There is a rapidly growing body of neuroscience research showing that the part of the brain responsible for verbal processing and introspection
do not function at their optimal level when under stress and after traumatic events. Thus, there is a need for interventions that incorporate a
focus on the biological basis of threat, horror, fear and resiliency.
The Community Resiliency Model (CRM) is a biologically based approach to trauma resolution. It teaches people 6 wellness skills to regulate
the nervous system and return to balance after exposure to traumatic experiences.
Components of the Community Resiliency Model
The workshop is a combination of lecture, discussion, video and practice in small groups.
During the first three days of the course, course, the trainees will learn the key concepts of CRM, the biology of traumatic/stressful reactions, the skills of CRM and also practice the skills in triads to enhance their abilities to support clients. During the last two days, Sorika De Swart and Lena Amthenya from Elim clinic will present training on the new face of addiction as well as recovery and aftercare, integrating the CRM skills.
CPD points Sacssp applied for
HPCSA 8 points allocated
for addiction section.
Awaiting approval for CRM
Venue Elim Clinic
133 Plane Road
Cost R 2600.00
011 849 7473 / 072 122 4766
OLIVE BRANCH TRAUMA CENTRE
Olive Branch 37 Wordsworth Avenue Farrarmere Benoni
Tel: 072 122 4766 / 011 849-7473.
Dr Barbara Wade is an accredited member of Saaswipp (the South African Association of Social Workers in Private Practice) and practices in the field of individual and family therapy, as well as specializing in all forms of trauma