Beyond a trauma-informed approach and towards shame-sensitive practice – 2nd November 2022

Join Dr Matthew Gibson, Associate Professor, University of Birmingham, as he looks at moving towards shame-sensitive practice.


Wednesday 2nd November 2022,

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In this session, Dr Gibson will outline how the trauma-informed approach fails to adequately theorise and address shame, and that many of the aims of the trauma-informed approach are more effectively addressed through shame-sensitivity. He will then outline what shame-sensitivity is and how to practice it.


Matthew Gibson is a Senior Lecturer and Researcher in the School of Social Policy. His research interests relate to emotions and professional practice, particularly the emotions of pride and shame. Matthew is a qualified Social Worker with professional practice experience in statutory child protection social work, having worked in the UK and abroad. He is the director for the MSc in Advanced Child Protection Studies and supervises research projects related to child protection practice, emotions, and professional practice.


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