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Professional Development Training

Want to learn the principles of trauma-informed practice and apply them? 
Want to acquire new practice skills including around your own self-care? 
Keen to learn about evidence-based clinical best practice around complex trauma? 

Attend Blue Knot Foundation’s professional development training. 

All of Blue Knot Foundation’s professional development training sessions are informative, interactive, engaging and based on adult learning principles. They are facilitated by skilled and experienced trainers and scheduled in selected locations around Australia.

Blue Knot Foundation schedules its programs from the following professional development training packages:

·         Foundation for Trauma Informed Care and Practice (Level 1)

·         Embedding Trauma-Informed Care and Practice for Managers

·         Trauma-Informed Care and Practice in Domestic and Family Violence Services (Level 1)

·         Introduction to Working Therapeutically with Complex Trauma Clients (Level 1)

·         Managing Vicarious Trauma

·         Managing Vicarious Trauma for the Legal and Justice Sector

·         Working Therapeutically with Complex Trauma Clients (Level 2) – Three-Phased Approach

·         Working with Psychosis and Trauma - Masterclass

·         Trauma Informed Transgender and Gender Diverse Affirmative Care - Masterclass

To find out where and when our training sessions are scheduled, please review our Calendar of Events. Alternatively, you can download a PDF booklet of our public workshops here and a PDF training calendar for Feb-June 2018 here

Calendar of Events

Professionals may claim CPD hours/credits/points for their participation in Blue Knot Foundation professional training either as a pre-approved or self-directed learning activity. We help you meet your reporting obligations by having clearly articulated learning outcomes attached to each training event and issuing Certificates of Attendance to participants upon completion of the training. For more information, please refer to your professional association or the AHPRA website.

Educational Workshops

Blue Knot Foundation offers educational workshops for adult survivors of childhood trauma, as well as for their family, friends, partners and loved ones, when funding permits. These full day workshops provide information and self-care strategies to support participants on their personal journey of recovery; or for family, friends and partners, strategies to support their loved ones while caring for themselves. 

In-house education and training: we can come to you

Training and Development imageAre you or your organisation interested in having professional development training or educational workshops delivered in-house?
Do you want to workshop trauma-informed principles into practice with your team?
Want to provide your staff with the opportunity to acquire practice and self-care skills?
Are you keen to develop clinical best practice knowledge and tools around complex trauma?

Blue Knot Foundation offers a suite of professional development training packages, attuned to the needs of different sectors. These packages can be tailored to suit the strengths, challenges and needs of your organisation and its staff. All training sessions are interactive, based on adult learning principles and are facilitated by skilled and experienced trainers in trauma-informed practice, vicarious trauma and working clinically with complex trauma clients. We can also deliver educational workshops for survivors and/or family, friends, partners and loved ones in-house. Training and workshops can be delivered anywhere in Australia. Click here to download our in-house training booklet.

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“Blue Knot Foundation has a key role to play in the building of community capacity in care provision to those who have experienced childhood abuse and trauma in any environment.”

NIALL MULLIGAN Manager, Lifeline Northern Rivers

“I think Blue Knot Foundation is a fantastic support organisation for people who have experienced childhood trauma/abuse, for their families/close friends and for professionals who would like to learn how to more effectively work with these people.”

Psychologist Melbourne

“It's such a beautiful thing that you are doing. Helping people to get through this.”


“It was only last September when I discovered the Blue Knot Foundation website and I will never forget the feeling of support and empathy that I received when I finally made the first phone call to Blue Knot Helpline, which was also the first time I had ever spoken about my abuse.”


"At last there is some sound education and empathetic support for individuals and partners impacted by such gross boundary violations.”


Contact Us

Phone: 02 8920 3611
PO Box 597 Milsons Point NSW 1565
Hours: Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm AEST

Blue Knot Helpline
Phone: 1300 657 380
Hours: Mon-Sun, 9am-5pm AEST

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