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SAI Therapist Clinical Practice Modules

We recommend attending training at Ash Cottage and its regulating garden spaces to fully experience the

different elements of the SAI Model.

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SAI Therapist Clinical Practice Modules:

 

- A Trauma Informed Approach to Postural Control and Praxis

- A Trauma Informed Approach to Touch

 

On completion of these modules 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.

Additional SAI Modules for Therapists:

 

- Use of SAI Assessment and Clinical Formulation Tools, For therapists*

*Required for Level One Certification

 

- The SAI Fidelity Measure*

*Required for Level One Certification

For any enquiries please contact: traininginsai@gmail.com

To book a place on a course please contact: bookingforsai@gmail.com

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.

Testimonials:

"I rarely complete clinical observations in entirety with the children I see due to issues like imposed touch being needed while completing them. It has been really useful to have the trauma informed clinical observations training so that I can use these instead."

 

"A brilliant course - excellent teaching, examples, resources and hosting. I love the protocol and think it will be really helpful in my clinical practice. Trainers clearly very knowledgeable and passionate about topics taught."

"Loved the opportunity to explore formulation and clinical reasoning."

Entry Requirements

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

  • Attendance at a University accredited foundation and neuroscience module in Sensory Integration (SI)

Completion of the following courses:

  • 'Introduction to SAI: The Impact of Developmental Trauma and Insecure Attachment on Sensory Processing'

and completion of ONE of the following courses:

  • 'Attachment: Parent Child Relationships: An Integrative Response to Assessment and Intervention' with Attachment Works 

  • Any of the Dynamic-Maturational Model (DMM) courses. See the Family Relations Institute for details​

  • ‘Child Attachment & Play Assessment’ Module 1, with CAPA.  See www.the-capa.com

Hybrid

We strongly recommend where possible that you choose the hybrid version of this training because of the experiential nature of the course materials. It enriches the learning experience and you enjoy the 

the benefits of socially engaging and networking with other course participants during meal and break times. 

Contact Juniper Tree Therapy if you are interested in the hybrid course: info@junipertreetherapy.com

Testimonials:

"Nurturing, supportive, reflective, knowledgeable." 

"This has given me a chance to really reflect on what I currently do and how I can do things differently. Doing the assessment tasks in person allowed me to get feedback in the way I completed the tasks which has helped me more with my learning." 

"Loved hybrid working with the 2 days in person to begin with. I think this made online working so much easier."

Online

BOOKING NOW OPEN
Dates:
3rd-4th October 2024
&
10th-11th October 2024
Course Organiser: SAI Clinic

Fee: £800 no VAT

To book contact: bookingforsai@gmail.com

A Trauma Informed Approach to Touch

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.

Testimonials:

"I have renewed my neuroscience and learnt more with regards to trauma.

The comments and presentations were all very useful, I like the videos which identify new ideas and discussions."

 

"It’s always helpful to hear current research and best practice. The emphasis on attunement and not being prescriptive when delivering intervention is reassuring."

 

"Very good. Great speakers and clearly laid out information. I like all the case examples."

 

"The case study presentations and talking it through made the learning interactive and applicable. I like this way of learning."

Entry Requirements

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

  • Attendance at a University accredited foundation and neuroscience module in Sensory Integration (SI)

Completion of the following courses:

  • 'Introduction to SAI: The Impact of Developmental Trauma and Insecure Attachment on Sensory Processing'

and completion of ONE of the following courses:

  • 'Attachment: Parent Child Relationships: An Integrative Response to Assessment and Intervention' with Attachment Works 

  • Any of the Dynamic-Maturational Model (DMM) courses. See the Family Relations Institute for details​

  • ‘Child Attachment & Play Assessment’ Module 1, with CAPA. 

ONLINE

Open for Booking
Dates: 1st - 2nd November 2023

Fee: £400 no VAT

To book with Jump Start Centre contact: 

info@jumpstartcentre.co.uk

ONLINE

Open for Booking
Dates: 26th - 27th September 2024

Fee: £400 no VAT

Capacity: 16 people

To book please contact: 

bookingforsai@gmail.com

ONLINE

Open for Booking
Dates: 3rd - 4th July 2024

Fee: £400 no VAT

Capacity: 16 people

To book with Jump Start Centre contact: 

info@jumpstartcentre.co.uk

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

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

Completion of the following courses:

  • 'Introduction to SAI: The Impact of Developmental Trauma and Insecure Attachment on Sensory Processing'

and completion of ONE of the following courses:

  • 'Attachment: Parent Child Relationships: An Integrative Response to Assessment and Intervention' with Attachment Works 

  • Any of the Dynamic-Maturational Model (DMM) courses. See the Family Relations Institute for details​

  • ‘Child Attachment & Play Assessment’ Module 1, with CAPA.  See www.the-capa.com

New dates will be added subject to declaration of interest. If you would like to attend this training please get in touch with us at: traininginsai@gmail.com

A 2-hour session on Report Writing has been added in response to feedback from Participants. This is optional and is open to those who have already attended the core sessions: It is £40. It will run on dates linked to the main course dates.. A discount is offered if both are booked together. Contact bookingforsai@gmail.com for a form or more information.

Use of SAI Assessment and Clinical Formulation Tools, For therapists

Online

Dates: 

3 & 4th June

4pm - 6pm

Fee: £ 75

To book contact: bookingforsai@gmail.com

*reduced rate of £25 for 

Report Writing Course 

when booked in combinatination with this course (usually £40)

Report Writing

Online

Dates: 

10th June

 4pm - 6pm

 

Fee: £ 40

To book contact: bookingforsai@gmail.com

*reduced rate of £25 for 

Report Writing Course 

when booked in combinatination with Use of SAI Assessment and Clinical Formulation Tools, for Therapists

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.

Entry Requirements

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

Completion of the following courses:

  • 'Introduction to SAI: The Impact of Developmental Trauma and Insecure Attachment on Sensory Processing'

and completion of ONE of the following courses:

  • 'Attachment: Parent Child Relationships: An Integrative Response to Assessment and Intervention' with Attachment Works 

  • Any of the Dynamic-Maturational Model (DMM) courses. See the Family Relations Institute for details​

  • ‘Child Attachment & Play Assessment’ Module 1, with CAPA. 

 

Online

OPEN FOR BOOKING

Dates: 17th - 18th July 2024

            9am - 4.30pm

Course Tutor: Chris West

Capacity: 24

Fee: £400 no VAT

To book contact: bookingforsai@gmail.com

Download flyer here

Testimonials:

"It was inspiring to be back thinking about SAI theory and practice."

 

"Information relevant to my work."

 

"My main questions that I wanted answered was about what  I am realistically able to do in terms of implementing SAI in my current work place and in my current level of training. The fidelity course provided me with clarity on both these points." 

 

"Enjoyed the discussions."

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