This course addresses the area of trauma in relation to Dynamic Interpersonal Therapy, providing an understanding of theories around trauma from a psychoanalytic and developmental basis. It will focus on the importance of building epistemic trust with this group of patients, recognising modes of poor mentalizing and how to intervene without retraumatising the patient. Specific techniques for building trust and dealing with traumatic experience will be presented and the integration of these techniques with structured therapy such DIT will be discussed.

Who is this course suitable for?

The course is primarily aimed at DIT and DIT-CC clinicians who are working with patients with a trauma history.

Aims of the course

This course will act as an introduction to psychoanalytic theories around trauma, including mentalization focus and epistemic trust

It will also involve work on integrating trauma focus within the DIT model, as well as developing techniques for working with trauma in DIT

13th October 2023
  • Online – live via Zoom (Joining instructions will be sent to the email address you booked on with at least one working day before the event)
  • 1 day
  • 09.30am - 4.30pm

Training fee


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