Presenting LAURA S. BROWN, PH.D. 2017 Trauma and Dissociation Conference
Laura S. Brown is a clinical and forensic psychologist in independent practice in Seattle, Washington. A writer and speaker on feminist therapy theory and practice, she offers workshops and trainings to professionals and the public on such topics as trauma treatment, cultural competence, psychological assessment, and ethics. She is the author of Your Turn for Care: Surviving the aging and death of the adults who harmed you, and the forthcoming book Not the Price of Admission: Healthy relationships after childhood trauma, in addition to 10 volumes for professionals.
“Not the price of admission: Healthy relationships after childhood trauma.” 2 CEU’s
Friday, October 20th, 2017, 1:00-3:00 p.m.
San Juan Ballroom 3
“I wrote this book because of my experience that many people who were abused, neglected, or otherwise given less-than-adequate experiences of attachment, love, and connection struggle in very predictable ways in their adult friendships, work relationships, and romantic relationships. Many survivors believe, consciously or otherwise, that they must pay a price to have anyone relate to them. Some of those prices are psychological–safety, self-respect, boundaries. Others are more direct, as when a survivor bears too much financial responsibility for an able-bodied adult partner. Adult survivors know that being exploited, used, and sometimes abused in their connections with others feels like normal life, even if they have come to know that it’s wrong. Not the price examines how these core beliefs were set in place, and then explores the ways in which survivors can learn how to stop paying prices. It’s my hope that it will shed light for survivors on what have felt like, but need not be, painful or futile efforts to have good-enough love and connection in their adult lives.” http://www.drlaurabrown.com/written/not-the-price-of-admission-healthy-relationships-after-childhood-trauma/
This workshop will describe and discuss common challenges faced by survivors attempting to have emotionally meaningful relationships. We’ll consider ways in which childhood trauma affects attachment dynamics, and look at strategies for having healthy connections in adulthood.
1. Participants will be able to identify three patterns of problematic attachment
2. Participants will be able to apply the constructs of radical present-time behavior and mindfulness to relationships.
3. Participants will be able to define and describe the Emotional Part of Personality (EP) and its contributions to relationship challenges for survivors complex childhood trauma.