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Addressing unresolved trauma in forensic populations: A practice-based workshop

Event number: 17455
14 CPD hours
Presenter(s): Clark Baim, M.Ed., BPA, UKCP

This workshop will explore the theory, principles and practice of addressing unresolved trauma with adult men who have committed offences. In this workshop, you will also be given the opportunity to observe and practice skills that you can bring back to your practice immediately.

The workshop is suitable for people working in mental health settings, corrections / criminal justice, substance abuse and recovery, anger management, sexual abuse, family violence and with related populations and in related settings. It is also suitable for students in these areas.

A basic knowledge and understanding of attachment theory and psychological trauma are prerequisite for attending.

Learning Outcomes:

Participants will develop a greater understanding of:

  • Effects of trauma on neurological development and social functioning;
  • The various presentations of unresolved trauma and loss;
  • Assessment of unresolved trauma and loss;
  • Linking trauma to Dynamic-Maturational attachment theory (the DMM);
  • Ten psychological self-protective processes that can contribute to unresolved trauma;
  • How unresolved trauma can contribute to the development of offending behaviour;
  • Implications of unresolved trauma for the therapeutic relationship and facilitation approaches;
  • Principles of safe and ethical practices when working with people who have unresolved trauma;
  • Treatment principles and techniques (including experiential practice of a range of techniques);
  • How to assess progress towards resolution of trauma and loss;
  • Clear and practical guidance about what constitutes progress toward resolution of trauma and progress toward integration.

Participants will have the opportunity to practice several exercises and methods aimed at helping participants to resolve trauma.

About the presenter(s)

Clark Baim, M.Ed., BPA, UKCP, is a Senior Trainer in Psychodrama Psychotherapy and Co-Director of the Birmingham Institute for Psychodrama in the UK. He is also the Co-Director of Change Point Ltd., a training organisation focusing on the social care, mental health, voluntary and criminal justice sectors. In the 1980s, Clark was the founder and first Director of Geese Theatre UK, using applied drama in prisons and probation. In the 1990s, he worked as a group psychotherapist for five years at HM Prison Grendon, and between 2000 and 2012 he was the Co-Lead National Trainer for Sexual Offending Groupwork Programmes run by the Probation Service in England and Wales. He has studied extensively in the Dynamic-Maturational Model of Attachment and Adaptation with Dr. Patricia Crittenden, and offers training in attachment theory and attachment-based practice. He has trained several thousand practitioners from many disciplines in experiential ways of working, in attachment-based practice, and in trauma-informed practice. He is the co-author and co-editor of five books and author of numerous articles and chapters in journals and books.


Registrations close: 3 May 2017, please contact the organiser after this time

Online registration


The Treacy Centre
126 The Avenue
Parkville, VIC 3052
Start date: 11/5/2017
End date: 12/5/2017
Time: 9.00am - 5.00pm both days


APS CFP Member $200.00
APS CFP Student Member $150.00
APS Member: $225.00
APS Student: $175.00
Non Member: $275.00

For group registrations please contact the organiser for your Promo Code


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