Development and Trauma: Understanding the Life Trajectories of Survivors of Trauma


This two day workshop will provide practitioners with a trauma informed understanding of theories of psychosocial and cognitive development and major developmental milestones and challenges. It explores ways of working with individuals who have experienced torture and other traumatic experiences  at different stages of their psychosocial and cognitive development, using a developmental approach.

Content includes
  • The major theories of psychosocial and cognitive development;
  • Trauma informed understanding of the major stages of psychosocial and cognitive development;
  • The impact that adverse experiences such as torture, trauma, disruptions to attachment and forced migration can have on psychosocial and cognitive development; and
  • Working with survivors of trauma to support recovery from a developmental perspective.