Events, Speaking dates, and News



Dr Karen Treisman was awarded an MBE for outstanding services for children and is on the Queens 2020 Honours list. 

Dr Treisman has released several new online modules; and is due to release several more (see more information under the online module tab on this website).

Karen has a new book being released in the summer of 2021- Ollie the Octopus for children who have experienced a bereavement, death and loss and 2 new sets of cards– one focusing on strengths and one focusing on trauma. 

Karen released a free accessible report on trauma-inducing and trauma-reducing medical and health experiences– found here- trauma inducing or trauma reduci

Dr Treisman was awarded a Winston Churchill Fellowship Travel Award which involved visited several places in the USA to further study whole system and organisational approaches to trauma-informed and trauma-responsive care. The report can be read here. This experience has been turned into a NEW Jessica Kingsley published book entitled A Treasure Box for Creating Trauma-Informed Organizations: A Ready-to-Use Resource For Trauma, Adversity, and Culturally Informed, Infused and Responsive Systems” is over 600 pages long and A4 in size. It is jam packed with treasures such as practical ideas, photographed examples, photocopiable resources, real world examples from contributors from all around the world, amazing new illustrations and infographics, and much more. Brochure about the book found here- LOW RES – A Treasure Box for Creating Trauma-Informed Organizations – Brochure 

The trauma informed organization launch was attended by over 400 people virtually and the recording can be watched here-

Dr Treisman was supporting the UK’s oldest and largest children’s charity, Barnardos, to move towards their ambitious of becoming more meaningfully trauma, adversity, and culturally informed, infused, and responsive. This includes through some direct training, support of training, and consultation to various organisational aspects and structures.

Dr Treisman was also awarded twice in a row the 2018 and 2019 Psychology Professional of the Year Award for Excellence in Attachment and Trauma. More recently Karen just was awarded the 2020 Youth Psychology Professional of the Year.

Following the success of Dr Treisman’s 2 therapeutic sets of card decks, we are excited to announce the release of “The Parenting Patchwork Treasure Deck”. These focus on parenting capacity assessments, supporting the parent/carer- child relationship, understanding about child development and the impact trauma may have on development, and much more. This set will also support people to carry out one of Dr Treisman’s most popular tools, the “parenting patchwork”. These are available for purchase here- and those who purchase the cards will have access to a series of videos explaining how to optimise the use of the videos-

Dr Treisman was a speaker for TEDx– you can watch the talk here-

The therapeutic treasure box by Dr Karen Treisman is currently a number 1 bestseller on Amazon. As is Cleo the Croc the workbook.

You can also follow Dr Karen Treisman on Twitter, or join Safe Hands and Thinking Minds Facebook Group for daily trauma, parenting, and attachment-related news updates.

Future Events (Not all events or work commitments are listed below. Most events are closed, however, open or public events are bolded and/or the booking link included. Please contact the listed organiser for more details. If there is a particular topic you are interested in but is not available- please let us know the topic and your location, and we can add you to a list for possible future events):

Due to the pandemic the majority of events have moved to being virtual. So, please see the online training tab on this website for a list of available online events and pre recorded online modules- more coming regularly so please keep checking for updated information.

Jan 27th-29th- barnardo’s

Feb 3rd- Hillingdon virtual school

Feb 8th-10th- Barnardo’s

Feb 16th-18th- Tusla event in Ireland

Feb 20th- open event for public in London by the sunflower network-topic to be confirmed-

Feb 24th-26th- family resource centre- public event- Ireland- details to be released nearer the time

March 1st-3rd- In Belfast CAMHS

March 5th and 6th- public open event- details to be released nearer the time–

March 24th-25th-event in Ireland for National Psychological Services for Educational Psychologists

Later dates will be updated nearer the time