2017 STA Convention
May 5, 2017
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Complex Trauma: A relational approach

The effects of complex trauma are insidious and can significantly impact students’ ability to function academically, socially, and emotionally. Complex trauma influences a person’s self concept and can leave them feeling shame, guilt, low self esteem, and with a poor self image. These effects are often under-recognized in education. This workshop will support an understanding of the various aspects of complex trauma, and will present a relational approach to working with students from a complex trauma lens. It will promote dialogue about common struggles teachers may face and pitfalls inherent in the education system which can exacerbate symptoms.

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Carolynn Turner

Carolynn is a counsellor, speaker and mental health advocate. She spent 15 years in the public school system teaching high school and counselling kids from K-12. She has a particular heart for those struggling with the effects of complex trauma and has had the privilege of counselling students struggling with intense behaviour/severe mental health (category R destination in schools) through various integrated and non-integrated programs in school settings.
Carolynn's passion lies in taking the time to assess the status quo and to delicately weave the balance between how things are done, how we can do them differently, and most importantly, what is in the best interest of ourselves and those we seek to support. Carolynn is a Registered Clinical Counsellor and the director and founder of Lavender Counselling in Langley.  

01:00 pm - 02:30 pm

No Seats Free