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Psychotraumatology Training

The continued exposure of Palestinian people to traumatic experiences at both social and political levels has led to an increase in the number of people suffering from the symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder including insomnia, nightmares, numbing and hopelessness. In addition, other trauma-related disorders such as depression, panic disorder, and anxiety affect the overall mental health of the individual and require urgent psychological support to restore psychological balance.

Wings of Hope for trauma, in cooperation with the Center for Psycho-Traumatology and Trauma-Therapy Lower Saxony (ZPTN) and Wings of Hope Germany, has provided training programs for mental health professionals, in order to fill a need for specialized expertise to assist traumatized people. The focus of these trainings is to provide practical application of the latest scientific methods to treat psychological trauma.

The five stages of training include:

  • History of Psychotraumatology
  • Diagnosis of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Working mechanisms of psychological trauma in the brain (Neuroplasticity)
  • Learn the importance and methodology of stability and resource utilization (screen technique for positive life events)
  • The mind-body connection, including relaxation, imagination, and breath techniques
  • saving of the inner child and working on the internal team and internal stage
  • Trauma confrontation by using the screen technique

Target group

  • Psychologists and social workers
  • Students and graduates of science, nursing and health sciences
  • Police and civil defense teams
  • Teachers

Training Duration

The training program includes five stages, each stage lasts for five consecutive days, with the stages spread out over two years, interspersed with meetings of review and supervision of the previous stages.

Training Objectives

  • A deeper understanding of psychological trauma
  • Work on the development of guidance and therapeutic skills for staff working with people with post-traumatic stress disorder and other related psychological problems
  • Early detection and reduction of problems and psychological disorders resulting from traumatic events

Training format includes:

  • Lectures
  • Practical application
  • Film viewing
  • Case Presentations
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