Presenter: Tania Cusack
Narcissistic Abuse is an example of an extreme form of emotional abuse. It creates existential trauma which can invoke symptoms in those exposed to it for a life time. This presentation looks into the recent developments in research in this area, the work people have been doing to develop a greater understanding of it and ways to work with it. This presentation gives you clues on what to look for in clients and pitfalls to avoid. Emotional abuse is now finally recognised in Australia with statistics indicating 1 in 4 Australian women and 1 in 7 Australian men experience emotional abuse. How many of these are your clients and how would you know? This is such a new and under researched area. Find out more at this presentation about the psychological games used to undermine clients grasp on reality and how to help them more effectively.
Presenter: Tania Cusack, is passionate about effective therapy and raising each other as therapist to greater heights to benefit the human race. When people experience stressors it is not uncommon for their life to begin to unravel. When they experience daily or existential trauma it is not uncommon for them to experience dysfunctional relationships and aftermath even when the existential trauma stops. Tania empowers and guides people who have been exposed to existential trauma either as a therapist or as a participant in life into greater healing and balance. From both an empirical and an experiential perspective she has formally researched and networked globally with therapists forging pathways into understanding narcissistic abuse. Essentially narcissistic abuse is a potent form of emotional abuse. Over the last eight years, Tania has worked with homeless children and women in shelters and sexual assault agencies, and now works with narcissistic abuse in private practice. Her education background encompasses a Masters in Counselling, Masters in Research (by thesis -Psychology, Narcissistic Abuse), A Bachelor of Education and she is currently completing a Masters in Social Work. She works holistically from a trauma informed critical framework, drawing on a range of therapies which are driven by psychoanalytic theory and implemented through right brained experiential and expressive therapies.
WHERE: Relationships Australia 159 St Pauls Terrace Spring Hill on the corner of St Pauls Tce and Warren St opposite the Villa Maria Church Nursing Home. There is some parking under the building and free parking in Warren St and other side streets after 5pm BUT please note that St Pauls Terrace is a clearway and if you park there you will be towed.
When: Friday 3 August, 5 – 7p.m. Enjoy networking with other counsellors from 5pm. Topic presentation starts 5.30pm and concludes at 7pm.
Please click on this link https://www.trybooking.com/400443 to make your online booking now and take advantage of the Early Bird Price.
Early Bird – payment needs to be made by Sunday 22 July 2018
QCA/PACFA Members: $16 Non Members: $21
QCA/PACFA Members: $21 Non Members: $26
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: This event attracts 1.5 Professional Development hours.
QCA Committee Professional Development Program