Continuing Professional Development Courses

Cybertrauma: From Cyberbullying to Data Protection. What Therapists & Professionals need to know

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Catherine Knibbs Msc

Saturday 19th May 2018 10:00 – 16:00

Drake House, 44 St Georges Road, London SW19 4ED

Workshop cost: £120 + booking fee / 10% discount for Wimbledon Guild counsellors/ Early-bird discount of 15% available until 19th February 2018 or until they sell out.

The Workshop:

Do you work with children or support clients who will continue working with you into adulthood? Do you work with clients who are parents?

If so this workshop is very important to your practice as technology is not going away. Given the fast pace of technology the issues that will appear in your therapy room are likely to increase over the next few years.

As a counsellor working with all age groups, do you understand safeguarding issues when it comes to technology and social media? How does your online presence have an influence on what happens in your therapy room? Do you own a smartphone or computer and why is this important? Do you store any details about your clients on your phone and why would you need to know best practise around this? If you are in private practice are you aware of issues regarding technology and location services? What would you do if a client talked about your social media profile?

All of these questions are now highly relevant for therapists and necessary for us to understand.

In particular practitioners need to have a working knowledge of cyber related trauma and how this impacts on young clients. Cyber-trauma is a theoretical integration of child psychotherapy, psychobiology and neuroscience that takes account of the myriad of interactions with cyberspace and the traumas that can result with and from this medium.

There will also be a discussion around GDPR and compliancy. Why you need to know exactly what data is and how this may be a part of cybertrauma for you or your clients. 

The Trainer:

Catherine Knibbs Msc is originally an Engineer by trade (Elec/Mech/Electronic) and was the first woman to complete her trade in the Armed Forces . Catherine is an Author, Researcher and trauma therapist recently completing a Dual MSc in both Child and Adult Integrative Psychotherapy respectively. She has a BSc (Hons.) in Psychology and PG Dip in Psychotherapy. She is a Child trauma Psychotherapist, Clinical Supervisor and is accredited and registered with BACP and UKCP.

She is CEO and Director of PEER Support Yorkshire CIC and is the only Cyber-trauma researcher, consultant and public speaker in the United Kingdom.

Catherine has interests in the phenomena of cyber related compassion as an antithesis to cybertrauma such as the phenomena of cyberbullying.



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Since 1907, The Wimbledon Guild has provided a range of services to support local people of all ages.

Today our wide-ranging services are available at little or no cost to people who live or work in Merton. We are currently providing more services to more people than at any other time in our history. Many local people experiencing financial, material and emotional hardship are unable to get the support they need anywhere else.