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About PTSD and complex PTSD training courses for therapists

The mental and behavioural condition known as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and the closely related complex PTSD, can present distinctive challenges to mental health professionals seeking to make sensitive and appropriate therapeutic interventions.

PTSD, formerly often referred to as ‘shell shock’ or even ‘battle fatigue syndrome’, is an anxiety disorder that can develop when a person experiences a highly stressful, frightening or distressing event. Examples of such events include – but are not necessarily limited to – being subject to violent assault, childbirth experiences, and serious road accidents.

The symptoms of PTSD – which can arise immediately after the sufferer witnesses a traumatic event, or even weeks, months or years later – may include involuntarily and vividly reliving the event in the form of nightmares and flashbacks, as well as emotional numbing and avoidance behaviour, and hyperarousal manifesting in physical symptoms such as irritability and angry outbursts.

Complex PTSD – sometimes abbreviated to CPTSD or c-PTSD – is a much newer term. There has long been a debate as to whether it can be regarded as a form of PTSD or is best considered an entirely separate condition. Nonetheless, complex PTSD is generally understood to be a condition characterised by some symptoms of PTSD, accompanied by additional symptoms, such as difficulty controlling emotions or constant feelings of hopelessness or emptiness.

Our broad range of courses for therapists wishing to assist PTSD and complex PTSD patients will equip you to develop effective models for treatment.

Why choose nscience?

Our PTSD training courses at nscience can be delivered online as well as in-person, to support your continued professional development (CPD/CE) as a psychotherapist, psychologist, or psychiatrist catering to the specialised requirements of clients with PTSD or complex PTSD.

We frequently review our complement of online and offline courses, seminars and workshops to help ensure they continue to provide the most informed and actionable content reflecting current best practices in this field. Our training programmes are based on the latest global research and are delivered by trusted professionals in the psychotherapy and counselling fields.

We presently make available a wide range of video courses for mental health practitioners wishing to update their knowledge in relation to various aspects of PTSD and complex PTSD treatments. Our webinars touch on such subjects as the below:

  • How childhood sexual abuse impacts on masculinity and sexual identities
  • The mindfulness interventions that best serve traumatised clients
  • Ethical dilemmas when treating complex trauma and disassociation
  • Conceptualisation, challenges and effective interventions in relation to PTSD and complex PTSD
  • Practical strategies for complex PTSD, embracing an integrative mind-body approach
  • How trauma therapy can be made safer, accounting for the psychophysiology of PTSD and trauma
  • Working with survivors of physical, sexual or domestic abuse in ways that do not inadvertently replicate the dynamics of abuse
  • Working with child and perpetrator parts of the abused client

Our courses on PTSD and complex PTSD help equip psychotherapists and counsellors with the tools and knowledge that will assist them in becoming more effective practitioners in their work with PTSD and complex PTSD patients. We make our webinars available to those of every geographical location, specialism and level of clinical experience, to make it easier for professionals to upgrade their skill set and help with the recovery process of traumatised clients.

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