Presented by Anthea Millar

Counselling CPD Workshops are open to counselling students, practicing counsellors/psychotherapists and other professionals. The workshops can also contribute towards ‘The Advanced Certificate in Counselling Studies’

Trauma is an experience of powerlessness when our physical and/or psychological integrity is threatened. Traumatic events can overwhelm and disrupt our normal systems of connecting, seeking control and having meaning in life. In Adlerian terms this may be experienced as the ultimate feeling of inferiority, and loss of belonging.

In recent years there has been a greatly increased understanding of the complex interactions of neurobiology and psychosocial aspects of trauma. This in turn has enabled the development of more effective, and crucially, safer, approaches to trauma therapy and has also increased appreciation of the phenomenon of post traumatic growth. These more recent developments integrate very well with an Adlerian approach.

This practical two-day training will provide the following introduction to the bio-psychosocial aspects of trauma and to the essential skills for safe and enabling therapy:

  • Defining and differentiating between Single Shock and Developmental Trauma
  • Trauma and Neuroscience: dissociation, flashbacks, and hyper-vigilance
  • Key phases and principles in working with trauma: safety, dual attention, hope
  • Assessing types of trauma client
  • Establishing Safety: Identifying Resources, Oases, Anchors and the Safe Place
  • The Body as a resource in therapy
  • Dual attention techniques
  • Vicarious trauma and Self Care

Hot water is available for drinks but please bring your own tea/coffee/milk. Please bring a packed lunch.


Anthea Millar is a BACP Senior Accredited Adlerian Psychotherapist with over 35 years’ experience. She has a busy therapy and supervision practice, and regularly provides training in both in the UK and abroad.

She has extensive experience in trauma work and has undertaken longer specialist trainings with Babette Rothschild, and in the use of EMDR, as well as learning from many key traumatologists such as Bessel van der Kolk, Pat Ogden, Dan Siegel, Stephen Porges and Janina Fisher.

Anthea is a Vice President of the Adlerian Society UK (ASIIP), and on the faculty of ICASSI, an international summer school, where she provides training in working with trauma. In addition she is a partner of Cambridge Supervision Training, and co-author (with Penny Henderson and Jim Holloway) of Practical Supervision (JKP 2014).



Course Details

Day Saturday
Time 09:45 - 17:00
Weeks/Term 2 days
Start Date 25/06/22
Cost £130
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