Melbourne: Forgetting and remembering childhood sexual abuse

Posted by the Community Engagement team on 13 October 2016

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The ACAP Alumni Team is pleased to have Ann McDonald present our next professional development session in Melbourne on;

Forgetting and remembering childhood sexual abuse: Essential knowledge to inform safe therapeutic practice with clients

Date:                Wednesday 30th November
Times:              6.00pm to 6.30pm Registration, Refreshments & Networking              
                          6.30pm to 9.00pm Presentation
Cost:                 Alumni Covered 
Booking Fee:   $20 (see below for details)
Location:          Room 9.2, 123 Lonsdale St, Melbourne
Registrations:  Please see below

Ann McDonald has a Masters in Guidance and Counselling and a Graduate Diploma in Teaching.  She has worked as a therapist in hospital, university and private practice settings.  Since 2011 she has worked as a Lecturer at the Australian College of Applied Psychology in Melbourne. In 1998 Ann published two articles on forgotten memories of childhood sexual abuse. She has recently revisited this area of interest and submitted an article for publication.

Forgetting and remembering childhood sexual abuse:
Essential knowledge to inform safe therapeutic practice with clients

During the 1980s and early 1990s reports of clients forgetting and remembering historical sexual abuse emerged into the public arena. What resulted was one of the most controversial topics in psychological history. Debates were so fierce that some authors called it a ‘war’.

This presentation will take a retrospective look at the history, the debates, and the findings that emerged during this early period. Subsequently, it will focus on current thinking, with particular emphasis on what is considered best practice when a therapist suspects childhood sexual abuse may have been forgotten by a client.

This workshop is designed to:
• Develop your understanding of the controversies
• Provide guidance for practice

By attending this event you will receive a certificate crediting you with 2.5 PD hours.

Registrations are crucial as places are limited. Please register via the online form.   Registrations will be via Eventbrite and you will receive an email confirming your registration.

    *This $20 fee will be refunded to ACAP & NCPS Alumni who attend the session or cancel more than 24 hours before the event. We thank you for your understanding regarding this new process.

We look forward to receiving your registration and seeing you at the session.