What is this training about?

The experience of prolonged trauma and neglect from caregivers can have a significant impact on attachment and the relationship to self and others. People who have experienced trauma of this kind, from the earliest years of their lives, often grow up to become adults who develop significant challenges with mentalizing, recognising and regulating emotions and dissociation, as well as experiencing chronic feelings of guilt and shame.

People who have experienced relational trauma can experience interpersonal difficulties, including lack of trust, difficulty in understanding other people’s needs or motivations and both a profound fear and expectation of mistreatment, neglect and abandonment. Attachment and survival strategies which have formed in childhood as a way of ensuring safety may not always be understood by others in adulthood and misunderstandings can lead to rupture in relationships.

As therapists we should anticipate that these same interpersonal difficulties and attachment adaptations will almost certainly be enacted in the therapeutic relationship and this can often present challenges to practitioners as we attempt to work through inevitable ruptures without re-traumatising the people we are working with.

This training will guide practitioners on how to use relational, trauma-informed psychotherapy and mentalization to work at depth with people who have experienced complex developmental, interpersonal and attachment trauma.

What are the learning aims?

  • Gain an in-depth understanding of the on-going impact of developmental and interpersonal trauma.
  • Gain an in-depth understanding of relational, trauma informed and mentalization based approaches to working with attachment trauma
  • Develop the therapeutic skills and confidence to recognise and respond to relational challenges within the therapeutic relationship.
  • Begin to develop the skills and capacity to attend to their own vulnerabilities and how this may be activated through working with clients.

How long is the training?

10am - 4pm

What topics does the training cover?

Drawing from relational approaches, mentalization and trauma-informed models, this workshop will give participants an in-depth understanding of concepts such as:

  • How relational trauma/wounds show up in the therapeutic dyad/relationship.
  • Building and maintaining a trauma-informed therapeutic alliance
  • Therapy as a relational two-person model
  • Working with dissociation
  • Understanding multiplicity of self-states and parts work
  • Recognising when relational wounds have been triggered
  • How to cope when the therapist is activated
  • How to restore safety after periods of enactment and rupture

Who can attend this training?

Any qualified or trainee counsellors, psychotherapists, psychologists, psychiatrists and mental health professionals working with adults in primary or secondary care, in private practice, in-patient or residential settings.

How much does the training cost?

£120

About the trainers

Teresa Finlay is a UKCP accredited Psychotherapist and Clinical Supervisor with over 15 years’ experience of working with adults who have experienced childhood adversity and trauma, including those diagnosed with personality disorder and C-PTSD.

Teresa began her psychotherapy career working in a therapeutic community and then worked for several years in private practice, through community-based clinics and with the University of Sussex counselling service before joining Beacon House.

Teresa originally trained as a psychoanalytic psychotherapist and her thinking is still informed by the Object Relations and Relational traditions within this. In addition to her core training, Teresa is also a qualified mentalization based practitioner, has a Certificate in Complex Trauma based on Janina Fisher’s approach to working with structural dissociation and has completed further training in using Internal Family Systems.

Teresa draws on all on these models of working in her training programmes. She has facilitated and delivered workshops, lectures, and clinical presentations at CPD events for trainee and qualified counsellors and psychotherapists.

Helen Townsend is the artist and Specialist Creative Designer here at Beacon House. She collaborates closely with Teresa to bring together specialist content into a creative, beautiful, resourceful online training experience. As an adoptive parent herself, Helen is inspired by her experience living with trauma and loss in how she portrays the learning through her artwork.

How do I book?

Please book online using the link below. Everything you need for the training will be emailed to you prior to the live training day. Please ensure you are able to access Zoom and have updated the app (if using) prior to the training to ensure you can have a stress free start to your training with us.

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  • Due to our training package being available upon payment, online courses are non-refundable.
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Refunds: Our live webinars are refundable until 21 days prior to the training date.

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We work very hard to keep our training and resources free or as low cost as possible. We ask that participants keep the training link for their sole use only.

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