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CLOSED TO NEW BOOKINGS Trauma & Dissociation

A one year blended learning course

for qualified therapeutic practioners

With a motto of “Affordable Training for People in Practice” ESTD-UK endeavours to keep its training costs as low as possible without compromising the quality of the content.

To be eligible for this new one year blended learning course you must first attend a separate mandatory Introductory live webinar on either Thursday 24th or Monday 28th November 2022.

This one year blended learning course is for qualified psychotherapists, counsellors, psychologists and psychiatrists with at least two years post-qualification experience who are currently working therapeutically with clients experiencing complex levels of trauma, CPTSD and dissociative identity disorder (DID) or hoping to do so in the future.

It is designed to enhance and support your core modality training to help you to feel confident in working with this complex client group. The course will help you recognise that you do indeed have the necessary skills. It will build on these existing skills while acknowledging that some ‘fresh thinking’ will help both you and your clients.

It is a blended learning course providing a total of 50 hours of CPD. It combines seven online modules and four one day live training modules delivered in person at The Quaker Meeting House, Friargate York, Online modules will be accessible for a limited period from 12th February to 6th June 2023. Dates for the in person training days are Thursday & Friday 29th-30th June 2023 and Thursday & Friday 21st - 22nd September 2023.

This new one year course replaces and incorporates elements of ESTD-UK's previous 4 module online learning course.

In the year following completion of the one year course you will be given the opportunity to participate in a Peer Support Group facilitated by an experienced trauma & dissociation therapist. Those who complete the course and regularly attend the Peer Support Group will be eligible to be listed in an ESTD-UK Directory of Therapists. This directory is intended to guide those seeking appropriate therapy to practitioners who have completed at least the minimum training and support that this course offers. Inclusion in the directory will not indicate endorsement or recommendation by ESTD-UK

Discounts and Bursaries

  • If you are a member of the UK Network of Members of ESTD (ESTD-UK) you will have been sent a discount code either via the Gaggle listserv and/or directly to your registered email via Mailchimp. The discount reduces the total course fee by £45; but YOU MUST ENTER THE DISCOUNT CODE BEFORE CHECKING OUT. It cannot be applied retrospectively. If awarded a bursary (see below) you cannot also claim the members discount.

  • There are a limited number of 50% Bursaries available for this course for eligible applicants. These bursaries are funded by First Person Plural.

The eligibility criteria are as follows:-

  1. You must be self-funding the course and unable to reclaim the fee from any organisation, employer or similar entity AND
  2. Your annual gross income must be below £30,000

To apply for a bursary send an email to Sandra Buck, ESTD-UK Treasurer, You must apply to that email address only. Applications sent via this site's contact form or to any other email address will not be considered. Your application email should be headed BURSARY APPLICATION and include a declaration that you meet both the above eligibility criteria. If applying for a bursary DO NOT book your place onto the course until you have heard whether you have been successful. Bursaries cannot be applied retrospectively. If you are awarded a bursary you will be issued with a 50% discount code to use during check out. The code is only valid for use on the full fee option, not for paying by instalments. Be sure to enter the discount code before completing your personal details on the check out page.

Further Details

An outline of the course curriculum can be viewed below. For fuller details of content of the modules / units CLICK HERE and for information about the trainers CLICK HERE

Course curriculum