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This two day training offers an abundance of learning on the impact of trauma, neglect, toxic stress, and disrupted attachment on children and adolescents, and on their surrounding adults. This training will also focus on hope, resilience and strengths-based learning. Through the use of video clips, experiential learning and case studies practitioners will have an opportunity to engage dynamically in thinking about concepts. Dr Treisman draws on the latest evidence base and neuroscience findings, delivering them in an accessible, engaging and applicable way. This training draws on the attachment, loss, stress and trauma theory base, children in care case work and practice methods. Once theory and context has been discussed, Day two will consider a range of creative and expressive techniques and tools for us in practice. Taken from Dr Treisman’s ‘Therapeutic Treasure Box for Working with Developmental Trauma’, Day two will focus on a range of areas including rapport building, feelings, safety, strengths. This creative and multi-faceted workshop will explore some of the therapeutic qualities required to support children, adolescents, and adults who have and are experiencing relational and developmental trauma.
Facilitator: Dr Karen Treisman is a highly specialist clinical psychologist who has worked in the NHS and children’s services for several years. Karen has also worked cross-culturally in both Africa and Asia with groups ranging from former child soldiers to survivors of Rwandan Genocide. Karen has extensive experience in the areas of trauma, parenting, and attachment, and works clinically using a range of therapeutic approaches with families, systems and children in or on the edge of care, unaccompanied asylum-seeking young children and adopted children. Karen has previously worked in several looked after children and fostering services, and within the UK National Implementation Service for evidence-based interventions for looked after children, children on the edge of care, and children in custody at the Michael Rutter Centre in the Maudsley Hospital. Karen is the director of Safe Hands and Thinking Minds. Karen has written a Routledge Published book entitled ‘Working with children and adolescents who have experienced relational and developmental trauma;, her second book ‘A therapeutic treasure box for working with relational and developmental trauma’ is a bestseller.
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