certificate in creative trauma
certificate in creative trauma

Trauma Therapy Training: Certificate in Working Creatively with Trauma™

Next course starts 6th February 2021 – ONLINE via ZOOM meetings

Next scheduled face to face course starts 25/26th September 2021 Glossop nr. Manchester

 

This is the only Certificate in Creative Trauma Therapy CPD training course in the UK. It uses creative arts therapies to help you understand and ground the most commonly-used trauma treatments. You will learn evidence-based expressive arts UK theory and key practical skills training for professionals working with trauma. The techniques we teach are suitable for developing an understanding of trauma in both short term and long term therapeutic work.

The content of this course is constantly being updated to include collective trauma research and creative online counselling techniques after the Covid pandemic

 

We will explore the work of trauma specialists such as Bessel van der Kolk, Stephen Porges, Babette Rothschild, Dick Schwartz and Donald Kalsched through sandplay, art, music and movement. We will look at the impact of dissociation and other defences against feeling. You will also become aware of the trauma methods recommended for use in NHS and educational environments, e.g. Trauma Focussed CBT (cognitive behavioural therapy) and Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing EMDR.

 

This flexible and accessible approach helps you to integrate ways of working with clients who have faced traumatic events including the consequences of Covid 19 pandemicCorona-trauma-cert

 

We hope it will also take the fear out of working with trauma. It will help you to relate trauma work to familiar counselling techniques and methods. You will be able to identify symptoms of PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder).

This trauma therapy training will teach you how to identify and treat symptoms of post traumatic stress disorder PTSD.   You will also learn techniques to use with both single incident and relational or complex trauma.

 

Key practical skills using sandplay and expressive arts to use with children, young people and adults.

 

This trauma therapy training also combines skills from talking therapies from many traditions, including Gestalt, person-centred, object relations’, Jungian and transpersonal.

 

In addition, we will teach an understanding of trauma therapies such as trauma focused CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy), EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) and EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques).

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School counsellors, clinical psychologists, counsellors, psychotherapists and other mental health professionals/volunteers welcome on this trauma therapy training.

 

Jill Carter has been teaching sandplay and art for 17 years. She is also a UKCP and BACP child and adult psychotherapist/supervisor, as well as an EMDR therapist. Jill is a pioneer of Integrative and Trauma-Informed Sandplay® and Art. In fact she developed this course after completing too many trauma trainings without any creativity in them. Jill will be ably assisted in February by Masha Bennett, who will be teaching our trauma courses from September 2021. So, there will be gongs!

 

Jill will guide a small group (no more than 8 people) through the latest trauma models and research using sandplay, art, sound therapy, meditation and movement. Also, we will explore dissociation as a response to developmental or complex trauma. In particular, we will discuss ways of working with children, adolescents, adults and groups.

 

Feel confident about introducing play into face to face and online trauma work

 

This is an experiential trauma therapy training in which you will work on personal material. There will also be some group process. The course is designed to help you feel confident about introducing play into the therapeutic relationship 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.

Dates

The Certificate is taught in 5 weekend modules spread over six months. next intake is ONLINE via Zoom Meetings.

6/7 February 2021

27/28th March

24/25th April

12/13th June

10/11th July

Times

10-4pm all days

Cost

The cost of this trauma therapy training course is £1620 in total if paid two weeks before the first weekend. After that, it is £1800 paid in instalments. £250 from the above amount is needed as a non-refundable deposit at the time of booking. In addition, monthly payment plans are available by discussion with Jill.

It is useful to have done the Introduction weekend course first (though not essential). To conclude, there are more details of all our trauma training courses here.

Terms

This course needs 6 people in order to go ahead on planned date. If less than that, we can offer other dates, other courses or a refund of course fees paid.

Jill Carter Training Limited cannot help with the cost of accommodation or travel in any circumstances.

Venue

ONLINE VIA ZOOM MEETINGS.

You will need sandplay and art equipment to use in front of your computer. We will help you with what you should have. You will therefore learn how to do creative work with clients online.

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This course is for you if:

  • You work as a counsellor, psychotherapist, clinical psychologist, play therapist, wellbeing or mental health practitioner.
  • You are a professional, student or volunteer in an educational /mental health setting, e.g. school, nursery, SEN or CAMHS.
  • Adding creative trauma work skills appeals to you

Find out which level of our Working Creatively with Trauma™ Training Modules is the right for you:

Benefits of this course:

  • You will learn how to use creative media and expressive arts online with clients
  • We will offer the latest techniques and research on collective trauma post Covid
  • This course is a good way of looking after yourself, in fact many students come for that reason. Moreover, you can also use it for continuing hours of education or Continuing Professional Development (CPD) hours.
  • So, if you want the Certificate, you need to do 50 hours with a client that include creative arts. However, there is no time deadline on this – take as long as you need.
  • You will gain a Certificate in Working Creatively with Trauma on completion of the taught hours, client and supervision hours, as well as having been assessed by your supervisor and teacher.
  • There is no written work on this course, although a small amount of reading is set throughout the training.
  • In addition, students are encouraged to present client material in group sessions during the weekends.
  • We work to BACP standards and can help you to find a suitably qualified supervisor. Also, you may be able to use your own supervisor (check with Jill) if she/he has suitable experience and qualifications in creative arts training.

 

It is advisable to have had some counselling before this course

Therefore, if we feel you need extra therapeutic back up, we may be able to suggest suitably qualified therapists. The course is suitable for BACP and UKCP Continuing Professional Development.  Finally, Certificates of Attendance and receipts are available.

We may suggest doing the Introduction weekend first, before starting on this Certificate. If you are interested in continuing after this course, the following step is the Diploma course, which deepens our understanding of the role of trauma or wounds.

Tutor:

Jill Carter has been teaching and supervising art and sandplay therapy for 17 years. She is a Child, Adolescent Family & Adult UKCP and BACP Psychotherapist as well as a Registered Training Supervisor and EMDR therapist. Jill has already taught hundreds of creative arts and sandplay therapy students.

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Booking:

The cost of this trauma therapy training course is £1620 in total if paid two weeks before the first weekend. After that, it is £1800 paid in instalments. £250 from the above amount is also needed as a non-refundable deposit at the time of booking. In addition, monthly payment plans are available by discussion with Jill. It is useful to have done the Introduction weekend course first (though not essential). To conclude, there are more details of all our trauma training courses here.

Get in touch!

Certified Sandplay Therapy Training Courses Jill Carter
If you have any questions or would like to book this course, the best way to get in touch is to email Jill on jill@jillcarter.co.uk or call on 07932694779
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Topics covered 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 especially during the pandemic.
  • Collective Trauma – How to work with clients in a covid world.  How will the  way we relate to each other via screens change the counselling relationship? Potential differences between working with children and adults.
  • Dissociation: staying in our bodies in a world without touch – how creativity helps expression and creates safety so that we are honoured, held and integrated. The work of Bessel van der Kolk and Stephen Porges.
  • Loving the Darkness Within – the shadow 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. How that plays out in the external split world we are living in. Internal Family Systems theory of Richard Schwartz explored through sandplay. Masha will also introduce us to Sound Healing.
  • How to use expressive arts online – how and when to introduce different creative mediums – sandplay, art, music and movement – into talking therapy.
  • Intergenerational Trauma – based on Jill’s work with the families of Holocaust survivors.

The course will give you:

  • All our trauma therapy courses can be used for BACP/UKCP Continuing Personal Development
  • The Introduction will give you all the skills you need in order to use creative arts in trauma work
  • And the confidence to do the Diploma in Working Creatively with Trauma™.

Weekend content:

  • Weekend OneIntroduction to the group and working creatively. Feeling our way into trauma. The importance of confidentiality, boundaries, ethics and contracting. Clinical and creative definitions of trauma, NICE guidelines and diagnostic criteria.  The work of Bessel van der Kolk in trauma-informed sandplay. Reading and supervisors lists.
  • Weekend Two: It’s still about the relationship. What creativity adds to talking therapy – simple, practical skills in sand, art, music and movement to help with dissociated clients. The psycho-dynamic and relational view of trauma and how creative expression can help build trust. The work of Babette Rothschild. How to encourage children, young people and adults to use creativity. Tools to help us use creative media as a way of protecting ourselves from vicarious trauma.
  • Weekend Three:  Loving the darkness within. The creative world of Jung and the healing process with the power of the unconscious. We will be using painting to explore ‘The Other’ or the Shadow as expressed by the Jungian writer Donald Kalsched. Overcoming our clients’ (and our own) fear of using art in therapy. Honouring dissociation as the wisdom of the body and the road out of trauma. Introduction to the Pesso Boyden System Psychomotor model.
  • Weekend Four:  What surrounds us, becomes us. How the systems and people around us when we are growing up become our Inner Voices, and especially our Inner Critics or Superego. Introducing the Internal Family Systems work of Richard Schwartz using sandplay therapy. Sound healing – a day of gongs, mantras and voices with Masha Bennett – and its many uses in trauma therapy.
  • Weekend Five: Inter-generational Trauma. How to understand the legacy of the traumas of previous generations and ancestors. Learn how to help clients (and ourselves) find compassion for themselves and to cut the ties that bind.  How to co-exist with other kinds of trauma therapists in an evidence-based world.  An introduction to the transpersonal writings of Almaas. Bodywork and mindfulness exercises to support ourselves after the course.

Support and Community:

  • Closed online groups, webinars, podcasts and videos.
  • Group supervision days in Glossop, Colchester and Ealing

What to do next:

Get in touch!

Certified Sandplay Therapy Training Courses Jill Carter
If you have any questions or would like to book this course, the best way to get in touch is to email Jill on jill@jillcarter.co.uk or call on 07932694779
EMAIL JILL

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I was impressed and inspired by Jill’s professionalism, her excellent handouts, her encyclopedic knowledge but most of all the personal qualities that she brings, such generosity of spirit and warmth of heart. The pace is gentle yet firm, her holding of the space exceptional and after experiencing Psychotherapy training in other institutions I would rate Jill’s approach as masterful and highly competent. The handouts are eloquent and erudite, the symbol collection second to none and the opportunity to learn experiential as well as via lectures deeply effective and in my case, life changing.
Kate