This workshop has been developed by the Centre for Mental Health Education to extend clinical practice of therapists who have attended Babette Rothschild’s Workshop Stabilising Traumatised Individuals for assessment & initial interventions: Laying the Foundation for Safe Trauma Therapy, 8 Keys of Trauma Therapy or Foundations in Trauma Informed Care.
CMHE’s Senior Trainer, Peter King will seek to explore the principles addressed in approaches that include Somatic Trauma Therapy, Mindfulness, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy and interpersonal psychotherapy approaches by putting into direct practice the tools presented.
This training is grounded in the belief that the therapist working with trauma must become familiar with many theories, techniques, and treatment models to ensure that therapy will always be tailored to the needs of the client. Some pre-readings and role plays will be included to enhance practicing clinicians work with trauma clients. This course is designed to enhance, not replace, skills and knowledge already held by the participants.
Somatic Trauma Therapy (STT) is the base approach guiding this 2 day workshop. STT was developed by Babette Rothschild. The content includes content from the The Body Remembers Volume 2. Role plays, client cases and discussion will be utilized to ensure the workshop is more practical rather than a formal lecture format. The workshop adheres to a phased based approach to trauma therapy which ensures stabilization is evident before trauma memory processing commences.
Discussion will include:
- Peter Levine’s SIBAM model of dissociation
- Outlining: Somatic Trauma Therapy’s Model for trauma memory processing
- Running Technique from the Body Dynamic Institute
- Flashback protocols
- Nightmare protocols
Pre-reading includes excerpts from: The Body Remembers (Vol 1) The Psychophysiology of Trauma and Trauma Treatment and the The Body Remembers (Vol 2) Revolutionizing Trauma Treatment.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
This workshop, led by our senior trainer Peter King, is a heavily practice based workshop which is supported with online lectures and role plays performed by Babette Rothschild and Peter King. During all three workshops the focus is on developing practice by using the approaches identified in The Body Remembers, The Body Remembers Casebook and The Body Remembers Vol 2. Participants are instructed to practice the approaches using client examples and not their own personal examples.