Trauma Counselling
Brief Description
The short course in Trauma Counselling provides you with the requisite skills to deal with the process of facilitating recovery and healing after a traumatic experience or setback. As a pastoral counsellor equipped with the appropriate insights and knowledge, you can successfully act as an immediate source of support and guidance to those in need. During this course, you will come to better understand the nature and impact of trauma, the concept of trauma counselling, care for the caregiver, the impact of trauma on an individual and their family, learning to defuse and debrief after trauma and post-traumatic stress disorder.
Learning Outcomes
After successfully completing this course, you will be able to discern the impact of traumatic experiences on people and at least give initial pastoral care and guidance, and when necessary be able to refer to more specialised help.
Course Content
Day 1: Understanding the nature and impact of trauma Weaving stories of trauma Understanding the impact of crisis and trauma on the individual and family
Day 2: Trauma counselling Describing and implementing trauma counselling Defusing and debriefing Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) Finding meaning in trauma
Day 3: Care for the caregiver Keeping the fire burning: a program for caregiver restoration
Assignment: 1. Discuss the theory and practice of trauma counselling based on a case study
Assignment 2. Write three verbatim reports on pastoral conversations. (One must be a follow up conversation and at least one must be a conversation related to trauma.)
Entry Requirements
Prospective delegates should at least have National Senior certificate (Grade 12) and/or prior knowledge or work experience in place.
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Social and Religious Studies
Who Should attend:
This course is ideal for pastors and other leaders in communities who are interested and/or involved in addressing individual and community trauma.
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