Trauma Informed Practice
Start Date: 18th January 19
Location: Oakwood, Leeds
Aim: To enable participants to become more psychologically informed about the impact of experiencing trauma
The majority of people accessing mental health, substance abuse, homeless and criminal justice services have trauma histories. Despite this high prevalence the role of trauma is often unaddressed by both services and practitioners. Emerging evidence from the field of trauma research is leading to a new understanding of the psychological and neurobiological impacts of trauma and highlighting new possibilities for recovery.
At the end this session, participants will have:
- An understanding of different types of trauma
- An overview of diagnosis related to experiencing trauma
- Been introduced to psychological models used to explain trauma
- An overview of the principles of best practice
- Have reflected on their own practice
This course is aimed at anyone interested in developing their understanding of trauma and the impact it can have on peoples psychological and physical health. It will explore how experiences of trauma in both childhood and adulthood can affect people psychological, physically, behaviourally and emotionally. It may be of particular interested to practitioners working with people with experiences of trauma or diagnosed / experiencing symptoms of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Complex PTSD, psychosis and personality disorders. Furthermore, it complements the ‘Understanding personality + personality disorders’ training currently delivered by Community Links. The course uses a number of learning activities (for example presentation, group work and reflection) to help participants develop their understanding.