IICP College: Online Workshop, Understanding Trauma – 2 Day
Online Workshop: Understanding Trauma – 2 Day
Due to the current government-issued instruction to close all schools and colleges in the fight to curb the spread of COVID-19, IICP College has successfully transferred its programmes to online delivery. This method will remain in place until the Irish government determines otherwise. Irrespective of the format, delivery of our teaching remains on the cutting edge of best practice in counselling and psychotherapy education and training
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.
- 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;
This workshop is for mental health practitioners interested in learning more about the subject area.
The college will issue a certificate of attendance. CPD: 6 Hours
Thursday, 01 October and Thursday, 08 October 2020
9:30am – 4:30pm
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.
She has been involved in the training of counsellors since 2008 and has particular interest in both trauma and bereavement for many years in addition to lecturing on IICP’s MA in Pluralistic Counselling and Psychotherapy.
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