The Greenane Centre, Greenane. Tipperary Town, E34 CX13

Diploma in Trauma Informed Psychotherapy

Course FULL for February 2022

Trauma Informed Psychotherapy

The importance of evaluating the effects of trauma is critical and has substantial implications for case-formulation and treatment planning in therapy. Therefore, before therapists can work with a client’s trauma they need to have a sound understanding of what trauma is and how to engage with it safely. Our IACP CPD approved and recognised Diploma In Trauma Informed Psychotherapy offers participants practical skills-based training with a strong theoretical foundation based on the latest neurobiological developments in working with trauma safely and effectively. A strong focus will be placed on participant’s knowledge and skill development ensuring a more informed confidence in working with trauma.

This Diploma is designed to equip counsellors, psychotherapists and psychologists with the knowledge and skills to work in an integrative manner and address client trauma in a safe, confident and ethical manner.

Participants who complete this CPD Diploma will gain a sound understanding of trauma informed psychotherapy and will develop the tools and skills necessary to confidentially and effectively work with trauma in safe, strategic and systematic manner.

THIS PROGRAMME WILL BE FACILITATED ONLINE VIA ZOOM

Places Strictly Limited to 20 Participants.

Diploma in Trauma Informed Psychotherapy

This Diploma is designed to equip counsellors, psychotherapists and psychologists with the knowledge and skills to work in an integrative manner and address client trauma in a safe, confident and ethical manner.

CPD Recognised and Approved by The Irish Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy Awarded 78 IACP CPD Points.

Delivered by a team of highly experienced facilitators who have expertise in Trauma Informed Care.

 

1

Thursday 17th February 2022, 7pm – 9:30pm
Facilitator: Liz Quish

  • Course Orientation

2

Saturday 19th February 2022, 10am – 5pm
Facilitator: Aoife Bairead

  • Developing  a Trauma Informed Lens
  • Adverse Childhood Experiences
  • Toxic stress
  • Developmental Trauma
  • Impact of Early Adversity on the Developing Brain
  • Creating Trauma Informed and Resilience Building Practices​

3

Friday 11th March 2022, 10am – 5pm
Saturday 12th March 2022, 10am – 5pm
Facilitator: Patricia Allen Garrett

  • Introduction To Trauma
  • Symptoms Of Trauma
  • Triune Model Of Trauma
  • Brain and Body Connection
  • Introduction to PTSD
  • Introduction to Polyvagal Theory
  • Trauma Types
  • Talk Therapy

4

Saturday 2nd April 2022, 10am- 5pm
Facilitator: Emma Chapman

  • Overview of Polyvagal Theory
  • The Vagus Nerve and the Autonomic Nervous System
  • Impact of Trauma on the Autonomic System
  • Survival States – Physical and Psychological symptoms
  • Self regulation, co-regulation and vagal toning
  • Embodied safety through a polyvagal lens

5

Saturday 7th May, 10am- 5pm
Facilitator: Aoife Bairead

  • Overview of Attachment Theories
  • Attachment as a Relational Construct
  • Attachment Styles
  • Process and Pattterns in Relationships
  • Pathways to Earned Secure Attachment

6

Saturday 21st May 2022, 10am- 5pm
Facilitator: Aoife Bairead

  • Adult Manifestation of Childhood Trauma
  • Trauma Symptomatology
  • Trauma Expressed Behaviours
  • Shame, Fear and Trauma
  • Intergenerational Transmission of Trauma

7

Saturday 11th June 2022, 10am – 5pm
Sunday 12th June 2022, 10am – 5pm
Facilitator: Patricia Allen Garrett

  • Trauma Treatment Theories
  • Trauma Treatment Phases
  • Window of Tolerance
  • Assessment and Evaluation
  • Regulation Exercises
  • Recap on The Nervous System
  • Integration Phase Exercises

8

Saturday 18th June 2022, 10am- 5pm
Facilitator: Aoife Bairead

  • Key Concepts of Mentalisation
  • Mentalisation as a Frame of Reference
  • Maintaining a Mentalisation Stance
  • Promoting and Restoring Mentalisation
  • Cognitive Processes in Generating Effective Mentalisation

9

Saturday 9th July 2022,10am- 5pm
Sunday 10th July 2022, 10am- 5pm
Facilitator: Emma Steadman

  • Integrating Person Centred, Gestalt, Object Relations, Jungian and Transpersonal Trauma Models
  • Trauma Informed CBT
  • Using Creativity for Complex Rational Trauma

10

Saturday 16th July, 10am- 5pm
Facilitator: Dr. Chrissie Tizzard

  • Vicarious Trauma and Compassionate Fatigue
  • How & Why it Manifests
  • Defence in Practice
  • Addressing Vicarious Trauma and Compassion Fatigue – Self Care
  • Exploring the Therapist Triggers
  • Containment for the Therapist
  • Integrating TIC into your Practice

11

Thursday 21st July 2022, 7pm- 9:30pm
Facilitator: Liz Quish

  • Course Closing

Tutorials

Participants are expected to attend 1 tutorial online via Zoom.
You will be assigned to either Group 1 or Group 2 on registration.

Thursday 28th July 2022, (Group 1)
Friday 29th July 2022, (Group 2)

7pm – 9:30pm – Zoom

Facilitator: Liz Quish

Learning Outcomes

Participants who complete this 12 day CPD Diploma will gain a sound understanding of trauma informed psychotherapy and will develop the tools and skills necessary to confidently and effectively work with trauma in a safe, strategic and systematic manner.

Develop a sound understanding of the types, prevalence, neurobiology and impact of trauma.

Use a trauma-informed lens to reframe challenging emotions and behaviours as adaptive responses to trauma, moving from a what’s wrong with you mindset to a what happen to you framework.

Use Trauma focused theory, research and techniques coherently and safely in therapy facilitating clients post traumatic growth.

Become proficient in using body-based interventions for tracking, naming, and safely exploring trauma-related somatic activation, creating new competencies and restoring clients somatic sense of self in a safe and trauma informed manner.

Become proficient in using body-based interventions for tracking, naming, and safely exploring trauma-related somatic activation, creating new competencies and restoring clients somatic sense of self in a safe and trauma informed manner.

Programme Structure & Fees

Entry Requirement

This CPD Diploma is open to practitioners who have successfully completed

  • A Degree or Diploma in Counselling/ Psychotherapy

This programme may also be of interest to Play Therapists, Art Therapists, Drama and Music Therapists who have appropriate experience and accreditation and are seeking to expand their skill set to work in an informed manner with Trauma.

Schedule

12 Day Programme Commencing Thursday, 17th February 2022 with Class Orientation from 7pm – 9:30pm.

Class time will run from 10am – 5.00pm each day thereafter.

COURSE FULL

Teaching Methods

This Programme will be facilitated online via Zoom.

Assessment

Reflective Learning Journals
2500 Word Academic Essay
1500 Word Book Review

Programme Fee & Payment Schedule

Full Fee: €1,500

  • €500 Deposit on registration
  • €700 by November 12th 2021
  • €300 by January 7th 2022
***  COURSE FULL FOR FEBRUARY 2022   ***

Previous Participant Feedback

“This programme has been amazing from start to finish. I have learned so much from this training and now feel fully equipped to support clients who present with trauma histories”.

“A fantastic programme. Will definitely be recommending. Content so relevant to my work as a counsellor. Polyvagal Theory now makes sense!”

“Having a clear framework to guide my work with clients who present with trauma has given me such confidence. I now feel I can work in a safe and relational manner without the fear of re-traumatising”.