Co-operation Ireland through the OUR Generation Project are excited to bring you the first webinar in our series on Trauma, Healing and Reconciliation. This online event will feature experts who have worked on trauma and cross-border reconciliation processes in countries affected by conflict. The webinar will bring together diverse voices sharing knowledge, experience and research and will create a space to better understand trauma and healing in post conflict societies.
The webinar will be hosted by David Bolton, founding director of the Northern Ireland Centre for Trauma and Transformation and speakers will include Clinical Psychologist and Trauma Specialist Dr Karen Triesman, MBE, Relational Resilience Specialist Rosie Burrows PhD and Christophe Mbonyingabo, Executive Director of CARSA in Rwanda.
Dr Karen Treisman – Highly Specialist Clinical Psychologist and Organizational Consultant who has worked in the NHS and children’s services for several years. Karen has also worked cross-culturally in both Africa and Asia with groups ranging from former child soldiers to survivors of the Rwandan Genocide. Karen has extensive experience in the areas of trauma, parenting, and attachment, and works clinically using a range of therapeutic approaches with families, systems, and children in or on the edge of care, unaccompanied asylum-seeking young people, and adopted children. Karen is the director of Safe Hands and Thinking Minds training and consultancy services. www.safehandsthinkingminds.co.uk
Christophe Mbonyingabo – Founder and Executive Director of CARSA (Christian Action for Reconciliation and Social Assistance) in Rwanda. CARSA is a non-profit organization founded to contribute to the restoration and development of the nation of Rwanda. Since its creation in 2002, CARSA has transformed the lives of many communities through trauma healing and reconciliation workshops, peace education, trainings in children’s ministry and community empowerment. For more details see www.carsaministry.org
Rosie Burrows – Consultant, Psychotherapist and award winning Practice Researcher on practices of relational resilience, healing transgenerational and developmental trauma. Rosie specialises in exploring thriving and surviving through trauma and loss working with individuals, couples, groups, communities and organisations at societal level, locally and internationally. For more details see www.rosieburrows.com
David Bolton – Retired Social Worker and Senior Manager in the Health Service in Northern Ireland and founding director of the Northern Ireland Centre for Trauma and Transformation.