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August 12 - 17, 2019

Psychodrama and art therapists deal with overt and covert trauma situations experienced by children, adolescents and adults in the context of environmental neglect, of various types of maltreatment, such as accidents, wars, attacks, medical treatments, social and family crises, loss and more

At the time of exposure to the traumatic event, the mental system is flooded with stimuli that it can not contain and process.

These stimuli remain in the system in their raw and unprocessed form, and from time to time they return to the center of consciousness in their original form. In this way, the victims relive the traumatic event physically or mentally, just as if it happens again and again. Images, memories, noises and smells that were actually occurring during the trauma occur again and attack the victim. Because traumatic infiltration is very painful, the victims try to avoid anything that might remind them of the traumatic event. This creates a circle of infiltration on the one hand and avoidance on the other. This cycle is the core of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder - PTSD.

This course focuses on learning the concept of trauma in its various components while focusing on psychodrama as a central therapeutic tool.

Study Objectives:

Knowledge of theoretical and practical concepts of the nature and treatment of trauma.

Familiarity with the characteristics of developmental trauma.

Study basic methods of treating post-traumatic symptoms in combination with psychodrama and arts.

Course subjects:

Definition of trauma and prolonged stress situations.

Different aspects of trauma and its impact on perception.

Characteristics and symptoms of trauma and their treatment.

Trauma to recovery - post-traumatic growth.

***pre-requisites are all prior classes of the training or equivalent courses/experience - contact for personal interview

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