Trauma – The 6th Global Conference Call for Participation 2016
11/03/2016 @ 8:00 am - 13/03/2016 @ 5:00 pm| £299.00
In a world where we are constantly presented with images and stories of traumatic events, there is often a temptation to look away to avoid the reality of individual and collective suffering. Yet, trauma forces us to confront suffering and humanity in others as well as in ourselves; to share, witness and acknowledge the pain and its causes in the hope of finding some means of resolution.This inter-disciplinary and multi-disciplinary research and publishing stream seeks to examine and explore issues concerning individual and collective trauma in terms of real life experiences, practice, and theory. Over the past century, the field of trauma practice and theory has broadly developed from its roots in psychoanalysis to becoming a dominant methodology for explaining human responses to disruptive life events. Indeed, it has been argued that in this century we are more exposed than ever to a ‘culture of trauma’.
Trauma has a thematic identity that exists on the interdisciplinary fringes of other subject areas, either peripherally nudging, or fully penetrating existing research fields, shifting cultures and influencing global politics. Thus, while we welcome research papers of core theoretical and clinical interest, we also warmly encourage presentations, workshops, and discussions that address the relationship between trauma and: survival and resilience; forgiveness and reconciliation; the erotic; brain function; the impact of intimate partner violence; gender and sexuality – moving beyond the male/female dichotomy; working with the experience of accumulated and complex traumas; trauma pedagogy and therapeutic practices; practical approaches to national and international trauma; religion and the politicisation of trauma – fundamentalism and the perpetration of traumatic acts; and trauma in the workplace. We also welcome submissions that conceive of trauma as a space or opportunity to create change, make new meaning, and support psychological and emotional growth.
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