Training of psychologists working in the social welfare (social welfare centers and children's homes), titled 'The Abused Child – Psychological Evaluation, Interview and Treatment' has been conducted in the Child Protection Center of Zagreb. The first of the three two-day seminars was held on 13 and 14 December 2012. The last in the series will be held in January 2013. Around 80 psychologists from social welfare institutions attended the first two seminars.
Several professionals from the Center participated in two-day education ‘Moaiku — Somatic Trauma Workshop’, which was held in September 2009 in London by Merete Holm Brantbjerg. Workshop ‘Trauma, safety and boundaries – Ressource oriented skill training in trauma work’ was designed to support both therapists who work with traumatised individuals and clients. It was focused on training the skills that support presence, safety and a contained personality state in the here and now.
Basic skills, like centering, landing and sensing boundaries, are impacted in traumatic situations. When survival is the primary focus, personal boundaries and integrity are neglected or set aside. This method opens and builds a functional system of facing and meeting challenge by developing bodily and emotional processing.
Moaiku approach was designed by Merete Holm Brantbjerg, bodynamic analyst, a member of the European Association of Body Psihotherapy.
More information on Moaiku is available at www.moaiku.com