Break the Silence are delighted to be promoting a 2-day training event in May 2021 with Dr Karen Treisman, MBE.

Buy tickets for Dr Karen Treisman: Understanding the impact of relational and developmental trauma on Zoom, Mon 17 May 2021 – Tue 18 May 2021 (tickettailor.com)

Dr Karen Treisman is a Highly Specialist Clinical Psychologist who has worked in the NHS and children’s services for several years. Karen has also worked cross-culturally in both Africa and Asia with groups ranging from former child soldiers to survivors of the Rwandan Genocide.

Karen has extensive experience in the areas of trauma, parenting, and attachment, and works clinically using a range of therapeutic approaches with families, systems and children in or on the edge of care, unaccompanied asylum-seeking young people, and adopted children. In addition to holding a doctorate in Clinical psychology, Karen has undergone a range of specialist trainings including in EMDR, Narrative Therapy, Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy, Sensory Attachment Intervention, and Theraplay.

Karen has previously worked in both Milton Keynes’s and Kensington and Chelsea’s Looked after Children (LAC) and fostering services, and within the National Implementation Service for evidence-based interventions for Looked after children, children on the edge of care, and children in custody at the Michael Rutter Centre in the Maudsley Hospital; and as a Clinical Lead for a court assessment and intensive parenting intervention team for children on the edge of care and in proceedings within Islington.

Karen is the director of Safe Hands and Thinking Minds training and consultancy services.
Karen is an external consultant, trainer, and assessor to Barnardos, PAC-UK, Hope for families, Three Steps Ireland, Pause, CoramBAAF, Grandparents Plus, and the Fostering Network.
Karen is a member of the CoramBAAF health group advisory committee, and a reviewer for the Journal of Adoption and Fostering.

Karen regularly presents at local, national, and international trauma, parenting, and attachment conferences. Including being a TEDx speaker.

Karen was awarded a Winston Churchill Fellowship Award to research best and innovative practice in supporting organisations to become more adversity, culturally, and trauma-informed, infused, and responsive. Karen was awarded Psychologist of the Year in 2018.

Karen is the best-selling author of “Working with children and adolescents who have experience relational and developmental trauma” (Routledge, 2016); and “A Therapeutic Treasure Box for Working with children and adolescents who have experienced developmental trauma” (2017); and two sets of therapeutic treasure deck of cards (2018). Karen is also the author of the therapeutic treasure collection including Gilly the Giraffe (Self-esteem, self-belief, and confidence), Neon the Ninja (Nightmares and sleep difficulties), Presley the Pug (relaxation and emotional regulation), Cleo the Croc (trust, and relationships), and Binnie the Baboon (anxiety, fear, and stress).

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