Childhood Trauma and Recovery by Mary Walsh
What you'll learn
- You will learn about Mary Walsh’s innovative trauma recovery program pioneered in the UK
- You will learn about the nature and significance of childhood trauma
- You will develop a sound understanding of the impact of childhood trauma
- You will explore the relationship between sexual abuse and trauma
This is one of three courses presented by Mary Walsh based on her extensive experience of working with young children traumatized by abuse. The course highlights the detrimental and potentially lifelong effects of abuse if appropriate support is not offered in a timely fashion. For too long it was assumed that, once children were removed from an abusive situation, they would gradually “get over” their experience. This assumption failed to recognize that traumatic experiences can remain with children throughout their lives. Indeed, we are increasingly recognizing that so much of people’s experience of mental health problems in adulthood has its roots in unresolved childhood trauma. A program of trauma recovery is therefore needed, and that is what Mary and her team developed.
The course gives an overview of the three-pronged approach used in the recovery therapy system, incorporating individual therapy, life story work and therapeutic parenting Mary and her team used over many years and now adopted by a wide range of child care professionals. Recognized as a leading thinker in the field. Mary Walsh has created a therapeutic system geared towards helping children recover from their traumatic experiences. This course will give you important insights into how you can play an important role in helping abused children achieve recovery.
Who this course is for:
- Anyone working with or training to work with abused children will find this course of benefit
Dr Neil Thompson is a highly experienced tutor and trainer. He is highly respected for his ability to explain complex ideas clearly and effectively. His gentle voice and unhurried approach are widely appreciated by online learners as will as attendees at his conferences and workshops.
He is an independent writer, educator and adviser based in Wales. He is also a visiting professor at the Open University in the UK.. He is a well-published author with over 200 publications to his name, including over 40 books, several of which are bestsellers. He has been a speaker at conferences in the UK, Ireland, Italy, Spain, Norway, the Netherlands, Greece, the Czech Republic, Turkey, Hong Kong, India, the United States, Canada and Australia.
He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development, the Higher Education Academy and the Royal Society of Arts, and a member of the International Work Group on Death, Dying and Bereavement. He was formerly the editor of the US-based international journal, Illness, Crisis & Loss and now edits the free e-zine, THE humansolutions BULLETIN. His main interests are in the field of well-being: equality and diversity; conflict management; stress; loss, grief and trauma; and reflective practice. He is a sought-after conference speaker, consultant and facilitator.
He also works with Vigoroom UK, a sophisticated employee wellness platform geared towards promoting healthier, happier and more productive workplaces.