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Trauma Training: The Tavistock Model of working With Trauma

London The Tavistock Centre
September 11-15
NEW seminars only option

London's world-acclaimed Tavistock Centre is calling

This course will provide  a psychoanalytic understanding of trauma, based on the work of the Tavistock Trauma Service. The service is comprised of senior clinical staff who, alongside their core professions of medicine, psychiatry or psychology, are also psychoanalysts. They also work in other modalities such as trauma focused Cognitive behavioural therapy (tf-CBT) and EMDR. The patients seen in the service include those with single episodes of trauma including Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, as well as Complex trauma (including asylum seekers and refugees) and developmental trauma.

The course will offer a training and experience of the models used for treatment within the service as well as link with psychoanalytic literature to elucidate the theoretical underpinnings of the work. Clinical material will be presented, followed by group discussion to allow linking with the course members’ own clinical experience. Participants will receive a Tavistock certificate.

Various members of the Tavistock Trauma Service will present over the three days, with course organizers providing the continuity.

Meet the Organizers

Dr. Joanne Stubley is a consultant psychiatrist in psychotherapy as well as a psychoanalyst. She leads the adult section of the trauma service and heads a generic psychotherapy unit in the adult department. She has been actively involved in a joint partnership with the British Red Cross that offers brief interventions to asylum seekers. She has a particular interest in complex trauma.

Dr. Linda Young is a consultant clinical psychologist, psychoanalyst and adult psychotherapist. She has more than 25 years’ clinical, training and supervisory experience in the NHS and currently works in the adolescent and adult service and trauma service in the Tavistock Clinic. Her areas of interest include working with adolescents and young adults, working with trauma, and brief interventions. As well as leading related clinical services and training programs at the Tavistock, she is head of a four-session very brief intervention service, leads the trauma work in the adolescent and young adult service and runs a one-year course on psychoanalytic approaches to understanding trauma.

Dr. Leslee Brown is the founder of Mind Body Passport Inc., providing extraordinary international learning experiences and continuing education for professionals. Dr. Brown has been running customized training courses with the Tavistock Centre London for a number of years. She will lead the group on cultural excursions and discussions of the material presented and is the primary liaison and organizer with the Tavistock Centre London. Dr. Brown has more than 20 years’ experience as a psychologist in private practice. She is a graduate level professor at Sigmund Freud University campuses in Vienna and Paris. Dr. Brown is the founder and director of Mind Body Passport Inc. and has led numerous international travel courses. Dr. Brown  has lived, worked and studied throughout Europe for many years. She resides part time in Los Angeles, part time Paris and the rest of the time in the rest of the world.

Our meeting space will be the world-acclaimed Tavistock Centre London, where notables such as Melanie Klein, Winnicott, Bowlby and Bion worked. The Tavistock Centre is located in the quaint village of London  in Hampstead called Marsfield Gardens where Freud's house is located.
 It is a wonderful enriching professional and personal experience to study at the Tavistock.


• Understand  your work with particular traumatised individuals or groups through your own cases
• Apply historical  and current psychoanalytic theories including the Tavistock model to your cases
• Apply psychoanalytic concepts and their relevance to trauma
• Utilize treatment modalities and specialist areas in working with trauma
• Understand counter-transferential issues raised by working in trauma , as well as applying  ways of understanding from a   psychoanalytic viewpoint through your own  case experiences .   

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Sunday, Sept. 11
Arrivals, meet-and-greet, introductions to the group. Those arriving early can visit The Tate Modern with afternoon tea overlooking the beautiful London landscape. Group dinner.

Monday, Sept. 12
Breakfast at hotel.
9:30 a.m. Tavistock Centre trauma training (morning refreshment/coffee break included).
1-2 p.m. Lunch provided at Tavistock Centre cafeteria.
2-5 p.m. Tavistock Centre trauma training (afternoon refreshment/coffee break included).
5 p.m. Visit to British Library.

Tuesday, Sept. 13
Breakfast at hotel.
9 a.m. Tavistock Centre trauma training (morning refreshment/coffee break included).
1-2 p.m. Lunch provided at Tavistock Centre cafeteria.
2-5 p.m. Tavistock Centre trauma training (afternoon refreshment/coffee break included).
8 p.m. Jack the Ripper walking tour.

Wednesday, Sept. 14
Breakfast at hotel.
9 a.m.-1 p.m. Tavistock Centre trauma training (morning refreshment/coffee break included).
1-2:00 p.m. Lunch.
2-4 p.m.Tavistock Centre trauma training (afternoon refreshment/coffee break included).
4 p.m. Freud Museum.
8 p.m. Group dinner and farewells.
Thursday, Sept. 15
Breakfast at hotel.

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Training and seminars, daily breakfast, three lunches, two dinners, lodging at a four-star hotel (shared rooms), cultural excursions, twice-daily English tea service and refreshments at the Tavistock Centre.

$2,799 USD – early-bird discount prior to June 15  Click here to
lock in the discount with a $250 deposit.
$2999 USD after June 15th.

 Seminars only option
$1350 USD
Training and seminars, three lunches, twice-daily English tea service and refreshments at the Tavistock Centre.

How to finance and pay
1. To reserve your space, simply pay a $250 deposit now, and then make two payments of $1,374 prior to travel – or give me a call and we can arrange for four smaller payments. +1.818.903.0230
2. You can pay by credit card.
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3. If you pay through PayPal, you could qualify for no payments or interest for six months. Send us an e-mail at, and we’ll send you a PayPal invoice.
4. If you need a more customized payment plan, let’s talk and come up with one that’s right for you!
5. United States residents can pay by check. Send an e-mail saying that this is how you’d like to pay, and we’ll send you the mailing address.
6. Wire transfer. To pay through wire transfer, e-mail us that this is your preference, and we’ll send you the banking details you’ll need.

Want your trip for free?
Gather five people who sign up for the course, and we’ll give you yours for FREE! (Must be for the same trip; neither free trips nor paid trips include air, airport transfers or incidentals.)

Earn $100 – or more
Refer a friend or colleague who signs up, and we’ll send you $100 for each referral.

Contact Dr. Leslee Brown for a free one-to-one consultation, or e-mail me at


“This programme was the best thing I have ever experienced in my whole life. Mind Body Passport is unique. I am glad I have become a part of it. This is just the beginning!” 

- MBP Student





Visionary , Study Abroad Goddess, Ashtangi apprentice and Doctor of Psychology

  • Leading international study trips 
  • Director of International seminars
  • Private practice for over twenty years,
  • Assistant professor


Dr. Brown is President and Director of Mind Body Passport Inc. designing and leading international study trips worldwide.

Study Abroad for Adults!! 

She also serves as The Director of International seminars and Gastprofessor at Sigmund Freud University, Vienna.

International psychology and developing “psychologists without borders” has become her focus.

Dr. Brown has been in private practice for over twenty years, has been a research psychologist for The Neurologic Institute and has served on faculty at UCLA Medical School teaching psychology and rapport building techniques to medical students.

Dr. Brown was assistant professor at The Chicago School and Director of Centers for International Studies.

The last article written about Dr. Brown’s work said she is a, ” Visionary , Study Abroad Goddess, Ashtangi apprentice and Doctor of Psychology”.

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