The School of Education, Social Work and Community Education continues to provide world leading seminars on trauma, attachment and resilience. The penultimate seminar of this 2nd seminar series led by the School's Dr Ian Barron and Mike Naulty, Associate Dean, has just been successfully completed. The seminar was presented by Alexandra (Sandi) Richman, a Consultant Clinical Psychologist and until recently headed up the EMDR service within the Traumatic Stress Service at the Maudsley Hospital in South London. Sandi was trained by Francine Shapiro, the founder of Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing (EMDR).
Sandi presented on the challenges of working with complex trauma (and dissociative experiences) compared to incident trauma. Case material was used to illustrate diagnostic issues in identifying traumatic experiences rooted in childhood and differentiating these from traumas experienced by otherwise healthy adults. Professionals from a wide range of agencies and voluntary organisations attended the event.
The seminar was sponsored by Eighteen and Under, a survivor of abuse organisation based locally in Dundee. Stephanie Vander Lugt (18U) spokesperson commented, "this was a seminar of the highest quality. Sandi is clearly immersed in the field and presented in a relaxed and accessible manner. There was so much to learn. We are proud to have been part of sponsoring such an event".
The final trauma seminar in the series will be presented by Alastair Hull, Consultant Psychiatrist to the worldwide Maritime Piracy Humanitarian Response Programme and Honorary Senior Lecturer, University of Dundee on Thursday 1st December 2011. The seminar will provide an introduction to the theoretical and empirical underpinnings of post-traumatic reactions across the spectrum identifying key clinical issues that those responding to the traumatised need to know for assessment and planning treatment.
Posted: 28 October 2011