Dealing with children, young people and trauma
Dr Georgina Gould is a counselling psychologist with extensive and varied experience with children, adolescents and adults in the NHS and private practice. Most of her clients have encountered traumatic experiences that have eventually led them to therapy, although many present with symptoms of difficulties such as anxiety, depression, bi-polar and personality disorder and are unaware of the long-lasting impact of early traumatic experiences. She has a special interest in helping her clients and other professionals to uncover and work-through such experiences.
Most of us will encounter traumatic experiences during our lifetime, both personally and professionally. Loss, bereavement, abuse, neglect, traumatic incidents and changes in circumstances trigger emotional and physical consequences that are likely to interrupt developmental, relational and daily functioning. The extent to which such factors are impacted is dependent upon a variety of factors including the nature of the trauma and childhood experiences that lay the foundations for our attachment relationships and capacity to regulate emotions. Successfully working with trauma requires understanding of the interplay between these complex factors as well as contemporary treatment approaches.
Drawing from research findings and clinical experience, this workshop explores such key concepts including aetiology, presentation and treatment approaches, covering psychoanalytic, cognitive, psychiatric and neurobiological perspectives.