Mark Brayne: Practical Tips from Hard-Won Experience in Dealing with Client Trauma
The UK EAPA is delighted to welcome Mark Brayne as guest speaker for its September 2015 Branch Meeting. Mark is a fine example of a true professional, proving that previous careers can provide a solid foundation for building a reputation as a sought-after trauma specialist.
You have to be a professional to be able to cope with trauma effectively. But what kind of training and experience is really appropriate? Do the new trauma classifications of DSM-V and the forthcoming ICD11 really help us to deal with trauma? They may be useful for formal diagnosis, but are we more effective?
Mark is now an accredited Consultant with EMDR Europe, and rather self-deprecatingly describes himself as a “jobbing psychotherapist”, having worked through the 70s, 80s and 90s as a journalist and (at one time) prominent BBC foreign correspondent, before embarking on a new professional career working in the area of stress and trauma.
Mark attributes at least some of his success in this new field to his experience covering two decades of the Cold War, and the turbulent collapse of communism in Eastern Europe from 1989 through the 90s.
Mark will draw on this experience to explore rewarding ways of working with complex trauma, not just the big stuff but especially also the small trauma of bad childhood attachment experiences, and that even in the often tightly constrained space of EAP work.
Prepare to be enthused for Attachment-Focused EMDR in particular, and the linkages Mark will make with latest understandings of brain science,
For more information on Mark, go to www.braynework.com and www.emdrfocus.com.