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90 Minute Workshop Series

Systemic Stabilisation of The System Around the Child and Young People Experiencing Trauma


When exploring the internal world of the child or young person that has experienced trauma, often we are met with fragmentation and disfunction through adaptations that the child has needed to make to survive this original situation and experiences. Sadly dysregulation, minimization, denial and anger are often common place at the beginning of the therapeutic journey. This workshop recognises the parallel processes outside the room in the support network around the child, that may mirror the internal world of the child.

Exploration will take place around how we stabilize the network including parents, teachers and schools, social workers and other people that are involved in creating the team around the child or young person.

Presenter: Claire Harrison-Breed

Claire has over 25 years’ experience working therapeutically in a range of setting, as a registered Gestalt Psychotherapist, Counsellor, CBT therapist, Play Therapist and Social worker. Claire specialises in working with trauma, dissociation and attachment difficulties in both children and adults. Claire is Sectary of the European Society for Trauma and Dissociation and a committee member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy Counselling Children Young People and Families division.

As part of her passion for working with trauma and dissociation Claire founded Broad Horizons, a Midlands based Therapy Centre that specialises in this work with both children and adults. Her core roles within my organisation involve delivering therapy alongside supervision and providing continued professional development trainings, conference speaking and workshops both nationally and internationally in the field of trauma and dissociation.

Alongside therapeutic practice I works part time as a Senior Lecturer in Counselling for the University of Northampton teaching predominantly in the field of trauma informed practice and am a strong advocate for raising awareness of dissociation and trauma informed practice in therapeutic training and teaching.