Diploma in Trauma Therapy

Published on 19/03/2016 by

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Date(s) - Saturday, March 19, 2016 - Sunday, March 20, 2016
10:00 am - 5:00 pm

NAOS Institute - Ealing, London


“A pioneering professional training in how to work with the process of trauma in a relational way.”

The last five years have seen a proliferation of treatment approaches to trauma, ranging from EMDR to Energy Psychology and EFT. The danger in this is that therapeutic work gets reduced to a set of techniques rather than an integrated approach embedded in relationship. Furthermore in pursuit of ‘treatment’ the client may loose an opportunity for meaning making rooted in suffering. The intention is to support students in developing a proactive and therapeutic style, integrating different techniques instead of depending on them.

This innovative training in working with trauma is open to counsellors, psychologists, psychotherapists or other mental health professionals. We will explore the effects trauma has on people’s development in relation to their psyche, body, relationships, work and spirituality. The course explores the mechanisms traumatised people use to organise their lives. As a specific focus we include the impact of the client’s trauma on the therapist.

The course will reflect on post-traumatic stress, single and multiple episodes of trauma, chronic trauma, accidental trauma and developmental trauma.

The overall course aims are:

  • To increase understanding of the principles and practice of a number of theoretical approaches to trauma
  • To provide practical and helpful interventions when working with clients who have experienced trauma
  • To gain a deeper understanding of the impact of trauma on people’s development in their psyche, body, relationships, work and spirituality
  • To develop a greater awareness of the contribution various theoretical approaches can make to therapeutic work with traumatised individuals and groups
  • To promote a deeper capacity to reflect on working practice and the impact of working with traumatised individuals
  • To critically examine trans-generational issues in relation to trauma
  • To critically examine the recent contributions to trauma work: neuroscience, EMDR, EFT and somatic work.

Our philosophy is Integrative, drawing on a wide range of theoretical orientations and disciplines including Trauma Focused CBT, Gestalt, Somatic and psychoanalytic thinking. It will provide a supportive and energetic setting in which learning about trauma and its aftermath can take place.

4 weekends (Saturdays and Sundays, 10.00 – 17.00) plus 7 Saturdays (10.00 – 17.00), total 15 days, 105 hours. Starting March 2016, ending January 2017.

Day 1 + 2: Saturday 19 and Sunday 20 March, 2016
Day 3: Saturday 16 April, 2016
Day 4: Saturday 7 May, 2016
Day 5 + 6: Saturday 4 and Sunday 5 June, 2016
Day 7: Saturday 25 June, 2016
Day 8: Saturday 16 July, 2016
Day 9 + 10: Saturday 10 and Sunday 11 September, 2016
Day 11: Saturday 9 October, 2016
Day 12: Saturday 5 November, 2016
Day 13 + 14: Saturday 3 and Sunday 4 December, 2016
Day 15: Saturday 7 January, 2017