TRAUMA TODAY Conference
Multiple perspectives, experiences and approaches
Friday 23rd May 2014
Marino Conference Centre
Marino Institute of Education
This one-day mental health conference, the third in a bi-annual series, is organised jointly by St Vincent’s Hospital Fairview, SHINE, and Dublin City University, School of Nursing.
As with previous conferences the chosen theme is one that is central within mental health and will be explored from many diverse angles, inclusive of the perspectives of professionals working in the field, as well as service users and those who are close to and/or offer support to those affected by trauma.
In our contemporary world the sources of trauma are multiple and range from everyday events that can dislocate the subject from their world (e.g. the experience of loss) to events that are massive and intrusive and may subject a person to extreme experiences, including experiences of violation and powerlessness (e.g. violence, natural or man-made disaster etc.).
In this one-day conference we aim to explore both the subjective experience of trauma as well as various contemporary approaches to treatment from a range of therapeutic perspectives (e.g. CBT, Psychodynamic, Systemic, the “Dutch Model” etc.).
Keynote speakers and recognised experts in the field of “trauma work” will provide attendees with an overview of perspectives and issues within this important and central field of clinical practice. In addition a range of shorter papers and presentations will take place throughout the day in what will be a diversified and multi-themed exploration of “Trauma Today”