The Greenane Centre, Greenane. Tipperary Town, E34 CX13

Diploma In Trauma Informed Psychotherapy

Delivered Online via Zoom

Commencing April 2024

Course Fee: €1,550

€550 deposit on registration

€250 monthly for 4 months

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 delivered online via Zoom

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

Adolescent Trauma Psychotherapy

Programme Modules & Timetable

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Wednesday 17th April 2024.

Introduction to Course Philosophy, Principals, and Assessments

7:30pm – 9pm. Zoom

Facilitator: Liz Quish

Saturday 20th April 2024.

  • 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

Sunday 21st April 2024.

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

10am – 5pm. Zoom

Facilitator: Marian Connell

Saturday 11th May 2024,
Sunday 12th May 2024.

  • 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: Dr Alvina Grosu

Saturday 15th June 2024,
Sunday 16th June 2024.

  • 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

Participants are expected to attend an online tutorial and will be assigned to either Group 1 or Group 2 on registration.

Wednesday 19th June 2024 (Group 1),

Thursday 20th June 2024 (Group 2).

7:30pm – 9:30pm. Zoom

Facilitator: Liz Quish

Saturday 6th July 2024.

  • 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: Marian Connell

Saturday 14th September 2024,
Sunday 15th September 2024.

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

10am – 5pm. Zoom

Facilitator: Patricia Allen-Garrett

Saturday 12th October 2024,
Sunday 13th October 2024.

  • 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

Saturday 30th November 2024.

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

10am – 5pm. Zoom

Facilitator: Patricia Allen Garrett

Tuesday 3rd December 2024.

7:30pm – 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

Entry Requirement

This CPD Diploma is open to practitioners who have successfully completed a Degree or Diploma in Counselling/ Psychotherapy. It 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 Method

This programme will be facilitated entirely online on Zoom

Assessment

  • Reflective Learning Journals
  • 1500 Word Book Review

Terms & Conditions:

Please read our Terms and Conditions document carefully. You will be required to indicate your consent on the programme application form.

developmental trauma diploma

Programme Fee & Registration

Full Fee: €1,550

  • €550 Deposit on registration
  • €250 monthly for 4 months

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