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PTSD Master Class: Using Trauma Focused CBT to work with PTSD

Tuesday 14th October - Wednesday 15th October 2014 at Manchester Conference Centre

This is a ‘How to do trauma focused CBT’ workshop –underpinned by a relational philosophy. It combines empirical evidence, a high energy delivery and sound practical strategies for working with real world clients. The workshop draws on recent research findings in neurophysiology, the clinical models of Ehlers and Clark, and theoretical models of Brewin et. al. (2010).

Workshop will offer participants a firm foundation for working with PTSD. Current theories of PTSD and the role of memory processes in the maintenance of PTSD will be explored, along with case formulation and treatment.

The CBT process of Reliving will be explored in detail. Reliving is regarded as the gold standard by many in the treatment of PTSD and also supported by a substantial evidence base. Delegates will learn how to use Reliving in a sensitive, safe way that respects the relationship between client and therapist. The workshop also covers PTSD in relation to cognitive restructuring, updating of the traumatic hotspots implementing behavioural experiments and maintaining therapy gains.

The workshop is highly practical, with clinical demonstration using live actor or video footage to model skills. Offering unique hands on training for professionals. Participants will get plenty of opportunity to practice skills with peers using role play and other exercises. The workshop demonstrates high integrity to CBT Principles throughout the teaching of material.

The costs of PTSD to the individual and wider society are great; therefore, it is vital to treat PTSD using the best and most effective methods available, i.e. using evidence based practice.
Despite the existence of very effective therapies, many clinicians lack specialist training. The current workshop will spread the use of an effective, evidence based treatment for PTSD and contribute to a reduction in the individual and public health burden associated with PTSD.

Clinical demonstration using live actor or video footage will be used to model skills.

Participants will get plenty of opportunity to practice skills with peers using role play and other exercises in the following areas:

  • Assessment
  • Formulation
  • Communicating complex ideas in accessible ways with clients
  • Preparation for therapy

To maximise skill acquisition, the workshop demonstrates high integrity to CBT Principles in the teaching of material

  • Highly Practical (skills practice)
  • Highly Interactive
  • Using agenda & goal setting
  • Incorporating feedback and collaboration
  • Summarising of key points & review

Facilitator: Dr Heather Sequeria CPsychol AFBPsS

Heather's previous training programmes for BPS and Psychological Society of Ireland have received consistently excellent feedback.

In private practice Heather pecialises in assessment and treatment of PTSD following adult trauma. She onducted her PhD (University of London) in psychological trauma. Published on traumatic experience in leading international journals (including British Journal of Psychiatry) and presented at international conferences.

In addition to specialist trauma practice Heather is employed in the NHS and as visiting lecturer on a number of Counselling and Clinical Psychology courses. Her highly interactive and informative style has received excellent feedback from all the courses that she has taught upon.

Heather brings anonomised case material to workshop discussions from my practice. Her previous post was Senior Research Fellow at University of London. She is the former Editor of the DCoP journal ‘Counselling Psychology Review.’ Heather provides Medico-legal assessments following trauma. Heather has received training in presentation and teaching.

If you have any queries please contact us via the event hotline on 01332 224506.

Agenda

Tuesday 14th October 2014

09:30Registration and Refreshments
10:00Workshop Commences
12:30Lunch (Not Provided)
13:00Workshop Recommences
16:30Finish

Wednesday 15th October 2014

09:30Registration and Refreshments
10:00Workshop Commences
12:30Lunch (Not Provided)
13:00Workshop Recommences
16:30Finish

Venue

Manchester Conference Centre

Weston Building, Sackville Street, Manchester, M1 3BB •  Website•  Directions

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