Past trauma, especially childhood abuse and neglect, is emerging as a key source of vulnerability for most emotional and mental disorders, even the most severe. All of which have become regarded as entirely biological or behavioural in recent years. Little regard has been paid to providing skills for assessing or responding to past adversities in clinical training programmes. Research findings will be presented about clinician responses to the discussion of client's past abuse which indicates high levels of clinician discomfort, and identifies that there are significant barriers in doing so. Evidence about the effects of a range of adverse experiences, their neurological and affective sequal will be presented and the possible clinical presentations of these effects in adults, along with differential diagnoses.
WORLD DREAMING: WORLD CONGRESS FOR PSYCHOTHERAPY
24-28 August 2011 Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre
Darling Harbour, Australia.
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