Issues in Working with People who Have Suffered Developmental & Early Trauma – April 2018

A Day with Graham Music

Date: Saturday 21st April 2018

Venue: University of Reading, Whiteknights Campus, Berkshire, RG6 6UR

Time: 10am – 4pm

Cost: **Early bird offer – Book before 28th February 2018: External £85,  BCS Counsellors £42.50**

From 1st March 2018: External applicants: £95, BCS Volunteer Counsellors: £47.50

Lunch and refreshments are included. 

Workshop Leader:  Graham Music

As Counsellors and Psychotherapists we are so often faced with the effects of early trauma in our clients. Trauma is a complex issue which presents in myriad ways and knowing and understanding how best to work with clients who have experienced childhood trauma can be challenging.

Drawing from his soon to be published chapter ‘Trauma, new lessons using developmental and analytic approaches’, Graham Music (PhD) presents an engaging day of presentations, experiential exercises and live supervision on ‘Issues in working with people who have suffered developmental and early trauma’.

This day will focus on the challenges of working clinically with traumatised and abused clients, both adults and young people. Some of the effects of early trauma on the developing psyche, on emotional capacities and body-states will be examined.

Graham Music will draw upon recent neurobiological research, which emphasises how trauma gets held in the body, and how bodily understanding is essential for working with it. He will elaborate on aspects of this thinking and their implications for clinical practice. Using attachment theory and newer understandings of the autonomic nervous system, he will ask questions about what level of work we should be aiming for with many hard-to-reach clients.

Graham Music has been working with adults, adolescents and children for over 30 years. He is currently an adult psychotherapist in private practice and a Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist at the Tavistock and Portman Clinics where he has worked for over a decade. He was, until recently, Associate Clinical Director at the Tavistock, responsible for a range of clinical services.

He has a particular interest in linking cutting edge developmental findings with therapeutic practice, which will be demonstrated throughout the day.

He is a prolific writer on attachment and trauma and also teaches, lectures and supervises on a range of trainings both in Britain and abroad.

Booking a Place
To book a place, please download and complete a booking form. If you have any queries, please email us at or call us on 01256 843125.

Event update 09/03/2018
Please note there are only a few places remaining on this workshop. Should you wish to attend please book now to avoid disappointment.

Getting There
The workshop is being held in the Meadow Suite, Park House on the University of Reading’s Whiteknights campus; please use the Pepper Lane entrance.

Detailed information about how to get to get to the University, as well as a campus map, can be found at:

By Car:
The Whiteknights campus is approximately 1.5 miles from the M4. The sat nav postcode for the Pepper Lane entrance is RG6 6UR. Parking is plentiful and unrestricted on the campus at weekends and no permits are required.

By Train:
The Whiteknights campus is approximately 2 miles from Reading train station. This is a mainline train station and is easily accessible from most other places in the UK. There are direct rail links from many major cities, including Birmingham, Manchester, Glasgow, Cardiff, Bristol, and Exeter, as well as a number of routes through London. Local buses, which go directly to the venue, run regularly from outside Reading train station. There are also a number of taxi ranks.

Cancellations and Refunds
In the unlikely event that unforeseen circumstances arise and BCS has to cancel this course a full refund will be given. In the event of cancellation by the participant, BCS reserves the right to charge a cancellation fee as indicated by the table below.  All requests for cancellations must be received in writing, with changes becoming effective on the date written confirmation is received. 

Calendar days notice before the start date of the course Refund applicable
29 calendar days or more Full refund
Between 15 and 28 calendar days (inclusive) 50% refund
Between 1 and 14 calendar days (inclusive) No refund will be given
Failure to attend Treated as late cancellation and no refund given