Trauma Counseling Workshop

Trauma Counseling Workshop

A workshop to train lay counselors in counseling skills to help people who suffered a traumatic incident.

Trauma (psychological) is an emotional response to a terrible event like an accident, rape or natural disaster. Your psyche gets hurt by a distressing event, that could be a single experience, or an enduring or repeating event, that completely overwhelms your ability and emotions to cope with that experience.

While these feelings are normal, some people have difficulty moving on with their lives. It is possible to heal from trauma and move on, even if the event happened many years ago. With the right treatment, self-help strategies and support from people & groups, recovery and healing is possible.

Main aim of the course


The main aim of the course  is to provide counseling skills to lay counselors to assist people who suffer from symptoms of trauma in a variety of situations, who are not registered professionals such as qualified psychologists and social workers.

It will be useful for counselors in a variety of counseling contexts including, but not limited to, schools, NGO’s, Faith-based organisations, the South African Police Service, Hospitals, Clinics , Counselling Call centers, Sports Centers, Education and training facilities, Government and Health and Social Services.

It should develop participants who know their scope of practice, behave ethically in a counselling context, conform to minimum standards and know when to refer a client.

Course overview


The course is  presented as a interactive full day course. The course covers the following: definition, categories associated with trauma, emotional wiring & trauma, responses of children to trauma, flashbacks, rape & sexual abuse, PTSD. You will learn how to counsel a trauma victim, what to say and what not to say. What to look for in what the client is saying and not saying. Your primary role as first-line facilitator in counseling trauma victims is to stabilize and refer when necessary.

Course presenter

Dr Christo Naude

Group size

+ 10-20 persons


Cost is R 550.00 per person with a minimum of 10 persons.  Cost include a training manual & refreshments.

Special rates apply for MOBIEG facilitators.

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