"Trauma – Repairing the Pain"
Date: Sat. May 31st 2014, 9:00am - 5:00pm
Venue: EDC, Milner St, Hindmarsh
Early Bird Registration - www.casa.asn.au/conference2014
The CASA annual conference has grown into the signature event of the professional development calendar. The conference has established a tradition of thought provoking themes with presenters sourced from an expert pool, both locally and nationally, of recognised professionals in their chosen field. This mix creates a melting pot of ideas, knowledge, challenge and enrichment to our individual practices’ and more widely to our counselling profession.
This conference will assist in building a base knowledge of the struggle of those with PTSD, the on-going trauma from abuse and how you, as a therapist, can play a role and find a place in such client's healing process.
Presenters in Focus
Under the banner of trauma and repair each presenter will develop a wider understanding of the complex web of pain that trauma may create in an individual’s psychosocial world today and tomorrow.
Dr Cathy Kezelman - Cathy’s Point of Difference
Cathy will bring her personal story and her vast experience on the topic of complex trauma and adult survivors of child abuse to the conference in 2014.
Curriculum Vitae - Dr Cathy Kezelman MBBS (Hons) President of Adults Surviving Child Abuse in New South Wales (appt. 2012)
Cathy has worked as a GP for 20 years and held leadership roles in ASCA for 12 years, including two terms as Chair. Cathy has a strong place in representation across media, advocacy, service strategy and government relations.
Director of Mental Health Co-ordinating Council (MHCC) NSW, member of Mental Health Community Advisory Council (NSW), foundation member of national Trauma Informed Care and Practice Advisory Working Group, reference group member of ACSSA (Australian Centre for Study of Sexual Assault).
Advisory panel member of Batyr.
Short-listed for CLW’s Leadership Achievement Award for Women in 2009
Appointed an ambassador for National Families Week 2009/10/11/12/13.
Author of her own memoir chronicling her journey of recovery from childhood trauma: Innocence Revisited- a tale in parts.
Cathy is co-author of ASCA's Practice Guidelines for Treatment of Complex Trauma and Trauma Informed Care and Service Delivery”
Rudy Gonzalez - Rudy’s Point of Difference
Rudy has a practice across the counselling and forensic psychology field to children, young people and families including violent offenders. His framework will include attachment needs in traumatised children and adolescents.
Curriculum Vitae - Rudy Gonzalez
Founding Executive Director, Lighthouse Institute, an attachment and trauma informed knowledge centre that provides clinical supervision, training and consultancy to practitioners and organisations working with survivors of trauma. Member Australian Psychology Society.
Research into trauma informed therapeutic systems.
As Director of Care Services at Lighthouse Foundation he managed the therapeutic care program for homeless young people.
Work in Family Services as a family counsellor
Forensic work with violent male offenders
Working with children, young people and families in private practice setting
Lecturer with the School of Psychology and Social Sciences at Victoria University.
Co-author of Therapeutic Residential for Children and Young People: An Attachment and Trauma Informed Model for Practice.
Dr Reg Nixon – Reg's Point of Difference
What and how do we play a role in the healing of those who experience Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)? With his knowledgeable research background, he will guide us through the struggle encountered by people suffering PTSD.
Curriculum Vitae - Reginald (Reg) D. V. Nixon B.A.(Hons), MPsychol, PhD Clinical Psychologist and Researcher, is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Psychology, Flinders University.
Experience in treatment and research of trauma for the past 10 years.
Work in the Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Unit, Westmead Hospital/University of NSW
Post-Doctoral Fellowship at the Center for Trauma Recovery, University of Missouri-St. Louis, USA.
In 2005, received the Tracy Goodall Early Career Award by the Australian Association for Cognitive Behaviour Therapy
In 2007 the Australian Institute of Policy Science conferred a Young Tall Poppy Award.
He is presently the Chief Investigator of four treatment studies investigating the treatment of acute stress disorder and posttraumatic stress disorder in children and adults.
In receipt of a grant from Australian Rotary Health to investigate the efficacy of treating acute stress disorder in a community health setting.
Early Bird Registration Now Open - www.casa.asn.au/conference2014
Professional Development credit - 8 hours