Whether you attend an Online or Face-to-Face event, expect your course to be highly participative and to integrate academic & research findings to update your knowledge There is plenty of interaction and opportunity for discussion plus group and individual exercises and case studies. We will use simulated therapy with a “client” played by a professional actor. The activities and methods will vary to keep you interested and stimulated. We’ll maintain a good pace so boredom won’t set in. We invite questions, comments, and discussion at any time if you wish (and only if you wish). Don't worry; we won't put you on the spot! Breaks will be scheduled frequently so you can stretch, walk, talk, or make phone calls.
Dr. Heather Sequeira PhD has vast clinical & research experience in trauma and associated mental health issues giving regular input to British Psychological Society CPD and clinical doctoral training programmes. Heather came into psychology as Trauma Researcher specialising in PTSD and has published in leading journals. Her co-authors include presidents of the Royal College of Psychiatrists and the British Medical Association. The combined knowledge of clinical practice, extensive experience and excellent training skills make her an excellent and stimulating trainer to work with.
PTSD Master Class is highly practical, with clinical demonstration and skills practice using live actor as our “client” and video footage to model skills. We offer a stop & pause format so that delegates can stop, discuss, and pull open the clinical decision-making steps at each stage of the therapy process. You are invited to participate if you wish (and only if you wish). Don't worry; we won't put you on the spot! You get to see other peoples therapy style and a real unique opportunity to see how other people interact. The “actor as client” process brings life-like and safer skills practice into the workshop - an opportunity make mistakes with out consequences within a safe environment. This process offers unique hands-on training for professionals with sound theory to practice transfer.
What we do is take a practical ‘real world’ approach with ample opportunity to see ‘PTSD therapy in action'. We use live therapy demos & skills practice to map out complexity. We try not to shy away from real work difficulties, therapy pitfalls & tough decisions. Feedback from previous delegates said that they really valued not only Heather's authentic, expert approach & willingness to demonstrate clinical skills but also discussion of challenges, mistakes & complexity. CBT with a Human Centred base. You get a refreshing and incredibly effective way to embed new & existing skills. The most practical and relevant workshop teaching.
Yes. Discussions are actively encouraged within the training, although please ensure that any client relevant material is made anonymous so that no individuals can be identified. Where possible questions are best asked in the group training so that everyone can benefit from the discussion. You can be pretty sure that if you have a question then others will also find the answers useful. Heather can’t answer individual client supervision questions but will be happy to discuss issues that relate to PTSD, trauma and other mental health issues if she can.
If you are attending a Face-to-Face training at our London BPS base, you will be greeted at the door by the one of the BPS London Office Staff who will welcome you and tell the where we are training. Tea and coffee will be waiting for you outside the training room. You are welcome to arrive from 9.00am for a 9.30 start. Attendance is limited to allow maximum participation and feedback.
Workshops are run either remotely (via ZOOM software) or face-to-face at BPS London Office (30 Tabernacle Street, London EC2A 4UE). We also have workshops in other areas of the UK where these are advertised. You can also book bespoke workshops for your organisation and get your staff all trained together.
Workshops run from 9:30 to 4:00. If you are attending online, please connect a few minutes early so you can check your Zoom connection. For Face-to-Face events, registration & serving of Tea/Coffee begins at 9:00 am. The training room will open at 9.15 for 9.30 prompt start. The workshop will finish at 4.00pm. Lunch breaks will be 40 minutes long, roughly at 1.00pm each day. There are plenty of food venues within walking distance of our meeting room. No food is served at the training venue.
We recognise that many people now pay for their own CPD. The easiest way to secure the self-funding fee is by clicking the “book here’ tab and pay by Credit Card. Please email us if you have any difficulty with using this payment system. Alternative methods of payment are via BACS (bank transfer), or we can invoice your organisation if you pick the correct payment option. Contact our firstname.lastname@example.org - We are here for you and happy to help!
NHS and some other organisations need you to obtain a Purchase Order Number from your organisation. This needs to be raised in the name of Dr Heather Sequeira (NOT PTSD Trauma Workshops). You can go ahead and book your place and click the option to INVOICE your organisation. You will then get the invoice that you can add the PO number to. Alternatively, if your organisation can pay via company credit card directly on this site, then this makes it easier for everyone! Just press the “Book Here” tab and select the appropriate course and make the payment. You will then get your place confirmation immediately.