Public talk on impact of trauma on pupils

The Society’s Northern Ireland branch is to run a series of free public lectures, with the first, What about me? Supporting pupils who have experienced significant relational traumas and losses, taking place tonight (24 May) at 6pm at Queen’s University Belfast.

Louise Michelle Bomber will speak about the difficulties such pupils face, how their behaviour can be understood as communication, how they can be helped to learn, and the impact of developmental trauma and loss.

Her work focuses on the impact of abuse and neglect and the need for increased inclusion within schools and the wider community. She is the author of Inside I’m hurting and What about me? and contributed to Teenagers and attachment. Last year, Ms Bomber facilitated an arts project and exhibition last year called Walk a mile in my shoes.

Other talks in this series include After a century of psychotherapy, who gets the prizes? with Dr Tony Ward (30 May); Imagination in action: mental practice and skilled performance in sport and surgery with Professor Aidan Moran (6 June); and Think about it? How to use psychology to improve sporting performance with Dr John Kremer (7 June).

Details of all the public lectures can be found on the Branch’s Annual Public Lectures 2012 webpage.