Just a few words about the background of the main speakers (in alphabetical order):
Martin Dorahy, PhD, DClinPsych, is a clinical psychologist and professor in the Department of Psychology, University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand.
He is the director of clinical psychology training at the University. He has a clinical, research and theoretical interest in self-conscious emotions (e.g., shame) and complex trauma and dissociative disorders.
He has published over 100 peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters, and co-edited four books in the area of psychotraumatology.
He is a Past President (2017) of the International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation (ISSTD), and former co-editor of the ESTD’s newsletter.
He maintains a clinical practice, focused primarily on the adult sequelae of childhood relational trauma.
Benedetto Farina, PhD, is a psychiatrist and psychotherapist, and a Full Professor of Clinical Psychology at the European University of Rome.
He is member of the Scientific Committee of the International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation (ISSTD), a member of the Editorial Boards of the Journal of Trauma and Dissociation and of the International Journal of Multidisciplinary Trauma Studies.
In 2015 he was given the ISSTD Richard P. Kluft Award for Best Article published in the Journal of Trauma and Dissociation.