Academy of Human Development

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UEN No/CPE Reg No: 199900986N
(Reg. Period: 19 May 2020 to 20 May 2024)

Developing Safer Trauma Informed Practice


Developing safer trauma informed practice offers a guide towards the goal of trauma recovery for the individuals you seek to assist. To achieve this, therapists, need also to ensure that they have a personal level of stablization, health and resources to remain safe and regulated. As Babette said “There should always be one person during therapy regulated at all times!” And you guessed it… it is you!

This two days workshop, which is based on the work of Babette Rothschild will explore the theory of trauma, and tackle critical and key issues in recovering from trauma.

The theory, tools and techniques presented in this workshop are easily integrated across the widest range of treatment modalities including CBT, EMDR, SE and more.  


Specifically this workshop will:

  • Provide participants with an opportunity to expand their knowledge and understanding in relation to trauma.
  • Explore and stress the importance of ensuring that stability is maintained as a core foundation when working with clients who have suffered trauma.
  • Help clinicians determine if it is relevant and safe to proceed with processing memory in order to support recovery from trauma


  • Learn body-oriented interventions for increasing stability and improving quality of life.

  • Be able to assess and distinguish clients who will benefit from processing trauma memories from those who will not

  • Learn skills to support all clients

  • Develop their ability to interpret and modulate the body’s nervous system (sensory and autonomic) with a view to supporting themselves and their clients to regulate arousal levels

  • Explore how to adapt interventions e.g. mindfulness to support clients with PTSD

  • Learn how to reduce and stop flashbacks and support clients in constructively managing nightmares

  • Learn about and gain tools to protect themselves from vicarious trauma and compassion fatigue.


This training is ideal for helping professionals and emergency workers who provide front line services to support people who have experienced trauma. This includes counsellors, social workers, psychotherapists, counselling and psychotherapy students, individuals working in caring professions e.g pastoral workers.


Participants who meet 80% class attendance will be awarded a Certificate of Accomplishment by the Academy of Human Development.


Fees S$

Course Fee (Nett)


Early Bird rate (Nett) *Register and pay by 3rd Oct 2022



Subsidies/ Funding S$

Company-Sponsored Applicant:

VCF pre-approved funding at 45% per pax for Singaporeans/PR Social Service Organisation Staff from NCSS member agencies and MSF-funded agencies (Ref No. PAS00002650, End date of approval: 17 Jan 2023)

up to $360


Patricia Bourke D’Souza is an accredited Counsellor and Psychotherapist (MIACP, MIAHIP) since 2001 and an accredited Supervisor (MIACP) and Certified Somatic Trauma Therapist, Trainer and Supervisor (Babette Rothschild). Patricia has assisted Babette Rothschild on her training tours of Australia, New Zealand and Singapore and co-trained on her tours of Australia in 2016-2017.  

Patricia currently works as a Somatic Trauma Therapist, Trainer, Supervisor and Consultant and co-ordinates /manages the implementation of the National Music in Mind programme and the Music in Mind and Mind Your Mental Health Mental Health Promotion initiatives for programme refugee populations throughout Ireland on behalf of Mental Health Ireland and in partnership with the HSE National Office for Social Inclusion and the National Concert Hall. Patricia has worked for over 20 years within the corporate, statutory, voluntary, educational, community and voluntary sectors in Ireland and abroad and has considerable experience working in the homeless, voluntary and mental health sectors where she led out on the development and implementation of a number of mental health and social care national training programmes and workshops.

Patricia is passionate about her work with individuals and groups from diverse backgrounds. This includes ethnic minority groups, faith based groups, refugees and vulnerable/marginalised populations.


Click here to register for the course

(For corporate sponsored learners, please request your company's representative to register using a corporate account. For more details, please refer to the instructions using this link)


Contact Ms Alicia Loy, DID 6593 5287, email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Course Schedule

Dates 7, 11, 14 & 18 Nov 2022
Timing 2.30pm - 6.00pm
Trainer(s) Ms Patricia Bourke D’Souza
Venue(s) Online via Zoom