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Trauma-informed Practice with Adult Refugees (for therapists)

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An in-depth exploration of trauma-informed approaches to providing therapeutic support to Refugees and Asylum Seekers.

About this Event

The Refugee Council we has over 17 years of experience providing trauma-informed, culturally sensitive, therapy to refugees and asylum seekers from a wide variety of countries and backgrounds. Our trainers are all qualified specialist therapists with hands-on experience of delivering individual and group therapeutic interventions to this client population and can draw on real-life examples from their practice.

Many mental health professionals are not trained specifically to support refugee and asylum seeking populations. Refugee clients often deal with multiple difficulties at once –having witnessed and/ or experienced extremely traumatic events, having lost relatives and loved ones, as well as adjusting to a life in a new country, and finding themselves subject to a complicated and often lengthy asylum application process.

Course suitability

Qualified therapists with mental health or therapeutic responsibilities for adult refugees, advanced students also welcome.

Course Overview

This course helps delegates to further their understanding of complex trauma and discover psychologically-informed approaches to providing timely and effective therapeutic support for this client group. Based on the Refugee Council’s therapeutic care model, the course also facilitates professional sharing from delegate experience and relevant Refugee Council case studies, with a focus on adults and families.

Participants have given us consistently positive feedback:

‘The trainer was very informative and flexible, with the ability to listen to different experiences in the group and facilitate discussion. Informative, moving and inspiring session.’

‘I really enjoyed the whole course. It was really interesting and thought provoking and gave me lots to go away and think about.’

‘The trainer was a practitioner and provided many real life examples and case studies.’

Aims and objectives

  • Three principles of Therapeutic Care Model
  • How to build an effective therapeutic relationship
  • Cultural competency versus cultural humility
  • The value of psycho-education and group work
  • Working with Interpreters
  • Self care and preventing burnout
  • How to create a toolbox of skillful interventions

Course format

A mix of taught presentation and experiential and group exercises delivered on Zoom.

Participants won't need a Zoom account to join the training. An email containing the link to join our online event page will be sent prior to the training.

Please note that our training uses a range of interactive methods and some Zoom advanced features might not be supported by all devices. Check your device system requirements using the links below if in doubt.

System requirements for Windows, macOS, and Linux

System requirements for iOS, iPadOS, and Android

You will need

  • Laptop/PC/ Smartphone
  • A pen and paper
  • A working microphone and camera (built-in in most laptops and smartphones)
  • Electronic resources pack (sent via email)


Special rate tickets for members of Refugee Community Organisations (RCOs) are available. Please contact the Refugee Council at training@refugeecouncil.org.uk to enquire about RCO ticket eligibility.

Please be Advised

- To qualify for certification you should have your camera on and/or participate fully in the training

- If you arrive more than half an hour late you may be refused admission

- If you need to leave the training for a work emergency, you may not be re-admitted

- If you are having technical difficulty joining the training please contact us on 07909 251 641 or training@refugeecouncil.org.uk within the first 10 minutes of the training so that we can support you joining the session

You will not be eligible for a refund for any of the above scenarios or personal illness on the day.

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