Working With Chronic Trauma

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Increase your knowledge and experience of working with people who experience mental distress caused by psychological trauma. Gain a critical understanding of a range of theories which aim to explore, challenge and reconstruct the mainstream concept of mental health.

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This module is aimed at registered health care professionals, mainly those working within the mental health care sector.

It will be delivered over a period of six months, with workshops delivered between one and three days, with each session lasting a minimum of three hours and a maximum of six. 

The individual sessions will be delivered by specialist practitioners and experts.

Why us?

  • This is a unique programme synthesising the theoretical concepts of chronic psychological trauma with practical therapeutic approaches which can be delivered within your area of clinical practice

  • The course is delivered by experienced practitioners with years of experience

Course structure

You will be taught through seminars/workshops. Assessment will be through an individual presentation.

Sessions include:

  • Introduction
  • Study Skills Workshop
  • Theoretical concepts in trauma
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder - lived experience narratives
  • The impact of trauma on health outcomes
  • Mindfulness
  • Understanding self-harm and suicidal thoughts
  • Psychology formulation
  • Introduction to Dialectical Behavioural Therapy
  • Working with paranoia and unusual beliefs
  • Improving relationships and communication styles
  • Working with Personality Disorder in Clinical Practice
  • Resilience in practice and making the most of clinical supervision
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This course is delivered at our City Campus, which is home to our newly refurbished Sciences Complex and Helen McArdle House. Gain access to state-of-the-art facilities while furthering your professional development.

Entry requirements

This programme is suitable for registered health care professionals who often work with those who experience chronic trauma and want to understand more about it.

Please contact the CaPE team for information on start dates:

Fees and finance

The fee for this course is £700. Funded places are available through Health Education England and through widening participation for those not working in the NHS, subject to conditions.

This information was correct at the time of publication.

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