Trauma impacts us all at some point in our lives. From the ‘everyday’ life trauma of loss and bereavement, to the tragic consequences of childhood sexual abuse, sudden adult trauma, and the effects of immediate, emotional and/or physical traumatic experiences. It is rare for the impacts of trauma to not be felt within the consulting room.
In our Trauma Masterclass, three leading experts in trauma work present a range of perspectives on working with traumatised clients.
Tony Buckley, Chair of the Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Association, has spent 6 years managing the counselling service for Transport for London. In his presentation Tony discusses somatic and Sensorimotor approaches to working with trauma.
Miriam Taylor is a Gestalt psychotherapist who specialises in working with trauma. She is author of Trauma Therapy and Clinical Practice: Neuroscience, Gestalt and the Body (2014), and Course Leader for the Relational Change Certificate in Contemporary Trauma Practice. Miriam offers a relational field perspective on working with trauma, and considers vicarious trauma in the therapist.
Dr Valerie Sinason is Director of the Clinic for Dissociative Studies, and specialises in working with abused/abusing and dissociative patients including those with a learning disability. In her presentation, Valerie focuses on trauma and dissociation and what might help us to understand when treatment or intervention has been successful.