Wednesday 9th March, 10.00am – 4.00pm
Hotel Novotel Reading Centre – 25b Friar Street Reading RG1 1DP
Organised by Trust House Reading – The Body Keeps the Score: Working with Childhood Sexual Abuse and Complex Trauma – Christiane Sanderson
Working with survivors of childhood sexual abuse can raise many challenges for professionals. This workshop will explore the impact of childhood sexual abuse within a complex trauma framework and highlight some of the specific difficulties faced by survivors such as trauma responses, shame, traumatic bonding and fear of intimacy and relationships. Emphasis will be placed on understanding the impact of childhood sexual abuse and how to work with survivors using the principles of safe trauma therapy to aid their work with survivors CSA. To this effect grounding techniques to restore internal control will be explored, alongside how to manage trauma symptoms, shame and relational difficulties and how to restore reality. Particular attention will also be placed on how working with survivors of CSA impacts on professionals and the importance of therapist self care to minimise vicarious traumatisation and secondary traumatic stress.
Christiane Sanderson BSc.; MSc is an experienced counselling psychologist, lecturer and trainer in psychology and counselling, with a particular interest in child protection, interpersonal abuse and trauma. She is a senior lecturer in psychology at Roehampton University and consultant and trainer to both statutory and voluntary agencies, as well as a practitioner with 25 years experience working with survivors of CSA.
Tickets cost £55
If you are interested in attending, please contact Michelle on [email protected] or 0118 9502835