This will be a review of consequences of trauma, including a diminished sense of identity associated with loss of personal agency. An approach to the rich development of stories of identity will be described. This results in the restoration of personal agency and provides a sense of personal fullness and intimacy.
*Sessions may be edited for content and to preserve confidentiality*
MICHAEL WHITE, B.A.S.W., is Director of Dulwich Centre, Adelaide, South Australia. He is engaged in the provision of therapeutic services, in teaching and supervision and in working with communities. He has published numerous articles and several books on the subject of narrative therapy.
Francine Shapiro, Ph.D., is the originator and developer of EMDR, which has been so well researched that it is now recommended as an effective treatment for trauma in the Practice Guidelines of the American Psychiatric Association, and those of the Departments of Defense and Veterans Affairs. Dr. Shapiro is a Senior Research Fellow Emeritus at the Mental Research Institute in Palo Alto, California, Executive Director of the EMDR Institute in Watsonville, CA, and founder and President Emeritus of the Trauma Recovery EMDR Humanitarian Assistance Programs, a non-profit organization that coordinates disaster response and low fee trainings worldwide.