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“Extremely well presented. Covered salient points in trauma work. Very credible presenter, obviously knows the subject matter well, is clear, informative, and was careful to ensure participant's expectations were met.”

E. HUTCHING Relationships Australia

“It was wonderful training given that all my questions and issues were addressed. It felt like 2 days of supervision.”

SYLVIA ACEVEDO Clinical and Private Practitioner

“I found the training very informative and a window to many therapies and skills to focus on in the future. The presenter was excellent and certainly demonstrated a well informed knowledge of various modalities and therapies.”

ROBERT DORAN Sydney

“The presenter did an excellent job! The information was interesting, profound and very relevant. The information was very clear, stimulating and I will find it very helpful when working with clients.”

WENDY METRA Counsellor/Psychotherapist

“Absolutely fantastic workshops! It was great to discuss, hear and walk away with real practical strategies and techniques to assist my clients in becoming more body aware. Excellent resources given.”

KERRIE THOMPSON Newcastle

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19 Oct
 
Introduction to Working Therapeutically with Complex Trauma Clients (Level 1)
Start: 09:00 AMFinish: 05:00 PM
Location: Best Western Plus Lake Kawana Hotel
Address: Sunshine Coast
Cost:

This one-day interactive professional development training provides practitioners with the foundational knowledge and skills needed to work in counselling and/or therapeutic relationships with adult survivors of complex trauma.

It presents best practice principles for working with complex trauma clients, drawing on current research in trauma theory and therapy, attachment, affective neuroscience and interpersonal neurobiology. It differentiates complex trauma from single incident trauma (PTSD) and explores the importance of a phased approach for complex trauma clients with a primary focus on safety and stabilisation in phase 1 work. 


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26 Oct
 
Trauma Informed Transgender and Gender Diverse Affirmative Care - Masterclass
Start: 09:00 AMFinish: 05:00 PM
Location: Velg Training
Address: 52 Jeffcott St., Brisbane
Cost:

 Delivered by one of Blue Knot Foundation’s most experienced and revered facilitators, Dragan Zan Wright is a transgender psychotherapist and trainer who has worked extensively in the fields of Gender Diversity, Complex Trauma and Trauma-Informed Care and Practice.

This experiential professional development day goes beyond ‘standard’ LGBTIQ diversity training. This masterclass will build the knowledge and skills to work competently and confidently with the rising numbers of TGD people accessing therapeutic and other services. It will explore the intersectionality of complex trauma, discrimination, and minority stress to develop understanding on how these factors impact the health of TGD people. 

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26 Oct
 
Managing Vicarious Trauma
Start: 09:00 AMFinish: 05:00 PM
Location: Adina Apartment Hotel Melbourne
Address: 189 Queen St., Melbourne
Cost:

This one-day interactive professional development training explores the nature, dynamics and risks of vicarious trauma (VT), contrasts it with burnout and compassion fatigue, and supports you to stay healthy and safe in your work with people impacted by diverse traumas.

This training, informed by current research, provides participants with the knowledge, skills, and tools to better recognise the early signs of VT and intervene accordingly. It equips you with a range of organisational, interpersonal and personal strategies to minimise the risks of VT and its impacts and foster possibilities for post-traumatic growth and vicarious resilience. You will also be supported to develop your own wellness assessment and plan to enhance your professional resilience.


FULL - contact training@blueknot.org.au to be added to waitlist


 

 
29 Oct
 
Foundation for Trauma-Informed Car and Practice (Level 1)
Start: 09:00 AMFinish: 05:00 PM
Location: Platinum International Hotel
Address: 326 James Street, Toowoomba
Cost:

This one-day interactive professional development training alerts attendees to the possibility that their clients and/or co-workers may have experiences of childhood and/or other past or current trauma(s), which are affecting their health, wellbeing, daily interactions and functioning.


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29 Oct
 
Introduction to Working Therapeutically with Complex Trauma Clients (Level 1)
Start: 09:00 AMFinish: 05:00 PM
Location: Adina Apartment Hotel Sydney
Address: 511 Kent Street
Cost:

This one-day interactive professional development training provides practitioners with the foundational knowledge and skills needed to work in counselling and/or therapeutic relationships with adult survivors of complex trauma.

It presents best practice principles for working with complex trauma clients, drawing on current research in trauma theory and therapy, attachment, affective neuroscience and interpersonal neurobiology. It differentiates complex trauma from single incident trauma (PTSD) and explores the importance of a phased approach for complex trauma clients with a primary focus on safety and stabilisation in phase 1 work. 


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29 Oct
 
Blue Knot Day Charity Luncheon – Guest Speaker Stacey Currie
Start: 11:30 AMFinish: 02:30 PM
Location:
Address: Grant Street Cranbourne, VIC 3977
Cost: See full details

The Blue Knot Day Charity Luncheon, hosted by Blue Knot Foundation supporter Rhiannon  Pilton, will feature guest speaker Stacie Currie,  a keynote speaker, successful businesswoman, mother of five and inspiration to thousands of people who have adopted her life lessons. 

Ticket includes 2 course lunch and drinks, raffle, auction and entertainment. There are individual tickets and tables of 10 available, however seating is limited so BOOK NOW and don't miss out. Inspiring guest speaker, great food and auction items on the day to raise funds towards Blue Knot Day 2018. For further details call Rhiannon on 0402 807 144 or register below

 

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02 Nov
 
Embedding Trauma Informed Care and Practice for Managers
Start: 09:00 AMFinish: 05:00 PM
Location: Adina Apartment Hotel Melbourne
Address: 189 Queen St.
Cost: Melbourne
This full-day interactive professional development training alerts leaders and managers to the benefits of embedding trauma-informed principles throughout their programs, systems and organisations, and provides the framework and steps to undertake the process. Informed by current research, it highlights the reality that many clients and staff have experiences of past and present trauma/s, putting them at high risk of retraumatisation, including in organisations over time. These experiences often profoundly affect staff and client health, wellbeing and ability to optimally interact, function, and engage. 


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09 Nov
 
Managing Vicarious Trauma
Start: 09:00 AMFinish: 05:00 PM
Location: Adina Apartment Hotel Sydney
Address: 511 Kent Street, Sydney 2000
Cost:

This one-day interactive professional development training explores the nature, dynamics and risks of vicarious trauma (VT), contrasts it with burnout and compassion fatigue, and supports you to stay healthy and safe in your work with people impacted by diverse traumas.

This training, informed by current research, provides participants with the knowledge, skills, and tools to better recognise the early signs of VT and intervene accordingly. It equips you with a range of organisational, interpersonal and personal strategies to minimise the risks of VT and its impacts and foster possibilities for post-traumatic growth and vicarious resilience. You will also be supported to develop your own wellness assessment and plan to enhance your professional resilience.


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12 Nov
 
Working Therapeutically with Complex Trauma Clients (Level 2)
Start: 09:00 AMFinish: 05:00 PM
Location: Adina Apartment Hotel Melbourne
Address: 189 Queen St.
Cost: Melbourne

This training is designed for practitioners who work in a counselling and/or therapeutic relationship with complex trauma clients, and utilise clinical assessment, case formulation and treatment/care planning in their daily practice. This two-day interactive professional development training presents the three-phased approach for working ‘bottom up and top down’ with clients who have complex trauma histories. Informed by current research, it assumes foundational knowledge around complex trauma, trauma-informed practice, attachment theory and affective neuroscience, and builds on it.

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15 Nov
 
Working Therapeutically with Complex Trauma Clients (Level 2)
Start: 09:00 AMFinish: 05:00 PM
Location: Holiday Inn Cairns Harbourside
Address: 209-217 The Esplanade, Cairns
Cost: Queensland

This training is designed for practitioners who work in a counselling and/or therapeutic relationship with complex trauma clients, and utilise clinical assessment, case formulation and treatment/care planning in their daily practice. This two-day interactive professional development training presents the three-phased approach for working ‘bottom up and top down’ with clients who have complex trauma histories. Informed by current research, it assumes foundational knowledge around complex trauma, trauma-informed practice, attachment theory and affective neuroscience, and builds on it.

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16 Nov
 
Trauma-Informed Care and Practice in Domestic and Family Violence Services - Level 1
Start: 09:00 AMFinish: 05:00 PM
Location: Gosford Golf Club
Address: 22 Racecourse Road, Gosford
Cost:

This one-day interactive professional development training provides the trauma-informed information and skills needed by personnel working with people and families with experiences of domestic and family violence (DFV), past and current. 

As victims of substantial trauma, they often live in fear of, and/or experience ongoing threats or acts of violence, which severely compromise their physical and emotional safety. The trauma/s can profoundly affect their thoughts, beliefs and behaviours. It is important for all people working with victims of DFV to use a trauma-informed lens which asks: “What happened to you?” and to ground their individual and service practice in an understanding of the dynamics of traumatic stress and ‘adaptive’ coping strategies.


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23 Nov
 
Embedding Trauma Informed Care and Practice for Managers
Start: 09:00 AMFinish: 05:00 PM
Location: Velg Training
Address: 52 Jeffcott St, Wavell Heights
Cost: Brisbane
This full-day interactive professional development training alerts leaders and managers to the benefits of embedding trauma-informed principles throughout their programs, systems and organisations, and provides the framework and steps to undertake the process. Informed by current research, it highlights the reality that many clients and staff have experiences of past and present trauma/s, putting them at high risk of retraumatisation, including in organisations over time. These experiences often profoundly affect staff and client health, wellbeing and ability to optimally interact, function, and engage. 


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30 Nov
 
Working with Psychosis and Trauma - Masterclass
Start: 09:00 AMFinish: 05:00 PM
Location: Velg Training
Address: 52 Jeffcott St., Brisbane
Cost:
This Masterclass is delivered by 2017 Mental Health Nurse of the Year, Matt Ball; Matt is renowned for his trauma-informed approach to working with people who experience psychosis or altered states.

This one-day experiential masterclass will explore the relationship between psychosis – including hearing voices, visions, paranoia and other unusual realities - and cumulative traumatic experiences that may have preceded the experience of psychosis. 

This professional development training will provide the knowledge and skills to utilise a trauma-informed practice approach, to enhance personal recovery across all domains of a person’s daily life. It will foster creative, trauma-informed relational approaches in supporting clients to make sense of and overcome the impact of psychosis.


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10 Dec
 
Managing Vicarious Trauma
Start: 09:00 AMFinish: 05:00 PM
Location: Adina Apartment Hotel Melbourne
Address: 189 Queen St., Melbourne
Cost:

This one-day interactive professional development training explores the nature, dynamics and risks of vicarious trauma (VT), contrasts it with burnout and compassion fatigue, and supports you to stay healthy and safe in your work with people impacted by diverse traumas.

This training, informed by current research, provides participants with the knowledge, skills, and tools to better recognise the early signs of VT and intervene accordingly. It equips you with a range of organisational, interpersonal and personal strategies to minimise the risks of VT and its impacts and foster possibilities for post-traumatic growth and vicarious resilience. You will also be supported to develop your own wellness assessment and plan to enhance your professional resilience.


REGISTER NOW


 

 
11 Dec
 
Working Therapeutically with Complex Trauma Clients (Level 2)
Start: 09:00 AMFinish: 05:00 PM
Location: Hotel Richmond
Address: 128 Rundle Mall, Adelaide
Cost: South Australia

This training is designed for practitioners who work in a counselling and/or therapeutic relationship with complex trauma clients, and utilise clinical assessment, case formulation and treatment/care planning in their daily practice. This two-day interactive professional development training presents the three-phased approach for working ‘bottom up and top down’ with clients who have complex trauma histories. Informed by current research, it assumes foundational knowledge around complex trauma, trauma-informed practice, attachment theory and affective neuroscience, and builds on it.

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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.”

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

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“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.”

STEVEN

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

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