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Working with Trauma – A Person Centred Approach


November 15, 2019 - November 15, 2019 at 10am - 4pm

At Holiday Inn Edinburgh City West, 107 Queensferry Road, Edinburgh , EH4 3HL

Cost: Early Bird £95, £120 after 15 September 2019 | Organised by Greenwood Events - www.greenwoodevents.co.uk | Contact: Audrey Smith - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. | event website | For profit | There is wheelchair access.

The Aim of this Event

This event aims to give participants an understanding of trauma from a person centred perspective. Drawing on Rogers’ theory of personality development to understand the impact of trauma and the role of the therapeutic relationship in supporting recovery and growth following adversity.

Learning outcomes:-

This training will support participants to:-

  • Understand what we mean by psychological trauma
  • Consider post traumatic response in the context of Rogers’ theory of personality development
  • Identify common ground across theoretical understandings of trauma, recovery and growth
  • Reflect on the place of technique, strategies and interventions in trauma therapy
  • To consider clinical challenges inherent in working with complex trauma
  • To understand the mechanisms by which person centred therapy can facilitate psychological well being

Susan Dobson is a Person Centred therapist with experience of working in a variety of settings including the voluntary sector, private practice and EAP service providers, with a particular interest and specialism in working with trauma. She currently works as a counsellor with Clydesdale Counselling & Human Development Project and operates her private practice from her home office.

Susan is an experienced trainer and facilitator, she is the Senior Learning & Development Officer for Glasgow’s Public Protection Unit and is a regular contributor to the Post-Qualifying Award for Independent Domestic Abuse Advisors. Susan is also a Registered Social Worker with over 20 years experience of working with children and vulnerable families. She is currently undertaking an MA in Trauma Studies at Nottingham University.

For more info see the event website


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