"For many years I have heard therapists struggling with similar challenges, often in the face of confusing evidence or conflicting common practices"
This two-day workshop was born not only out of practice, supervision and academic research but the experience of supervising these psychologists and therapists.The workshops aim to offer participants a foundation for working with Complex PTSD and dissociation using CBT, underpinned by a human-centred relational philosophy.
Current theories of Complex-PTSD and dissociation, updates in neuroscience and the role of memory processes in the development of PTSD will be explored, along with case conceptualization, treatment planning and phase-orientated therapy.
This Complex Trauma Workshop has been specifically designed to build on and extend the work you completed in the PTSD Master Class. We will cover new, in-depth material about working effectively with dissociation, the freeze response, overwhelming affect and sensory images, shame and self-loathing, numbing and disconnection. Plus increase our understanding of developmental trauma from a neurobiological perspective (see below).
With the help of a female professional actor (client with Complex PTSD, stemming from developmental trauma), we will work with high levels of dissociation and self-harm, dive into real work complexities and discuss therapy pitfalls & the need for difficult balanced decisions. Our aim is to offer credible case material that is realistic and relevant to the work that you do, rather than easy textbook examples. A fantastic opportunity to look inside the therapy process and extensive debrief into the decision making & intervention processes.
Level of Competence Required:
Delegates should have attended the PTSD Master Class offered by ourselves (or similar level of Trauma-Focused CBT offered elsewhere). Due to the cumulative nature of training, this workshop will build on and extend the training completed in PTSD Master Class. It is an will be an intermediate-advanced level course suitable for trained mental health professionals who have had prior supervised experience with Trauma-Focused CBT. Please contact us directly if you are unsure. We are always happy to discuss and advise.
Attendees are required to have a membership of a relevant Professional Body.
Delegates own self-care is emphasised throughout. If you are in doubt as to whether this course is appropriate for you, please discuss with us in confidence.
Most Masterclass workshops are run from our BPS London Office (30 Tabernacle Street, London EC2A 4UE).
We want to deliver workshops in other regions of the UK. If you see a demand for PTSD & Trauma workshops for professionals in your area please get in touch with us.
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