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Queensland – Dr Laura Brown “Healthy relationships for survivors of complex trauma: Integrating diversity awareness into healing of attachment wounds”

March 1, 2016 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Many survivors of complex childhood trauma have long-lasting disruptions to their attachment systems, which manifest in adult relationship difficulties. These experiences of childhood abuse, neglect, or disrupted attachment emerge in ways that are flavoured by people’s intersectional identities — sex, gender, ethnicity, social class, and others. The presentation will address the ways in which working with survivors to develop healthier relationships can be enhanced by taking into account the narratives associated with identities.

Laura S. Brown, Ph.D. ABPP is a clinical and forensic psychologist practicing in Seattle, Washington, USA. She has written extensively in the fields of trauma treatment, cultural competence, and feminist practice, and teaches on those topics around the world. Her previous encounter with Australia was serving as the on-site psychologist for the reality show Survivor, whose second season was shot in Queensland. She is currently studying for her black belt in Aikido. Her most recent book is Not the price of admission: Healthy relationships after childhood trauma.

Date: Tuesday 1 March 2016


RSVP: Places are limited, so please reply via email to pcadmin@qut.edu.au by Monday 22 February if you would like to attend this event.




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March 1, 2016
1:30 pm - 3:00 pm


Queensland University of Technology
IHBI Seminar Room, Level 4, Q Block, 60 Musk Avenue
Kelvin Grove, Brisbane, Queensland Australia
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