO, CT, DC, DE, GA, IA, IN, KS, LA, MD, MO, MT, NC, ND, NE, NJ, NM, NY (outstate held), OK*, OR, SC, UT, WA, WI, WY
* OK accepts APA credit for live, in-person activities. For all ethics and/or online courses, an application is required.

MA / MFTs: Participants can self-submit courses not approved by the MAMFT board for review.

The following state boards accept courses from APA providers for Social Workers: AK, AR, AZ, CA, CO, DE, FL, GA, ID, IN, KY, ME, MN, MO, NE, NH, NM, OR, PA, VT, WI, WY

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As a Jointly Accredited Organization, Amedco is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved under this program. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. Amedco maintains responsibility for this course. Social Workers completing this course receive 11.00 live/ 30.50 enduring GENERAL continuing education credits.

The following state boards accept courses offering ASWB ACE credit for Social Workers: AK, AL, AR, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, HI, ID, IL, IN, IA, KS, KY, LA, ME, MD, MA, MI, MN, MS, MO, MT, NC, ND, NE, NH, NM, NV, OH, OK*, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VT, VA, WA, WI, WV*, WY

* WV accepts ASWB ACE unless activity is live in West Virginia, an application is required.

The following state boards accept courses offering ASWB ACE credit for Counselors: AK, AR, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, FL, GA, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, MA, MD, ME, MO, ND, NE, NM, NH, NV, OK*, OR, PA, TN, TX, UT, VA, WI, WY

AL/Counselors: Activities not providing NBCC approval may be approved by the Board for individual licensees upon receipt of acceptable documentation prior to the activity.  Please send course details to your licensing board for approval BEFORE the event.  No approvals afterward by the board.

MI: No CE requirement

The following state boards accept courses offering ASWB ACE credit for MFTs: AK, AR, AZ, CA, CO, FL, IA, ID, IN, KS, MD, ME, MO, NC, NE, NH, NM, NV, OK*, OR, PA, RI, TN, TX, UT, VA, WI, WY

MA / MFTs: Participants can self-submit courses not approved by the MAMFT board for review.

MI: No CE requirement
* OK accepts ASWB ACE for live, in-person activities. For all ethics and/or online courses, an application is required.

The following state boards accept courses offering ASWB ACE credit for Addictions Professionals: AK, CA, CO, CT, GA, IA, IN, KS, LA, MO, MT, ND, NM, NV, OK, OR, SC, WA, WI, WV, WY

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Amedco is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Psychology as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed psychologists #PSY-0031. 11.00 live/ 30.50 enduring hours.

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If participants have special needs, reasonable accommodations will be made for persons who request them, consistent with ADA requirements. Code of Ethics Statement It is the responsibility of every attendee to abide by the standards set forth in the Code of Ethics for maintaining security and confidentiality of test materials and proprietary information presented as part of this continuing education program. Any materials used as part of this program may not be copied or otherwise distributed, and no proprietary information will be disclosed by attendees to any person not registered for this program. Conflict of Interest Statement There is no commercial support for this program nor are there any relationships between the CE Sponsor, presenting organization, presenter, program content, research, grants, or other funding that could reasonably be construed as conflicts of interest. Utility/Validity Statement The content of this presentation, when applied according to psychological practice guidelines, within the expertise of the expertise of the practitioner do not pose any risks.
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