SDS Seminars Online

Working with PTSD: The Essential Guide – 3 CPD Hours

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Course description

Using this video training both new and experienced therapists will gain a number of useful and practical skills in working with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).

In the first video, expert in the field Dr Fiona Kennedy explores in conversation with Consultant Clinical Psychologist Paul Grantham, the essential aspects of assessment and treatment of PTSD, along with pros and cons of different approaches to working with clients who suffer this challenging condition. She gives practitioners working in the field many insightful and thoughtful suggestions on how to identify PTSD and explain the disorder to clients, as well as practical advice on therapeutic work, concentrating on CBT approaches to treatment, specifically reliving and cognitive restructuring. Fiona and Paul cover all aspect of the practicalities related to this approach from its introduction to the client to the timing of sessions, their length, frequency and follow-ups.

The second and third videos contain live consultations conducted by Dr Kennedy with a real client, filmed over the client’s shoulder to protect their confidentiality.

Christina is a young woman who was involved in a road accident 6 years prior the consultation.

Dr Kennedy introduces the concept of PTSD to the client in the first session, and masterfully conducts a reliving exercise in the second one. The session finishes with use of cognitive restructuring in order to address certain negative automatic thoughts and assumption the client presents with.

Course tutors

Dr Fiona C. Kennedy, BA (Hons), M Clin Psychol, D Clin Psy, AFBPS, C Psychol
 has a vast clinical experience in mental health and learning disability fields. She was a Board Member/Trustee for the British Association of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapists (BABCP). She has an extensive experience of teaching and presenting, giving regular input to doctoral training programmes. Amongst many other research projects she has studied dissociation after trauma that led to a new theoretical model and scale, as well as innovative new treatments. The creation of an effective treatment service for self-harming, suicidal, ‘revolving door’ inpatients was quoted as an example of national excellence by the governments’ National Audit Office in its House of Commons report ‘Safer Patient Services’ 2005.

Prof Paul Grantham, is a Consultant Clinical Psychologist with extensive NHS, Social Services and training experience. He has written on a range of therapy and helping issues. An extensively informed, clinically experienced and humorous speaker he is known for his emphasis on the practicalities rather than just the theory of client-based work. Paul is a founder and Director of SDS Seminars Ltd and one of the most popular and inspirational tutors in the field of psychological skills training.

Course structure

  • Video
  • Online Test
  • Personalised Certificate for 3 CPD Hours