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PTSD Master Class Workshop # 26-27 Jan 2021 # LIVE Webinar #

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Live Webinar     

Strategies to help break the Cycle of Traumatic Memory:  12 Hour CPD             

In The PTSD Master Class, our focus is on strategies to help our clients break the Cycle of Traumatic Memory using effective, evidence-based strategies for managing intrusive imagery, somatic re-experiencing and post-traumatic flashbacks. 

This Intermediate level workshop will offer you a firm foundation for working with PTSD using Trauma-Focused CBT, underpinned by a relational philosophy. This will include Enhanced Reliving, Trigger Discrimination for managing flashbacks and intrusive somatic (body) memories and client centred values work on Reclaiming of Life.

All workshops cover how to safely deliver therapy Remotely (as well as face-2-face) & the extra challenges posed by COVID19.


Day 1:

How to Help Clients Disrupt the Traumatic Memory-Threat Cycle

Updates in neuroscience (analogies to help us and our clients understand what is happening in the brain)

The role of memory processes in the maintenance of PTSD
  • How to Help Clients Process Traumatic Memories Safely - Without Becoming Re-traumatised
  • Using Enhanced Reliving Cognitive Behavioural Therapy underpinned by a Relational Philosophy
  • Understand the Ehlers & Clark model using clinical case studies
  • What We Get Wrong When Treating Trauma & How to Get it Right!
    • Successfully avoiding the common pitfalls in trauma therapy
    • Recent shifts in our understanding of trauma that should effect our practice
    • How to keep our formulation simple, 

Day 2:

Putting the Skills from Day One in to Practice: Live Observation 

Delegates will get the chance to observe Trauma-Focused therapy in action (with a professional actor playing our very credible client attending therapy). We discuss the moment–to–moment decisions about the direction therapy should take - unpacking the therapeutic process with real-time demonstration & practice of skills. Plus, other diverse clinical material will be used to illustrate different presentations, real-world challenges & therapy pitfalls. 

    • Enhanced Reliving demonstration and practice
    • Avoiding the common missteps in Enhanced Reliving
    • Trigger discrimination & strategies to bring clients out of dissociation (flashbacks)
    • How to help our clients build threat resilience 
    • How to help our clients reclaim their life following trauma
    • Immersive and hands-on live demonstration
    • Actionable advice to improve skills & confidence

 

British Psychological Society Approved Workshop for Purposes of CPD

12 Hours CPD Certificate 

Presenter

Presenter Dr Heather Sequeira PhD

Dr Heather Sequeira PhD has a solid background in Trauma related research and worked as Senior Research Fellow, University of London prior to training as a clinician. Heather is now an executive committee member of the British Psychological Society Crisis, Disaster & Trauma BPS Section. She has input to British Psychological Society CPD, Clinical Psychology Doctoral Training programmes and CBT Diploma Courses. She has 20 years NHS experience, plus private practice and organisational context work. She has a particular specialty in Complex PTSD & Trauma-related OCD.

The unique style of PTSD Trauma Workshop was born not only out of the above expertise but from supervising other psychologists, trainees and therapists. These clinicians were often highly trained and experienced, but what they said they lacked was the opportunity to observe other clinicians at work. They said that what they really wanted was to ‘look over the shoulder’ to observe another clinicians to help build both skills and confidence. Often supervises were struggling with similar therapeutic issues, despite being at different stages of the professional journey and they wanted to push the boundaries of their own learning within a safe, non-judgmental space.

The workshops are a unique response to the above needs: The workshops focus on "real-life" clinical issues, clients who are "stuck" or who have complex needs. They are highly practical, with clinical observation using the live actor "therapy simulation" and video footage for skills work. 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. The process brings life-like and safer skills practice into the workshop. This process offers unique hands-on training for professionals with sound theory to practice transfer.

Heather's expert knowledge of clinical practice, extensive research experience and excellent training skills make her the most stimulating trainer to work with.

Additional Information

Live therapy demonstration & skills practice

This is a highly practical training with ample opportunity to see live demonstration of Trauma-Focused therapy. We use a professional actor as our client. This helps us to to map out the therapy interaction in the most realistic way possible, whilst effectively integrating theory with practice. We try not to shy away from real work complexities, therapy pitfalls & tough decisions. This is a fantastic opportunity to look inside the therapy process, with an extensive debrief into both the decision making & intervention processes.

Interaction and small group discussion is encouraged but no pressure is placed on people who prefer to sit back and take it all in.

Continuing Professional Development (CPD Hours) Certificate of Attendance:

You will receive a Certificate of Attendance for hours of CPD at your workshop.

  • 6 Hours for a 1 day workshop
  • 12 Hours for a 2 day workshop
  • 18 Hours for a 3 day workshop

Please check that you have told us the correct name to be printed on your certificate, especially if you are from an organisation and booking a workshop for someone else.

Levels of Competence

Delegates are required to be qualified mental health practitioners (i.e. have registration with a Regulatory Body such as HPCP or accreditation with a relevant professional body) OR to be in training / in the process of gaining such accreditation. A CPD workshop does not qualify you to practice psychological therapy. For this you need a appropriate professional qualification and validation by an appropriate regulatory body. Delegates are required to have appropriate psychological supervision for their practice.

There may be occasional exceptions in attendance to the above requirement (for example, a trauma researcher or similar who is not practicing with clients but requires insight and infomation for research purposes). Any exception to the above requirement has to be agreed with us in advance. Please do get in touch to discuss.

Level of Competence Required:

Before booking a place on a workshop, please ensure that it is pitched at the appropriate level of competence for you. The competence leve of each workshop is listed near the top of each booking page. The 3 different workshop levels are as follows:

Preliminary Level Workshops

Preliminary workshops are for people from a variety of psychological therapy backgrounds who are looking for grounding in the basic concepts or a recap. These courses ideal for professionals who want to develop & their practice skills to help clients with a history of trauma. It is also an excellent recap for advanced level practitioners. Whether clinicians are counsellors getting their first exposure to CBT for trauma or seasoned practitioners wanting a refresher, this will satisfy professional training needs. For Preliminary workshops, NO prior CBT experience is necessary.

Intermediate Level Workshops

Intermediate level workshops are directed to trained mental health practitioners who are familiar with and able to use the fundamental principles of CBT and Relational Approaches. For example, practitioners are able to use formulation, identify automatic thoughts and able to help clients test these thoughts. To use the enhanced reliving components with your clients, practitioners should have skills in CBT and be supervised by practitioner who uses reliving as part of their own clinical practice and is competent to do so.

Advanced Level Workshops

Advanced courses are directed towards those professionals who already have additional training in PTSD and Trauma and use CBT and other Relational Approaches routinely as part of their clinical practice. They have probably undertaken a significant number of training courses and/or workshops, and use a broad range of strategies to work with a range of presentations at varying levels of complexity.

These workshops are defined as Continuing Professional Development. As such they are designed for people with a recognised UK psychological therapy qualification or for those in training for such qualification. Although highly informative, none of workshops confer a formal qualification or assurance of competence in any aspect of psychological therapy since we are unable to assess attendee competency within the training event.

Confidentiality

Workshops contain clinical material. This is always anonymised as far as possible but delegates are none the less reminded to respect confidentiality and to anonymise any clinical material that they bring to the workshops.

Just as in therapy sessions, workshop sessions will be treated as confidential, with the following exceptions. As a Chartered and Registered Psychologist I am required to seek supervision by my professional body (The British Psychological Society) and regulatory body (HPCP) as a means of ensuring good practice. We do have a statutory obligation to break confidentiality under rare circumstances, namely, if I believe that a person is of danger to themselves or to others (under the Mental Health Act, 2001) or if I believe that a child is at actual risk of physical or sexual abuse (The Children Act, Section 47, 1989)

Self-Care & Special Needs

Our own professional responsibility for good self-care is emphasised throughout the trainings. All the Workshops contain detailed discussion of clinical case material and simulated client work. This includes (but is not limited to) sexual assault, sexual abuse, interpersonal violence, accidents, RTAs, war and other types of trauma. If you are in doubt as to whether this CPD workshop is appropriate for you, please discuss with us in confidence.

We welcome people from diverse backgrounds. If you have any particular needs, please contact us prior to booking.

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A.C.
Worthwhile training for health professionals working with PTSD

An engaging training that clearly explained theories and how to apply to practice. I particularly liked the emphasis on working collaboratively with clients and learning ways to involve the client by helping them to understand their trauma and recovery process.

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A.C.
Incredible amount of theory and practical learning

I was looking for a course that was going to give me the the theory and skills to be able to use confidently with my clients. This course is packed with theory and information along with time to practice some of these skills. This was really interactive which I found really helpful, being able to learn from each other.The course also uses actors that take part in the practical sessions to enable you to see how this all comes together. Worth every penny!

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Excellent practical training on PTSD

Very helpful course for people who need to develop the know-how on trauma-focused CBT. Brilliant explanation of the biology of trauma and formulation. In the second part, all theoretical information is brought to life by an excellent actor. Very recommended.

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A.M.
Informative Workshop

I found this workshop very informative, well thought out and comprehensive. The use of an actor so that we could understand the theory in practice was particularly useful. The collaborative approach to the teaching meant that I was able to absorb an enormous amount of information in one day. This course is well worth the money.

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Informative and Interesting

Training was certainly what I was looking for, it has supported my development and confidence. Well structured with theory and practical skills alongside the unique opportunity to be part of a therapy session with an actor and ask questions. Thank you

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Good balance of theory and practice!

Excellent training in that it blended both theory, clear analogies useful for psychoeducation, and also gave us a chance to practice our learned skills with a real live actor. Heather is to the point and it is clear that she has a wealth of knowledge within the field of trauma.

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Very clinically relevant

This was hands down one of the best training courses I've been on. Heather brought a great balance of up-to-date research, theory, personal clinical experiences and practice to the training. The style, pace, engaging metaphors and analogies as well as working with an incredible method actor to role play an assessment, reliving and reliving with cognitive updates with was brilliant. Thank you ever so much for the training, it's one that will definitely stick with me throughout my career! I highly recommend!

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Excellent and Valuable Training

I am so glad I have found this course (from a previous recommendation). This has been the best trauma workshop I have been on, some great detailed psycho education in an easy to digest format I can used with clients, along with a clear, concise, yet malleable format I can use with clients. The role play activity (with an actor) was great and I loved the way we could flexibly interact and apply skills when we were comfortable. I can't wait to join up on the next workshop for c-ptsd & disassociation! Thank you.

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c.w.
Excellent training

Really helpful master class - great overview of TF-CBT but with a focus on areas that often overlooked or not done well by clinicians which I found very helpful. Went into more depth in particular techniques or ideas than I’ve had in previous training and really practical and useful tips. The use of an actor was great and really enabled you to focus on the techniques and especially valuable to watch modelling of the techniques with the actor.

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Lots of information packed into two days!

This course offered the right balance between theory and practical training. Especially observing the skills in a life like therapy session with an actor was educational. I signed up to the course to gain confidence in working in the field of trauma in my upcoming job and got exactly what I was looking for.