Level 7 Postgraduate Diploma in Traumatology & PTSD
A comprehensive and systematic approach for treating simple and complex PTSD in adults and children
About the Course
Lucia Hall wrote this course based on her experiences of supervising trauma. What she discovered was that, although trained, therapists struggled to implement trauma processes in a systematic and effective manner – especially with regards to complex trauma.
This course was extremely well received when it was premiered to an NHS team. The team expressed feeling skilled and empowered after this workshop and issued an invitation to Lucia to come back and teach further courses.
For 2018, this course was been expanded to include an additional weekend module teaching Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT), which participants have found to be an excellent process that complements the other processes taught in the course and enables therapists to work even more effectively with an even wider group of trauma clients. Lucia previously taught this course separately, but feedback has resulted in it being incorporated into this PG diploma course. For 2021 we have added another day, but have not increased the cost of the course.
Course Outline Structure & Meeting Days
The course will be held on 20 days, with 2 individual Sundays and 9 Saturday/Sunday weekends held on average once a month for 12 months.
The course starts at 10:00am each day and ends at 5:30pm.
Supervision sessions will be arranged in the fourth month of the course in order to allow time for participants to start working through the trauma process with trauma clients. Supervision will be in group format (up to four supervisees) for three hours each month for 12 months and is a requirement of the course. Supervision will be conducted online using Zoom Pro.There is an 80% attendance requirement, including the supervision requirement.
The course consists of solid, evidence-based theory, combined with large amounts of experiential work and supervisory components. The theoretical input encourages critical engagement with the theory and practice of trauma treatment. Assessment is ongoing throughout the course and aims to ensure that students are able to work with the dynamics and processes of trauma; that there is congruence between the student’s theoretical knowledge and their clinical practice. Teaching and supervisory methods emphasise the multi-layered, multi-faceted processes of trauma treatment.