Events, Speaking dates, and News



Dr Treisman has released new online modules on grief and loss; and a new online module on emotional regulation (Presley the pug); and is due to release several more (see more information under the online module tab on this website). Karen is also working on a new book- Ollie the Octopus for children who have experienced a bereavement, death and loss due to be released in 2021.

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 will also be 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” which will be released in early 2021 however is currently available for pre order- is over 300 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.

Dr Treisman is 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 many events have moved virtual please see the online training tab for a list of available online events.

Feb 17h-18th- Barnardos consultation in N. Ireland

February 20th- frontline- trauma

February 25th- frontline- trauma

February 27th- Brent- therapeutic treasure box

Feb 28th- closed event for Pause on disfranchised grief

March 3rd- barnardos consultation

March 4th-5th- relational and developmental trauma in North Lincolnshire

March 6th-7th- nscience event- open to public- London– relational and developmental trauma/ therapeutic treasure box- bookings through nscience website.

March 9th- 11th- Barnardos consultation

March 12th-13th- Warwick social services

March 16th- Norwich safeguarding team

March 17th- Strengths based approaches- Norwich

March 19th-21st- public event in London open to all people- relational and developmental trauma; and therapeutic treasure box- bookings through BAAT website- British association of art therapists.

March 23rd-25th- Barnardos consultation in N Ireland

March 27th- Break the silence- Scotland- public event-

March 30th-3rd- Ireland for a range of events- closed

April 6th-10th- three steps- week long of training

April 16th-17th- Warwick social services

April 20th- Essex social services

April 22nd-24th- Scotland event-closed.

April 27th-1st- barnardos N Ireland

May 2nd- May 12th- no bookings on holiday

May 13th-15th- Barnardos

May 18th-19th- event on relational and developmental trauma- Ireland- closed event.

May 20th- 22nd- Barnardos consultation

May 25th-26th- Warwick social services

May 28th-29th- event on trauma in Ireland- closed event

June 1st-2nd- Barnardos

June 4th- 5th- Scotland- trauma event- open event–

June 8th-12th- Baynes social services- closed

June 15th-17th- Warwick social services-closed

June 18th-19th- adoption plus- therapeutic social work course- open event- bookings through adoption plus-

June 22nd- 27th- North Somerset Social Services- closed

June 29th-30th- Bristol foster carers-closed

July 1st- Hillingdon Virtual school- power of language

July 2nd- Barnardos

July 3rd- Adoption plus therapeutic social work course-

July 6th-7th- Warwick social services

8th July-25th july- no booking- on holiday in Angola- limited access to email

27th-28th July- Newham social services- relational and developmental trauma

30th July-31st July- Rotherham social services

3rd-5th August- Warwick social services

August 10th- September 10th- no bookings as in Holiday in Pakistan. Limited access to emails.

September 11th- adoption plus

September 14th-15th- Warwick social services

September 17th-18th- Scotland- more than trauma conference- open event- bookings online under title.

September 21st-25th- warwick social services

September 26th- public event on unaccompanied asylum-seeking young people-

September 28th-29th- Barnardos

September 1st-2nd- step up social work

September 3rd- event on unaccompanied asylum-seeking young people- event event through nscience

October 5th-9th- Warwick

October 12th- Pause

October 15th-16th- Warwick social services

October 17th- public event for sunflower events- tbc

October 19th-21st- Barnardos

October 22nd- webinar for research in practice

October 23rd- Adoption plus- therapeutic social work course

October 26th- event in Devon- closed

October 28th-29th- Essex social services

November 2nd-3rd- Essex

November 5th-7th- open event for BAAT-

November 9th-11th- barnardos

November 13th- adoption plus

November 16th-20th- Warwick

November 23rd- 27th- Essex

November 30th- event in Ireland for National Psychological Services for Educational Psychologists

December 2nd- Hillingdon VS- organisational trauma and trauma-informed organisations.

December 3rd- adoption plus conference- tbc

December 4th- adoption plus

December 5th- BAAT open event on organisational trauma and understanding what becoming a more trauma-informed and infused organisation means- booked through

December 7th- 8th-Warwick

December 9th-11th- Barnardos

December 15th-18th- in Ireland with threesteps and the Candle Trust

No bookings between December 20th and 6th Jan- on holiday

2021 (please note not all events or commitments are listed)

Jan 7th-8th- Gilly the Giraffe group for teaching assistants in Grimsby

Jan 11th-15th- Barnardos Ireland

Jan 20th-21st- pause

Jan 25th-26th- London CAMHS deaf service

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