Valerie Sinason PhD

Children and adults with an intellectual disability are more vulnerable to external trauma. In addition, the disability itself is difficult to emotionally process. This seminar reveals the key seminal themes that emerge from talking therapy with children and adults with mild, severe and profound multi-disability.

About the Speaker

Dr Valerie Sinason is a poet, writer, child and adolescent psychotherapist and adult psychoanalyst and was Founder Director of the Clinic for Dissociative Studies which she continues to consult to. She is a Trustee of the Institute for Psychotherapy and Disability, Chair of the Trust for the First People Arts Centre, South Africa and Hon Consultant Psychoanalyst at the University of Cape Town Child Guidance Clinic.