Trauma and the Therapeutic Relationship

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Date(s) - Saturday 5th November, 2016
10:00 am - 4:30 pm

City Coast Centre

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Saturday 5th November

Trainer: Margaret Landale

Venue: Training Room, City Coast Centre, North Street, Portslade, BN41 1DG

Schedule: 10am to 4.30pm (Registration at 9.45am)

Course Fee: early bird £99 (before 8th October 2016; £114 thereafter), including ample lunch, all refreshments, and CPD Certificate

Trauma and the Therapeutic Relationship: Exploring the subtle processes of embodied attunement, empathy and integration

There have been significant advances in the understanding and treatment of trauma in recent years which has led to the development of a range of effective trauma processing models. However these models have their limitations when we are faced with complex trauma issues which may have their roots in early childhood and represent unstable, neglectful or abusive attachment scenarios.

This workshop will offer an opportunity for participants to reflect deeply on the complex dynamics and processes we encounter when working with early trauma issues. We will draw on relevant clinical material and vignettes to illustrate processes of enquiry into complex trauma identity, how to engage with forms of resistance and work with dissociation. We will consider issues of building trust, developing embodied empathic attunement, reading the ‘body’s language’ of trauma, engaging with dissociative processes and helping our client develop their capacity for mentalization and enquiry.

The day will have a practical clinical focus throughout, and there will also be opportunities for participants to bring their own clinical material and reflect on specific clinical dilemmas they might be facing.

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