At this practical symposium, which would be especially relevant for psychotherapists, psychologists, counsellors and psychiatrists, we aim to comprehend the underlying dynamics of our clients’ apparently destructive and entrenched ways of relating and affective somatic responses; with a view to enhancing our therapeutic efficacy when working with the myriad manifestations of early relational trauma. The symposium draws on recent advances in developmental psychology, infant psychiatry, Attachment research and trauma theory to explore how early relational trauma underlies, structures and becomes embodied in the personality.
Through lectures, audience interactions, case examples and panel discussions, the symposium explores how therapists can be deeply affected by, and drawn into, the dynamics related to relational trauma. Specifically, we look at situations that can lead to impasse and how these can be worked through.
The symposium helps us understand:
Continuing professional development through seminars, workshops and conferences for psychotherapists, counsellors and psychologists.