SPTI Certificate:

A relational approach to the treatment of trauma

Delivered by: Rosemary Langford-Bellaby

Offered as five two-day workshops, delivered face-to-face in Nottingham City.

Training dates:

Workshop 1Saturday 16th – Sunday 17th November 2024
Workshop 2Saturday 14th – Sunday 15th December 2024
Workshop 3Saturday 25th – Sunday 26th January 2025
Workshop 4Saturday 22nd – Sunday 23rd February 2025
Workshop 5Saturday 22nd – Sunday 23rd March 2025

Who are the workshops for?

During the course of their work, professionals are likely to come across individuals who have experienced psychological trauma. In the face of what seem like intractable difficulties or behaviour which is hard to understand, we can feel ill-equipped to know how to respond. The first two-part workshop introduces the key concepts of working therapeutically with people who have experienced trauma. The following three workshops are intended for counsellors, psychotherapists and mental health practitioners who wish to develop their practice to include a relational approach to working with trauma with a focus on resilience and the use of self.

Course aims

The fundamental aim of the training is to provide practitioners with theoretical and practical exposure to modern views in the field of trauma treatment. This will enable them to develop understanding and competence in their field, deepening their knowledge base philosophically, theoretically and clinically, and from this to enable an integration within their field of work and practice.

Why study psychological trauma at SPTI?

Many of the current approaches to working with trauma are based on cognitive or behavioural models which emphasise helping techniques but run the risk of neglecting the uniqueness of the traumatised person and the particularity of their experience. SPTI’s core therapeutic philosophy emphasises the significance of the relationship between therapist and client in the successful outcome of therapy, and this series of workshops will take an intentionally relational approach to working therapeutically with trauma.
In addition, the workshops will balance the learning of theory and application to therapeutic practice, with the aim of enabling course members to develop their own integrative approach to therapeutic work with clients who have experienced trauma.

How is the course delivered?

The course is offered as 5 workshops leading to the SPTI Certificate in a Relational Approach to the Treatment of Trauma. The course will be blended delivery both online and face to face where possible.
In order to qualify for the SPTI Certificate, participants must:

  • have 100% attendance
  • evidence of 30 hours of appropriately supervised trauma related therapeutic work
  • submit a 5,000-word Case Study demonstrating knowledge, understanding and application to practice of trauma theory
  • pass a competency profile

Programme leader:

Rosemary Langford-Bellaby has extensive training and experience as a psychotherapist, supervisor trainer and consultant. Rosemary has trained in both Gestalt Psychotherapy and Integrative Psychotherapy and has completed additional elements of training in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, Transactional Analysis, Behavioural Therapy and Client-Centred Counselling. She is accredited with the UKCP and runs a private practice working with individuals, couples, and groups. As part of her work Rosemary has had first-hand experience in the field of Trauma having worked in Israel and Croatia with trauma sufferers and survivors.


SPTI Members £1,134 and Non-Members £1,260

Please note: A deposit of £300 is required at time of booking. Fees may be paid by four instalments which include an administration fee.

For more information please contact:

Collette Colver, Graduate Officer, SPTI
t: 0115 924 3994      e: collette.colver@spti.net