Introduction to Responding to Childhood Sexual Abuse: Zoom Workshop

November 5, 2020

Sonja Baram

Those who survive childhood sexual abuse can find themselves up against the persistent effects of trauma. The risks of re-traumatisation in talking about the past require vigilance from those who are witnesses to these stories.

This workshop invites consideration of a central idea in narrative work with trauma: the person is always responding, often in small but significant ways. Such responses can be recovered and explored with the person. Further, ongoing experiences of pain and distress can be considered as testimony to deeply held dreams, hopes, values and commitments.

Complex and troubling dilemmas –around responsibility, accountability, secret-keeping and the responses of family and friends to disclosure – will also be unfolded. As always, several opportunities for skills practice will be integral to this two day workshop. Cost $275


Terry has been deepening his understandings and practices of Narrative therapy for nearly twenty years. He continues to be delighted and extended by the possibilities for rich story development with individuals, couples and groups who share their lives with him. He has taught at universities, and government and non-government agencies over the last six years. He currently practises with a brilliant and rigorous team at Uniting Communities in Adelaide, who support those addressing family and relationship predicaments, violence, and childhood sexual abuse. He also provides counselling, teaching and consultancy through Adelaide Narrative Counselling and Teaching.

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