The workshop will look at how you can spot the signs and symptoms of trauma in the people you work with and explore how the impact of those traumatic experiences on individuals can manifest in difficult behaviours.

It will highlight the recent thinking about the links between our survival system (Fight/Flight/Freeze) responses at the point of trauma and how our brain can respond to things in the here and now as if we are in danger.

It will present a framework in which you can safely work with trauma and consider how, why and when you can refer on to specialist services.

How we look after ourselves when working with an increasingly complex clients group will also be explored to ensure that we stay engaged and passionate about our work without the risk of burn-out or secondary trauma.

Alison Woodward

Alison is a Supervisor, UKCP accredited Psychotherapist, Certified Transactional Analyst and Senior Lecturer. She works in private practice in Bournemouth, Bournemouth University and for the Sexual Trauma and Recovery Service (STARS) in Dorset.

Alison has developed her experience in working with clients who have symptoms of complex PTSD. She now works within a three-phase therapeutic trauma framework with her clients to ensure clinical safety and space to understand and resolve the intrusive symptoms that clients experience.

She is passionate about finding effective ways to work with complex trauma clients, she has seen how recovery can and does happen when clients are given the time and space to work

To book please visit our website: https://www.starsdorset.org/Event/an-introduction-to-working-with-trauma