Two-Day Workshop on Developing your Trauma Toolkit

Comprehensive workshop providing a thorough understanding of what trauma is and how to engage with it safely

  • Certification: IICP will issue a CPD Certificate of Attendance. CPD: 12 hours

  • QQI: N/A

  • Cost: €180.00 (Reduced rate for IICP Students /Alumni and VCS Counsellors: €153.00)

  • Dates:

    • 12th August 2022
    • 13th August 2022
  • Time: 9:30am – 4:30pm

  • Delivery : Online

Introduction

This 2 day interactive, theoretical and practical workshop will introduce the central principles of trauma-informed practice & help therapists develop confidence in working with clients’ trauma. Combining current trauma research, experiential exercises, skills practice & taking a somatic approach, it will explore some of trauma’s neurological aspects, develop familiarity with interventions that address these aspects and aid the practitioner in developing their trauma toolkit.

Course Content

  • Key components, sources & symptoms of psychological & development trauma;
  • Triphasic model of trauma & the therapist’s role in each
  • An introduction to polyvagal theory
  • The importance of regulation and how to use it in therapy;
  • The importance of the therapeutic relationship using a polyvagal lens
  • Some stage-specific practical skills and interventions to help in your work to:
    • Help clients expand their window of tolerance and learn to regulate
    • Bring a client back from a hypo/hyperaroused state
    • Help clients identify their feelings and behaviours
    • Start to process traumatic memories using the body
    • Help clients develop resources, re-orientate to & appreciate their strengths;
    • Begin to integrate their experiences and make meaning of their trauma.

Online Classroom Delivery

Our online classes are run as tutorials, that involve students and their lecturer logging into our online portal Zoom™ simultaneously.

Zoom™ provides and integrative online environment for students and Lecturers to interact and engage in the learning. This platform facilitates discussion polls, sharing of slides, videos resources and much, much more.

To foster more intimate learning environments the use of breakout rooms is also implemented, allowing for the safe and experiential triadic learning practice that we have found so successful.

All of our sessions are accessible through computer and mobile devices and we have a structured and robust technology department to support all faculty and students through their online learning journey. To encourage flexibility, and ss best practice, we also record all our sessions, these are made accessible only to the students in that class to review content whenever is convenient to them!

Dates:

  • 12th August 2022
  • 13th August 2022

Time:

  • 9:30am – 4:30pm

Who Should Apply:

  • This workshop is for mental health practitioners who are working with/interested in working more with trauma. Psychotherapy students are very welcome.

Certification:

  • The college will issue a certificate of attendance to those who take this workshop.
  • CPD: 12 hours

Cost:

  • €180.00 (15% discount for IICP Students / Alumni and VCS Counsellors: €153.00)

Venue:

Generally our programmes are delivered onsite in our Tallaght Campus. At present, due to social distancing they are being delivered online. If social distancing requirements are lessened we hope to be able to deliver this in the classroom; however it is possible that it will be a blend of some students on site and some attending remotely.

Our online classes are run as tutorials, that involve students and their lecturer logging into our online portal Zoom™ simultaneously. To foster more intimate learning environments the use of breakout rooms is also implemented, allowing for the safe and experiential triadic learning practice that we have found so successful. All of our sessions are accessible through computer and mobile devices and we have a structured and robust technology department to support all faculty and students through their online learning journey. To encourage flexibility, and as best practice, we also record all our sessions, these are made accessible only to the students in that class to review content whenever is convenient to them!

Getting Started

Applications to this course are done online using the link below. If you have any queries, please contact the office on 01 4664205 or call Triona on 086 0499154.

Simply click the below button to be brought to our online application process. When prompted, please select ‘CPD Courses (Short-Term)’, then select ‘CPD 2022 August – Two-Day Workshop on Developing your Trauma Toolkit’ and complete the form.

Online Application Form

If you have any trouble at any stage of the application please click here to get in touch and we will be happy to help.

Why attend this CPD Course?

  • Helps practitioners to identify the many symptoms of trauma.

  • Understand the key components of psychological trauma with clients.

  • Hugely popular course with participants consistently providing positive feedback.

  • Excellent facilitator – hugely knowledgeable, engaging and dynamic.

About the Programme Facilitator

Patricia Allen-Garrett
Patricia Allen-GarrettIICP CPD Facilitator
Patricia Allen-Garrett, BSc (Hons) Psychology, Dip Counselling & Psychotherapy (MIAHIP, ECP).

Patricia works as a humanistic and integrative psychotherapist in private practice and in a community setting and is also engaged in groupwork with people who have attempted suicide or who are struggling with suicidal ideation.

She has been involved in the training of counsellors since 2008 and has particular interest in both trauma, bereavement and the psychology of happiness.