RCM Accredited training and treatment for Birth Trauma – Course Outline
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EXCITING NEWS – Starting in May 2019
We are excited to announce that after two and a half years of running the Birth Trauma Resolution practitioner training programme we have decided to extend the training course to raise standards even higher.
Following feedback from the students who have undertaken this training, it was felt that a one-year programme would allow students even more time to develop the necessary skills to treat birth trauma patients and consolidate learning under supervised practice. This would enable practitioners to offer the highest standard of treatment and care whilst further improving the standard and quality of this gold standard training course.
We know that practitioners who have attended this training programme are achieving outstanding results. We already have several Trusts who have opened BTR therapy clinics, dedicated to offering a new and much needed service for women, partners and staff. Swansea university who have been running a clinic for some time now, offer excellent care, support and fast and effective treatment for women suffering from birth trauma and PTSD. They work very closely with psychological services. Furthermore, following a recent CQC inspection, one of our practitioners from James Paget’s University hospital, was awarded an ‘outstanding’ for BTR therapy. All this is in addition to the many practitioners now practicing BTR therapy either privately or within their Trust. I believe that this exciting trend is set to continue.
Part One – Week 1
Students will be required to attend 3 live teaching days.
- Understanding trauma – Taking a look at the neuroscience of birth trauma and PTSD.
- Find out what factors influence the development of birth trauma and PTSD.
- Find out why men, women and staff are at risk if being traumatised during birth.
- Be able to quickly Identify those suffering from birth trauma – the birth trauma/PTSD questionnaire.
- Be able to differentiate between birth trauma/PTSD and PND.
- Be able to offer effective debriefing and mirror the natural trauma processing system in the brain.
- Be able to support a return to health a well-being following a traumatic birth using the Emotional Needs Audit
Learn the following tools and techniques:
- breathing – teach your patients how to shut down a panic attack.
- The power of guided imagery and visualisation.
- How to create patient downloads to support treatment success rates.
- Human Givens rewind technique – fast and effective treatment for birth trauma/ PTSD.
- Creative use of the rewind – how to treat challenging patients.
Plan effective treatment sessions
- Learn how to plan a treatment session including the 6 key elements needed ensure effective treatment outcomes.
Part Two – Week 4
Students will be required to attend 3 live teaching days.
Life after birth trauma and PTSD
Students are required to attend a further 3 days training packed with a variety of specially selected tools, techniques and behavioural strategies for rebuilding confidence, relationships and reducing feelings of loss following a traumatic birth.
Over the course of the 3 days, students will consolidate their learning by being asked to design treatment strategies for different types of presenting issues. It is my firm belief that it is not enough to attend training and be given a treatment ‘tools kit’. To offer highly effective treatment, practitioners need the confidence to know when to apply those tools to different case studies. BTR therapy is patient centred and as thus requires practitioners to be able to modify their treatment offering according to the individual needs of the patient.
- To be able to use a variety of tools to rebuild confidence, forge nurturing relationships and reduce feelings of loss following a traumatic birth. Students will be able to do this by dissolving ineffective templates and creating new positive mental patterns helping to support mother, partners and staff back to health and wellbeing.
- For students to be able to give patients a variety of strategies and techniques to continue their treatment outside the therapy room. This helps to foster a feeling of self-efficacy in the patient.
- To be able to plan a course of treatment for the patient in accordance with their individual needs and requirements.
To understand when to refer on to a mental health specialists.
Part Three – Week 18
Students are required to treat another student under assessment conditions.
Students are also required to submit a 3,000-word case study.
Furthermore, there is ongoing online supervision and support throughout the training period
Week 1 – 18
Students will be invited to join a closed group and receive support and supervision with their ongoing case studies. This is one of the most powerful parts of the course and offers students a chance to consolidate their learning.
Achieve a pass in the foundation stage of the course – you can now charge patients.
6 months BTR Preceptorship
This will be considered a time to offer guidance, support and further learning to newly qualified BTR practitioners to help them transition from student to practitioner and develop their practice further. The practitioner will be offered a once monthly group supervision sesion over the 6 month period. They must attend 4 out of 6 sessions.
Month 12 – Final assessment
Undertake an open book written assessment. Students will need to write treatment plans for 3 case studies demonstrating an awareness of how to treat a variety of presenting birth trauma issues using all the tools and skills learned on the course. The case studies will be made up of fictitious case histories written by the course tutor.
After successfully completing the final assessment, students will be awarded full practitioner status and be invited to appear on the practitioner register.
What can I expect from training with Jenny Mullan and becoming a BTR therapy practitioner?
The reassurance that you are taking a course that is accredited to the highest standard by the RCM.
Teaching by the founder of BTR therapy Jenny Mullan with support from a practicing midwife who is using BTR Therapy.
Group supervision during the 18 weeks that you are training which is invaluable for enhancement of learning, support and confidence building.
Continued supervision for 6 months after the course ensuring you are safe and confident to practice.
Be part of the active BTR community.
Students attend 7 live days of training and are all put through various methods of assessment to ensure competency and safety to practice. These include:
- Submitting a 3000 word case study
- Sitting a practical assessment under examination conditions
- Undergoing supervised practice during training – reporting on and being supported with case studies
- 6 months BTR Preceptorship.
Following the preceptorship students will take part in an ‘open book’ assessment prepared by the course tutor.
Who can study the BTR therapy training programme?
The course was originally designed for midwives but is open to any birth professional who comes into contact with women suffering from birth trauma / PTSD.
The following professions are included, although the list is by no means exhaustive. If you are interested and don’t fall into the following categories please apply on merit:
Hypnobirthing practitioners (RCM accredited training schools)
Birth trauma councillors wanting to extend their skill set.
Having passed the necessary practical and theoretical assessments practitioners can apply for professional indemnity insurance ensuring they are fully protected and covered to treat patients, whether they decide to practice within the NHS or privately. Rates have been negotiated with a couple of insurance companies and details will be given upon qualifying.
Upon qualification you will be a certified Birth Trauma Resolution Practitioner and be entitled to appear on the BTR therapy register of practitioners.
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Undertaking training to become a certified ‘Birth Trauma Resolution’ practitioner will offer you the chance to do a job that can truly change the lives of those suffering with birth trauma/PTSD in the most dramatic and satisfying way – This training programme is not to be missed.