This is the only Certificate in Creative Trauma Therapy 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 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.
We will explore the work of trauma specialists such as Bessel van der Kolk, 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. 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.