When Wounds from Infancy collide

Gestalt Therapy Brisbane

Facilitator: Dr. Jacqueline Amos

The wounds sustained early in life from traumatising relationships with important caregivers reverberate throughout adulthood. Frequently this results in intractable difficulties navigating intimate relationships, in particular in managing the emotional demands of parenthood. Having a clear understanding of both the core relational wounds and the adaptations people make to manage these wounds can support psychotherapists in effectively disrupting intergenerational cycles of relational trauma, neglect and abuse: through their work with parents and children in dyadic psychotherapies or with adults in individual psychotherapy.

Drawing on attachment theory, ethology, and trauma theories, Jackie will familiarise participants with a comprehensive model of intergenerational trauma, exploring the mechanisms underpinning three types of trauma: relational trauma, acute episodic abuse and the chronic and unpleasant hostility and helplessness that often characterises these traumatising relationships. The models propose that ‘terrified shame without solution’ from infancy, is the central and enduring problem, to which infants and children must adapt.

Dr. Jacqueline Amos
Jacqueline is a child and adolescent psychiatrist and Gestalt psychotherapist. Jackie works with severely distressed families, where abuse and neglect of children is a central concern.

CPD Hours:  A total of 12 can be claimed as category A CPD for PACFA’s membership renewal requirements.

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4/12/2021 9:30 AM - 5/12/2021 4:30 PM
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Gestalt Therapy Brisbane 431 Montague Road West End, QLD 4101 AUSTRALIA

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