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Normandy Regional Psychotrauma Center

CRPs are comprehensive care systems – reception, guidance and treatment – ​​for people suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder ( PTSD ) . Trained in psychotrauma, the teams of professionals offer the care best suited to each person experiencing a traumatic event.

The missions of the CRPN at the regional level are:

  • to offer trauma-focused assessment and care to people over the age of 16
  • to provide expertise and resources to improve the management of psychotrauma, particularly through the training component
  • identify health professionals in the territory and work in collaboration with the various organizations supporting victims (associations, social services, etc.) .

Secretariat open Monday to Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

  • Description and Training

    Presentation of the center

    The Normandy Regional Psychotrauma Center opened its doors at the end of 2021. It is part of a national network of around fifteen regional psychotrauma centers, coordinated by the National Center for Resources and Resilience ( CN2R ) . Our center has an integrated mission of care, training, and continuous improvement of practices in the management of mental disorders linked to psychotrauma in Normandy.

    We are a team made up of 3 psychiatrists, 5 psychologists and 1 secretary.

    During the year 2022, the first year of opening, the CRPN is:

    • Nearly 300 support requests
    • Around 150 evaluations carried out
    • 50 patients completed therapy

    In total over the year 2022, the center carried out more than 1000 specialized consultations (assessment and therapy sessions combined) .

    What steps?

    If the trauma occurred less than 3 months ago, please contact CUMP 14 on 02 31 30 92 05 .

    If the trauma is more than 3 months old or the bereavement is more than a year old, then the first contact is made by the patient himself on 02 31 27 27 91 .

    You will then complete a questionnaire by telephone with the secretary aimed at clarifying the request and thus ensuring that it corresponds to our care offer.

    Next, an appointment with a psychotherapist will be scheduled to complete a standardized assessment following international recommendations.

    Based on this assessment, a diagnosis can be established and treatment offered in the following months.

    A training offer

    In order to train as many therapists in the Normandy region as possible in the assessment and management of psychotrauma, we are setting up various training sessions. Below you will find the dates, information sheets and registration forms for EP, TPC and CAPS training.

    • CAPS training :
      • March 25, 2024 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. (full)
    • Training in Prolonged Exposure Therapy (PE)) :
      • 29-30-31 January 2024 (full)
      • April 22-23-24, 2024 (full)
      • 23-24-25 September 2024
      • 09-10-11 December 2024
    • Training in Cognitive Process Therapy (CPT) :
      • February 19-20-21, 2024 (full)
      • 13-14-15 May 2024 (full)
      • 07-08-09 October 2024

    To register for the training, please send the corresponding registration form below to the following email address: psychotrauma@chu-caen.fr

    PLEASE NOTE : EP and TPC training must be done remotely from each other in order to allow you to take care of a patient and participate in supervision.

    Useful documents

    CUMP Flyer

    PsychoTrauma Consultation

    EP Training Registration

    Registration Form

    TPC training registration form

    Info sheet

    Prolonged Exposure Therapy Training for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

    Info sheet

    Training in Cognitive Processing Therapy for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

    CAPS information

    CAPS-5 Training for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

    CAPS registration

    CAPS-5 Training Registration Form

    CAPS training registration form

    • Definitions

      What is trauma?

      Trauma is a person's emotional response to a distressing experience.

      Unlike ordinary ordeals, traumatic events tend to be sudden and unpredictable, involve a serious threat to physical integrity, and seem beyond the person's control.

      Most importantly, events are traumatic in that they shake a person's sense of security in the world and make them feel like disaster could strike at any moment. Loss of parents in childhood, car accidents, physical abuse, sexual assault, military combat experiences, unexpected loss of a loved one are commonly traumatic events.

      Every human being can be confronted with a traumatic event during their life. However, not everyone develops post-traumatic stress disorder ( PTSD ). PTSD can develop when common reactions to trauma become chronic .

      What is Post Traumatic Stress Disorder?

      PTSD as a “disordered memory”. Those who suffer from it don't just remember their trauma, they relive it emotionally in different forms.

      What is prolonged grief?

      The death of a loved one is one of the most painful events we can experience in our lives. Most bereaved people experience emotional pain, feelings of missing the deceased, loss of identity, difficulty accepting death, etc. However, for around 7% of bereaved people, these symptoms persist beyond a year. This is called prolonged grief disorder.

    • What support?

      Extended Exhibition (EP)

      Prolonged exposure therapy is a protocolized therapy of the cognitive-behavioral therapy ( CBT ) type, the objective of which is to understand and identify avoidance reactions following trauma which constitutes the main factor in maintaining PTSD .

      The PE takes place in 7 to 15 weekly sessions of 1h30.

      Cognitive Process Therapy (CPT)

      CBT type therapy , which is based on in-depth cognitive work concerning beliefs and thoughts relating to the trauma and its consequences.

      TPC takes place in 12 weekly sessions of approximately 1 hour

      Complicated Grief Therapy (CGT)

      Complicated grief therapy is a manualized cognitive behavioral therapy. The goal is to identify thoughts and behaviors that prevent grief from integrating. In therapy we will work on these blocking points to allow mourning to get back on track.

      The CGT takes place in 16 weekly sessions of 1 hour

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