Traumatic events confront human beings with the extremities of helplessness and terror, disrupting the ordinary systems of care that afford us a sense of control, connection, and meaning (Herman, 1992). The importance of evaluating the effects of trauma is critical, and has substantial implications for case-formulation and treatment planning in therapy (Cloitre, et al., 2009). Therefore, before mental health practitioners can work in depth with a client’s trauma they need an understanding of what trauma is and how to engage with it safely. This two-day workshop will look at those initial requirements.
- 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 use some basic body-orientated techniques to help the body do this safely
- Appreciate 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
There are two intakes of this course running in 2018.
- November Intake: Thursday 01 November and Thursday 08 November
9:30am – 4:30pm
Who Should Apply:
- This workshop is for mental health practitioners interested in learning more about the subject area.
- Certificate of Attendance and Participation
- CPD: 12 hours
- €180.00 (15% discount for IICP Students / Alumni and VCS Counsellors: €153.00)