Basic skills for when dealing with trauma in children course

We regret that you have just missed all three instances of this course. Related and as requested by participants comes this follow up which is more dedicated to the critical importance of play – now more than ever during Covid. Go to the course page here. Hope to see you soon.

From the 26th of June.

Event on 1 July

Join us for an online workshop of roughly 4 hours: Wednesday the 1st of July at 09:00. Link will be provided directly after filling out the form online. Please see you spam folder if you do not received such an email. This happens automatically. Alternatively we will also send out the detail on Monday 29nd of June. Registration take place only online, below mentioned. For everything you don’t see you are welcome to reach out.

Covid-19 presented parents and teachers with unique challenges. With children having a spent a prolonged period at home they now have to reenter the formal education system (including pre primary and after-school care). This online workshop seeks to prepare teachers and parents for what they might encounter as children leave their now established new-normal.

Presenting psychologists

Luré Louw and Corneli Oosthuizen

More about Luré: Lure has been part of our professional community for over a decade. She completed her studies Cum Laude in the Coram Deo Advanced Counselling Programme accredited through the University of Pretoria (2008-2009). She then completed her psychology degree Cum Laude and registered as a psychologist. During the year she was involved in our child / pre-adolescent module in which presenting aspects that include attachment, socio-emotional development, self-image, self-regulation and playful approaches. Following on from that she presented on the ethical aspects of working with children in a professional capacity at our earlier course ‘Making meaning with children. Her private practice is situated in Elarduspark.

More about Corneli: Corneli is a registered Educational Psychologist with special interest in the mind-body connection in anxiety, depression and trauma. Her practices are based in Centurion and Elarduspark. She works with children and adolescents within a systemic framework. Her scope includes psycho-educational-, school readiness-, and career assessments, individual psychotherapy and family therapy. Drawing on different therapeutic frameworks she employs an eclectic approach tailored to the individual. The aim is to equip children and young adults in a holistic way to face the challenges prevalent in society today.

Date & Time

Friday, 10 July 15:30-18:30


Individuals: R150 per person | Group: R80 per person when registering five or more participants.

For a) standard payment via your bank use the following detail, or alternatively, for instant online payment use the trusted South African PayFast method provided.

Bank details: ABSA Cheque account 406 725 8321 | Branch Code 335 545 (Hatfield)

Use reference BSTC20+Surname+Initials. Notification of payment for normal EFT methods can be emailed to

Individual payment


Group payment
For 5+ attendees, multiply by R80.

* Price

Scope of workshop

  • Trauma: What is trauma? Trauma and the brain
  • Practical support for children
  • Emotions and self-regulation
  • Covid-19 Protocol and the child


We’ve tried to include most things on this page. There is no separate document. You are welcome to reach out: | +27 79 280 4831 (The mobile number is for the Covid period although you may also wish to contact the office on 012 998 8323/ 9083. Mind that we are at the office only on skeleton crew). Please contact between 08:30 and 13:30.

If there are any subject matter questions we will have to relay those to the presenters and get back to you.


An attendance certificate is issued and will be emailed to participants.

Coram Deo has been a counselling and training centre for the past twenty year. We are known for pastoral care and narrative therapy and on occasion collaborate with different helping practitioners to bring a unique offering to parents, teachers, counselling students and other helping practitioners.

All Coram Programmes are recognised automatically by the interdisciplinary professional association SignoPro. Due to the need and responsiveness needed this workshop is not at the time pre-registered at various other professional bodies across disciplines, example HPCSA, CPSC, COMENSA, SACE, SABPP, others.

There are some that recognise training after events if a log and certification can be presented. Towards this end, such is provided by Coram Deo and where relevant practice numbers and, or, school information can be included on the certificate.


We will be using Zoom conferencing. A link will be provided.

Attendees may convene in a group if each person does not have the necessary internet connection to join individually. In this case the group leader will please need to keep an attendance register for us to confirm attendance. Send this to us as soon as possible afterwards.

We run various programmes in our annual intake of narrative counselling training and for those students (which might help you also) we have written down some best practices regarding Zoom.

You are also more than welcome to get the setup tested prior to the event.

The basic idea for attending in a group is that (depending on group size) participants will need to see and hear clearly. It is also highly advisable that someone in the group sits at the computer/laptop to act as the local facilitator. This person will mute/unmute as required for conversation and thus contributes to giving the learning a personal feel. If the group is large, spontaneous feedback in your group (speaking) won’t be possible but conversation can also be structured with participants coming closer to the device to speak.


A link to the online event will be sent to registered participants.

You may also wish to follow the event on Facebook to stay up to date.

Most of what participants need to know is on this page. If not, you are welcome to reach out

Registration form