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Child Sexual Abuse Seminar Series

A series of ten interdisciplinary seminars on child sexual abuse (CSA) to be held at Trinity College Dublin this summer.

Sessions will include short presentations from researchers, clinicians, survivors, and others working in this area, followed by open group discussions. The aims are to share knowledge between experience, practice & research; to identify gaps in knowledge & services; and to plan new research that could help drive change.

Confirmed seminar speakers include:
Maeve Lewis, Deirdre Kenny & Eileen Finnegan (One in Four), Drs Aoife Twohig & Leanne Gregory (St Louise’s Unit, Crumlin), Diane Hanly (St Clare’s, Temple St), Dr Mark Smyth (CAMHS Swords), Dr Ailise Bulfin (Maynooth/TCD), Dr Rosaleen McElvaney (DCU), Deirdre Sullivan (Author), Louise O’Keeffe, Hazel Larkin, and Senator Ivana Bacik.

Speakers for each session will be posted at:

Attendance is free, but registration is essential. Please email Dr Simon McCarthy-Jones at to reserve a place.

This workshop series is funded by the Irish Research Council New Foundations scheme, co-ordinated by Dr Simon McCarthy-Jones, Maeve Lewis, Dr Rosaleen McElvaney and Dr Ailise Bulfin, in association with the Trinity Long Room Hub.

Related links:

2016-17 CSA Schedule

Mental & Physical Health Consequences of Child Sexual Abuse

18.05.2017 Protection and Prevention of CSA

Child Sexual Abuse and the Family

Speakers: Mary Flaherty, Senior Clinical Psychologist, Our Lady's Hospital for Sick Children

Patricia Brazil, Barrister at Law & Averil Deverell Assistant Professor, TCD

31.05.2017 Child Sexual Abuse and the Criminal Justice System
06.06.2017 Child Sexual Abuse and the Cyberworld

Representing Child Sexual Abuse in Culture

Speakers: Hazel Larkin (author, activist, and PhD student), Deirdre Sullivan (award-winning author of Young Adult fiction) & Dr Ailise Bulfin (literary scholar, Maynooth University)

17.08.2017 Child Sexual Abuse and Shame
24.08.2017 Psychotherapy for Child Sexual Abuse
07.09.2017 Perpetrators and their Treatment
11.09.2017 Going Forward: Researching Child Sexual Abuse Together
15.09.2017 One-day CSA conference at Trinity College Dublin

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