"The expectation that we can be immersed in suffering and loss daily and not be touched by it is as unrealistic as expecting to be able to walk through water without getting wet." Rachel Remen
This training package and/or workshops can support organisations, charities, public and private sector services, teams to develop organisationally trauma informed practice.
Trauma informed services ensure that people and services understand the impact, causes and effects of trauma and understand the potential to re-traumatise the individuals who provide these services. Trauma informed care builds on a reflective, strengths based model supporting the development of reflective practice and the promotion of safety and well being.
Services working with traumatised client groups are at risk of developing organisational and systemic trauma, developing parallel processes and often seeing factors such as high staff turnover, sickness and difficult team dynamics as a result of being impacted upon by the demands of the work they are doing. Compassion Fatigue and Secondary/Vicarious Trauma are ongoing difficulties for staff working in this important field. Organisations and services can benefit enormously from developing a trauma informed culture to ensure that they can prevent their services and staff from becoming trauma infused/soaked, overwhelmed by stress and compassion fatigue and mirroring the processes of mistrust and disconnection.
Dr Wendy Coetzee’s vast range of clinical expertise, organisational and leadership experience working across NHS, Local Authority, mental health, public and private sector services, in both senior teams and at an organisational level inform her passion for supporting and developing services and teams to work in a trauma informed, connected, supportive, healing & nurturing way.
Her experiences of working in traumatised, trauma-inducing and unhealthy systems/organisations have fuelled her passion for working in this area, together with her psychological knowledge and understanding of the vast impact this can have on staff and organisational well-being including physical/social/emotional consequences. Wendy's experiences have fuelled her passion & dedication to developing trauma-informed organisational practice.
Wendy has been supported by trauma and attachment experts including Dr Karen Treisman, MBE, (Clinical Psychologist, Author and Organisational Trainer) and Dr Kim Golding, CBE, (Consultant Clinical Psychologist, Author and Trainer), have both supported Wendy to develop her skills to support organisations and senior teams in developing trauma informed organisational practice. Their ongoing supervision, mentoring and support have inspired Wendy's work.
Wendy has worked with a wide cross section of staff teams including senior executive teams, residential care staff, support workers, teaching staff, mental health professionals, social workers and senior leadership teams. This work with staff at all levels ensures that a consistent and coherent psychologically informed narrative and approach can be developed throughout an organisation. This ensures that people throughout the system/service can ensure that good trauma informed practice is developed and evidenced culturally, systemically and this central ethos can echo through policies, practice and management systems.
Wendy has over 25 years experience of working in Clinical Psychology and therapeutic services and mental Health, most recently she spent over 5 years working at a strategic level as a Clinical Director developing a brand new ground breaking "trauma informed" therapeutic residential care service for a large national childcare service. Wendy was responsible for influencing and developing change at a cultural, strategic and organisational level to ensure that psychologically informed services were delivered. Her experiences of the challenges and successes in doing this have enabled her to develop a training package that can make a significant difference to the way in which organisations function.
These training days can support organisations/services to understand the impact of organisational trauma enabling them to:
It is crucial for senior management teams, strategic leaders as well as front line and operational staff to have a trauma informed, systemic understanding and consistent approach to their work to protect and safeguard. their workforce as well as the vulnerable people they support.
The benefits of adopting and developing a coherent organisational approach can ensure that the whole system can work together to support staff well being, improve trust and connection in staff teams and improve outcomes.
Please contact us to discuss our workshops and consultancy packages.
This package is available to Organsiations, Senior Leadership Teams, Health and Social Care settings and Education settings.
This Trauma Informed Organisational training programme is designed to support organisations who care for children and young people including: public sector services such as Social Services and Local Authority groups as well as Schools and Education provisions, charities and residential care services, adoption and foster care services:
An experienced, creative Clinician and Organisational Consultant and Trainer, Dr Wendy Coetzee, Consultant Clinical Psychologist has developed a training package to support organisations wanting to develop a "Trauma Informed" Organisational Approach based on the inspirational work of authors Dr Karen Treisman (MBE) and Sandra Bloom.
This work can re-invigorate an organisation’s vision and values and enable them to consider how to influence a psychologically informed culture.
Trauma informed organisations benefit from having an enhanced reputation, improved outcomes, increased staff retention and staff morale and loyalty and most importantly improved outcomes with the people they care for, ensuring they offer a therapeutically congruent approach. In a sector where the most important asset are it’s people, it makes both moral and economic sense for organisations to take organisational culture and staff well-being seriously.
This Trauma Informed Organisational training programme is designed to support organisations who work with traumatised people including: public sector services such as Social Services and Local Authority groups as well as Schools and Education provisions, Charities and Commercial residential care, adoption and foster care services.
“ Wendy's knowledge of attachment and trauma informed practice has been so helpful and inspiring...... she's also great at working in a personalised and individual way. Her training days and workshops have been so helpful to our staff team and her work with us as individuals has really helped us to think about how to put trauma informed ideas into practice."
"Wendy's regular consultancy sessions have helped us to think about the impact of secondary trauma, recognising that staff need reflective space to think about how trauma can impact on them in their everyday practice. Her insights have helped us to look at how this work impacts on our staff, who are doing such rewarding and really challenging work"
Elaine Simmons, Northleigh House School
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