Two Day Workshop in Understanding & Working Safely with Trauma

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: TBC

  • Time: TBC

Introduction

Before mental health practitioners can work in depth with a client’s trauma they need an understanding of both what trauma is and how to engage with it safely before embarking on in-depth work. This two day workshop will look at those initial requirements – knowledge of the dynamics of trauma and establishing safety.

Course Content

  • Understand the key components of psychological trauma;
  • Be able to identify the many sources of trauma;
  • Know the difference between developmental trauma and traumatic injury;
  • Recognise the many symptoms of trauma;
  • Have a good understanding of the physiology of the brain and its role in trauma;
  • Understand the reaction of trauma clients;
  • Recognise the body’s role in trauma and learn how the body tries to work through trauma and use some basic body-orientated techniques to help the body do this safely
  • Have a good understanding of the immediate & long term effects of PTSD;
  • Be introduced to why talking therapies may not help in this initial stage of trauma work;
  • Start to work with establishing safety through resourcing & boundary setting.
  • Understand the concept of the ‘window of tolerance’ and its importance;
  • Understand the “three trauma types” of clients and the implications for therapy and be introduced to three safety protocols and given the opportunity to work with them;
  • Be able to identify symptoms of autonomic nervous system arousal and learn how to separate physical from emotional arousal in order to establish safety;

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:

  • TBC

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

Please note due to the current Covid -19 restrictions, our office team are working remotely. Therefore we would encourage you to apply online for speedy process of your application. Should you have any questions in relation to making your online application please contact Triona on 086-0499154.

Register Your Interest

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.