Working with trauma and PTSD
This four-day course will help you understand the psychological models underpinning counselling work with trauma and PTSD. You will learn how to work effectively with trauma survivors whilst looking after yourself.
- Friday 24th January 2020
- Saturday 25th January
- Saturday 1st February
- Monday 3rd February
Who is this workshop for?
This course is suitable for qualified and student counsellors and psychotherapists. All participants must have appropriate supervision support in place for the duration of the programme. This is a non-accredited programme that will deepen the understanding of trauma and its impact and develop further skills in working with people affected by trauma and PTSD.
Outcomes for attendees
- understand the historical context for PTSD
- have an overview of different psychological models for PTSD
- learn the psychological, physiological, and neurological processes associated with PTSD
- be able to respond therapeutically to trauma presentations and incorporate a framework that can be adapted within your therapeutic approach
- learn how to work with complex trauma: working with survivors of abuse, introduction to dissociation
- have the opportunity to explore cultural issues
- experience relaxation and visualisation techniques that can be used when working with trauma
- build awareness of safety and timing in trauma work and understand indicators of recovery and resolution
- experience creative approaches in trauma work
- time for self-reflection and casework reflection
- supervision and self-care
MBACP (Snr. Accred.), MSc Psychological Trauma (distinction), Post-Graduate Certificate in Counselling Supervision. Penny has worked as a senior counsellor within the NHS for 15 years. She currently specialises in trauma work. Penny has been a supervisor for over 10 years working for different agencies and in private practice.