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William Yule, PhD
Professor of Applied Child Psychology Institute of Psychiatry
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Bill Yule Bill Yule PhD is Professor Emeritus of Applied Child Psychology at the Institute of Psychiatry, King's College, University of London. He is a clinical psychologist. He was founding director of the Child Traumatic Stress Clinic in the Children's Centre at the Maudsley Hospital in London. He has published extensively, most recently on traumatic stress in children.
A research summary on the effects of deployment on military children. Funded by the FCT
Research supervisors: Professor William Yule, Emeritus Professor of Applied Child Psychology, Institute of Psychiatry, Kings College London.
r Jacqui Farrants, Department of Psychology. City University, London.
Trauma Recovery Training to Rossie staff
Emeritus Professor of Applied Child Psychology, Professor William Yule delivers world-leading Trauma Recovery Training to Rossie staff.
In an exciting development, Professor William Yule, Emeritus Professor of Applied Child Psychology, Institute of Psychiatry, Kings College London and founding Director of Child Traumatic Stress clinic attended Rossie to deliver training in the Trauma recovery programme which he co-authored. Training occurred over three consecutive days at Rossie in April 2012 and was attended by Professional Services Development Officers, Head of Care, education staff and the Head of Education. The research project being developed and implemented at Rossie is unique in its application of an effective trauma recovery programme for children in war torn contexts to a population of young people who have experienced enduring and multiple traumas and are currently accommodated within a secure residential setting. The time limited nature of programme (5 weekly sessions) fits well within young people's short term placements. The project aims to provide a model of trauma recovery applicable to residential settings nationally and internationally. The Teaching Recovery Techniques programme was developed by the Children and War Foundation, Bergen and has been successfully used with young people in disaster situations and contexts of ongoing war and violence (Barron, Abdullah and Smith, 2011; Ehntholt, K., Smith, P. and Yule, W. (2005). The programme, based on cognitive-behavioural theory, focuses specifically on children's symptoms of post traumatic stress disorder. The five sessions help young people to understand the causes of trauma and recognise signs and symptoms. Young people are taught a range of coping skills to stop flashbacks and other intrusive images, sounds or smells. Young people's hyper-arousal is addressed through stabilisation and relaxation techniques and phobic avoidance behaviour is gradually desensitised through use of relaxation with anxiety and anger hierarchies. Professor Yule has been heavily involved in the study and treatment of PTSD in both adults and children and his research has had a truly global reach. He has studied the effects of the capsize of the cross-channel car ferry, Herald of Free Enterprise and the sinking of the cruise ship, Jupiter, in Athens harbour. He has shown that PTSD is both a commoner and more chronic reaction in children and adolescents than had hitherto been suspected. Since the summer of 1993, he has been an advisor to UNICEF on its psychosocial programme for war affected children in former Yugoslavia and was Technical Director of a major programme to develop services for war affected children in Mostar in Bosnia. He has been active among British and European PTSD researchers. He has developed links with researchers in the countries of the former Soviet Union and together with colleagues in Gent and Leiden set up training in clinical child psychology in the University of Kiev in the Ukraine. Professor Yule co-founded and is a director of the Children and War Foundation, a charity that seeks to develop and implement empirically-supported psychosocial interventions with war- and disaster-affected children around the world. The Foundation's most recent work has been with children in post-war Iraq. These programmes differ from country to country, depending on local need, but in all of them the philosophy is the same - to create sustainable mental health resources for children and families by transferring evidence-based skills to local practitioners. The picture shows Professor Yule (far left) with Trauma Recovery Techniques Training participants.
Bill Yule, Professor of Applied Child Psychology; Consultant Clinical Psychologist, Institute of Psychiatry, Kings College London; Founding Director of Child Traumatic Stress Clinic.
A leading academic as well as clinician, Bill's interests are many and varied, and include epidemiological studies, training parents in management techniques, school refusal, fears, fostering and adoption, and in particular PTSD. Following the capsize of the Herald of Free Enterprise in 1987 he showed that PTSD is both a commoner and more chronic reaction in children and adolescents than had hitherto been suspected. He was an advisor to UNICEF on its psychosocial programme for war affected children in former Yugoslavia in 1993. He is Chair of the Foundation for Children and War, Bergen, Norway (www.childrenandwar.org). He was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award of the ISTSS in 2005. The Bill Yule Adolescent Unit at the Bethlem Royal Hospital was named in his honour in July 2005. He was awarded a Leverhulme Emeritus Fellowship to study the effects of the Tsunami on children, and more generally the mental health needs following complex emergencies. He was elected an Honorary Fellow of the British Psychological Society in March 2006. He was awarded the Aristotle prize of the European Federation of Psychology Associations in 2007.