Resilience: Prevention and Recovery from Traumatic Damage

Can be taken as an individual course or as a part of:

Approved by the British Psychological Society for the purposes of Continuing Professional Development (CPD).

2 days 9:30am – 4:30pm 15 CPD hours

Course Brief

Try the First Chapter of this online course absolutely FREE!

A two day course providing (1) a research based understanding of the role of resilience and (2) key practical skills for both prevention and recovery from traumatic damage. It draws on early work by Werner which explored how and why around a third of children do not develop problems despite growing up in traumatic and abusive environments right through to Frederickson’s work on the protective role of positive emotions in developing resilience.

This course is part of the BPS Approved Certificate in Trauma Treatments. You can gradually build up your training portfolio by attending all the courses within the programme at the pace that suits you. All your training hours will be calculated, recorded in an individual validated log and accumulated towards your full Certificate.

Try the First Chapter of this online course absolutely FREE!

Areas covered include:

  • The key roles of diet, exercise and sleep are explored along with how to motivate your client to develop them
  • The psychological role of a “blaming” and inflexible thinking styles and how to help clients change these
  • How to help your client develop positive emotions towards past trauma such as benefit-finding, humour and optimism which have been found to have positive psychological and physiological protective effects
  • The role of group support and cohesion and how it can be used with both children and adults in recovery from trauma
  • How “survivor pride” can be developed in clients which enable a significant shift in both attitude towards past trauma as well as emotional reactions to such
  • Practical skills training relating to problem solving, personal goal setting and impulse control strategies are also outlined.
  • The development of perseverance in the face of trauma (in part) through the growth and articulation of personal values

Regarding the development of resilience in children in response to trauma, a number of successful programmes are shared through the two day course including:

  • Hart’s “Noble Truths” programme
  • Fantuzzo’s Resilient peer mentoring scheme
  • Penn Resiliency Program

CPD 15 Hours

SDS Accreditation for BPS Approved Certificate Courses (Modular Courses):

The Levels below refer to the accreditation you acquire by attending the BPS Approved Certificate in Trauma Treatments.

Foundation Stage is the foundation level that you obtain by attending any of the modules comprising the above Certificate, but not all, via live training or live/recorded webcast.

This level gives you a Certificate of Attendance, as well as access to the course materials and other resources, including SDS FREE TUTORIALS on the topic, and enables you to state in your CV that you have that you are on the path towards your SDS Accreditation in Trauma Treatments and currently have achieved the Foundation Stage.

This level lasts for 3 years, after which you cannot make the above statements and access course resources.

This level is extended as you progress with your training for the Certificate. Doing each next module within the 3 year period from the previous one, extends this level for another 3 years. Completing all 4 modules of the Certificate moves you up to the next level of SDS Accreditation.

SDS Accreditation, Level 2 (Assessed Academic Competence) is the level of accreditation you obtain by attending all modules of an SDS Modular Course via live training or live/recorded webcast and passing an appropriate online exam for each of them.

This level of accreditation gives you a BPS Approved Certificate in the appropriate subject, as well as access to the course materials and a lifetime access to SDS Free Tutorials on the topic. It also enables you to state in your CV that you have Level 2 (Assessed Academic Competence) SDS Accreditation as a Practitioner in Trauma Treatments.

Your accreditation currently lasts for 3 years, after which you cannot make the above statements and access course resources.

This level of accreditation is renewable by continuing your training on in trauma-related topics with SDS Seminars. Attending each of this topics extends your accreditation by another three years. These courses are booked at the advertised prices.

SDS Accreditation, Level 3 (Advanced) is as Level 2, with the addition of at least 3 (three) of the courses below:

This level of accreditation gives you a BPS Approved Certificate in the appropriate subject, as well as access to the course materials and a lifetime access to SDS Free Tutorials on the topic. It also enables you to state in your CV that you have Level 3 (Advanced) SDS Accreditation as a Practitioner in Trauma Treatments.

Your accreditation currently lasts for 3 years, after which you cannot make the above statements and access course resources.

This level of accreditation is renewable by continuing your training on in trauma-related topics with SDS Seminars. Attending each of this topics extends your accreditation by another three years. These courses are booked at the advertised prices.

SDS Accreditation, Level 4 (Clinical Proficiency) is as Level 3, with the addition of:

  • Submitting a project of an acceptable standard (3,000 words) at the end of your Certificate training. The purpose of the project is to illustrate that you can apply the academic knowledge gained from the course to a clinical situation.
  • Submitting a written statement from your Clinical Supervisor confirming the regularity and duration of your supervision with them and your Competence as a clinician in the chosen topic. Your Clinical Supervisor should meet our qualification criteria.

This level of accreditation gives you a BPS Approved Certificate in the appropriate subject, as well as access to the course materials and other resources. It also enables you to state in your CV that you have Level 3 (Clinical Proficiency) SDS Accreditation as a Practitioner in Trauma Treatments.

You also will be given an option to be listed in the SDS Register of Qualified Practitioners in the appropriate field – our Network of Qualified Practitioners.

Your accreditation currently lasts for 5 years, after which you cannot make the above statements and access course resources.

This level of accreditation is renewable by continuing your training on in trauma-related topics with SDS Seminars. Attending each of this topics extends your accreditation by another three years. These courses are booked at the advertised prices.

You also can extend by re-doing any course within the Certificate. Should you do it within the 3 years, your access to these refresher courses is discounted by 50%.* Should you let your accreditation lapse, you pay the full price for the refresher training.

Course Tutor

Paul Grantham
Consultant Clinical Psychologist, Founder and Director of SDS Seminars

Paul Grantham, Chartered Clinical Psychologist, a Senior Associate of The Royal Society of Medicine, Accredited CBT Therapist. He is the Founder and Director of SDS Ltd and one of the most popular and inspirational tutors in the field of psychological skills training.