CMHE Academy and Australian DBT Institute's trauma therapy intensive training course with Peter King PhD offers online and in-person Intensive training for mental health professionals with a background in psychology, social work, mental health nursing, mental health OT, counselling and psychotherapy. ONLY 12 APPLICANTS CAN ATTEND IN EACH LOCATION - MELBOURNE, SYDNEY OR GOLD COAST.
The course is run over three weekend workshop blocks (Block One can be attended Online and must be completed in preparation for Block two), over a 4 month period, reviewing both traditional and alternative theories of PTSD, CPTSD & BPD including (but not limited to) those developed by: Babette Rothschild (developer of Somatic Trauma Therapy); Marsha Linehan (developer of Dialectical Behaviour Therapy); Bessel van der Kolk, Judith Herman, M.D. at Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA; the Bodynamic Institute, Copenhagen, Denmark; and Peter Levine, Ph.D., Ergos Institute, Boulder, Colorado, USA.
3 Programs in 3 Locations!
In 2021 participants have the choice of attending the face to face component in Melbourne, Sydney or the Gold Coast! Only 12 participants per program!!!!
Gold Coast NEW DATES!
Part 1: Fri 11th; Sat 12th & Sun 13th June 2021
Part 2: Fri 3rd; Sat 4th & Sun 5th Sept 2021
Part 3: Fri 3rd; Sat 4th & Sun 5th Dec 2021
Melbourne NEW DATES
Part 1: Fri 29th; Sat 30; Sun 31 May 2021
Part 2: Fri 20th; Sat 21st; Sun 22nd Aug 2021
Part 3: Fri 26th; Sat 27th; Sun 28th Nov 2021
Part 1: 16th, 17th & 18th April 2021 or Online
Part 2: 28th, 29th & 30th July 2021
Part 3: 15th, 16th & 17th of Sept 2021
Thailand Retreat SOON!
Dependant of COVID-19 restrictions & Travel Advice! Fingers Crossed!!!!!! Krabi, Thailand will be the location with Thailand considering tourists who are vaccinated being allowed into the country without a period of Quarantine!
Part One: Completed Online/In-person
Reducing risks of trauma therapy is the focus of this workshop and the foundation of the entire training.
Theoretical material includes: psychology of stress and trauma – including the role of dissociation; physiology of stress and trauma – including how brain and nervous system communicate during and following traumatic events;
Defining types of trauma clients; “putting on the brakes” for containment, and safety, and regulating hyperarousal.
Experience with basic body awareness, muscle toning, boundaries, and the use of resources will provide the basis for direct practice during the remainder of the training.
Development and identification of client resources, skills and strategies for stabilisation
Part 2: Choose your location (Same Part 1)
Theory and technique of therapeutic treatment will be the focus of this workshop.
Both cognitive and somatic sides of transference and countertransference will be explored.
Memory theory will be presented as it applies to traumatic memory.
In groups of three, participants will begin practicing Peter Irvine’s SIBAM dissociation model as a multifaceted tool that can be used to enhance resolution of trauma.
Participants will also be encouraged to use the theory they have learned to develop their own techniques.
Part 3: Attend same Location as part 1/2
Integration of both theoretical and practical material from all three workshops will be the focus, reinforcing the bridge between theory and practice.
Issues involved when trauma therapy is the sole aim of treatment, as well as when it is a part of long-term psychotherapy, will be addressed.
The BODYnamic ‘running technique’ will be introduced as an imaginal, mind/body integrative procedure for reawakening the flight reflex and reducing hyperarousal.
Participants will be supervised in making relevant choices of techniques both during role-plays and during client consultation.
Access to Additional Resources
Peter will be providing support to participants between workshop 2 & 3 in the application of Somatic Trauma Therapy. Support can be accessed by participants via the Centre for Mental Health Education’s website which offers participants:
Online access to supporting materials and recommended readings
Online group chat discussion
Live Q&A sessions
Faculty: Dr. Peter King (Clinical & Academic Lead, Australian DBT Institute)
Dr. King is an experienced educator and clinician with over 25 years of experiences in various public, community and private mental health settings. Since 1993, Peter has worked in Mental Health Nursing, Social Work, DBT Programs, Psychotherapy, and as a Senior Executive in the health care and not-for-profit sector. Peter has consolidated this experience both in Australia and the USA through mentoring with Professor Marsha Linehan’s company Behavioral Tech LLC, mentoring with the creator of Somatic Trauma Therapy - Babette Rothschild, leading clinical research and completing his Ph.D. in the mental health field.
Peter is currently the Clinical and Academic Lead at the Australian DBT Institute on the Gold Coast, Australia and develops mental health professionals through interactive workshops with a focus on safe trauma therapy approaches and the management of individuals with extreme emotion dysregulation. Peter's workshops have been attended by over 10,000 mental health professionals in Australia, South Africa, Singapore, Thailand and the United Kingdom. His Ph.D. focused on Clinical Interventions for Individuals with Borderline Personality Disorder and extreme emotion dysregulation from which he has developed Stabilisation Based Therapy (SBT) and Trauma Informed Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT-TI).
Peter has held previous positions as CEO of an Indigenous Charity, Senior Researcher at the Centre for Rural Mental Health, Senior Clinician/Acting Manager on a Psychiatric Triage Team, University Lecturer, Clinical Educator for Emergency Psychiatry Services and employment with the Royal Melbourne Hospital (Eating Disorders Unit & ECATT).
Webinars & Online Courses included in the Intensive!
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