Trauma Support Workshop

The Trauma Support workshop is focused on social workers and other mental health practitioners in South Africa.

The content of the workshop focuses around the early response to clients who experiences recent, single traumatic events, without complications. The workshop aims to equip practitioners to follow good practice guidelines and avoid interventions that have more recently been flagged as potentially ineffective or harmful. The theoretical foundation follows the Trauma Support model proposed by TraumaClinic, the Integrated Approach (or Wits Model) and Psychological First Aid, as supported by the WHO.

This workshop is approved by SACSSP for 6 CPD points for social workers and is usually facilitated as two 3-hour sessions, which can be combined into a one-day workshop.