Trauma Training in Scotland
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26 October (GLASGOW) - An Introduction to the Neurosequential Model of Therapeutics

Roland Verdouw MD and Tony Bloemendaal

This one-day workshop offers a unique opportunity to introduce participants to an innovative and refreshingly creative approach to understanding and working with children, young people and adults who have been impacted by adverse developmental experiences, trauma and neglect.  The Neurosequential Model of Therapeutics (NMT), originally developed by Dr Bruce Perry (ChildTrauma Academy), not only has clinical relevance to understanding the profound effects of early adversity on the developing brain (from conception through to early adulthood), but also offers crucial insights into how we can scaffold and sequence relationally rich therapeutic interventions and educational activities.

This workshop will provide a concise overview of the core principles of neurodevelopment and how this relates to hierarchal brain development.  Participants can also expect to be able to differentiate between state-based and stage-based developmental functioning as well as develop a basic understanding of the clinical importance of building a Neurosequential brain map/metric when planning/pacing therapeutic interventions and enrichment experiences.  Overall, this workshop will help participants determine the strengths and vulnerabilities of a child, young person or adult in order to create an individually tailored plan of treatment that matches developmental need.  Time will be given to discuss the practical implications of the Neurosequential Model and participants will be offered the opportunity to present case examples from their own clinical practice.

Learning objectives:
  • Understand basics of sequential brain organisation, structure and function.  
  • Identify differential impacts of trauma and neglect on developing brain.
  • Understand developmental impacts of sensitised stress response networks on bonding and attachment.
  • Creating optimal relational 'space' for learning, development and healing.


Please email if you have any questions or difficulties with the files.

27 & 28 October (GLASGOW) - Treating Complex Trauma with Internal Family Systems (IFS)

Frank G Anderson MD

Most modes of psychotherapy believe to have "parts" is pathological.  NOT in Internal Family Systems (IFS).  In IFS, the idea of multiplicity of the mind is normal.  Every part has a good intention, and every part has value.  Even for trauma survivors.

In the treatment of trauma, IFS is different from traditional phase-oriented treatments.  Instead of starting with building resources in clients before processing traumatic memories, it welcomes extreme symptoms from the onset, learns about their positive protective intentions and gets their permission to access the traumatic wounds.  IFS also differs from traditional attachment focused therapies:  both value the therapeutic relationship, however, IFS additionally supports the relationship between the client's "Self" and their part as the primary healing agent.

Hailed by Dr van der Kolk, the world's leading expert in trauma, IFS is the treatment method that all clinicians should know.  Nearly all clients with a trauma history have innate abilities that help them improve their mental health if they listen to their parts.  IFS does just that.  IFS is an evidence-based approach for clinicians working with traumatized clients.  Once you see it in action, you'll want to incorporate it into your practice.

You'll discover:

  • How to stay clear and calm while working with clients in extreme states.
  • The difference between a compassionate and empathic response and how each can either benefit or escalate your client.
  • When it's necessary to take over and "be the auxiliary brain" for your client and work from the top-down.
  • When it's best to slow things down, hand over control and work with the body.


Please email if you have any questions or difficulties with the files.

23-24 November (EDINBURGH) - Introduction to Somatic Experiencing (SE)(R)

Giselle Genillard

This two-day workshop is a pre-requisite for acceptance into the three-year professional "Somatic Experiencing (SE)(R)" training (beginning in June 2020 in Edinburgh), or just for your own personal interest.  The workshop will be a combination of theory, lecture and experiential exercises.

Please click here to see flyer.

You can read more about Somatic Experiencing, the training and application requirements on our website here
or email for more information.

**Please note this is not a TTiS course** 



As always for TTiS events we generally aim to keep the cost per day for members who book at the early bird rate below GBP100. See the 'Further Information' sheet for each event for details of costs.  Additional information (eg about venues) will be distributed to participants as they become available for each event.


To inquire about or book a place on any TTiS events please contact us.

Please note that due to the part-time administration of this small organisation we may not get back to you immediately, however we will be in touch as soon as possible.



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