NICTT - The Northern Ireland Centre for Trauma & Transformation
 Making Contact
 Mapping Of Psychological Therapies
 View the NICTT Video

 Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
 Guide to trauma reactions
 What is Cognitive Therapy?
 Training Programme
 Certificate in Cognitive Therapy Methods

 Trauma Strategy - An ¬†Example
 The Research Programmes
 Coordinated Service Network
 Treatment programme

 Humanitarian Relief

 Links to Other Sites
 The Trustees
 Centre Staff
 Employment opportunities
 The Snowdrop logo
 What is transformation?




Welcome to The Northern Ireland Centre for Trauma & Transformation website. We hope you find the site helpful.

You can find out more about the Centre on other pages on the website, but the following provides a quick overview.

You can watch a brief overview of our work by viewing the NICTT Video

Recent and Important news

In 2005 and 2006 the Centre underook a trial of its treatment approach for patients with post traumatic stress disorder (trauma focussed cognitive therapy as developed by Ehlers & Clark 2000).   The study examined the effectiveness of this approach for people with enduring and complicated PTSD most of whom had been involved in traumatic events associated with the conflict in Northern Ireland.   A Report on this randomised controlled trial was published by the BMJ (British Medical Journal) in June 2007.  You can access details of the paper here.


The Centre was set up by a charitable trust in 2002 and is based in Omagh, Co. Tyrone, Northern Ireland.  Our principal aim is to provide training and support developments in relation to cognitive therapy and psychological trauma related disorders.  See our training programme page for more details.

We provide a trauma focused cognitive therapy treatment programme for people suffering from conditions such as post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and related conditions.  This service is available, subject to our capacity, to people affected by incidents linked to the Northern Ireland Conflict (The Troubles) and to other (non-Troubles) traumatic experiences.  See our treatment programme page for more information.

We also undertake research, policy development (including disaster mental health planning) and where possible provide support to other countries through our humanitarian relief programme, where there is a need for training in relation to psychological trauma.

The Centre is funded by the Office of the First Minister (OFMDFM) from April 2006 for two years.  The funding is being managed by the Department of Health & Social Services Public Safety Northern Ireland (DHSSPSNI)

NICTT gratefully acknowledges the support of Paul Seawright for his kind permission to use his photographs.

Guidance on advice provided
This site contains general health information offered as a public service for informational & educational purposes. The information provided is not a substitute for professional therapeutic or medical assessment, advice or treatment. If you suspect that you or someone you care about has a psychological trauma related condition, it is important to secure the advice of a suitably qualified medical or healthcare professional for additional guidance or a consultation regarding the proper diagnosis and treatment.