What is this training about?

This is now sold out, new date available here: https://beaconhouse.org.uk/training/introduction-to-developmental-trauma-in-children-families-for-professionals/

Babies and children who survive multiple experiences of attachment disruption, trauma and separation very often face profound and complex difficulties, which are described by traditional medical and mental health paradigms as ‘depression’, ‘anxiety’, ‘behavioural problems’ or ‘defiance’. As therapists trying to support these children, we often feel paralysed and hopeless when our attempts to use traditional talking therapies or medication fail.

Inspired by the findings of cutting edge trauma research – this one day training course offers delegates an opportunity to re-frame the mental health needs of troubled children so that we can understand their presentation through the lens of Developmental Trauma. Developmental Trauma is set of complex difficulties affecting a child’s sensory systems, attachment, capacity for regulation, identity and cognitive abilities. By understanding how to assess and identify Developmental Trauma, and develop a trauma-informed therapeutic plan, therapists will experience a renewed sense of hopefulness and efficacy in creating change for traumatised families.


Feedback from previous professionals attending this course:

“Such an amazing workshop, incredible knowledge and so well delivered for everyone’s understanding from different professional backgrounds”

“Thank you so much for an incredibly informative, inspiring and forward thinking training day. I have learned and absorbed so much!”

“This was an exceptionally stimulating, well-paced, informative and fascinating day, with excellent explanation of assessment, formulation, theory and practice”

“The training day was revolutionary for me.  I have read all your resources, but attending this workshop was something different! It has changed the way I assess children, and I will be recommending it to whomever I come across in the field. Thanks for your amazing insights!”


What are the learning aims?

  • Gain confidence in their ability to identify and understand how repeated trauma affects children and adolescents
  • Understand the breadth and complexity of Developmental Trauma and associated difficulties
  • Have the opportunity to formulate the therapeutic needs of traumatised children

How long is the training?

10am - 4pm

Who can attend this training?

Attendees must work with children and families in a therapeutic, educational or social care setting. Please email media@beaconhouse.org.uk if you would like to attend this workshop and are unsure if you meet the criteria.

Refreshments and lunch are provided, please notify us of any allergies.

Please be aware that we are not able to offer clinical advice about individual children during this training workshop

Who are the trainers?

Dr Shoshanah Lyons is the clinical director and founder of Beacon House. As a clinical psychologist she feels huge passion for understanding mental health and relationships through a developmental trauma lens. She is a promoter and advocate for trauma-informed health, education, social care and criminal justice.

How do I book?

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Courses are refundable up to 30 days prior to the date of the course. Any cancellation with less than 30 days notice are NON-REFUNDABLE. You may send a substitute delegate providing s/he meets the course criteria. We reserve the right to cancel the course date, in this case we will notify you by email as early as possible, and advise you of an alternative date or provide you with a full refund. In the event of a course cancellation under 7 days’ notice, a new course date or refund will be organised for you. Under no circumstances are Beacon House are liable for any travel expenses, childcare, potential loss of income or any associated costs.

Please note that lunch will be provided.
If you or anyone in your party has any special dietary requirements, please specify them when booking.