• 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

    Friday 27th August, 7pm – 9:30pm

    Facilitator: Liz Quish

    • Course Orientation

    2

    Saturday 4th September, 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

    Saturday 18th September, 10am - 5pm

    Sunday 19th September, 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 9th October, 10am- 5pm

    Facilitator: Emma Chapman

    • Overview of Polyvagal Theory
    • The Vagus Nerve and the Autonomic Nervous System
    • The 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 30th October, 10am- 5pm

    Facilitator: Aoife Bairead

    • Overview of Attachment Theories
    • Attachment as a Relational Construct
    • Attachment Styles Secure, Avoidant, Ambivalent, and Disorganised.
    • Process and Patterns in Relationships
    • Intergenerational transmission of Trauma 
    • Pathways to Earned  Secure Attachment​

    6

    Saturday 13th November, 10am- 5pm

    Facilitator: Aoife Bairead

    • Adult Manifestation of Childhood Trauma
    • Trauma Symptomatology
    • Trauma Expressed Behaviours
    • Shame, Fear, and Trauma.
    • Neurosequential Approach to Therapy
    • Reconstructing a Coherent Narrative

    7

    Saturday 4th December, 10am - 5pm

    Sunday 5th December, 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 8th January, 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 29th January,10am- 5pm

    Sunday 30th January, 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 19th February, 10am- 5pm

    Facilitator: Dr. Chrissie Tizzard

    • Conceptualising Compassion Fatigue, Vicarious Trauma, Moral Distress and Burnout
    • Indictors of Compassion Fatigue, Vicarious Trauma, Moral Distress and Burnout.
    • External Factors Impacting the Effects of Trauma Work
    • Individual Factors Impacting the Effects of Trauma Work
    • Strategies for Building Empathic Resilience
    • Practicing and Nurturing Vicarious Resilience

    11

    Friday 25th February, 7pm- 9:30pm

    Facilitator: Liz Quish

    • Course Closing

  • 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.

    An understanding of the impact of vicarious trauma and compassion fatigue, as well as skills to manage the impact of trauma work on the therapist.

  • 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 Friday 27th August 2021 with Class Orientation from 7pm - 9:30pm.

     

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

    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: €1,450

    • €450 Deposit on registration
    • €700 by June 11th 2021
    • €300 by August 13th 2021

  • Get In Touch

    Contact Liz by filling out the form below or call 087 7800500

    The Greenane Centre, Greenane, Tipperary Town, E34 CX13
    087 7800500