Working practically with adult survivors of child abuse: An introductory workshop
Who is this course aimed at?
This course is aimed at therapists (qualified or trainees) who have had limited experience of working with this client group. Numbers are restricted to 20 delegates to allow for interaction and questions.
Aims of the workshop:
- To give you more confidence that you are able to deal with this client group.
- To understand more about the prevalence and impact of childhood abuse.
- To understand how childhood abuse (emotional, physical and sexual) impacts on adults.
- Gain a better understanding of the techniques/skills needed to work with this client group.
The course covers:
- What are your worries?
- What is abuse – looking at the spectrum of abuse.
- The prevalence of abuse in our society.
- How to establish a safe therapeutic setting.
- Managing triggers.
- Shame, anger and loss.
- Identifying the client’s potential and future hope.
The course will include a mixture of didactic/powerpoint learning, discussions, and opportunity to try out some specific tools to include in your own practice. Questions will be welcomed. You will also receive a resources pack at the end of the training with other tools and ideas for you to utilise in your practice.
About the host
Lynsey Lowe is a BACP accredited therapist with extensive experience of working with survivors of childhood abuse.
Sally French was a sexual offences specialist lawyer who worked for the CPS for 25 years. She is now a UKCP accredited therapist.
Lynsey and Sally both enjoy training and working together to aid survivors and therapists.