Course Details

This course is suitable for counsellors, social workers and related professions who have experience working with complex trauma. The course introduces the foundational principles and practices of somatic counselling therapy work with complex trauma. The focus of this practical and highly participatory course is on exploring the relationally-interactive regulation of affect. Development of skills to support containment, orienting, defensive orienting responses, and somatic resourcing will support client's increased felt sense of personal stability and relational safety. The learner will further understand how somatic narratives reflect expressions of complex trauma as well as how somatically-attuned practice can generate attachment relational repair. Exploration of the relevance and transferability of this work to diverse populations will be explored. Child and youth material is integrated throughout the course.

Administrative Note: To be suitable for this course students should have previous education in counselling, social work or related area and work experience related to complex trauma. Prior to the course start date you will be contacted and asked to clarify your experience and education. If you do not have the suitable experience to take the course you may be required to withdraw and will be issued a full refund. This course includes a pre-reading package that will take approx. 2-4 hours to complete, and a final assignment that will be due approximately three weeks after course completion. Learners will be sent the pre-reading 2 weeks before the class start date.


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Course Offerings

Jun 24, 2024 - Jun 27, 2024
New Westminster Campus
Somatic Work-Complex Trauma
Seats available
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Jun 24, 2024 - Jun 27, 2024
Date Details
In-Class 2024/06/24 - 2024/06/27
Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs  9:00am-4:30pm
Domestic Tuition
Domestic Learner Services Fee
International Tuition
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