UK Network

Division of Clinical Psychology

WORKSHOP

Small Changes Make Big Differences

– two journeys that will reflect on the pitfalls and negativity of misunderstandings to helpful and positive approaches.

Presenter: – Carol Broad and Kathryn Livingstone, Experts by experience

Small Changes Make Big Differences – two journeys that will reflect on the pitfalls and negativity of misunderstandings to helpful and positive approaches.

There are many assumptions and judgements made by those with a lack of knowledge of Dissociative Disorders; this lack of understanding can lead to conflict and unhelpful approaches which hinder positive therapeutic progress.

During this workshop I will give a brief overview of my journey within mental health services before exploring in more detail the negative and positive aspects of care both as an in-patient and within the community setting, identifying the small changes that can make such a positive difference for both the client and therapist/healthcare professional.

This workshop will give attendees a wider knowledge of the impact both good and bad, their actions may have upon their clients, enabling them to identify the positive measures which can be utilised when working with those who have either a complex trauma history or a Dissociative Disorder.

Carol Broad is a trustee of First Person Plural, and a member of the ESTD and has delivered workshops on Dissociation both in the UK and USA. She is the author of ‘Living with D.I.D’ published by Karnac in “Living with the reality of Dissociative Identity Disorder” anthology and has written numerous articles.

She experienced NHS Mental Health Services first hand and was subject to both positive and negative approaches towards her as a patient with Dissociative Identity Disorder. Having secured NHS funding for appropriate therapy, Carol has been on a long journey of discovery, with the support and help of her family and a few willing and helpful professionals she has transformed her life. A graduate of the Open University she is currently studying to become a Counsellor.

Kathryn Livingstone