Australia therapist Alan Jenkins introduces his talk on becoming resilient - and expands upon his novel practice understandings when working with the issues of violence, abuse and trauma.
Alan outlines ethical questions to consider that he could have asked in a session - but didn't - and the questioning directions he begins to engage in as he becomes aware of the mans ethical agency.
Alan speaks to the idea of an 'ethics of protest' that respond and resist factors that limit our power and alternative versions of life by thin identity conclusions.
Stephen Madigan interviews Johnella Bird and Allan Wade - two of the worlds foremost therapists in practices pertaining to working with violence, abuse and trauma
Johnella Bird and Alan Wade offer novel and ethical ideas on what to do, and what to consider - when therapists are working with persons subjected to violence, abuse and trauma
There are contemporary understandings of psychological pain and emotional distress as an outcome of trauma that obscure many of the complexities of people’s experiences of trauma, and of their expressions of this experience. Study Michael White's original narrative workshop notes on working with trauma.
Allan Wade begins his Response Based Practice discussion on violence and abuse addressing the social act of violence and the importance of a full rendering of the victims response/resistance to the crime.
Alan Wade outlines the mass assumptions about violence that need to be challenged.
Todd Augusta-Scott interviews Alan Jenkins regarding a government commission that was set up to listen to community stories of how the government had been neglectful in responding to violence and abuse.
A discussion with Todd Augusta-Scott, Rosa Arteaga, Alan Jenkins, and Angela MacDonald regarding the many ways therapists can - despite our well meaning attempts - be reproducing of violence and trauma.