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Working With Sexual Abuse & Violence

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Psychosynthesis Trust

92-94 Tooley Street

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SE1 2TH

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A 2 day workshop on working with sexual abuse and violence.

Boundary crossing behaviour has been a part of all societies and all times. As studies into human nature and psychology have grown, so has a broader understanding of the underlying causes of pathology, as well as the impact it has on people, and how this can also be passed on.

Having experienced sexual violence or abuse, the impact on a person’s life can be significant and change their experience of the world. Now that #metoo has gained attention, broader discussions on the impact of sexual abuse and violence (SAV) might become more publicly discussed and hopefully lead to prevention. Still many people carry the memory and the potential imprint on their psyche on their lives.

Although there are various routes one can work with SAV-survivors, it is not explicitly part of most training modalities.

Trained counsellors and psychotherapists who wish to enable themselves to work with clients who have been exposed to sexual abuse or violence can gain an understanding, be provided with a working model and develop a language that can also be used in framing the client’s story and create a way out from the internalized relationship with the abuser or violator.

This training also aims to raise awareness of unexplained phenomena (psychosomatic complaints, unexplained psychological complaints and repetitive patterns in relationships, transference issues in therapy) that could be related to SAV.

What is covered?

  • A psychosynthesis approach to working with sexual abuse and violence survivors
  • Attention to transference and countertransference in working with survivors
  • How we work with opening up secrets and loyalty issues arising from sexual abuse and violence
  • The impact on current partner relationships
  • The ways in which SAV is the same and different to other childhood or adult trauma

What will I get?

  • Understanding your own relationship to the subject of sexual abuse and violence, in service of working with clients.
  • Bringing meaning and understanding to the internal dynamics that are triggered by working with this material.
  • A route map and approach for working with clients who have experienced sexual abuse and violence.

Who is it for?

Counsellors and psychotherapists who want to deepen their capacity to work with clients who have experienced sexual abuse and sexual violence.

In order to develop professional capacity, the workshop will connect to personal material, so it is important that participants have good therapeutic support structures in their personal and professional lives.

Giel Luichjes is working as a psychotherapist in Amsterdam in private practice. He has specialised in working with gender and sexuality, including sexual abuse and violence. Giel is a Psychosynthesis trainer in Sweden and The Netherlands. He has a special interest in existential psychotherapy and social constructivism in trying to understand complex social phenomena and more down to earth: the dynamics in human relations.

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