Life Story Work

Therapeutic Life Story Work

Richard Rose’s Therapeutic Life Story Work is an intervention that supports children and young people who have experienced trauma through safely exploring and making meaning of their past and present. It enables the young person to understand themselves, those around them and the wider world. Helping young people understand what has happened to them can assist in not letting the past dominate their present. Therapeutic Life Story Work also supports young people to develop compassion for and a deeper understanding of themselves, and hope for their future.


The workshop will look at the essentials of Therapeutic Life Story Work, as well as provide practical approaches for working with young people who have experienced trauma. Attendees will be given the chance to think through and experiment with various tools that can be used when working with traumatised young people.