WHO ARE WE?
PODS is a leading provider of CPD training on trauma, dissociation, sexual abuse and attachment. We run around 25 training days a year, throughout the year, all of them led by Carolyn Spring, Director of PODS and author of Recovery is my best revenge: my experience of trauma, abuse and dissociative identity disorder.
WHAT COURSES DO WE RUN?
We run different courses all dealing with the impacts of childhood trauma but looking at various areas:
- the wide-ranging impacts of sexual abuse (Child Sexual Abuse)
- the neuroscience of trauma leading to complex PTSD and DID (Trauma, Dissociation and Recovery)
- the impact of early childhood trauma on our relationships through the lens of attachment theory (Working with Relational Trauma)
- Dissociation and DID: The Fundamentals *New for 2017*
- Working with Dissociative Disorders in Clinical Practice *New for 2017*
Each course covers different material and complement each other.
WHERE WE TRAIN
Ovbr the next 18 months we will be running 35 training days in 12 different locations! We try and cover as much of the country as possible (and even managed to include days in Wales, Northern Ireland and Scotland) but we appreciate that we aren't always on everyone's door step. We know some people will be disappointed but we do our best to rotate our training days round a mixture of locations each year.
Our training days are delivered lecture-style with excellent visuals and all original content. There are opportunities throughout the day to break into buzz groups for brief discussion if you wish to. Delegates receive an extensive pack including the relevant book for each course, and a CPD certificate for 6 hours. Our training days usually attract audiences of 80-180 people and many events sell out even months in advance, so please book early to avoid disappointment.
Registration opens: 9.30 am
Day begins 10.00 am (prompt)
Day closes by: 5.00 pm
Lunch is not provided on our training days (with the exception of the training days in Stirling). There is often somewhere nearby to purchase food or you are welcome to bring a packed lunch. Hot and cold drinks and biscuits are supplied throughout the day. We also provide soya milk and gluten free biscuits.
Our 2016 training days cost £80.00. Our 2017 training days cost £85.00. There is a £5.00 discount for 'Friends of PODS' (see below for discount code). Group discounts apply on a sliding scale for 4 or more delegates and can be booked directly via the website but cannot be used in conjunction with the Friends of PODS discount. We are able to offer some concessions for people on a low income - please get in touch to enquire before booking.
Delegates from a wide range of backgrounds and sectors attend our training this includes:
- rape crisis or helpline staff and volunteers
- CPNs / healthcare staff
- anyone working with people who have suffered trauma in childhood
- surivors and supporters
It's important to note that the day is run in a lecture-style and not in a support group format.
Please see our Frequently Asked Questions page.