Working with Complex Trauma: Exploring the Impact and Challenges of Working with Girls and Women who have a History of Trauma
One day Conference with Dr Anne Marie Coleman
and Dr Gail Taylor
Friday 13 September 2019, 09:15 - 16:00
We’re holding a one day CPD training event which will look at working with complex trauma exploring the challenges of working with girls and women who present with a history of trauma, and the impact on therapists and other professionals. The speakers are Anne Marie Coleman and Gail Taylor (see below for further information).


The content of the one-day conference will comprise:

· Working therapeutically and effectively with girls and women who have experienced complex psychological trauma, abuse (including coercive control, physical, emotional, sexual and childhood sexual abuse) adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) and attachment difficulties. 


· Exploring the impact of the work (vicarious traumatisation and vicarious post traumatic growth) and identifying our barriers to engagement in this demanding area. 


There will also be the opportunity to bring current case studies/supervision issues for discussion.


Where? Our Glasgow city centre training suite, Victoria Chambers, 142 West Nile Street, Glasgow G1 2RQ


Who would this event be useful for?  Individuals who work within the following areas: social work, CAMHS, PCMHT CMHT, organisations which offer sexual and domestic violence support, secure units, prisons, young offenders’ units, counselling services, education/further education, other voluntary organisations. 


09:15                  Tea, coffee and welcome


09:30   PART 1   How to work therapeutically and effectively with traumatised girls and women.  Introduction, context and background for the day.


10:15                  Impact of trauma on young lives  


10:45                  Themed workshops


11:30                  Break


11:45                  Barriers to engagement


12:45                  Lunch (will be provided—please advise of any special dietary requirements) 


13:30 PART 2     Exploring the impact of the work (vicarious traumatisation and vicarious post traumatic growth)

14:15                  Supervision/case study discussion groups


15:00                  Reflective groups


15:45                  Conclusion and discussion


Dr Anne Marie Coleman — Anne Marie has a background in teaching, counselling, psychodynamic psychotherapy and supervision within the NHS, voluntary organisations and in private practice. She is trained in eye movement desensitisation and reprocessing (EMDR) and has spent most of her career working within an NHS Complex Psychological Trauma (CPT) Service. Her doctoral research is in the field of CPT (including Gender based Violence and Childhood Sexual Abuse), specifically looking at the impact of the work on clinicians. Recent research publication: Coleman, A; Chouliara, Z; Currie, K (2018). Working in the Field of Complex Psychological Trauma: A framework for personal and professional growth, training and supervision Journal of Interpersonal Violence.


Dr Gail Taylor — Gail has a background in teaching, later training as a psychologist, with a strong interest in working therapeutically with children, young people and their families. As well as mainstream day provision, Gail has worked in a residential school for adolescent girls, working in both local authority psychological services and in the voluntary sector. As Clinical Manager of the Notre Dame Centre, she was involved in providing non-directive therapy to children, young people and their families and carers. Gail is an Adult Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist and currently has a private psychoanalytic psychotherapy practice in Glasgow. She offers consultancy and trains and supervises professionals working therapeutically with children and adults.

Conference Info Leaflet

***Please note our Trauma Conference is fully booked.


Email us - or call - 0141 331 2419 to be put on our waiting list as sometimes there are cancellations***