This six-day CPD course will enable therapeutic practitioners to develop confidence in working within a phased trauma-informed framework. This will enable effective and safe clinical work with clients who have experienced complex trauma.
The course will develop clinical practice by exploring established psychological concepts about attachment, relational patterns, family dynamics, ACES and our sense of self with the significant neurological impact of trauma on the brain’s development and functioning. It will focus our thinking about how our bodies respond with defensive coping strategies to trauma and the significant post traumatic growth that can occur for clients when working within the phased approach.
The course will progress through subjects to build knowledge. Topics covered will be broadly:
Self-Care and Clinical Supervision
The workshop will follow the following structure:
Days 1 - Introduction to Trauma Theory and ACES
Day 2 - Attachment and impact of Trauma
Day 3 - Neurological impact of Trauma
Day 4 - Trauma within Families
Day 5 - Dissociation / Working with the Body
Day 6 - Self-Care and Clinical Supervision
Breaks total 1.5 hours (one morning coffee break of 20mins, one lunch break of 50mins and one afternoon coffee break of 20mins)
This CPD professional certificate will develop confidence and deepen your understanding about working with the impact of complex trauma on the present day experience of your clients. It will prepare you to:
Qualified Professionals working with clients who have experienced trauma to include: Counsellors, Psychotherapists, Psychologists etc. Participants must be fully qualified and working either within private practice or organisations supporting individuals from a therapeutic stance.
No preparatory work is needed but participants will need to be prepared to share aspects of their clinical work (within appropriate confidentiality and ethical boundaries) throughout the course to take part in group discussions and clinical supervision.
Three weekends from April -July, in person at our Poole Campus
TIming: 9.30am - 4.30pm
Non-IMC delegates = £480.00
IMC Students/Graduates = £360.00
Alison is a Clinical Supervisor, UKCP accredited Psychotherapist and Certified Transactional Analyst. She works as a Senior Lecturer in the psychology department at Bournemouth University, as the Training and Development lead for the Sexual Trauma and Recovery Service (STARS) in Dorset and has a private psychotherapy practice.
Alison has developed her experience in working with clients who have symptoms of complex PTSD and dissociative symptoms over 10 years. She works within a three-phase therapeutic trauma framework with her clients to ensure clinical safety and space to understand and resolve the intrusive symptoms that clients experience.
She is passionate about finding effective ways to work with complex trauma clients, she works with each client individually to find what supports them and she has seen how recovery can and does happen when clients are given the time and space to work.