Cybertrauma - Why every therapist needs to know
This is not e-saftey. This is the why, when, where and how - and what you need to know for your clients of all ages or children and young people you work with.
In this workshop you will gain an insight into the reasons why children, young people and adults are harmed by issues in cyberspace, and you will learn the mechanisms behind these issues from a perpetrators and victims perspective. This workshop will cover many aspects of cyberspace and will help you understand your clients and their internet/cyberspace usage as your clients will be consumers and users of this technology.
The two day workshop will include:
- An introduction to cyberspace and the issues for your clients.
- Attachment theory and how this relates to cyberspace and devices.
- An introduction to the Polyvagal system and how this relates to safety/social communication/attachment and self regulation processes - why is this important for cyberspace?
- Cybertrauma and how this can be recognised - all aspects and issues.
- Victim responses and behaviours and how to work with these.
- How to help build resilience around cyberspace for the future.
- Therapeutic interventions for cybertrauma using the S.P.A.R. model developed by Catherine.
About the host
Cath Knibbs who will be running this workshop both works with & researches childhood trauma in the realm of the internet/cyberspace particularly working with child victims of online CSA/CSE. She has published a book and guest blogs on this topic/provides workshops. Cath has written for InternetMatters.org, RespectYourself.org and BACP -CYP Journal.