The Berry Street Childhood Institute is delighted to welcome back UK presenter and Institute Fellow, Richard Rose. Richard will deliver a workshop in Melbourne, based on his book, 'Life Story Therapy with Traumatised Children - A Model for Practice'.
This workshop provides an introduction to Therapeutic Life Story work. This approach assists children and young people who have experienced the trauma of child abuse and neglect and who are struggling with the pain of the past. It enables them to reflect, develop compassion for themselves and move on.
In providing the foreword for Richard's book on Life Story Therapy, Dr Bruce Perry, Senior Fellow, The ChildTrauma Academy, states:
“The value and power of the life story approach to reconstructing and reconnecting a child using personal narrative cannot be underestimated and the way that Richard Rose lays out the core elements of this approach is both practical and elegant. This is a refreshing and renewing clinical approach that is both developmentally sensitive and ‘trauma-informed.’ It echoes the fundamental storytelling powers known to our ancestors who incorporate storytelling into all their healing practices and rituals... For any clinician working with our most disconnected children this is a wonderful way to help them reconnect – and heal.”
Life Story Therapy will greatly benefit all those working with children affected by early life trauma including: out of home care workers; case managers; social workers; teachers; youth workers; therapists; and those who are involved in recovery work with children and families in need.
Participants will be provided with an in-depth understanding of the Life Story process and how this work helps children make sense of the past, so that what has happened to them does not dominate, control or inhibit the present. Attendees will be shown techniques that have been successfully utilised to assist children to communicate their trauma.
Learning Outcomes include:
•Gathering and collating information.
•The importance of interpretive skills.
•The significance of 'magical thinking'.
•Working with the 'stuck' child.
•Techniques for producing the Life
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