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Certificate in Working with Trauma

September 7 @ 6:00 pm - December 7 @ 8:30 pm


In this experiential twelve week training course we will connect with several aspects of working clinically with trauma. We will do this through practical exercises, expert video interviews, videos from leaders in the field of trauma, fictional client examples and much more.

Using Dan Siegel’s Wheel of Awareness we will consider aspects of each spoke and how he relates this concept to body, mind and environment. We will learn how traumatised clients’ frames of reference can be distorted around their perceptions of what is and isn’t safe.

Throughout the course we will consider connections with body and mind and how trauma enmeshes with both, drawing on theories from neuroscience, polyvagal theories, the autonomic nervous system etc. These theories are to help us understand how to support clients by attuning to their body cues and offering ways to support themselves.

We will consider developmental traumas and how these interruptions or ruptures impact on progressing through key stages of growth. There are developmental stages relating to traumas in areas such as intergenerational, pre-birth, birth and beyond.

We will focus on the embodied level of working with trauma, thinking about working ethically, about therapist’s self-care, about the wounded healer’s perspective of ownership and awareness of traumas and about transference and counter-transference.

Also, we will work on how to self-supervise and how to write effective notes, as well as considering support and tips for getting the most out of clinical supervision.

You will be required to write a journal as part of your reflective practice.


September 7 @ 6:00 pm
December 7 @ 8:30 pm
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Janine Piccirella
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