Trauma Matters

Sarah Briggs – Director Share

It can show up in your consulting room with various guises. Many common mental health conditions can be prompted by trauma. Understanding how trauma can affect their brains and their lives matter to clients. The impact can be huge, creating difficulties which clients might not understand which originate from previous trauma.

Many clients in our trauma clinic have been misdiagnosed with personality disorders or depression – With some already carrying a previous co-occurring diagnosis such as ADHD.

Gabor Maté has written extensively about how addiction can be a harmful response of being impacted by trauma such as the unexpected death of a parent. Depression and lack of enjoyment in life can originate from suppressing emotions after suffering physical abuse in childhood.

There can be smaller traumas that arise in everyday life, such as being shouted at by an angry boss. Further to this, there can be significant traumas experienced from unexpected events like a sudden bereavement. It’s also possible to experience chronic trauma which stems from continual cruelty like bullying or sexual abuse.

In your role…

  • Do you know how to define different types of trauma?
  • Do you know how to handle assessments with a trauma-informed lens?
  • What should you do if a client dissociates in the room with you?
  • What’s the difference between Type 1 and Type 2 trauma?

The good news is that trauma is diagnosable and treatable.
There are many trauma protocols, based on evidence, that can be adapted according to the clients’ need.

The Grove believes in a multi-modal, client-centric approach to trauma recovery with personalised, flexible interventions – ensuring that the client is involved at each stage.

Our trauma therapy course fills your trauma treatment toolkit with proven techniques for assessing and working with adult trauma clients.

Previous participants on our trauma course have adapted the learning for different settings and client groups they already work with, including children and young people, hospices, education, cancer care, or those with particular identities around neurodiversity, heritage, gender or disability.

But the unifying factor for everyone who takes our trauma therapy training is that they want better outcomes for their clients in distress.

This course provides a method for managing clients through a trauma recovery process. It provides practical solutions to become a truly trauma-informed practitioner.

The Grove has a strong reputation for running high-quality CPD Trauma Therapy courses, many of which are externally accredited. Our CPD programme is expanding in 2022 with more courses and more intakes, giving more choice and opportunity to learn from the experts at our centre of excellence.

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