Boost Learning and Improve Practice with PTA Training and Development Services

Patrick has been involved in training those who work with traumatized children, for over 25 years. He has contributed to the development of University accredited courses, including the first Foundation Degree for Residential Care Workers in the UK.

He developed the staff training into a 3-year accredited programme and psychological testing for staff selection. Patrick has had several papers and books published on all aspects of therapeutic care. He has acted as a consultant and trainer to several organisations in different countries. He has acquired a combination of skills, unusual in their breadth and depth, based on his lived experience as a therapeutic carer, manager, leader, trainer and consultant.
John Whitwell - Former, Principal of The Cotswold Community, and Managing Director of ISP, UK

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Tailor-made training events focused on your interests can be created to meet your specific requirements.

Training is offered on various aspects of therapeutic work with children and young people who have suffered trauma and other adversities.

He is really an excellent lecturer listening to the audience’s questions and quickly understanding their needs. He has also prepared articles with more than 100 pages for the lectures and these translated materials help the audiences in their daily work very much. The surveys taken from the audiences after his lectures have shown that 100% answered very satisfied and helpful. And they have commented they have never listened to such helpful lectures before.
Dr. Hisayo Kaihara - MD (Child Psychiatrist), Tokyo, Japan

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Your learning and development can be supported concerning therapeutic work and/or leadership and management.

Training programmes can be bespoke or follow a curriculum covering all aspects of a whole-system therapeutic model - from introductory through to advanced levels. The broad range of topics covered includes:

  • Attachment and Trauma-Informed Approaches in Work with Traumatized Children and Young People
  • Leadership and Management in Organizations that work with Trauma
  • Leading Cultural Transformation and Crisis Management
  • Therapeutic Work with Traumatized Children and Young People
  • Communication with Traumatized Children and Young People
  • Developing Effective Systems of Carer Support (Foster and Residential)
  • Supervision for Professionals Working with Traumatized Children and Young People
  • Creating Assessment and Planning Tools for Therapeutic work with Children and Young People
  • Creating Therapeutic Environments

Training consisting of teaching, work discussion groups, and guided reading is provided online in groups of 4 to 8 people - an efficient way of working, with the costs shared.

The training ensures that professionals and organizations develop their experience and knowledge in the most important areas. It helps get people on the same page and make a significant contribution to the development of individuals and the organization - a cost-effective way of ensuring continuous professional development.

PTA training will assist you to be:

A better informed and developing workforce | Stronger organizational culture | More consistent performance with improved outcomes | Improved staff retention | Greater recognition as an employer of choice.

Psychotherapeutic Training - Courses for Work with Traumatized Children and Young People - A Progressive Training Framework

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These accredited and innovative online training courses are offered in partnership with Gayle Doyle and Ariel Nathanson. The in-depth training is relationally, and process focused. This therapeutically orientated training is designed for those who work with children and young people who have suffered trauma and other adversities. The needs of this group are complex and have led to them being placed in ‘out of home’ and group care settings.

Trauma tears the fabric that safety is made of. When those who are hurt are still living within loving relationships, there is a chance for reparation, leaving a fragile crack or scar behind. When trauma is severe and relational, and when those who are supposed to protect, frighten, abuse or neglect, then reparation is not available.

When this happens, the mind and body attempt to create other solutions to avoid the pain and anxiety associated with the ongoing trauma. These are often seen as behaviours that are deemed pathologies or addictions. These solutions are what practitioners usually experience and see. This training will help to make sense of your work, improve your understanding so that you may be able to respond effectively to such challenging situations.

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