We welcome two new members of the board!
Mike Lloyd and Andrew Moskowitz are now members of the board, and will serve on the board until 2015.
This is their presentations of themselves:
Andrew Moskowitz is Professor of Clinical Psychology at Aarhus University in Denmark, and director of the ADiTS research unit (Attachment, Dissociation and Traumatic Stress). Andrew is an American-trained clinical psychologist who worked with prison and trauma populations in the United States, including at Bessel van der Kolk’s trauma clinic in Boston, before taking academic positions in New Zealand and Scotland. In his current position, he supervises Danish and international students in research on various aspects of trauma, dissociation and attachment, and is conducting research on links between dissociation and psychotic symptoms. Andrew is the lead editor of the 2008 book Psychosis, trauma and dissociation: Emerging perspectives on severe psychopathology, which received the Pierre Janet writing award by ISSTD in 2010. He has been active in ESTD for years, including chairing the programme committee for the 2010 ESTD conference in Belfast.
After completing my undergraduate degree in Psychology and Social Anthropology and masters degree in Medical Anthropology at Keele University, my work led me away from a career in psychology - taking in research, clinical audit, teaching and NHS management. After eight years, and several of these teaching psychology evening classes, I changed career to take on a post as an Assistant Psychologist. From this, I was able to gain a place on the doctorate clinical psychology course at Birmingham University, and then my first post in Child and Adolescent Mental Health (CAMHS) in Stoke-on-Trent. My doctoral research on the use of restraint in paediatric settings has been published in the UK and Spain. During this work, I became more and more interested in parental mental health, and the impact of mental illness in the family on child development. I eventually decided to leave CAMHS to pursue a career in adult services. To gain the experience I needed for a post in adult mental health, I started my own private practice, working outside of my NHS hours. I am now specialising in complex trauma work and dissociative disorders through the Cheshire and Wirral Partnership NHS Trust, ESTD-UK and the Pottergate Centre for Trauma and Dissociation in Norwich. Outside of work, I have the gym, family and friends, cats, movies and film-making to relax and get everything I need to be content.