Qld Pub Discussion: Complex trauma in children
- Emma Malone
- Heidi Saunders
Complex trauma in children
Presenters: Emma Malone & Heidi Saunders
This talk will help those Clinicians working with complex trauma and children. In addition to issues relating to diagnosis, assessment and therapeutic process, self-care for therapists will be addressed.
Complex trauma is experienced when a child is exposed to prolonged interpersonal trauma. This has been linked to difficulties in adult life, including significant emotion regulation difficulties, depression, anxiety, drug and alcohol use, general health conditions, altered relationships with others, and somatisation. This highlights the importance of therapeutic intervention during childhood.
Intervention with complex trauma involves challenges regarding therapeutic process, the therapist’s experience, and limitations of standard therapy. Considerations regarding diagnosis, assessment, therapeutic process, systemic involvement, and therapist self-care will be discussed as important areas of ensuring best practice for children and families that have experienced complex trauma.
A pub discussion is a relaxed opportunity to observe a presentation on an interesting topic related to cognitive behavioural therapy. There are opportunities for the willing to engage in a discussion relating to the topic towards the end of the presentation.
Registration 6:15pm for a 6:30pm start.
Non-members can join now and have free entry, plus all the other advantages of AACBT Membership!