IICP College: Two-Day Online Workshop on Understanding Trauma

IICP College

Two-Day Online Workshop on Understanding Trauma

Comprehensive workshop providing a thorough understanding of what trauma is and how to engage with it safely

Due to current social distancing guidelines, this course will be delivered online.

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 2 day workshop will look at those initial requirements - knowledge of the dynamics of trauma and establishing safety.

Programme 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 and 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;

Entry Requirements:

This workshop is for mental health practitioners interested in learning more about the subject area.

Award:

Certificate of Attendance and Participation
CPD: 12 Hours

Dates:

April Intake: Thursday, 02 April and Thursday, 09 April 2020

Times: 9:30am – 4:30pm

Venue:

This workshop will take place online, using a software called Zoom. Participants will be sent a link to join the online platform before the course commences.

Facilitator:

Patricia Allen-Garrett,

BSc (Hons) Psychology, MIAHIP, ECP.
Patricia works as a humanistic and integrative psychotherapist in private practice and in a community setting and is also engaged in group work with people who have attempted suicide.

For more details please visit our website: www.iicp.ie/cpdcourses/understandingtrauma

Or contact:

IICP Office:  087 9055330

General Info

Date Entered/Updated
25th Mar, 2020
Region
Online via Zoom
Expiry Date
25th May, 2020