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BPS Approved Certificate in Trauma Treatments (4 modules/8 days)

The BPS Approved Certificate in Trauma Treatments consists of 4 modules / 8 training days that can be booked together or separately as individual courses. This course can be taken by either attending the Open course in London, or via Live Interactive Webcast. Please click here for more information about our Interactive Webcasts. The course is designed to provide both an up-to-date theoretical overview of a selection of trauma treatment approaches along with their practical application within a range of practice environments.

Approved by the British Psychological Society for the purposes of Continuing Professional Development (CPD).

4 Modules of the Certificate in Trauma Treatments:

The focus will be on separate modules relating to Trauma’s Psychopathology & Treatment including:

  • a broad overview of approaches from the Somatic Therapies (Levine, Rothschild & Van Der Kolk), through CBT to EMDR;
  • CBT approaches to PTSD (Ehlers, Clark & Brewin);
  • new approaches to traumatic grief & loss (focusing on Solution Focused approaches and challenges to pathologised models of trauma);
  • resilience for prevention & recovery from traumatic damage (a review of current research and practice, laying the groundwork for training in the promotion of resilience in children, adolescents & adults).

After each individual module delegates will be awarded with a Certificate of Attendance.

To receive a full BPS Approved Certificate of Assessed Academic Competence in Trauma Treatment with 60 CPD hours, delegates, after attending all 4 modules of the course, need to take and pass a final online test.

The structure of the certificate is as follows:

Trauma: Psychopathology and Treatment (2 days)

This two day course provides a broad practical and theoretical overview of current approaches to treating trauma from a range of theoretical and therapeutic perspectives, such as Somatic Therapies, Porges' Polyvagal Theory, Adaptive Information Processing, EMDR and others.

Working with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (2 days)

A practical two day course for those who work with survivors of trauma, from RTA to childhood abuse. The day combines an overview of the current understanding of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) with case discussion, demonstration and treatment.

New Approaches to Traumatic Grief and Loss (2 days)

Grief Counselling and Grief Therapy have been strongly influenced over the last thirty years by “stage models” of grief – from Kubler-Ross onwards. However, over the last decade new therapeutic perspectives and research has seriously challenged some of the commonly held assumptions about grief & loss work and their therapeutic implications. Additionally there are particular factors about “traumatic grief” that provide particular challenges to the practitioner.

Resilience: Prevention and Recovery from Traumatic Damage (2 days)

A two day course providing (1) a research based understanding of the role of resilience and (2) key practical skills for both prevention and recovery from traumatic damage. It draws on early work by Werner which explored how and why around a third of children do not develop problems despite growing up in traumatic and abusive environments right through to Frederickson’s work on the protective role of positive emotions in developing resilience.

This course is available for in-house training.
For further details on in-house training visit: http://www.sdsinhouse.co.uk

I have now finished the second module and wanted to pass on my feedback: One of the best two days I've ever done. Evidence based and up to date. Many thanks.
Dr Sione Marshall C.Psychol AFBPsS
Chartered Psychologist (BPS)
Registered Clinical Psychologist (HCPC)

Course Price:

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Regular Price: £1000 + VAT (£1200).

Certificate of Attendance:
You receive a Certificate of Attendance for 14 CPD training hours after each course. Live and Webcast Certificates are equivalent.

Certificate of Completion:
You can obtain a Certificate of Completion (BPS Approved Certificate of Assessed Academic Competence in Trauma Treatment) for 60 CPD training hours if you attended all 4 modules and successfully completed an online test (please email us for further details).

Course Leaders:

Paul Grantham
Consultant Clinical Psychologist

Paul Grantham is a clinical psychologist with vast clinical and training experience. With degrees from Oxford University and the University of Sussex, Paul trained as a Clinical Psychologist at Liverpool University. He has worked extensively within the NHS for many years as a clinical psychologist within a wide variety of services and headed one of the first UK research projects designed to help clients withdraw from benzodiapine addiction. He has subsequently worked in primary care, mental health, forensic, substance misuse and physical health as both a clinician and manager. He has trained staff in health care, social services, local government and education around the UK and abroad. Over 90,000 professionals have worked directly with him. Paul has also designed and facilitated clinical supervision systems across a number of UK services. He has a wide range of current interests including: client resistance, resource based therapies and personality disorders. He has also presented and written on a range of psychological issues - from psychological interventions post-stroke to the application of solution focused work with complex clients.

Paul is the founder and Director of SDS Ltd and one of the most popular and inspirational tutors in the field of psychological skills training. Paul is the author or editor of over 34 training films within the psychotherapy training field over the last decade and both commissions and provides training in a range of contemporary psychotherapy fields. Paul commissioned SDS Seminars’ BPS Approved Introduction to CBT – a course which has recently (June 2015) seen its 1000th student successfully complete. The BPS Approved Essential Clinical Supervision Skills devised and delivered by Paul is one of the very few non-university based Supervision courses which confers eligibility to the BPS’ Register of Applied Psychology Practice Supervisors.

Paul is a Chartered Clinical Psychologist, a Senior Associate of The Royal Society of Medicine and is an Accredited CBT Therapist. An extremely informed, clinically experienced and humorous speaker he is known for his emphasis on the practicalities rather than just the theory of client-based work.

Dr. Fiona C. Kennedy
Consultant Clinical Psychologist

Fiona Kennedy has a vast clinical experience in mental health (from anxiety through eating disorders and PTSD, to psychosis and personality disorders) and learning disability fields. Fiona’s main orientation for many years has been Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT). She was a Board Member/Trustee for the British Association of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapists (BABCP). She has extensive experience of teaching and presenting, giving regular input to doctoral training programmes and teaching other professionals. Amongst many other research projects she has studied dissociation after trauma that led to a new theoretical model and scale, as well as innovative new treatments. The creation of an effective treatment service for self-harming, suicidal, ‘revolving door’ inpatients was quoted as an example of national excellence by the government’s National Audit Office in its House of Commons report ‘Safer Patient Services’ 2005. She has presented her research at many national and international conferences and received an award for clinical excellence from BUPA. With her deep knowledge of the subject and outstanding leadership qualities Dr Fiona Kennedy is a truly inspirational tutor.

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