Integrating Trauma Informed Practice into Behaviour Change

Expired Integrating Trauma Informed Practice into Behaviour Change

Date & Time of Course

  •  28 June, 2023
     9:30 am - 1:00 pm
  •  29 June, 2023
     9:30 am - 1:00 pm
  •  4 July, 2023
     9:30 am - 1:00 pm
  •  5 July, 2023
     9:30 am - 1:00 pm


A trauma-informed practitioner is able to recognise when someone may have been affected by trauma and will respond in a way that supports recovery, avoids re-triggering and promotes resilience.

When supporting behaviour change with our clients, navigating the complexities of trauma-informed practice can be challenging, as trauma can often inform a clients’ responses and choices towards change.

This new course will explore the link between the two and aims to develop your skills as a trauma-informed practitioner.  You will explore how to use a trauma-informed framework to enhance your clients’ understanding of themselves and increase their resilience towards making positive choices.

This course will support you to:

  • understand the meaning of trauma, trauma responses and the different definitions of trauma informed practice
  • consider the psychological and physical connections around trauma and behaviour from a whole body perspective and how this should inform our ethos within our practice
  • identify what trauma responses are and how trauma can present in our clients and influence decisions and choices around behaviour change
  • understand the paramount importance of boundaries and how to implement these within the therapeutic alliance in order to avoid re-traumatisation
  • explore the psychological skills required to hold, contain, respond and defuse trauma responses integrating techniques and modalities such as Motivational Interviewing, Compassion Focussed Therapy and MBCT approaches
  • reflect on case studies and real life client cases within the context of trauma-informed practice and explore appropriate adaptations and skills that can be applied in practice.

Who should attend?

All attendees should have completed an Introduction, or Advanced Level Motivational Interviewing Training course within the last 3 years.

It is also preferable that attendees have previously completed a Level 1/ Understanding Trauma course.




This course will be delivered over 4 sessions: 28/29 June and 4/5 July, 2023, 9.30am – 1.00pm

Attendance on all sessions is required.  This online course will not be recorded.


Please be aware that due to the nature of the topic, there may be triggering or challenging conversations during these sessions.  Please be mindful of your needs before and during the workshops to ensure that wellbeing is a priority.

We invite everyone to consider their workload/personal commitments following each workshop to allow time to transition back into practice appropriately.


This course is also available in-house, and prices start from £1,380 for up to 14 people.  This can be a cost-effective way of training staff and can be tailored to best meet the needs of your organisation.

For more information see In-house Training

Please contact the Learning & Development Team for further assistance at [email protected] or telephone 01273 645420

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