Renowned clinical psychologist facilitates workshops at IT Carlow Wexford Campus


Internationally renowned clinical psychologist Dr. Karen Treisman is facilitating two separate online workshops this week hosted by IT Carlow Wexford Campus in partnership with Waterford/Wexford Tusla on the impact of trauma in children and organisational trauma.

Understanding the impact of relational and developmental trauma and disrupted attachment on children’s brains, bodies, emotions, relationships, and behaviours is the subject of a two-day training workshop taking place today and tomorrow via Zoom while Thursday sees a one-day training workshop on Organisational Trauma.

Both workshops will cover the impact of childhood trauma, abuse and neglect, including thinking about the impact of relational and developmental trauma, stress, adversity and loss on children’s bodies, brains, behaviours, emotions, sensory worlds and relationships.

Dr Karen Treisman has worked in the NHS and children’s services for several years. She has also worked cross-culturally in Africa and Asia with groups ranging from former child soldiers to survivors of the Rwandan Genocide. Dr Treisman 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.

“This week’s workshops are an incredible opportunity for the Wexford Campus staff and students – particularly those studying Applied Social Studies and Early Childhood Education and Care – to avail of the insight and expertise of an internationally renowned psychologist like Dr. Treisman who is so knowledgeable on therapeutic approaches with families and children. I would like to thank Tusla, our partners in this initiative“, commented John Balfe, a lecturer in applied social studies at IT Carlow Wexford Campus.