Dr. Barbara Bonner’s professional visit to the Child Protection Center of Zagreb
Dr Bonner has continuously supported the work of our Center from its very beginnings.
Dr. Barbara L. Bonner, a Clinical Child Psychologist, a Professor at the Child Study Center in the Department of Paediatrics at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, paid a professional visit to the Child Protection Center of Zagreb on 27 and 28 October 2009, educating our Center’s professionals. This education consisted of lectures with the following titles: “Non-abusive parents in cases of child sexual abuse,” “Working with adolescents – victims of sexual abuse” and „Trauma-focused cognitive behavioural therapy (TF-CBT)“.
In addition to Dr Bonner’s lectures, Center’s professionals had a chance to exchange experience and consult Dr Bonner related to their work. Dr Bonner has continuously, both professionally and personally, supported the work of the Center with abused and neglected children, from its very beginnings. In the course of this training, she shared her rich and life-long experience of wok with traumatised children and their families.
life-long experience of wok with traumatised children and their families.
Dr Barbara L. Bonner, PhD, a Clinical Child Psychologist and a Professor of Clinical Psychology at Children’s Medical Research Institute’s, CMRI. She is a Director of the Center on Child Abuse and Neglect (CCAN), and Associate Director of the Child Study Center (CSC) in the Department of Paediatrics at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. Dr. Bonner is President of the Board of Councillors of the International Society to Prevent Child Abuse (ISPCAN) and Past President of the American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children (APSAC). She has presented her research throughout the US and internationally.
Her clinical and research interests include the assessment and treatment of abused children, treatment outcome and program effectiveness, prevention of child fatalities, and treatment of children and adolescents with inappropriate or illegal sexual behaviour.She has been involved in educating professionals who work with abused children in several European countries, and the Oklahoma Center is one of the most outstanding American professional institutions whose experience with abused children is applied in the USA and in Europe.
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