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Trauma recovery focused pathway: with Betsy de Thierry (Stage 1)


09/06/2020 09:30







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About this event

Unprocessed trauma can negatively impact the mental and physical wellbeing and social development of a child – even during adulthood. When trauma is processed in the context of a warm and genuine relationship, it can be minimised or transformed into greater resilience, thus changing the impact on the child and their future.

This seminar will help you understand trauma and its short- and long-term impact on a child’s development. It will be delivered over three days, with Stage 1 (Introduction to trauma and complex trauma) taking place on Tuesday, 9 June 2020 in Glasgow. Stages 2-4 will be delivered over two days on 17-18 November 2020 in Edinburgh.

Both events have to be booked separately. If you have already attended Stage 1 or similar training with Betsy or other experts, you will be able to directly book onto Stages 2-4. Please note, that Stages 2-4 will have to be attended on both days and cannot be split up.

This seminar will focus on Stage 1: Introduction to trauma and complex trauma, and will aim to achieve the following key learning outcomes:

  • Understand the definition of trauma and assessment of trauma
  • Understand the trauma continuum and the window of tolerance theories
  • Understand and be able to identify trauma symptoms
  • Understand the triune brain and how trauma impacts behaviour
  • Understand complex trauma, dissociation and complex trauma symptoms
  • Understand the important approach that facilitates trauma recovery.

Facilitator bio

Betsy is a practicing psychotherapist and a qualified primary school teacher who has founded several charities that work directly with troubled families.

She is a trauma specialist, training and consulting for teachers, therapists, psychologists, pediatricians, social workers, parenting support workers and the police. Betsy has authored several books including 'Teaching the Child on the Trauma Continuum' and 'The Simple Guide to Child Trauma' which has become a best seller on Amazon.

Betsy de Thierry is the Founding Director of BdT Ltd, Therapeutic Mentoring Rooms and the Trauma Recovery Centre UK.

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