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Trauma Wise – GP

August 22, 2015 @ 9:00 am - 3:30 pm


An introduction to traumatic stress and trauma support practices (accredited for 15 CPD Points). This course is aimed at organisations, lay counsellors and individuals needing a
substantial understanding of the effects of trauma to provide better assistance to victims of violent crime and traumatic incidents:
 Introduction to traumatic stress.
 Trauma field in South Africa.
 Traumatic stress response.
 Definition of traumatic stress.
 Types of trauma & Types of victims
 4 Phases of traumatic stress.
 Post traumatic stress reaction.
 Post traumatic stress disorder.
 Acute stress disorder
 Developing a referral network
 Supporting Victims of Trauma
 Trauma Support intervention Model
 Introduction to Trauma lay counselling model

This particular course will run 22 & 29 August and 12, 19 & 26 September.

About the facilitator:
Philip Stoneman was founder and previous director of the iThemba Rape and Trauma Support Centre. He was a trauma support trainer for the South African Institute for Traumatic Stress (SAITS) 2008-2011. He facilitated a number of workshops for SAITS for the Gauteng Department of Health and Department of Community Safety. A motivated, personable business professional with a successful 10-year track record in the field of trauma support, he has facilitated training in the field of victim empowerment and trauma
support/crisis intervention with various stakeholders such as SAITS, SAP and other community organizations. Philip Stoneman is currently founder and chairperson of Trauma Support SA.

**Please note: we do not recommend that you attend this course if you were recently a victim of crime / trauma or if you are still undergoing counselling / therapeutic treatment for a trauma related incident.**

This five day course costs R800 per person and a 50% deposit is required to confirm your place.

To book or make an appointment to discuss training at your Organization please email either Philip Stoneman or Dennis Jordaan at


August 22, 2015
9:00 am - 3:30 pm
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Philip Stoneman
063 047 1073


St. John’s Presbyterian Church
Johannesburg, Gauteng South Africa
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