Workshop Details

Time: 9:00am to 4:30pm
(Registration from 8:45am)
Lunch, morning and afternoon tea will be provided.

Cost
Early Bird* Regular - $264
Regular - $310

Early Bird* Group (3+) - $251
Regular Group (3+) - $295

Early Bird Professional** - $237
Professional Member** - $279

Early Bird* Student - $211
Student - $248

*The early bird price applies to all bookings for workshops made 8 weeks or more ahead of the training date.
**You must be logged in as a Blue Knot Foundation professional member to be eligible for this price. Click here to become a professional member.

Testimonials

“This rates amongst the best training I have received (and I am a trainer too)… Beautifully pitched and delivered. So interesting. So useful. And so respectful of people and their experiences.”

SUE FICK Relationships Australia

“Fantastic workshop, trainer excellent and made a 'heavy' topic very interesting. Able to ask questions comfortably. Feel more confident to deal with this cohort of clients now.”

CAROLINE FIELD Adelaide

“It was a great experience for me as I am in practice alone. The information on the day was succinct and so helpful, with the best part were the tools the facilitator discussed, which have been very useful.”

FRAN FOLEY

“This training has been recommended to me by others and was well worth attending. This training not only provides a theoretical understanding but also practical skills and knowledge that can be used in practice.”

ANONYMOUS Townsville

“The workshop [was] extremely informative and [I] could attend again. Am pleased to have been able to attend. Many, many thanks.”

MARIA MCMALON Wollongong

CPD Information

Professionals may claim CPD hours / credits / points for their participation in Blue Knot Foundation training workshops as a self-directed learning activity.

Blue Knot Foundation helps you meet your reporting obligations by having clearly articulated learning outcomes attached to each workshop and issuing Certificates of Attendance to participants upon completion of the workshop. For more information please refer to your professional association or the AHPRA website.

Supporting Practice with Complex Trauma Clients

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This one-day interactive training provides practitioners with the foundational knowledge and skills for working clinically with adult survivors of complex trauma.

This training initially introduces the universal trauma-informed framework which underpins all practice. It then focuses on the core and common features of clinical best practice for working with complex trauma clients by drawing on current research in trauma theory and therapy, affective neuroscience, `interpersonal neurobiology’ and the neurobiology of attachment. It differentiates complex trauma from single incident trauma (PTSD) in severity, complexity of impacts and clinical approaches. The training also explores the importance of a phased approach for complex trauma clients, including safety as the first and fundamental phase. 

Participants will acquire the foundational knowledge, insights and tools to support their practice with clients who present with challenges related to ‘adaptive’ coping strategies, arousal, emotional regulation, attachment and safety. The training promotes a strengths-based approach which minimises re-traumatisation, and fosters a therapeutic relationship which enhances possibilities for recovery.

By participating in this professional development training, attendees will:

  • Utilise knowledge of the types, prevalence, dynamics and impacts of individual, complex and collective trauma to articulate the benefits of trauma-informed practice
  • Apply an understanding of the stress response, attachment and child development to strategies for supporting the capacity to regulate emotions and arousal
  • Articulate the core principles of complex trauma therapy, including a phased strengths-based approach and the importance of relationship in recovery
  • Create basic resources for supporting challenging emotions and behaviours, including dissociation

Material presented in the training will draw on research from Blue Knot Foundation's Practice Guidelines for Treatment of Complex Trauma and Trauma Informed Care and Service Delivery www.blueknot.org.au/guidelines

Who should attend?

Psychologists, clinical psychologists, counsellors, psychotherapists, mental health nurses, social workers, general practitioners, psychiatrists working in therapeutic contexts with adults survivors of complex trauma.

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46 Pennington Terrace
North Adelaide
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 SYDNEY 23 March The Portside Centre
Symantec House, Level 5, 207 Kent Street
Sydney
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15-21 Therry Street
Melbourne
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1/52 Jeffcott Street
Wavell Heights
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 TAMWORTH 23 June Econo Lodge Tamworth
236 Goonoo Goonoo Road
Tamworth
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