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Understanding Trauma and its Role in Health Outcomes

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St Sidwell's Community Centre

St Sidwell's Street

Exeter

EX4 6NN

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This one day training is aimed at understanding trauma and its impact upon people’s lives.

The course has been designed for voluntary, community and faith organistaions that form, or wish to be part of the Trailblazer Devon Homelessness Prevention Partnership. Local housing officers from Exeter, Teignbridge, Mid Devon and East Devon are also warmly welcomed.


The first half of the day will focus on building an understanding of the impact of trauma on someone’s sense of self and their overt behaviour. We will then use this understanding to try to explain the difficulties that come up in working with people who are homeless. We will also spend some time looking at what research has to say about these issues and will use a mix of personal reflection and theory to develop our understating.

Some time will also be spent thinking about how to work with these issues. We will use a broadly CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) informed approach to understand how people’s difficulties are formed and maintained, which can enable staff to identify and work through the obstacles that homeless people face in moving forward with there lives.

The second half of the day will shift the focus to delegates current live cases and will use the ideas that have been developed in the morning to understand and then plan ways of working with the issues raised. This will, in effect, form the first in a series of reflective practice sessions building on the understandings developed throughout this day.

Adam Morgan and Staale Rygh are Exeter based Clinical Psychologists with many years experience working in adult mental health services. Much of their clinical experience has been working with trauma and its consequences; helping clients and colleagues alike to understand its impact and how to move forward from it, and out if its grip. They are both passionate about how psychological understanding can help people to work with, understand and manage traumatic life experience.

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