Post Graduate Diploma in Trauma & PTSD (Level 7 Counselling Training) 2018 Class
Saturday, 13 January 2018 at 09:00 - Sunday, 16 December 2018 at 17:00 (GMT)
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Post-Graduate Diploma in Traumatology & PTSD 2018
Level 7: Accredited by the National Council of Psychotherapists (NCP)
Implementing a systematic treatment approach for trauma and PTSD.
This course is run in Berkshire by the Course Director, Lucia Hall of ICS Limited. This course provides 102 hours of CPD (Continuous Professional Development).
The next intake will commence in January 2018. It is a programme of 18 days’ training, usually at weekends and participants will meet once each month for training workshops over either one or two days. The course comprises a total of 18 days. Dates are listed below. The full syllabus and course requirements are listed below. There is a fee to undertake this Post Graduate course.
A 12-month part-time training programme for practitioners who are already qualified and established in their way or working. This course is designed for counsellors, psychotherapists, psychologists and mental health professionals.
The Post-Graduate Diploma in Traumatology & PTSD was specifically designed by Lucia Hall, an experienced traumatologist, to address the shortcomings that she and her supervisees encountered in other trauma courses. So often courses give a vast amount of theoretical knowledge, but at the end participants still do not have a clear idea of how to practically treat complex trauma clients. This course will provide participants with clear, comprehensive and systematic procedures to effectively assess and treat trauma clients. The course includes two days of training dedicated to treating trauma in children, utilising an approach that has been effective with traumatised children throughout the world.
The effective treatment of complex trauma is inherently integrative; as complex trauma is different from normal counselling or psychotherapy, it requires a separate approach. The process learned on this course can be used by practitioners trained in different counselling and psychotherapy models, although many of the techniques are in the cognitive realm. We encourage learning in a multidisciplinary environment where both theoretical differences and similarities are encouraged, where trainees can learn from each other as well as the course tutors
As this a postgraduate course it will be challenging, but the learning environment will be supportive and interesting with a lecturer who presents in an engaging manner.
PTSD: Introduction to a Systematic Treatment Approach
- Defining trauma
- How PTSD develops
- Evidence-based models for treating Trauma I and Trauma II
Introduction to Imagery Approaches for Processing Trauma
- The theoretical basis underlying an imagery approach to trauma treatment
- The current evidence-base for this approach
Definition, Diagnosis of Complex PTSD
- Defining PTSD and complex PTSD
- The relationship between attachment styles and responses to trauma.
- How to develop a therapeutic relationship in the process of complex (Type II) PTSD and simple (Type I) PTSD
Assessment & Formulation of Complex PTSD
- Completing a full assessment including PTSD diagnostic instruments.
- Treatment problems that can arise during therapy
- The clinical difficulties in constructing complex PTSD formulations
- How to work with these difficulties
- Demonstrate understanding and ability to work with complex PTSD
Safety, Stabilisation & Normalisation of Complex PTSD
- The need for safety and stabilisation techniques with complex PTSD
- Grounding techniques that can be used at the start, during and after a psychological process
The Neuroscience, Dissociation and the Psychopharmacology of PTSD
- The neuroscience of trauma
- The impact of dissociation in complex trauma
An Evidence-Based Treatment for Type I PTSD
- The theoretical underpinnings and research the effectiveness of this approach.
- Imaginal exposure and in vivo exposure
An Imagery Approach for Treating Complex Type II PTSD
- The theoretical basis underlying Imagery approaches to trauma and how they work with complex PTSD
- Session-by-session components and delivery of treatment for complex PTSD
- Demonstrate the use of imagery in clinical practice and supervision
Trauma and Comorbidities
- Mood disorders
- Traumatic nightmares
- Spiritual health
- Suicide ideation
Other Approaches and Working with Specific Populations
- Specific approaches to the management of traumatic stress in specific populations
- The key elements of other trauma models: Narrative Exposure Therapy (NET), EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing), Trauma-Focused CBT, Cognitive Processing Therapy (for Rape Victims), Parks Inner Child Therapy (Imagery Rescripting), Lifespan Integration (LI), Phase-Based Treatment for PTSD, Levine’s Somatic Approach
Trauma and Children: KIDNET
- How PTSD manifests differently in children and adolescents
- The value of the voice of the child, children’s rights and the UNCRC, in regard to PTSD treatment
- How to facilitate children with in-vivo exposure in an empowering way
- The importance of using child-friendly measures in the treatment of PTSD
Participants are required to complete at least 30 hours of documented clinical work with trauma clients during the course. This is to include at least 6 hours with a Type I trauma client and at least 6 hours with each of 2 Type II trauma clients.
The National Council of Psychotherapists (NCP)
This course is accredited by the National Council of Psychotherapists (NCP) and course participants who are not members of NCP will need to register as student members (£30).
The NCP is one of the longest established societies of its type in the United Kingdom, being formed in 1971 following the “Foster Report” on the statutory registration of psychotherapists.
The NCP is a National and International Association of therapists, mainly in private practice to whom the public may confidently refer. Most schools of psychological thought are represented and a wide variety of therapeutic approaches are offered.
Dates for the Course 2017
Dates for the Course (Provisional)
21 Jan (Sat) PTSD: Introduction to a Systematic Treatment Approach
22 Jan (Sun) Definition and Diagnosis of Complex PTSD
11 Feb (Sat) Assessment and Formulation of Complex PTSD – Part 1
12 Feb (Sun) Assessment and Formulation of Complex PTSD – Part 2
12 Mar (Sun) The Neuroscience, Dissociation and Psychopharmacology of PTSD
08 Apr (Sat) Safety, Stabilisation and Normalisation of Complex PTSD – 1
09 Apr (Sun) Safety, Stabilisation and Normalisation of Complex PTSD – 2
14 May (Sun) Emotion Regulation for Trauma, PTSD & BPD
11 Jun (Sun) An Evidence-Based Approach for Type I PTSD
15 Jul (Sat) An Imagery Approach for Treating Complex Type II PTSD – 1
16 Jul (Sun) An Imagery Approach for Treating Complex Type II PTSD – 2
23 Sep (Sat) Trauma and Comorbidities 1A: Mood Disorders – Part A
24 Sep (Sun) Trauma and Comorbidities 1B: Mood Disorders – Part B
14 Oct (Sat) Trauma and Comorbidities 2: Traumatic Nightmares
15 Oct (Sun) Trauma and Comorbidities 3: Treating Suicide Ideation
11 Nov (Sat) Treating Trauma in Children and Adolescents 1
12 Nov (Sun) Treating Trauma in Children and Adolescents 2
03 Dec (Sun) Other Approaches and Working with Specific Populations
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Integrative Cognitive Solutions (ICS Ltd)
telephone: 01189 89 2399
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