certificate in creative trauma
certificate in creative trauma

Certificate in Working Creatively with Trauma™

Bookings Now Open for first Certificate in Working Creatively with Trauma™ Starting 2/3rd February 2019 Ealing, London

This new course is the only one of its kind in the UK. It provides a holistic and healing approach to working with trauma with clients of all ages using creative play taught by Jill Carter. Jill is a UKCP child and adult psychotherapist who is a pioneer of Integrative and Trauma-Informed Sandplay® and Art.

She will guide a small group (no more than 10 people) through the latest trauma models and research using sandplay, art, sound therapy, meditation and movement. We will explore single incident and developmental or complex trauma. We will also discuss ways of working with children, adolescents, adults and groups.  This is an experiential training in which you will be asked to work on personal material, as well as taking part in some group process. The course is designed to help people familiar with trauma models feel confident about introducing play into their work, and also to inform and encourage therapists who are curious about the trauma world. Some client experience is necessary, and we will be interviewing via telephone for places on this course. Experience of using sand or art would be useful.

Cost of course is £1680 in total if paid before the first weekend, £1750 if paid in instalments. £250 from the above amount is needed as a non-refundable deposit at the time of booking. Monthly payment plans available by discussion with Jill.

It will be taught in 5 weekend modules spread over ten months, and is now booking for its first intake in February 2019. All days 10 -5pm.

  • February 2/3rd 2019
  • April 6/7th
  • June 15/16th
  • Sept 14/15th
  • Nov 9/10th

Topics will include

  • Naming our wounds – some definitions of trauma including the differences between simple and complex or developmental trauma. Why some people are more vulnerable to PTSD and how our childhoods affect our ability to process pain.
  • How different is trauma work to other types of counselling and is it useful to ‘label’ trauma? What are the common skills in all therapy work? Potential differences between working with children and adults.
  • Trusting our selves and our bodies – how creativity helps expression and builds faith in our own resources so that our wounds are honoured, felt and integrated. The work of Bessel van der Kolk and Cathy Malchiodi.
  • Loving the Darkness Within – the work of the Jungian writer Donald Kalsched explored through painting and visualisation.
  • Holding the Shattered Parts – how the environment around us as children becomes our inner world. Internal Family Systems theory of Richard Schwartz explored through sandplay.
  • The power and timing of play – how and when to introduce different creative mediums – sandplay, art, music and movement – and ways to combine them with talking therapy, EFT and EMDR.

There is no written work during this course, but reading and reflective exercises will be set between the weekends. You will be encouraged to present client material at least once during the weekends and to take part in any group supervision sessions held during the teaching days.

It is advisable to have had some counselling prior to this course and to have the support of a therapist during it. If we feel you need extra therapeutic back up, we may be able to suggest suitably qualified therapists. We can also provide details of creatively trained qualified supervisors. The course is suitable for BACP and UKCP Continuing Personal Development. Certificates of Attendance and receipts will be available.

Venue & Getting There

On Route wellness centre, 44-46 South Ealing Road.

2 mins from South Ealing tube – very close to Heathrow Airport and 30 minutes from central London.

There is a vegan restaurant on site and good coffees and home made cake.

Contact us for more details or a booking form

Contact us for more details or a booking form