Training & Consultancy


Criterion A can provide consultancy on treatment, training and approaches tailored to your needs. We specialise in providing consultation and training to organisations and individuals around the world. Our focus is on trauma and Human Rights abuses. This includes provision to mass populations, specific trauma such as psychological torture in extraordinary rendition or events arising from State interference. We are also expert in psychological difficulties such as PTSD arising from all events.

Dr. Brock Chisholm has provided training to several groups such as NGO’s, Legal Firms, Mental Health Trusts, students and healthcare workers. Dr. Brock Chisholm is also a visiting lecturer at The Royal Hospital of Tropical Medicine and Diseases and Queen Mary’s, University of London.

Dr. Brock Chisholm is on the list of experts for the Preventing Sexual Violence Initiative hosted by The Stabilisation Unit under the British Foreign and Commonwealth Office.


Training examples include:

Psychological Interventions

Motivational Interviewing for addictions in a trauma context (delivered by Trauma Treatment International)

CBT for PTSD a two day workshop for Aneurin Bevan NHS Mental Health Trust

Working therapeutically with refugees and asylum seekers for several organisations and conferences

What is PTSD?

Working with people with PTSD in a refugee camps

Survivor led intervention for victims of torture

Psychological Intervention for ex-prisoners of CIA prisons

Working with Victims of Trauma in The Legal Profession

Medico-legal report writing in Legal Proceedings (with Fred Piggott, Solicitor at Willson llp & Nikolaus Grubek Barristor at Monkton Chambers) 

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Trauma and Psychosis.

One and two day workshops for:

South London and Maudsley NHS Trust

British Association of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy pre- conference workshop

Glasgow NHS Mental Health Trust

Belfast NHS Mental Health Trust

Camden and Islington NHS Trust

Charlie Waller Institute for Evidence Based Psychological Treatments

British Psychological Society


Metropolitan Police

British Army and Ministry of Defence

Some of the workshops were in collaboration with other clinicians.

Legal and NGO

Training and Consultation to staff at Bullwood Prison in working with torture Survivors who are prisoners.

Working with survivors of torture in a legal framework for Redress

How to take witness testimony with a traumatised population Reprieve

Working with people who have been sentenced to death Reprieve

Self Care when working with people who suffered human rights abuses

Reprieve Redress and others

Dr Brock Chisholm has also provided training and consultation for Reprieve in Tunisia to staff who work with people who were in Guantanamo Prison.

He also co-authored the self help book for people who have been released from Guantanamo Bay.