Trauma and the therapeutic relationship
Trainer: Margaret Landale
Trauma and the therapeutic relationship: Exploring the subtle processes of embodied attunement, empathy and integration.
There have been significant advances in the understanding and treatment of trauma in recent years which has led to the development of a range of effective trauma processing models. However, these models have their limitations when we are faced with complex trauma issues which may have rooted from early childhood and represent unstable, neglectful or abusive attachment scenarios.
This workshop will offer an opportunity for participants to reflect deeply on the complex dynamics and processes we encounter when working with early trauma issues. We will draw on relevant clinical material and vignettes to illustrate processes of enquiry into complex trauma identity, how to engage with forms of resistance and work with dissociation. We will consider issues of building trust, developing embodied empathic attunement, reading the ‘bodys language’ of trauma, engaging with dissociative processes and helping our client develop their capacity for mentalization and enquiry.
The day will have a practical clinical focus throughout, and there will also be opportunities for participants to bring their own clinical material and reflect on specific clinical dilemmas they might be facing.
For more information, please visit our website: http://www.brightontherapypartnership.org.uk/events/trauma-and-the-therapeutic-relationship/
About the host
Margaret Landale is an integrative psychotherapist, trainer, author and conference speaker. She specialises in stress-related and psychosomatic disorders and has taught widely on these subjects. She is a supervisor and trainer and has worked as the Training Director at the Chiron Centre for Body Psychotherapy in London.