PLEASE NOTE Attendees need to bring a certain amount of competence and experience with them to be able to manage the content of the course.
The course will develop established psychological concepts about attachment, relational patterns and our sense of self with the significant neurological impact of trauma on the brain’s development.
It will focus our thinking about how our bodies respond to trauma and the significant post traumatic growth that can occur when working within the phased approach.
The first day will focus on the theoretical aspects behind working with complex trauma. The second day will focus on the phased model and the development practical skills to support this complex work. Supervision will be offered throughout the course and delegates should come prepared to discuss their own clinical experiences of working with trauma to aid their learning.
“The quality, experience and content were all excellent. The best course I have been on, thank you!!!”
“Overall really welcoming, but fluid and helpful, didn’t feel uncomfortable speaking with a group, everyone was valued.”
“Both excellent presenters with confident presentation.”
“I like the way the day’s training is mirrored in the hand-out, this helps me to understand the info deeper and to be able to refer back in the future. I find in-person training the best for me with dyslexia.”
Date: Saturday 16th and 23rd March 2024
Time: 9:30am - 4:30pm,
Location: Online via Zoom
This workshop will develop confidence and deepen your understanding about working with the impact of complex trauma on the present day experience of your clients. It is designed to enable you to practically explore your own clinical experiences and relate these to a trauma framework which can transform the way you work with clients. It will enable you:
This course is aimed at Qualified Professionals working with clients who have experienced trauma to include: Counsellors, Psychotherapists, Psychologists, etc. It is not suitable for trainee counsellors and psychotherapists who are not yet in practice, or are newly practising. We have an Introduction to Working with Trauma workshop in October if this is a new topic for you.
Alison is a Supervisor, UKCP accredited Psychotherapist and Certified Transactional Analyst. She works both in private practice in Bournemouth and for the Sexual Trauma and Recovery Service (STARS) in Dorset.
Alison has developed her experience in working with clients who have symptoms of complex PTSD. She now 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 has seen how recovery can and does happen when clients are given the time and space to work.
Gerry is a Supervisor, Psychotherapist and Tavistock trained Organisational Consultant. She works both in private practice in the Wimborne area and for the Sexual Trauma and Recovery Service (STARS) as Clinical Lead.
Her experience of working with sexual trauma and complex PTSD includes Supervision of therapists working with abuse and designing services that best support survivors. She uses Herman’s three stage model to ensure clinical safety whilst helping clients build resilience and move to connection and post-traumatic growth.
Her passion is guiding other practitioners to fine-tune their repertoire of theory and skills to allow the client to recover.