DV & the Impact of Trauma, Traumatic Transference, Boundaries & Self Care

One Day Workshop

This trauma informed workshop is particularly suited to teams of staff and/or volunteers working directly in agencies with client groups who are particularly vulnerable and where trauma is a consistent theme in the nature of the work delivered.

Participants will:

  • explore domestic abuse and the impact of trauma on victims
  • identify what motivates us to work and respond in the particular way that we do
  • explore the nature of projection, transference and counter-transference within a traumatic context
  • reflect on vicarious trauma: trauma that service users present and the traumatic transference that can occur
  • consider what happens to us when we make referrals in respect of our own experience within the context of the situation
  • consider boundaries and resistance
  • self-care

This workshop is useful for multi-agency practitioners as well as counsellors, psychotherapists, counselling supervisors, health professionals and those working with victims/survivors of domestic violence & abuse wishing to use a trauma informed, holistic and therapeutic approach.

The workshop will include the use of a powerpoint presentation, DVD, group discussion and self-reflection. The learning exercises will be experiential, interactive and self-reflective.

Each participant will receive a comprehensive pack with notes to accompany the workshop, which can be used for future reference.

This workshop can also be provided in-house.

Please see our Events page for forthcoming dates.