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Trauma Support and Counselling Course


Trauma Support is the process of having the relevant knowledge, skills and values to identify clients exposed to traumatic events and provide trauma support services in the immediate aftermath of traumatic events, under the supervision of an appropriately trained/registered mental health professional.

Through this training, you will come to understand concepts of First Aid, the principles of trauma recovery sessions, and effective treatments for people suffering from PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.


5 days.


Health practitioners who are beginning, or are in the early stages of their career in security and risk management, emergency response/ medical personnel, NGO staff, professional counselors, Trauma support staff, emergency responders etc.


  • Understanding trauma support and its basic concepts
  • Understanding trauma intervention
  • Understand and implement trauma recovery techniques.


The Impact of Traumatic Events

  • Stress
  • Crisis
  • Traumatic Stress
  • Traumatic Incidents

Typical Reactions of a Traumatic Survivor:

  • Important Survivor Assumptions
  • Post Traumatic Stress Reactions
  • The Traumatic Symptoms
  • Diagnostic Criteria for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

Trauma Intervention Methods

Trauma Assistance:

  • Four Waves of Trauma Assistance
  • Important Concepts of Working with Survivors
  • Effective Treatment of Posttraumatic Stress Disorders
  • Traumatology Intervention Roles
  • Typical Effects of Post Trauma Relationships

Trauma Recovery Services:

  • Major Concepts to Understand
  • Meaning of resilient and its implication for persons with trauma
  • Working with families and cares for young children with trauma
  • The support services and referral pathways available

Trauma Intervention Methods

  • Interventions to prevent traumatic stress
  • Prevention versus Treatment
  • Screening- Who needs intervention
  • Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT)

The Trauma Recovery Model

  • Characteristics of the Trauma-Recovery Session
  • Benefits of Trauma Recovery Sessions or Debriefing
  • Activity: Think of a session where you will help a trauma victim deal with his/her pressing issue. Define that session to the class and invite them to provide you with insights


This training can also be customized for your institution upon request to a minimum of 4 participants. You can have it delivered in our IRES Training Centre or at a convenient location.

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Tel: +254 (020) 211 3814.

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Participants should be reasonably proficient in English. Applicants must live up to Indepth Research Services (IRES) admission criteria.


The instructor-led training is delivered using a blended learning approach and comprises of presentations, guided sessions of practical exercise, web-based tutorials and group work. Our facilitators are seasoned industry experts with years of experience, working as professional and trainers in these fields.

All facilitation and course materials will be offered in English. The participants should be reasonably proficient in English.


Upon successful completion of this training, participants will be issued with an Indepth Research Services (IRES) certificate.


The training is residential and will be held at IRES Training Centre. The course fee covers the course tuition, training materials, two break refreshments, lunch, and study visits.

All participants will additionally cater for their, travel expenses, visa application, insurance, and other personal expenses.


Accommodation is arranged upon request. For reservations contact the Training Officer.

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Mob: +254 715 077 817

Tel: 020 211 3814


Payment should be transferred to IRES account through bank on or before C.O.B 15th July 2019.

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Payment for all courses includes a registration fee, which is non-refundable and equals 15% of the total sum of the course fee.

  1. Participants may cancel attendance 14 days or more prior to the training commencement date.
  2. No refunds will be made 14 days or less to the training commencement date. However, participants who are unable to attend may opt to attend a similar training at a later date, or send a substitute participant provided the participation criteria have been met

Please Note: The program content shown here is for guidance purposes only. Our continuous course improvement process may lead to changes in topics and course structure.

Event Properties

Event Duration 5 Days
Event Date 22-07-2019
Event End Date 26-07-2019
Cut off date 15-07-2019
Individual Price(Kenyan) KES 69,000
Individual Price (International) EUR 790
Individual Price(International in Dollars) USD 920
Location Nairobi, Kenya
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