Developing Safer Trauma Informed Practice

What's In It For Me

Specifically this workshop will:

  • Provide participants with an opportunity to expand their knowledge and understanding in relation to trauma.
  • Explore and stress the importance of ensuring that stability is maintained as a core foundation when working with clients who have suffered trauma.
  • Help clinicians determine if it is relevant and safe to proceed with processing memory in order to support recovery from trauma

Course Overview

Developing safer trauma informed practice offers a guide towards the goal of trauma recovery for the individuals you seek to assist. To achieve this, therapists, need also to ensure that they have a personal level of stablization, health and resources to remain safe and regulated. As Babette said “There should always be one person during therapy regulated at all times!” And you guessed it… it is you!

This two days workshop, which is based on the work of Babette Rothschild will explore the theory of trauma, and tackle critical and key issues in recovering from trauma.

The theory, tools and techniques presented in this workshop are easily integrated across the widest range of treatment modalities including CBT, EMDR, SE and more.  

Who Should Attend

This training is ideal for helping professionals and emergency workers who provide front line services to support people who have experienced trauma. This includes counsellors, social workers, psychotherapists, counselling and psychotherapy students, individuals working in caring professions e.g pastoral workers.

Course Duration

2 full days, 9.30am - 5pm

Course Outline
  • Learn body-oriented interventions for increasing stability and improving quality of life.
  • Be able to assess and distinguish clients who will benefit from processing trauma memories from those who will not
  • Learn skills to support all clients
  • Develop their ability to interpret and modulate the body’s nervous system (sensory and autonomic) with a view to supporting themselves and their clients to regulate arousal levels
  • Explore how to adapt interventions e.g. mindfulness to support clients with PTSD
  • Learn how to reduce and stop flashbacks and support clients in constructively managing nightmares
  • Learn about and gain tools to protect themselves from vicarious trauma and compassion fatigue.

Certification Obtained and Conferred by

Participants who meet 75% class attendance will be awarded a Certificate of Accomplishment by the Academy of Human Development.

Medium of Instruction & Trainer

Patricia Bourke D’Souza is an accredited Counsellor and Psychotherapist (MIACP, MIAHIP) since 2001 and an accredited Supervisor (MIACP) and Certified Somatic Trauma Therapist, Trainer and Supervisor (Babette Rothschild). Patricia has assisted Babette Rothschild on her training tours of Australia, New Zealand and Singapore and co-trained on her tours of Australia in 2016-2017. 

Patricia currently works as a Somatic Trauma Therapist, Trainer, Supervisor and Consultant and co-ordinates /manages the implementation of the National Music in Mind programme and the Music in Mind and Mind Your Mental Health Mental Health Promotion initiatives for programme refugee populations throughout Ireland on behalf of Mental Health Ireland and in partnership with the HSE National Office for Social Inclusion and the National Concert Hall. Patricia has worked for over 20 years within the corporate, statutory, voluntary, educational, community and voluntary sectors in Ireland and abroad and has considerable experience working in the homeless, voluntary and mental health sectors where she led out on the development and implementation of a number of mental health and social care national training programmes and workshops.

Funding Information

NCSS member and MSF-funded Social Service Agencies are able to apply for PCG Funding, pending approval outcome in May 2024

Course Fee Payable
Original Fee Before GST With GST (9%)
Course Fee $850.00 $926.50
Corporate Pricing (Fee payable to Training Provider)
Non-SME Before GST With GST (9%)
NCSS PCG 45% funding (SC/PRs) $467.50 $509.57
SME Before GST With GST (9%)
NCSS PCG 45% funding (SC/PRs) $467.50 $509.57

Please note that prices are subject to change.
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