29th September 2018

Childhood Sexual Abuse and Complex Trauma

Christiane Sanderson, author of the Warrior Within

This workshop introduces current perspectives on child sexual abuse, its impact and long term effects and best practice model when working with survivors. Cutting edge research in neuroscience will examine how the the right brain storage of trauma of CSA leads to the body keeping the score and how this links to somatisation and post-traumatic stress reactions, traumatic attachment and enduring personality changes. The focus will be on how to link symptoms to a history of CSA and how to aid recovery through the use of safe trauma therapy and a range of therapeutic techniques  that promote right brain engagement. In addition, shame and relational difficulties, including the therapeutic relationship, will be explored and how mutuality and s collaborative therapeutic relationship can facilitate post-traumatic growth. 


Christiane Sanderson is a senior lecturer in Psychology at the University of Roehampton. . With 30  years’ experience working in child sexual abuse interpersonal trauma and domestic abuse (and trauma), she has run consultancy and training for parents, teachers, social workers, nurses, therapists, counsellors, solicitors, the Catholic Safeguarding Advisory Committee, the Methodist Church, the Metropolitan Police Service, the NSPCC and the Refugee Council.  She is the author of  Counselling Skills for Working with Shame, Counselling Skills for Working with Trauma:  Healing from Child Sexual Abuse, Sexual Violence and Domestic Abuse,   Introduction of Counselling Survivors of Interpersonal Trauma,  Counselling Survivors of Domestic Abuse,  Counselling Adult Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse 3rdEdition,  The Seduction of Children: Empowering Parents and Teachers to Protect Children from Child Sexual Abuse all published by  Jessica Kingsley Publishers and   The Warrior Within: A One in Four Handbook to Aid Recovery from Childhood Sexual Abuse and Sexual Violence,   The Spirit Within: A One in Four Handbook to Aid Recovery from Religious Sexual Abuse Across All Faiths and Responding to Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse: A   pocket guide for professionals, partners, families and friends all published by  One in Four

Save the date: 29th September

Spaces are available at £45 per head but only have 8 spaces to fill so please book early. Please contact Laura@glosrasac.org.uk to book a place

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