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Beyond Survival - 24th February 2011
Thursday, February 24, 2011 from 9:30 AM to 4:30 PM (GMT)
This course is for any adult who has faced abuse by people in professional positions, such as doctors, therapists, clergy or social workers. It is about assisting people to take a step back to to reflect on where they have come to and to think about their next steps. It is partly educational, providing information about the dynamics of boundary violations, about professional ethics and types of perpetrator.
Running through the course is the development of a personal protection plan, which is about identifying what might be needed to move forward. It is also designed to empower by providing tools and techniques to help achieve goals . Related to this are sessions on using mindfulness techniques which can help to focus on strengths and abilities.
Also covered are sessions on options for next steps, such as seeking further help, using accountability structures, facilitated meetings, legal redress, attending survivor groups.
If you’re feeling stuck, feeling bad or thinking about what happened to you so much that it interferes with your life you may benefit from this course. The course is broadly based around the accepted three stages of recovery from trauma - Safety, Remembrance & Mourning, Reconnection.
There are a range of topics, however each course is developed in part according to the needs of the people who book to attend, so there may be some variations in emphasis over time.
Likely content includes:
• Personal Protection Plan
• What boundaries are important to me?
• My Story–What I need now, what might help others?
• Film Clips
• Difference between personal and professional relationships
• Safe Boundaries, Boundary Crossings, Boundary Violations
• Perpetrator typologies
• Trauma & repetition
• Understanding what happened – transference issues
• Next steps and forward options
• What is empowering?
When & Where
Clinic for Boundaries Studies
The Clinic for Boundaries Studies works around all aspects of professional boundaries and the prevention of boundary violations.
The Clinic runs preventative, recovery and remedial services.
With almost 20 years of specialist expertise the clinic is a community interest company, which employs some of the most experienced staff in the country.
The Clinic's specialist support services are aimed at the public while the training and educational work is aimed at practitioners, including those who are involved in complaints processes.
The Clinic works in a wide range of professional areas, including health, social care, religious settings, psychological therapies and education.