5 hours CPD

Why you should attend

This training course will focus on the implications for professionals of work with those who have suffered maltreatment and adverse experiences and the life-enhancing, often life-saving potential of health-giving relational experiences. 


    Graham will focus on neurobiological, attachment and other developmental scientific research alongside longstanding clinical experience of working with trauma to highlight how early experiences affect emotional expectations and psychological patterns.

    We will see what starts as appropriate, sometimes life-saving adaptations can become defensive coping strategies. It will become evident how relational, attachment and body based nervous system templates become deeply ingrained, profoundly affecting life-trajectories.

    He will draw out the differences between trauma and neglect, why some people are able to trust, empathise and develop compassion develop whereas others become aggressive risk-taking and have self-interested tendencies, addictive states of mind and the power of technology in relation to trauma states.

    The session will be illustrated with video clips and clinical examples to tease out how we should adapt our work to the presenting issues. There will also be space for participants to think about their own work, both through discussion and possibly role-play.

    Information about the trainer 

    Graham Music (PhD) is Consultant Child Psychotherapist at the Tavistock Centre and adult psychotherapist in private practice. His publications include Nurturing Children: From Trauma to Hope using neurobiology, psychoanalysis and attachment (2019), Nurturing Natures: (2016, 2010), Affect and Emotion (2001), and The Good Life (2014). He has passion for exploring the interface between developmental findings and clinical work. A former Associate Clinical Director at the Tavistock,  he has managed and developed many services working with the aftermath of child maltreatment,. He works clinically with forensic cases at The Portman Clinic, and teaches, lectures and supervises in Britain and abroad. 


    A member of staff will be in touch with attendees one week prior to the event to share a pre-event delegate pack.

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