Skip to content
ESTD UK logo
90 Minute Workshop Series

Trauma-informed & trauma-responsive organisational change


This workshop is an opportunity to learn further about what is meaningful whole- system wide trauma-informed & trauma-responsive practice at an organisational level; & to reflect as to why these are important, & beneficial to everyone. Including how we can recognise & respond to the pervasive & widespread impact of trauma; whilst proactively finding ways to avoid re-traumatisation through our systems &practices.

Dr Treisman will also draw on her recent Winston Churchill Fellowship which included visiting over 70 organisations & 150 people in America to learn about best practice in trauma-informed organisations.; as well as giving tangible examples & case studies. This workshop includes considering areas across the whole organisation such as recruitment & induction, through to procedures & policies, through to the physical environment, through to self-care & staff wellbeing, through to cultural humility & responsiveness & so forth.

Presenter: Dr Karen Treisman

Dr Treisman is a clinical psychologist, TedX speaker, trainer, & bestselling author. Specialising in areas of trauma & attachment. She has worked in several LAC, child protection, & child trauma services within the NHS & social services; as well as working internationally with groups including former child soldiers & survivors of the Rwandan Genocide. She is the director of Safe Hands & Thinking Minds Psychological Services.