Trauma & Trauma-Informed Practice

2 days 9:30am – 12:30pm 6 CPD hours

Course Brief

Our understanding of trauma, its mechanisms and impact, is increasing at an unprecedented speed. More than ever before, we have clear insights in how trauma is experienced in the brain, how it influences relationships and other areas of functioning, how it affects a person’s physical health, sense of self and their worldview. We understand how toxic stress resulting from trauma affects families, communities and professional systems.

Our understanding of trauma, its mechanisms and impact, is increasing at an unprecedented speed. More than ever before, we have clear insights in how trauma is experienced in the brain, how it influences relationships and other areas of functioning, how it affects a person’s physical health, sense of self and their worldview. We understand how toxic stress resulting from trauma affects families, communities and professional systems.

In the light of that, a growing number of mental health providers are recognising the prevalence of trauma in the populations they serve and the need for appropriate responses. Practitioners, services, organisations and entire cities have embarked on the journey of trauma awareness.

In this course, we will cover:

  • Extended definitions of trauma & the development of trauma theory
  • How much neurobiology is needed for psychoeducation
  • Developmental trauma / Complex PTSD & why understanding these is important for any client facing role
  • Introduction to assessment frameworks & treatment models for complex trauma
  • Trauma & Systems
  • Trauma-informed practice frameworks & principles
  • Implementing trauma-informed principles in your setting
  • Challenges in trauma-informed practice
  • Vicarious trauma & the well-resourced practitioner

This course is suitable for those working with trauma, for non-specifically trauma-focused practitioners, and for managers and supervisors in the mental health and social care sector.

Being trauma-informed is more than gaining theoretical knowledge about trauma. It is about being able to implement research and clinical practice findings to every aspect of service provision, whether we are working in private practice, community services or inpatient, residential or custodial settings. It is about actively mitigating re-traumatisation, improving outcomes for clients and creating environments where practitioners can remain well-resourced in themselves.

Course Essentials:

LIVE ON ZOOM

Two half-day modules, in the morning of 5 - 6 May 2022 Duration of each module: 3 hours

Time: 9.30 AM - 12.30 PM UK time

CPD Hours: 6

Full course recording will be available to all participants.

Attendance: in person or watching as a recording.

Course Outline:

  • Extended definitions of trauma & the development of trauma theory
  • How much neurobiology is needed for psychoeducation
  • Developmental trauma / Complex PTSD & why understanding these is important for any client facing role
  • Introduction to assessment frameworks & treatment models for complex trauma
  • Trauma & Systems
  • Trauma-informed practice frameworks & principles
  • Implementing trauma-informed principles in your setting
  • Challenges in trauma-informed practice
  • Vicarious trauma & the well-resourced practitioner

This course is suitable for those working with trauma, for non-specifically trauma-focused practitioners, and for managers and supervisors in the mental health and social care sector.

This course comes with 6 CPD Hours.

This course is suitable for those working with trauma, for non-specifically trauma-focused practitioners, and for managers and supervisors in the mental health and social care sector.

This course counts as a follow up training for all SDS Students who have obtained SDS Accreditation in Trauma (BPS Approved Certificate in Trauma Treatments). You accreditation extends accordingly after this training.

It also stands as a stand-alone CPD training.

Course Tutor

Eva Roussou
Consultant in Trauma-Informed Practice, Clinical & Counselling Psychologist, Systemic Psychotherapist & Clinical Supervisor

Eva Roussou is a registered Clinical Psychologist and Systemic Psychotherapist with 20 years of clinical experience working with vulnerable adults with all levels of mental distress and diverse therapeutic needs. She has an expertise in complex trauma, women’s mental health, human trafficking and adults presenting with multiple, interrelated needs.