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Jane Roiter Sunday Seminars 2017-2018 – Laurie Kahn
December 10, 2017 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm$25.00 - $60.00
Love and Trauma; A Hidden Taboo?
“When they were children, my clients were abused by someone they believed to be trustworthy—someone who professed to love them… Their abusers—a father, stepfather, priest, coach, babysitter, aunt, neighbor—are usually people who inhabited their daily lives. They offered love when caring was otherwise in short supply. Love is what my clients want, and love is what they say is not going well.”
In her recent book Baffled by Love: Stories of the Lasting Impact of Childhood Trauma by Loved Ones, Laurie Kahn explores the implications within and outside the therapeutic relationship of what she has come to understand as her client’s Traumatic experience of Love.
In this seminar, Laurie will define a traumatic experience of love and outline the implications and difficulties for the creation of a therapeutic alliance. She will explain shame based narratives as an enduring impact of childhood trauma and as failure of love and will discuss how the dynamics of dissociation and betrayal blindness contribute to reenactments and revictimization. Finally, there will be a discussion of how therapy can be instrumental in teaching new models of love.
Laurie Kahn MA, LCPC, MFA, is a pioneer in the field of trauma treatment. She is the founder and director of Womencare Counseling and Training Center. For more than thirty years, her ideas and expertise have served both people who have experienced childhood trauma and hundreds of clinicians she had trained and mentored. Her most salient contribution to the field is the concept of child abuse as specifically a traumatic experience of love. Baffled by Love: Stories of the Lasting Impact of Childhood Trauma by Loved Ones is where her passion for stories and her experience as a psychotherapist find each other.
You can purchase a ticket to this event above, or you can purchase access to the 2017-2018 Jane Roiter Sunday Morning Seminars Series.