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Trauma Informed Psychotherapy – PSTY 5101 Psychodynamic Principles and Framework

Trauma Informed Psychotherapy – PSTY 5101 Psychodynamic Principles and Framework

This module is an introduction to the University of Sydney degree in Trauma Informed Psychotherapy. It forms the first module of the Unit of Study on Psychodynamic Principles and Framework.

Over the last 35 years the Westmead Psychotherapy Program, led by Emeritus Professor Russell Meares, has been involved in the development of an approach that has come to be known as the Conversational Model.

Central to this model is an understanding of the normal development of self and the impact of trauma in limiting self-realization. This talk introduces the model, places it in historical context and illustrates the growing awareness of the significance of trauma in a wide range of mental health presentations.