The Conversational Model provides a research-based long-term psychotherapy for those disorders of self which cannot respond adequately to short-term directive therapies. A review of the theoretical models of the major workers in the field of analytic therapy, such as Freud, Klein, Winnicott, Kohut, and others, contains their range of varied expected outcomes of long term psychotherapy. While emphasising the heuristic, clinical models of outcomes, essential scientific research is touched on. The talk concludes with the model outcomes of the Conversational Model of Hobson and Meares, which includes the integration of the traumatised self, and the renewed capacity to play.
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