Irish Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy
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NIRC - Understanding and Facilitating Post Traumatic Growth (13/06/20) CPD Presenter: Dr Jane Simms
City Hotel. Queens Quay, Derry, Co Londonderry. BT48 7AS.
13-06-2020   Registration: 09:15 Start: 09:30 - 17:00
7.5 CPD hours
Please note that this event is going ahead as planned. See note below within the event description.

Workshop Limited to 30 places.
This event will open for bookings on Tuesday 7th April 2020 at 10:00 a.m.

NIRC - Understanding and Facilitating Post Traumatic Growth

Presenters Bio: 

Dr Jane Simms is a Senior Chartered Counselling Psychologist. She works in NHS and Private Practice providing psychological assessment and treatment for adults with mental health issues. Dr Simms has extensive clinical experience in the area of psychological trauma, in particular complex trauma. She is research active, having published in the area of psychological trauma and growth, and designs and delivers training in these areas also. In addition, Dr Simms has many years teaching and training experience gained at university level, having been Course Director of an undergraduate counselling degree for several years. She has taught at undergraduate, postgraduate levels and provides research supervision at PhD level. Dr Simms is passionate about person centred theory, research and practice, in particular, the area of growth following adversity. This humanistic approach underpins her teaching and practice.


Workshop Outline:

Working therapeutically with individuals experiencing psychological trauma requires skills and knowledge that transcend interventions that focus on reducing and managing symptoms. Traditional models of psychological treatment focus on helping clients manage their symptoms and build resilience but often do not address the transformative aspects of trauma. It has long been acknowledged that experiencing traumatic experiences can be transformative, leading the individual to experience personal growth despite their adverse life experiences. Research shows that for some trauma survivors, life shattering events can be a catalyst for change and provide individuals with the opportunity to psychologically and emotionally grow in ways that leads to life enhancing experiences. This concept is referred to as Posttraumatic Growth and has become an area of increasing research and practice interest in its own right in the field of counselling and psychotherapy.

The aim of this workshop is to introduce delegates to the concept of Posttraumatic Growth, theory and models of growth, facilitation of growth where it presents within the context of the client’s narrative, as well research in the field.

CPD Certs will be emailed to participants after attendance at the Workshop

Please Note:

IACP will continue to monitor the situation about the Coronavirus and will adhere to any further recommendations issued by the HSE and/or the National Public Health Emergency Team.
Our IACP planned events will continue but we do ask any attendee, if they have recently returned from an affected area, that they do not attend these events, and to follow the advice of the HSE here.



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