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2024/25 Trauma & Dissociation

A one year blended learning course

for qualified therapeutic practioners

with optional six bimonthly post-course online peer support group supervision sessions

Venue for face to face modules :- BIRMINGHAM

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.

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.

The course provides 56 hours of CPD and consists of:-

  • A one day live webinar "Demystifying Trauma & Dissociation" - alternative dates offered Thurs 18th Jan or 1st Feb 2024 (You will be able to state which of these dates you prefer when booking)
  • Seven online streamed modules "Understanding & Working with Complex Traumatic Dissociation" for self-study. Access open from Monday 5th Feb to Weds 26th June 2024
  • Four live face to face training days delivered as 2 x 2 day events on Thurs-Fri 27th/28th June and Thurs-Fri 19th/20th Sept 2024. Venue is The Priory Rooms, Quaker Meeting House, 40 Bull Street, BIRMINGHAM, B4 6AF

All above are mandatory for completion of the course.

Additionally there is an optional one year of bimonthly post-course online Peer Support group supervision sessions facilitated by experienced complex trauma and dissociation therapists. Although optional these must be booked (for an additional fee) at the time of booking onto the course.

Standard individual fees are:-


£800 for COURSE only

For a limited time pay in 3 equal monthly instalments plans are available.

ESTD-UK Members can claim a £50 Discount and there are a limited number of 50% Bursaries for eligible self-funding individuals. To enquire further about discounts and bursaries send an email to BEFORE you book you place. These cannot be applied retrospectively.

Presenters are all experienced respected trainers, six are clinical practitioners with many years experience of working with this complex client group; two have lived with Complex Trauma and Dissociative Identity Disorder (experts-by-experience).

The course 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. The course can be booked with or without an optional one year of post-course specialist clinical supervision.

This is the second year this course is running. It replaces and incorporates elements of ESTD-UK's previously offered 4 module online learning course.

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

To book an individual place or enquire as an organisation about booking multiple places choose the appropriate option from the five below

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Full Payment - COURSE plus Peer Support Group SUPERVISION


Full Payment - COURSE only


Pay in 3 equal monthly instalments for COURSE plus Peer Support Group SUPERVISION

per month for 3 months

Pay in 3 equal monthly instalments for COURSE only

per month for 3 months

Course curriculum