Priory Events

17 Nov

Holding back recovery in Depression & Anxiety’ - Seminar

07:10 AM  to  08:35 AM

The Sloane Club

52 Lower Sloane Street



Contact name: Nick Hazell

Contact email:

Contact telephone: 07827 850 341

Dr Laurence Church & Rhiannon Thomas Consultant Psychiatrist, Therapy Services Manager, at Priory Hospital Woking

The presentation will consider the criteria for PTSD diagnosis under the DSM V, and some of the issues relating to complex PTSD. Also to be discussed are issues around assessment and the planning and delivery of treatment (both psychological and pharmacological). Some clinical case examples will be given to help contextualise the discussion.


Tuesday the 17th November 2015
07:10- Food & arrival
Start 08:35 End


Dr Laurence Church is a staff Consultant at The Priory Hospital Woking. Previously he worked as a Consultant Psychiatrist within the NHS, where he gained two NHS Clinical Excellence Award's.

Training and previous appointments

Dr Church qualified as a doctor (MBChB) in 1998 at the University of Birmingham. He became a Member of the Royal College of Psychiatrists (MRCPsych) in 2002. Dr Church has undertaken specialist training on the St George’s, Maudsley and Guy’s Hospital schemes in London. He obtained a Masters degree in Psychiatric Research (MSc) in 2007. He was approved on the specialist register to practice General Adult and Old Age Psychiatry in 2009. He left his consultant role in the NHS in 2014 to undertake full time private practice. Research and Publications

Dr Church is an author of a leading undergraduate textbook, Psychiatry PRN, which received a ‘highly commended’ prize at the 2010 British Medical Association book awards. He has also published articles in peer-reviewed journals on psychiatric education, considering how to train better doctors for the future. His MSc thesis studied the use of cannabis in early psychosis.

Special interests

Dr Church has special interest in a number of conditions, including: depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, work related mental health problems and issues affecting young adults.

If you wish to attend, please reply to this email or contact Nick Hazell on 07827 850 341