Level 7 Post Graduate Diploma|Trauma & PTSD


Post-Graduate Diploma in Traumatology & PTSD 2017

Level 7: Accredited by the National Council of Psychotherapists (NCP)

Implementing a systematic treatment approach for trauma and PTSD.

The next intake will commence in January 2017. It is a programme of 18 days’ training, usually at weekends and  participants will meet once each month for training workshops over either one or two days.  The course comprises a total of 18 days. The full syllabus and course requirements are listed below.


Course Overview

A 12-month part-time training programme for practitioners who are already qualified and established in their way or working. This course is designed for counsellors, psychotherapists, psychologists and mental health professionals.

The Post-Graduate Diploma in Traumatology & PTSD was specifically designed by Lucia Hall, an experienced traumatologist, to address the shortcomings that she and her supervisees encountered in other trauma courses. So often courses give a vast amount of theoretical knowledge, but at the end participants still do not have a clear idea of how to practically treat complex trauma clients. This course will provide participants with clear, comprehensive and systematic procedures to effectively assess and treat trauma clients. The course includes two days of training dedicated to treating trauma in children, utilising an approach that has been effective with traumatised children throughout the world.

The effective treatment of complex trauma is inherently integrative; as complex trauma is different from normal counselling or psychotherapy, it requires a separate approach. The process learned on this course can be used by practitioners trained in different counselling and psychotherapy models, although many of the techniques are in the cognitive realm. We encourage learning in a multidisciplinary environment where both theoretical differences and similarities are encouraged, where trainees can learn from each other as well as the course tutors

As this a postgraduate course it will be challenging, but the learning environment will be supportive and interesting with a lecturer who presents in an engaging manner.


How is this course different from others?

This course is specifically designed to be different from others. Firsthand experience, as well as feedback from colleagues and supervisees, led Lucia Hall to write a course that would give participants the training necessary to implement a systematic, evidence-based treatment approach for diverse forms of trauma. Other courses tend to give a lot of theory from diverse trauma approaches, but leave participants without a clear idea of how to go about implementing a coherent treatment process.


Another special feature on this course is that participants will have monthly supervision with Lucia Hall to ensure that they are both grasping the theory and also demonstrating how to implement the learning in practice.


As the presentation of trauma is typically accompanied by co-morbid issues, this course ensures that participants will also be able to tackle these co-morbidities. Tackling such co-morbidities is frequently overlooked in other courses.


The length of the course allows for trauma treatment skills to be covered in depth and breadth, ensuring that participants are able to develop a comprehensive treatment approach.


Attendance on this course is recognised by ESTSS (European Society of Trauma Stress Studies) and UKPTS (UK Psychological Trauma Society).


Read more about the course and watch the video of what past students have to say about the course.


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