Self is dynamic – a process, not a structure – a vitally important aspect of every individual; yet the individual cannot be considered in isolation; but rather as a dyad – as in ‘self-with-other’ and further as part of a larger unit, the ‘family’ and the social environment. What is Self? The development of self is discussed both in dyadic as well as in family relations. Trauma and its implications for the development of a healthy self will be illustrated.
This presentation, "Responding to the needs of consumers with complex trauma histories a consumer perspective" focuses on the needs of adult survivors of child abuse, highlighting the frequent