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Becoming a Trauma-Informed Supervisor: The Role of Trauma in Supervision: Video Course

Becoming a Trauma-Informed Supervisor: The Role of Trauma in Supervision: Video Course

Psychotherapy work with trauma has been centre stage in the last few years on account of three main factors:

  • Understanding of the trauma spectrum has increased considerably as the distinctions between complex trauma and PTSD have become clearer and a deeper linkage with neurobiology has gained acceptance
  • Practitioners across domains have gained fresh appreciation of trauma informed psychotherapy models with the realisation that working with trauma requires specific skills and techniques
  • The COVID-19 pandemic as well as the experience and threat of war has resulted in a more anxious world; our clients are reporting increased emotional distress and anxiety as well as fear that the world is a dangerous place; which is one of the key indicators of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)

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Course Credits

CPD: 10 / CE: 10

Speaker(s)

Christiane Sanderson, Vaughan Titheridge

Course length in hours

10 hrs

Full course information

In light of these factors, an increasing number of psychotherapists and counsellors are seeking help and guidance from their supervisors for trauma related issues, making it imperative for supervisors to:

  • Stay current with latest guidelines for working with Trauma, especially C-PTSD
  • Have a multi-faceted and multi modal approach to working with trauma; so they can provide the necessary guidance for therapeutic interventions
  • Having up to date comprehension of trauma informed models

This interactive and practical workshop is especially designed for supervisors and is aimed at meeting the above objectives for participants from across modalities. The two training days will explore the range of trauma, including complex PTSD that is currently seen in clinical practice. We will also delve deep into the dynamics of trauma and the neurobiological, psychological, psychosocial and physical impact on clients; in order to have a deeper understanding of the long-term effects of trauma and how these manifest in the clinical setting.

Equipped with this comprehension, supervisors will be more resourced to support supervisees in their work by providing trauma informed supervision. We will also focus on the risk of vicarious traumatisation in supervisees and the need to promote and facilitate practitioner self-care to minimise the risk of burn-out. This can be achieved by applying the fundamental principles of trauma informed care, which offers safety, choice, collaboration and empowerment in an inclusive, non-shaming and non-judgemental supervisory space.

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What you’ll learn

This interactive and practical workshop is especially designed for supervisors and is aimed at meeting the above objectives for participants from across modalities. The two training days will explore the range of trauma, including complex PTSD that is currently seen in clinical practice. We will also delve deep into the dynamics of trauma and the neurobiological, psychological, psychosocial and physical impact on clients; in order to have a deeper understanding of the long-term effects of trauma and how these manifest in the clinical setting.

Learning objectives

  • Discuss the latest guidelines for working with Trauma, especially C-PTSD
  • Apply a multi-faceted and multi modal approach to working with trauma in order to provide the necessary guidance for therapeutic interventions
  • Demonstrate up to date comprehension of trauma informed models
  • Describe the long-term effects of trauma and how these manifest in the clinical setting
  • Discuss how to support supervisees in their work by providing trauma informed supervision
  • Assess the risk of vicarious traumatisation in supervisees
  • Discuss the need to promote and facilitate practitioner self-care to minimise the risk of burn-out
  • Apply the fundamental principles of trauma informed care, which offers safety, choice, collaboration and empowerment in an inclusive, non-shaming and non-judgemental supervisory space

About the speaker(s)

Christiane Sanderson BSc, MSc. is an Honorary Senior Lecturer in Psychology at the University of Roehampton, of London with 35 years of experience working with survivors of childhood sexual abuse and sexual violence. She has delivered consultancy, continuous professional development and professional training for parents, teachers, social workers, nurses, therapists, counsellors, solicitors, the NSPCC, the Catholic Safeguarding Advisory Committee, the Methodist Church, the Metropolitan Police Service, SOLACE, the Refugee Council, Birmingham City Council Youth Offending Team, and HMP Bronzefield.

She is the author of Counselling Skills for Working with Shame, Counselling Skills for Working with Trauma: Healing from Child Sexual Abuse, Sexual Violence and Domestic Abuse, Counselling Adult Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse, 3rd edition, Counselling Survivors of Domestic Abuse, The Seduction of Children: Empowering Parents and Teachers to Protect Children from Child Sexual Abuse, and Introduction to Counselling Survivors of Interpersonal Trauma, all published by Jessica Kingsley Publishers. She has also written The Warrior Within: A One in Four Handbook to Aid Recovery from Sexual Violence; The Spirit Within: A One in Four Handbook to Aid Recovery from Religious Sexual Abuse Across All Faiths and Responding to Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse: A pocket guide for professionals, partners, families and friends for the charity One in Four for whom she is a trustee. Her next book, The Taboo of Sibling Sexual Abuse: Working with Adult Survivors is out soon with nscience publishing house.

nscience UK is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. nscience UK maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

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