Course Overview The Clinical Psychology & Therapy Service have completely redesigned their four attachment training's to incorporate the latest research/ theory and to embed developmental trauma into the modules. This module follows on from three previous modules which must be completed first.
Attachment & Developmental Trauma Module 4 helps participants understand how recovery from early adversity is supported by people making sense of what has happened to them and the impact this has had. It uses ideas from attachment and trauma (including shame and Dan Hughes’ PACE model) to demonstrate how early adversity impacts on people’s identity and how this is reflected through their behaviour and relationships. Module 4 supports participants to think about how they can help those they care for/ work with to develop more positive identities through the way they relate to them and help them make sense of their lives.
A crucial part of helping others process their life experiences is the ability to self-reflect. The training is experiential and interactive to encourage this. Facilitators will create a place of safety to do this, however participants will need to attend to their own emotional well-being throughout the day.
Objectives Knowledge On successful completion of this module participants will: • Understand the importance of having a life story that makes sense. • Understand the importance of forming an identity and being able to reflect. • Understand how we can influence people with early adversity through the way we interact with them. • Have greater awareness of their own impact on others.
Skills On successful completion of this module participants will: • Have skills to support someone to find non-shaming ways of storying their experiences. • Use ideas from PACE to help manage shame in relationships. • Have a more positive impact on those they care for/ work with.