As COVID restrictions ease,  our training courses will now be provided both on line and on site at the SAI Clinic, Ash Cottage - subject to Covid safety assessments.

In 2022; two courses will be presented at the SAI Clinic at Ash Cottage:

The Just Right State Course, in June-July: and An Introduction to SAI, in September. 

SAI for Adults & Adolescents

This six day course trains therapists in the use of Sensory Attachment Intervention with adults and adolescents. 

 

This course introduces Sensory Attachment Intervention (SAI). It trains therapists in the use of the Just Right State Programme (JRS) for Adults and Adolescents, and in the use of the Autonomic Nervous System (ANS) Profile Questionnaire. SAI looks at the process of regulation and co-regulation from an integrative and neurosequential perspective.
 

The Just Right State Programme can be used with individuals, groups or families. It focuses on developing the capacity for self-regulation, co-regulation and reflective functioning. The Just Right State Programme was developed for individuals who struggled to participate in intervention programmes because of their incapacity to regulate their emotional states.
The Autonomic Nervous System Profile Questionnaire is a self-report questionnaire that looks at indicators of stress, survival behaviour responses and self-regulating behaviours.
It is an exploratory tool for use with individuals to help formulate their regulating needs.

Course Handbook includes; assessment tools, and the Just Right State manual and JRS intervention pack.

Entry Requirements

Occupational Therapists and Physiotherapists working in LAC, CAMHS  or Forensic Mental Health Services.

Online Course

SAI for Adults & Adolescents

Dates: This course is presented over 6 days.

2022

9th, 10th, 11th February 

23rd, 24th, 25th February

Course FULLY BOOKED.

Course Tutors: Éadaoin Bhreathnach, Chris West

Fee: £1050 no VAT

Contact: traininginsai@gmail.com

Online Course

SAI for Adults & Adolescents

Places available: .

Dates:  This course is presented over 6 days.
16th, 17th, 18th November 2022

7th, 8th, 9th December 2022
 

Course Tutors: Éadaoin Bhreathnach & Chris West           Fee: £1200 no VAT

Contact: traininginsai@gmail.com

SAI Therapist Clinical Practice Modules

These Clinical Practice Modules will each look at:

 

  • The impact of Trauma

  • How Sensory Processing Patterns influence behaviour

 

  • How Attachment Patterns influence behaviour

 

  • Adopting a Trauma-Informed Approach to Assessment & Treatment.

 

 

On completion of each module Therapists will receive a Certificate of Attendance.

 

To obtain a Certificate of Competence for the Trauma Informed Approach to Postural Control and Praxis Module and for the Trauma Informed Approach to Touch Module Therapists will be required to submit a Case Study with video to illustrate clinical competence. Their case study will be reviewed in an individual two-hour zoom session. They will be deemed certified in the clinical area of practice if they successfully meet the case study requirements. This element currently incurs an additional fee of £240.

 

Certification in both modules is required prior to submission of the case study for SAI Level One Certification for Therapists.

A Trauma Informed Approach to Postural Control and Praxis

 

This four-day course explores assessment and treatment of postural control and praxis, from attachment and trauma informed perspectives. It examines the impact of developmental trauma, the influence of attachment patterns, and implications for assessment and treatment. Therapists are trained in a trauma informed approach to the use of Ayres Clinical Observations, and in observational analysis of child led play where formal assessment isn’t possible.

A Trauma Informed Approach to Touch

Dates Announced for 2023.

This course looks at the impact of attachment trauma on the tactile system. It includes the use of a trauma informed assessment of the individual’s response to touch. Therapists learn to differentiate whether tactile defensiveness is due to sensory modulation difficulties or trauma or to both. They learn how to provide tactile experiences that promote a healthy response to touch and diminish the impact of trauma.

Online Course

A Trauma Informed Approach to Postural Control & Praxis

Fully Booked: Reserve list available.

Dates:

26th, 27th May 2022

9th & 10th June 2022

Fee: £800 no VAT

To book contact: traininginsai@gmail.com

Online Course

A Trauma Informed Approach to Touch

New Dates Announced: Open for booking

Dates:

26th, 27th January 2023.

Fee: £400

To book contact: traininginsai@gmail.com

Use of SAI Assessment and Clinical Formulation Tools, For therapists

 

  • The Sensory Arousal Attachment Physiological Profile (SAAP) Questionnaire.

  • Levels of Self-Regulation (LOSR) Chart.

  • SAI Impact Chart & SAI Clinical Intervention (Clinical Formulation) Chart.

 

This course involves two, two-hour workshops. It will train therapists in the use of SAI assessment & clinical formulation tools. These can be used as a template for Occupational Therapy or Physiotherapy Assessments which evaluate the developmental impact of trauma on children, young people and their Carers.

 

Entry Requirements:

Completion of Therapist’s (old) Level 1 Course and attachment element.

Or

Completion of SAI Foundation Training (both elements).

Online Course

Use of SAI Assessment and Clinical Formulation Tools, For therapists

Dates:

Dates for 2022 to be  announced.

Course Tutor: 

Fee: 

To book contact: traininginsai@gmail.com

Online Course

Use of SAI Assessment and Clinical Formulation Tools, For therapists

Dates:

Course Tutor: 

Fee: 

To enquire, contact: traininginsai@gmail.com

Further dates to be announced soon.

The SAI Fidelity Measure

 

This two-day course will explore The SAI Fidelity Measure, Structure and Process elements required to ensure your practice is consistent with SAI philosophy and therapeutic principles. It will use case studies to bring together theory and practice. Participants will be shown how to chart, interpret and document assessment findings and learn the principles of intervention planning when working in multidisciplinary environments e.g. schools, residential settings.

 

The Art of Interviewing and Exploring Issues

 

This course is aimed at professionals who are involved in interviewing adults in order to assess risk; complete foster carer and adoptive parent assessments and plan Therapeutic Interventions.

 

This course offers an introduction to the potential of discourse analysis. It explores the ways in which how someone says what they say is more revealing of the self and motivations for behaviour than what they say. It looks at the central importance of this when undertaking a range of evaluative assessments.

 

The course also looks at a framework to inform the ways in which we give feedback, with the aim of maximising understanding and effectiveness.

A two-day on line course

Dates:

17th & 18th February 2022. 9am - 4.30pm

Course Tutor: Chris West

Fee: £400.00. No VAT. Fully booked. Reserve list..

To Book, contact: traininginsai@gmail.com 

Online Course

The Art of Interviewing and Exploring Issues

Dates:1st & 2nd March 2023

Course Tutors: Helen Johnson & Éadaoin Bhreathnach

contact: samattachmentworks@aol.co.uk

Click here to see the Pathway for each course

Please only pay a deposit once you have received confirmation you have a place.