When a parent has complex trauma they can experience their children as demanding and intrusive, or difficult and rejecting. The very tasks of parenting can be overwhelming and this can have a profound effect on their children and others in their family. This presentation will consider the impact on children, and outline some ways to work with parents and families toward good outcomes – promoting safety and positive relationships by helping parents improve their reflective function and learn specific skills to maintain safety.
This talk came about from conversations that I have had recently and in the past about trying to understand the role of nurses providing therapy in interdisciplinary teams, and about the journey of becoming a therapist, pondering whether or not therapists are born or made. The aim of the talk will be to describe the role and approach of expert nurses in the delivery of care to patients across the health continuum by providing a historical framework and use of clinical examples. It will then move into a discussion of whether therapists are born or made from a framework of how many health disciplines provide therapy to people who are experiencing complex traumas.
Therapy with the Conversational Model is based upon an understanding of the development of self. William James' understanding of the stream of consciousness as providing a basis for an experience of