The limitations of medical models of understanding mental health difficulties. Understanding the influence of early development, trauma, attachment and neurodevelopment. A bio-psycho-social approach to understanding and working with mental health and wellbeing issues. Practice implications - what sorts of approaches may be most helpful
Course material provided will be delivered via description and dialogue by the facilitator supported by PowerPoint slides. Group participation is encouraged throughout and essential to participant learning. This will include video clips, group and small group exercises and examples from practice.
One day training
Any appropriately sized room with a projector, screen and flip chart
Minimum group size 6, maximum 30. Can in a different format be offered as a conference presentation for larger groups.
This training day will extend knowledge and develop practice for anyone working with unaccompanied asylum-seeking minors. No previous knowledge of trauma informed approaches will be assumed, and the course will be relevant to practitioners with a wide range of experience in and knowledge of this area.
• Being able to understand mental health and wellbeing presentations beyond medical model diagnosis • Understanding the impact of early and ongoing trauma and ACES on functioning • Being able to approach mental health and wellbeing presentations from a bio-psycho-social basis • Provision of a range of approaches and best practice to work with children, young people and adults who have a history of trauma and related social, emotional, relational, and psychological difficulties
The PowerPoint presentation will be made available after the training A list of readings and resources will be provided at the end of the PowerPoint
Providers are at least MA level professionally qualified practitioners with a wide variety of skills as trainers, lecturers and educators. They offer extensive theory to practice knowledge and experience of neurodevelopment and trauma and include psychotherapists, consultant nurses and social workers, psychologists and related health professionals.