The Greenane Centre, Greenane. Tipperary Town, E34 CX13

Diploma in Trauma Informed Psychotherapy

Commencing February 2023

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.

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.

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.

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.

Programme Modules

1

Tuesday 28th February 2023.

Course Orientation

Introduction to Course Philosophy, Principals, and Assessments

7pm – 9:30pm. Zoom
Facilitator: Liz Quish

2

Saturday 4th March 2023.

Trauma Informed Care

  • Trauma Informed – Care The Paradigm Shift
  • Key Tenants of Trauma Informed Care
  • Adverse Childhood Experiences
  • Creating Trauma Informed and Resilience Building Practices

10am – 5pm. Zoom
Facilitator: Marian Connell

3

Saturday 25th March 2023.

Trauma Expressed Behaviours

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

10am – 5pm. Zoom
Facilitator: Marian Connell

4

Saturday 8th April 2023
Sunday 9th April 2023.

Trauma and the Body

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

10am – 5pm. Zoom
Facilitator: Patricia Allen-Garrett

5

Sunday 22nd April 2023.

Polyvagal Theory

  • 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

10am – 5pm. Zoom
Facilitator: Emma Chapman

6

Saturday 13th May 2023.

Attachment

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

10am – 5pm. Zoom
Facilitator: Aoife Bairead

7

Saturday 27th May 2023.

Rainbow Mapping

  • Rainbow Mapping Model©
  • The Reflective Mind
  • Reactive Brain
  • Reactive Body
  • Trigger Based
  • Therapeutic Cycle
  • Hyper Triggering
  • Hypo Triggering
  • Un-Triggering

10am – 5pm. Zoom
Facilitator: Andrew Thomas

8

Saturday 10th June 2023,
Sunday 11th June 2023.

Trauma Treatment Phases

  • Trauma Treatment Theories
  • Trauma Treatment Phases
  • Window of Tolerance
  • Assessment and Evaluation
  • Regulation Exercises
  • Integration Phase Exercises

10am – 5pm. Zoom
Facilitator: Patricia Allen-Garrett

9

Saturday 1st July 2023,
Sunday 2nd July 2023.

Creative Interventions

  • Integrating Creative Interventions in Trauma Work 
  • Framework for Working Safely with Trauma through Creativity
  • Introducing Art Based interventions to Clients
  • Processing Trauma through Creativity
  • Facilitating Post-Traumatic Growth through Creativity

10am – 5pm. Zoom
Facilitator: Marian Connell

10

Saturday 29th July 2023.

Vicarious Trauma and Compassion Fatigue

  • Vicarious Trauma and Compassion Fatigue
  • Exploring the Therapist Triggers
  • Addressing Vicarious Trauma and Compassion Fatigue – Self Care

10am – 5pm. Zoom
Facilitator: Patricia Allen Garrett

11

Saturday 29th July 2023.

Programme Closing

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.

You will:

  • 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.

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 25th November 2022
  • €300 by 10th February 2023

REGISTER NOW TO SECURE YOUR PLACE

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”.