Trauma Support and Counselling Course

Course Date Duration Location Registration
01/07/2024 To 05/07/2024 5 Days Nairobi Kenya
29/07/2024 To 02/08/2024 5 Days Nairobi Kenya
26/08/2024 To 30/08/2024 5 Days Nairobi Kenya
23/09/2024 To 27/09/2024 5 Days Nairobi Kenya
21/10/2024 To 25/10/2024 5 Days Nairobi Kenya
18/11/2024 To 22/11/2024 5 Days Nairobi Kenya
18/11/2024 To 22/11/2024 5 Days Nairobi Kenya
16/12/2024 To 20/12/2024 5 Days Nairobi Kenya


The Trauma Support and Counselling Course is designed to provide participants with the necessary knowledge, skills, and techniques to effectively support and counsel individuals who have experienced trauma. Trauma can have a significant impact on a person's mental and emotional well-being, and appropriate support and counselling can aid in their healing and recovery process. This course aims to equip participants with a solid understanding of trauma, its effects, and evidence-based approaches to trauma support and counselling.

Course Objectives:

  • Gain a comprehensive understanding of trauma, its causes, and its impact on individuals.
  • Learn about different types of trauma, including acute, chronic, and complex trauma.
  • Develop skills in providing trauma-informed care and support.
  • Understand the principles and techniques of trauma-focused counselling.
  • Learn to recognize and assess trauma symptoms and their manifestations.
  • Acquire practical tools and strategies for promoting healing and resilience in trauma survivors.
  • Enhance self-care practices and professional boundaries when working with trauma survivors.
  • Build empathy, active listening, and communication skills in the context of trauma support and counselling.

Organizational Benefits:

  • Enhanced capacity to provide trauma-informed care: Organizations will benefit from having staff members who are trained in trauma support and counselling, enabling them to offer comprehensive and empathetic care to individuals who have experienced trauma.
  • Improved client outcomes: Proper trauma support and counselling can contribute to better outcomes for trauma survivors, facilitating their healing process, and reducing the long-term impact of trauma on their lives.
  • Increased organizational credibility: Having staff members trained in trauma support and counselling enhances an organization's reputation as a caring and knowledgeable service provider, leading to increased trust from clients and stakeholders.
  • Strengthened team collaboration: Training in trauma support and counselling fosters a shared understanding and language among team members, promoting effective collaboration and coordination in providing support to trauma survivors.
  • Compliance with ethical and professional standards: Organizations can ensure that their staff members adhere to ethical guidelines and professional standards when working with trauma survivors, mitigating the risk of harm and legal issues.

Who Should Attend:

  • Mental health professionals, psychologists, and therapists.
  • Social workers and counselors.
  • Healthcare professionals working with trauma survivors.
  • Emergency response and crisis intervention teams.
  • Educators and school counselors.
  • Non-profit organizations providing support services to trauma survivors.
  • Humanitarian workers and aid providers.
  • Anyone interested in gaining knowledge and skills in trauma support and counselling.


5 days: (Note: The Days and  module sequence and content can be customized)

Course Outline:

Module 1: Introduction to Trauma and its Effects

  • Definition of trauma and its various forms
  • Understanding the impact of trauma on individuals
  • Common reactions to trauma

Module 2: Trauma-Informed Care Principles

  • Introduction to trauma-informed care approach
  • Creating safe and supportive environments for trauma survivors
  • Promoting empowerment and autonomy

Module 3: Trauma Assessment and Screening

  • Conducting trauma assessments and screenings
  • Recognizing trauma symptoms and their manifestations
  • Identifying risk and protective factors

Module 4: Trauma-Focused Counselling Approaches

  • Overview of trauma-focused counselling models
  • Techniques for processing traumatic experiences
  • Enhancing coping skills and resilience

Module 5: Self-Care for Trauma Support Professionals

  • Recognizing the impact of secondary trauma
  • Developing self-care strategies
  • Setting professional boundaries

Module 6: Supporting Children and Adolescents with Trauma

  • Developmental considerations in trauma counselling for youth
  • Play therapy techniques and creative interventions
  • Collaborating with parents and schools

Module 7: Trauma and Grief

  • Understanding the intersection of trauma and grief
  • Supporting individuals experiencing traumatic bereavement
  • Grief counselling techniques

Module 8: Cultural Competence in Trauma Counselling

  • Recognizing cultural considerations in trauma counselling
  • Addressing diversity and promoting inclusivity
  • Respecting cultural beliefs and practices

Module 9: Trauma-Informed Crisis Intervention

  • Crisis response techniques in trauma situations
  • Psychological first aid in high-stress situations
  • Crisis management and post-crisis support

Module 10: Trauma-Informed Care for Special Populations

  • Trauma support considerations for specific populations (e.g., refugees, veterans, survivors of domestic violence)
  • Tailoring interventions to meet the needs of diverse populations
  • Collaborating with specialized support services

Module 11: Trauma and Addictions

  • Understanding the relationship between trauma and substance abuse
  • Trauma-informed approaches to addiction treatment
  • Addressing co-occurring disorders

Module 12: Trauma-Informed Care in Community Settings

  • Implementing trauma-informed practices in community organizations
  • Collaborating with community partners for holistic support
  • Promoting resilience and social support networks

Module 13: Trauma and the Body

  • Exploring the mind-body connection in trauma
  • Techniques for regulating the nervous system and managing somatic symptoms
  • Integrating body-oriented approaches in trauma counselling

Module 14: Trauma and Resilience

  • Understanding the concept of resilience in trauma recovery
  • Promoting strengths and building coping skills
  • Fostering post-traumatic growth

Module 15: Ethics and Professional Considerations in Trauma Support

  • Ethical guidelines and professional boundaries in trauma counselling
  • Confidentiality, informed consent, and duty of care
  • Reflecting on ethical challenges and best practices


General Notes

·         All our courses can be Tailor-made to participants' needs

·         The participant must be conversant in English

·         Presentations are well-guided, practical exercises, web-based tutorials, and group work. Our facilitators are experts with more than 10 years of experience.

·         Upon completion of training the participant will be issued with a Foscore development center certificate (FDC-K)

·         Training will be done at the Foscore development center (FDC-K) centers. We also offer inhouse and online training on the client schedule

·         Course duration is flexible and the contents can be modified to fit any number of days.

·         The course fee for onsite training includes facilitation training materials, 2 coffee breaks, a buffet lunch, and a Certificate of successful completion of Training. Participants will be responsible for their own travel expenses and arrangements, airport transfers, visa application dinners, health/accident insurance, and other personal expenses.

·         Accommodation, pickup, freight booking, and Visa processing arrangement, are done on request, at discounted prices.

·         Tablet and Laptops are provided to participants on request as an add-on cost to the training fee.

·         One-year free Consultation and Coaching provided after the course.

·         Register as a group of more than two and enjoy a discount of (10% to 50%)

·         Payment should be done before commence of the training or as agreed by the parties, to the FOSCORE DEVELOPMENT CENTER account, so as to enable us to prepare better for you.

·         For any inquiries reach us at or +254712260031






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