FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
WHO IS THE SPEAKER?
All of our training days are delivered by Carolyn Spring, You can find out more here.
DO I NEED TO ATTEND YOUR TRAINING DAYS IN A CERTAIN ORDER?
No. Each training day is a standalone event and covers different material, all of which build on each other. It would be preferable to attend ‘Dissociation and DID: The Fundamentals‘ before ‘Working with Dissociative Disorders in Clinical Practice‘, but not essential.
CAN I HAVE A RECEIPT FOR MY BOOKING?
Yes. You will receive a receipt from our payment provider, and also a booking confirmation email which can act as a receipt. Get in touch if you need any further assistance.
WHERE DO YOU RUN TRAINING?
You can find all of our upcoming locations here. These vary each year.
WHAT WILL THE DAY BE LIKE?
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, but it is also entirely acceptable to work alone during these 8 minute breaks. 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 60-120 people depending on the venue and local demand. There is an optional Q&A usually for the last half an hour of the day.
WHAT ARE THE TIMINGS FOR THE DAY?
Registration and refreshments start at 9.30am. We kick off promptly at 10.00. There are morning and afternoon breaks and lunch usually runs between 1.15pm and 2.00 pm. There is usually an optional Q&A for the last half an hour, and the day will end by 5.00pm.
DO YOU PROVIDE LUNCH?
No. As we are such a small team and to keep costs down, lunch is not provided. However, drinks and biscuits are supplied throughout the day and you’re welcome to bring a packed lunch. Lunchtime usually runs for 45 minutes from 1.15 pm to 2.00 pm.
DO YOU OFFER DISCOUNTS?
Until the end of 2017 we will continue to offer a £5.00 discount for Friends of PODS. We are not able to offer this discount from January 2018 due to a different accounting system.
We are able to offer concessions for people on a low income, as well as groups. Please enquire before booking, by phoning the office on 01480 878409 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
IS YOUR TRAINING SUITABLE FOR ME?
Delegates from a wide range of backgrounds and sectors attend our training, this includes:
- rape crisis or helpline staff and volunteers
- CPNs / healthcare staff
- police, prison and probation staff
- social care staff
- education staff
- anyone working with people who have suffered trauma in childhood
If you are a survivor, you may find aspects of our training challenging or triggering, but most people can manage this well with planning.
WHAT PROVISION DO YOU HAVE FOR SPECIAL NEEDS?
Please see our page here.
WHAT IS YOUR CANCELLATION POLICY?
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