Course curriculum

  • 1

    Introduction, welcome, and what will be covered- slides, handouts, and reading list

    • Handout resource pack with the step by step worksheet, the infographic and useful questions.

    • Some further reading and references

    • Welcome, intro, and what will be covered- 4.5 minutes

    • Introduction to Dr Karen Treisman, my journey with physical environments, and my resources-11 mins

    • Powerpoint presentation slides- 6 per page

    • Staying engaged and some top tips for optimising the module

  • 2

    Some important elements and factors to be mindful of and to take into consideration

    • Some important factors and elements to be mindful of and to take into consideration

  • 3

    Some key questions- feelings and messages of the space

    • Key questions- Some feelings and messages about the space and building- 9.5 minutes

  • 4

    trauma-informed values and principles and how they apply to physical environments

    • trauma-informed values and principles and how they apply to physical environments

  • 5

    Step by step walk through exercise- interactive activity

    • Step by step walk through exercise- interactive activity

  • 6

    Signs, welcome, orientation, and visuals on the walls!

    • Signs, welcome, orientation, and visuals on the walls!

  • 7

    Multi-sensory triggers and other elements to be mindful of such as patterns, shapes, colours etc

    • Multi-sensory triggers and other elements to be mindful of such as patterns, shapes, colours etc- 26 minutes

  • 8

    Cultural lens (building on previous sections) and co-production and ownership- regarding physical environment

    • Cultural lens (building on previous sections) and co-production and ownership- regarding physical environment

    • Co -production and ownership- 8 minutes

  • 9

    Going through pictures and photos of ideas and inspirational images- putting the ideas into practice- bringing it alive

    • Going through pictures and photos of ideas and inspirational images- putting the ideas into practice- bringing it alive- part 1- 15 minutes

    • Going through pictures and photos of ideas and inspirational images- putting the ideas into practice- bringing it alive- part 2- 9.40 minutes

    • Going through pictures and photos of ideas and inspirational images- putting the ideas into practice- bringing it alive- part 3- 9 minutes

    • Going through pictures and photos of ideas and inspirational images- putting the ideas into practice- bringing it alive- part 4- 9 minutes

  • 10

    Summary and ending

    • Summary and ending- 7 minutes

FAQ

  • What do I get for my money?

    • You get over minutes 190 minutes/ 3.5 hours of video footage presented by award winning Clinical Psychologist and best-selling Author, Dr Karen Treisman. This material is available for 6 months after purchase so you can re-visit it numerous times. • You get a page resource pack including step by step activity, an infographic, and key questions. • You get a reading list and further references. • A copy of the slides in pdf form (for the attendee’s use only).

  • Who is this targeted to and who is it appropriate for?What is the learning method and how accessible is it? Do I need to watch it all in one go?

    This will have relevance and interest to anyone looking to tweak, improve, design, or transform a room, a space, a building, or an environment to be more healing, calming, regulating, and trauma informed. This can range from one’s home to schools to prisons to offices to hospitals, to residential, to therapy rooms, to staff rooms and so forth. There are a lot of applicable ideas and concepts which can be creatively transferred. Nope absolutely not. It is presented in bite size segments ranging from 2 minutes to 30 minutes. This is purposely done to allow for people to dip in and dip out and to watch it in whichever way suits their learning style and the situation in which they are in. It is also intended that people pause, practice the exercises, reflect on them, discuss, and so forth. People may want to revisit and repeat them as well. This is also done in smaller sections to optimise people’s engagement, concentration, and attention; and to encourage people to move around, take brain breaks, practice the regulating activities etc. There is also a video clip near the beginning of the module about different ways of optimising and absorbing the material.

  • How long can I access the material for? Is this material copyrighted? Is this a train the trainer module?

    From when you purchase the module it is accessible for you for 6 months. You can dip in and out and watch it as many times as you like in that 6-month period. This material is legally copyrighted. This is not a train the trainer module. Whilst we hope you spread good practice and your learning with others and encourage this. This material is the property of Dr Karen Treisman. Therefore, this is for the attendees learning and development. Any material shared in any form must be fully cited and referenced to Dr Karen Treisman. We hope you appreciate the time, money, energy, and care that goes into creating these materials and making them as accessible as possible.

  • Can I do this as face-to-face training instead?Do you offer consultations or advice for teams or individuals about this topic?

    Absolutely, this ordinarily is a day face-to-face training. Dr Treisman offers over 40 training packages, however as a result of the pandemic and being committed and passionate to still spreading good practice these online modules have been created. It is also hoped this can make the training accessible to many more who are not able to attend trainings. Face to face training can be booked through safe hands and thinking minds. Absolutely, depending on our capacity and availability, we offer one-to-one or team spaces to discuss the nuts and bolts of your specific situation.

  • Are bulk orders available for teams and organisations? How much is the module and how can I pay?

    Yes, organisations can make bulk orders and can receive a discount. This is for teams or organisations more than 10 people. You are welcome to contact karen@safehandsthinkingminds.co.uk to discuss number. The module is priced at £35.99. That is roughly £10 an hour. Payment takes just a few minutes and is made on the platform via PayPal or stripe. This means direct debit or credit card can be used. For groups of over 10, an invoice payment can be arranged.

  • About the creator, who is she?

    Dr Karen Treisman is a Highly Specialist Clinical Psychologist who has worked in the National Health System and children’s services for several years. Karen has also worked cross-culturally in both Africa and Asia with groups ranging from former child soldiers to survivors of the Rwandan Genocide. She also is the author of 8 books/ workbooks, including the bestselling book, “The therapeutic treasure box”, and of 3 sets of therapeutic card decks. Karen has extensive experience in the areas of trauma, parenting, adversity (ACE’s) and attachment, and works clinically using a range of therapeutic approaches with families, systems, and children in or on the edge of care, unaccompanied asylum-seeking young people, and adopted children. Karen also specialises in supporting organisations and systems to move towards becoming, and to sustain adversity, culturally and, trauma-informed, infused, and responsive practice. This work focuses on creating meaningful and multi-layered cultural and paradigm shift across whole systems. This was the focus of Dr Treisman’s Winston Churchill Fellowship Karen was awarded a Winston Churchill Fellowship Travel Award which involved visited several places in the USA to further study whole system and organisational approaches to trauma-informed and trauma-responsive care and this topic is the focus of Dr Treisman’s next book entitled “A Treasure Box for Creating Trauma-Informed Organizations: A Ready-to-Use Resource For Trauma, Adversity, and Culturally Informed, Infused and Responsive Systems” due to be published by Jessica Kingsley Publishers. In addition to holding a doctorate in Clinical psychology, Karen has undergone a range of specialist training courses including in EMDR, Narrative Therapy, Narrative Exposure Therapy, Trauma-focused CBT, Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy, Systemic Psychotherapy, Video Interaction Guidance, Sensory Approaches, and Theraplay. Karen has previously worked in both Milton Keynes’s and Kensington and Chelsea’s Looked after Children and fostering services, and within the National Implementation Service for evidence-based interventions for Looked after children, children on the edge of care, and children in custody at the Michael Rutter Centre in the Maudsley Hospital; and as Clinical Lead for a court assessment and intensive intervention team for children on the edge of care and in proceedings in Islington. Karen is an external consultant, trainer, speaker, and assessor to a variety of local authorities and organisations including Barnardos, PAC-UK, AdoptionPlus, BAAT, Pause, Action Trauma, Grandparents Plus, Three Steps Ireland, MedicaCPD, and the Fostering Network. Karen is also an expert witness and regularly undergoes a variety of assessments for court. Additionally, Karen is also a reviewer for the Journal of Adoption and Fostering. Karen was also awarded the 2018 Psychology Professional of the Year Award for Excellence in Attachment and Trauma; and Youth Psychology Professional of the Year 2020. Karen regularly attends and presents at local, national, and international trauma, parenting, and attachment conferences (See the events tab on this website). Karen is also a TEDx speaker on the power of relationships and viewing behaviour as communication. Karen is the author of “Working with children and adolescents who have experienced relational and developmental trauma” (Routledge, 2016); and the best-selling book- “A Therapeutic Treasure Box for Working with Children and Adolescents with Developmental Trauma: Creative techniques and activities”). Karen is also the designer of “A Therapeutic Treasure Deck: Sentence-completion and Feelings Cards”, and “A Therapeutic Treasure Deck: Grounding, Regulating, Coping, and Soothing Cards” and the Parenting Patchwork cards. Karen is also the designer of Neon the Ninja toy and workbook; Gilly the Giraffe (Self-esteem & confidence), Cleo the Croc (Children who have been hurt and learned to be afraid to let people close, Presley the Pug (Emotional regulation, relaxation, calm, mindfulness, and finding an emotional safe place), and Binnie the Baboon (Anxiety, fear, stress, and worry). Karen is also the author of the forthcoming books– “A Treasure Box for Creating Trauma-Informed Organizations: A Ready-to-Use Resource For Trauma, Adversity, and Culturally Informed, Infused and Responsive Systems” and Ollie the Octopus (grief, bereavement, death, and loss for children).