If you have experienced childhood trauma, you can speak with a Blue Knot Helpline trauma counsellor including for support and applications around national redress

1300 657 380
Monday - Sunday
between 9am - 5pm AEST
or via email helpline@blueknot.org.au

 

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Contact our National Counselling & Referral Service on

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Testimonials

“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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18 Nov
 
Foundation for Trauma Informed Care and Practice (Level 1)
Start: 09:00 AMFinish: 05:00 PM
Location: Rydges Southbank Townsville
Address: 23 Palmer St
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.

 This training uses current research to provide a basic understanding of trauma, trauma dynamics and the core principles of trauma-informed practice, a strengths-based approach vital for every person working in health, human and legal services.
 This training enables attendees to reformulate their daily work practice and ask: “What happened to you?” rather than “What is wrong with you?” and to ‘work with’ clients rather than ‘doing to’ them. It fosters client and staff safety and collaborative practice. 


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18 Nov
 
Working Therapeutically with Complex Trauma Clients (Level 2)
Start: 09:00 AMFinish: 05:00 PM
Location: IBIS Styles
Address: Elizabeth Street, Brisbane
Cost:

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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21 Nov
 
Working Therapeutically with Complex Trauma Clients (Level 2)
Start: 09:00 AMFinish: 05:00 PM
Location: Adina Apartment Hotel Sydney
Address: 511 Kent Street, Sydney
Cost:

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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22 Nov
 
Working with Intergenerational and Collective Trauma- fostering healing and building resilience
Start: 10:00 AMFinish: 05:00 PM
Location: Adina Apartment Hotel Melbourne
Address: 189 Queen St.
Cost:

 

This one-day interactive professional development training, informed by current research, provides the information, understanding and skills needed by people working in any health or human service role. It explores the often substantial compounded impacts of diverse traumas on individuals, whole populations and communities, including across generations.

By attending this training, participants will better understand the complexities of intergenerational, collective and historical trauma, particularly in the Australian context with its history of colonisation, marginalisation and cumulative trauma. The training will explore the mechanisms in which trauma is transmitted across and between generations and pathways to healing and resilience.

 


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25 Nov
 
Introduction to Working Therapeutically with Complex Trauma Clients (Level 1)
Start: 09:00 AMFinish: 05:00 PM
Location: Adina Apartment Hotel and Vibe Hotel
Address:
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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27 Nov
 
Foundation for Trauma Informed Care and Practice (Level 1)
Start: 09:00 AMFinish: 05:00 PM
Location: IBIS Styles
Address: Elizabeth Street, Brisbane
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.

 This training uses current research to provide a basic understanding of trauma, trauma dynamics and the core principles of trauma-informed practice, a strengths-based approach vital for every person working in health, human and legal services.
 This training enables attendees to reformulate their daily work practice and ask: “What happened to you?” rather than “What is wrong with you?” and to ‘work with’ clients rather than ‘doing to’ them. It fosters client and staff safety and collaborative practice. 


REGISTER NOW


 

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


 

 
02 Dec
 
Introduction to Working Therapeutically with Complex Trauma Clients (Level 1)
Start: 09:00 AMFinish: 05:00 PM
Location: Adina Apartment Hotel Melbourne
Address: 189 Queen St.,
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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02 Dec
 
Foundation for Trauma Informed Care and Practice (Level 1)
Start: 09:00 AMFinish: 05:00 PM
Location: Mantra Parramatta
Address: Cnr Parkes Street &, Valentine Ave
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.

 This training uses current research to provide a basic understanding of trauma, trauma dynamics and the core principles of trauma-informed practice, a strengths-based approach vital for every person working in health, human and legal services.
 This training enables attendees to reformulate their daily work practice and ask: “What happened to you?” rather than “What is wrong with you?” and to ‘work with’ clients rather than ‘doing to’ them. It fosters client and staff safety and collaborative practice. 


REGISTER NOW


 

 
13 Dec
 
Managing Vicarious Trauma
Start: 09:00 AMFinish: 05:00 PM
Location: Adina Apartment Hotel Sydney
Address: 511 Kent Street
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


 

 
13 Dec
 
Foundation for Trauma Informed Care and Practice (Level 1)
Start: 09:00 AMFinish: 05:00 PM
Location: Adina Apartment Hotel Melbourne
Address: 189 Queen St.,
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.

 This training uses current research to provide a basic understanding of trauma, trauma dynamics and the core principles of trauma-informed practice, a strengths-based approach vital for every person working in health, human and legal services.
 This training enables attendees to reformulate their daily work practice and ask: “What happened to you?” rather than “What is wrong with you?” and to ‘work with’ clients rather than ‘doing to’ them. It fosters client and staff safety and collaborative practice. 


REGISTER NOW


 

 
16 Dec
 
Managing Vicarious Trauma
Start: 09:00 AMFinish: 05:00 PM
Location: Rydges Hobart
Address: 393 Argyle St
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


 

 
10 Feb
 
Introduction to Working Therapeutically with Complex Trauma Clients (Level 1)
Start: 09:00 AMFinish: 05:00 PM
Location: Adina Apartment Hotel Darling Harbour
Address: 55 Shelley Street, Sydney
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. 


REGISTER NOW


 

 
10 Feb
 
Foundation for Trauma Informed Care and Practice (Level 1)
Start: 09:00 AMFinish: 05:00 PM
Location: Hotel Richmond
Address: 128 Rundle Mall
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.

 This training uses current research to provide a basic understanding of trauma, trauma dynamics and the core principles of trauma-informed practice, a strengths-based approach vital for every person working in health, human and legal services.
 This training enables attendees to reformulate their daily work practice and ask: “What happened to you?” rather than “What is wrong with you?” and to ‘work with’ clients rather than ‘doing to’ them. It fosters client and staff safety and collaborative practice. 


REGISTER NOW


 

 
14 Feb
 
Managing Vicarious Trauma
Start: 09:00 AMFinish: 05:00 PM
Location: IBIS Styles
Address: 40 Elizabeth Street, Brisbane
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


 

 
12 Mar
 
Working Therapeutically with Complex Trauma Clients (Level 2)
Start: 09:00 AMFinish: 05:00 PM
Location: Mantra Legends Hotel
Address: 25 Laycock St, Surfers Paradise
Cost:

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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13 Mar
 
Introduction to Working Therapeutically with Complex Trauma Clients (Level 1)
Start: 09:00 AMFinish: 05:00 PM
Location: Hotel Grand Chancellor Launceston
Address: 29 Cameron Street, Launceston
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. 


REGISTER NOW


 

 
16 Mar
 
Foundation for Trauma Informed Care and Practice (Level 1)
Start: 09:00 AMFinish: 05:00 PM
Location: Adina Apartment Hotel Melbourne
Address: 189 Queen Street, Melbourne
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.

 This training uses current research to provide a basic understanding of trauma, trauma dynamics and the core principles of trauma-informed practice, a strengths-based approach vital for every person working in health, human and legal services.
 This training enables attendees to reformulate their daily work practice and ask: “What happened to you?” rather than “What is wrong with you?” and to ‘work with’ clients rather than ‘doing to’ them. It fosters client and staff safety and collaborative practice. 


REGISTER NOW


 

 
19 Mar
 
Working Therapeutically with Complex Trauma Clients (Level 2)
Start: 09:00 AMFinish: 05:00 PM
Location: Rydges Adelaide
Address: 1 South Terrace, Adelaide
Cost:

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.

REGISTER NOW


 

 
20 Mar
 
Trauma-Informed Care and Practice: Working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples
Start: 09:00 AMFinish: 05:00 PM
Location: Adina Apartment Hotel Darling Harbour
Address: 55 Shelley Street, Sydney
Cost:

 

The prevalence of individual, complex, collective and intergenerational trauma amongst Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in diverse communities across Australia is high. Currently there is a gap in the knowledge, skills and efficacy of service providers to provide trauma-informed and culturally attuned practices and services. 

By attending this one-day professional development training, participants will have better knowledge and understanding of the types and effects of trauma within Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities and its intergenerational and collective impacts. This culturally sensitive training, informed by current research, has been successfully delivered in diverse contexts and communities.


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24 Mar
 
Trauma-Informed Transgender and Gender Diverse Affirmative Care - Masterclass
Start: 09:00 AMFinish: 05:00 PM
Location: Adina Apartment Hotel Melbourne
Address: 189 Queen Street, Melbourne
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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27 Mar
 
Introduction to Working Therapeutically with Complex Trauma Clients (Level 1)
Start: 09:00 AMFinish: 05:00 PM
Location: IBIS Styles
Address: 40 Elizabeth Street, Brisbane
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. 


REGISTER NOW


 

 
27 Mar
 
Embedding Trauma Informed Care and Practice for Managers
Start: 09:00 AMFinish: 05:00 PM
Location: Mantra on Northbourne
Address: 84 Northbourne Avenue, Canberra
Cost:
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. 


REGISTER NOW


 

 
30 Mar
 
Trauma Informed Care and Practice (Level 2)
Start: 09:00 AMFinish: 05:00 PM
Location: Adina Apartment Hotel Perth
Address: 33 Mounts Bay Road, Perth
Cost:

 

This is a one-day interactive and practical professional development training builds on the principles of trauma-informed care and practice explored in Blue Knot Foundation’s training:  Foundation for Trauma-Informed Care and Practice Level 1. 


The training will foster insights, develop skills and explore practical strategies needed to work effectively with trauma survivors, and enable support workers, services and organisations to be more trauma-informed. 


Like Level 1, this training is appropriate to a wide range of work roles.  This Level 2 training focusses on how to apply and implement the five Principles of Trauma Informed Care and Practice in the learner’s workplace, working with their unique barriers and opportunities for change.  Learners will conduct a client walk through of their service, and also conduct a trauma informed practice audit. 


REGISTER NOW


 

 
01 Apr
 
Trauma Informed Care and Practice (Level 2)
Start: 09:00 AMFinish: 05:00 PM
Location: Rydges Southbank Townsville
Address: 23 Palmer Street, Townsville
Cost:

 

This is a one-day interactive and practical professional development training builds on the principles of trauma-informed care and practice explored in Blue Knot Foundation’s training:  Foundation for Trauma-Informed Care and Practice Level 1. 


The training will foster insights, develop skills and explore practical strategies needed to work effectively with trauma survivors, and enable support workers, services and organisations to be more trauma-informed. 


Like Level 1, this training is appropriate to a wide range of work roles.  This Level 2 training focusses on how to apply and implement the five Principles of Trauma Informed Care and Practice in the learner’s workplace, working with their unique barriers and opportunities for change.  Learners will conduct a client walk through of their service, and also conduct a trauma informed practice audit. 


REGISTER NOW


 

 
02 Apr
 
Working Therapeutically with Complex Trauma Clients (Level 2)
Start: 09:00 AMFinish: 05:00 PM
Location: Adina Apartment Hotel Darling Harbour
Address: 55 Shelley Street, Sydney
Cost:

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.

REGISTER NOW


 

 
17 Apr
 
Trauma-Informed Care and Practice: Working with People with a Disability
Start: 09:00 AMFinish: 05:00 PM
Location: Adina Apartment Hotel Melbourne
Address: 189 Queen Street, Melbourne
Cost:

 

This one-day interactive professional development training provides personnel working with people with a disability with the information and skills needed to better support the sensitivities and vulnerabilities of clients who also have experiences of diverse traumas, past and present. 

This training, informed by current research, fosters an understanding of emotional and behavioural expressions that others may find challenging. It prioritises ‘working with’ rather than ‘doing to’ clients, collaborative relationships, client and staff safety and working from a strengths-based approach. It workshops trauma-informed principles using diverse case scenarios from the disability sector to explore strategies which foster safety, wellbeing, hope, choice and self-determination and minimise the risks of re-traumatisation. In so doing it provides participants with insights and tools to take back to the workplace to enhance outcomes.

 

 
22 Apr
 
Introduction to Working Therapeutically with Complex Trauma Clients (Level 1)
Start: 09:00 AMFinish: 05:00 PM
Location: Adina Apartment Hotel Melbourne
Address: 189 Queen Street, Melbourne
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. 


REGISTER NOW


 

 
23 Apr
 
Working Therapeutically with Complex Trauma Clients (Level 2)
Start: 09:00 AMFinish: 05:00 PM
Location: Adina Apartment Hotel Melbourne
Address: 189 Queen Street, Melbourne
Cost:

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.

REGISTER NOW


 

 
29 Apr
 
Trauma Informed Care and Practice (Level 2)
Start: 09:00 AMFinish: 05:00 PM
Location: Holiday Inn Parramatta
Address: 18-40 Anderson Street, Parramatta
Cost:

 

This is a one-day interactive and practical professional development training builds on the principles of trauma-informed care and practice explored in Blue Knot Foundation’s training:  Foundation for Trauma-Informed Care and Practice Level 1. 


The training will foster insights, develop skills and explore practical strategies needed to work effectively with trauma survivors, and enable support workers, services and organisations to be more trauma-informed. 


Like Level 1, this training is appropriate to a wide range of work roles.  This Level 2 training focusses on how to apply and implement the five Principles of Trauma Informed Care and Practice in the learner’s workplace, working with their unique barriers and opportunities for change.  Learners will conduct a client walk through of their service, and also conduct a trauma informed practice audit. 


REGISTER NOW


 

 
30 Apr
 
Embedding Trauma Informed Care and Practice for Managers
Start: 09:00 AMFinish: 05:00 PM
Location: Adina Apartment Hotel Melbourne
Address: 189 Queen Street, Melbourne
Cost:
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. 


REGISTER NOW


 

 
08 May
 
Managing Vicarious Trauma
Start: 09:00 AMFinish: 05:00 PM
Location: Adina Apartment Hotel Melbourne
Address: 189 Queen Street, 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


 

 
08 May
 
Managing Vicarious Trauma
Start: 09:00 AMFinish: 05:00 PM
Location: EconoLodge Toowoomba Motel and Event Centre
Address: 2 Burnage Street, Toowoomba
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


 

 
13 May
 
Working Therapeutically with Complex Trauma Clients (Level 2)
Start: 09:00 AMFinish: 05:00 PM
Location: IBIS Styles
Address: 40 Elizabeth Street, Brisbane
Cost:

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.

REGISTER NOW


 

 
15 May
 
Trauma-Informed Care and Practice when working with Domestic and Family Violence (Level 1)
Start: 09:00 AMFinish: 05:00 PM
Location: Adina Apartment Hotel Perth
Address: 33 Mounts Bay Road, Perth
Cost:

 

This one-day interactive professional development training, informed by current research, 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. 

This training is part of a training series.  The Level 1 package provides participants with information about complex trauma presentations, skills to embed trauma-informed care and practice principles in their approach to anyone experiencing DFV and how the workplace could incorporate these principles. 

 


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22 May
 
Foundation for Trauma Informed Care and Practice (Level 1)
Start: 09:00 AMFinish: 05:00 PM
Location: Apollo International Hotel
Address: 290 Pacific Highway, Charlestown
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.

 This training uses current research to provide a basic understanding of trauma, trauma dynamics and the core principles of trauma-informed practice, a strengths-based approach vital for every person working in health, human and legal services.
 This training enables attendees to reformulate their daily work practice and ask: “What happened to you?” rather than “What is wrong with you?” and to ‘work with’ clients rather than ‘doing to’ them. It fosters client and staff safety and collaborative practice. 


REGISTER NOW


 

 
22 May
 
Trauma Informed Care and Practice (Level 2)
Start: 09:00 AMFinish: 05:00 PM
Location: Adina Apartment Hotel Melbourne
Address: 189 Queen Street, Melbourne
Cost:

 

This is a one-day interactive and practical professional development training builds on the principles of trauma-informed care and practice explored in Blue Knot Foundation’s training:  Foundation for Trauma-Informed Care and Practice Level 1. 


The training will foster insights, develop skills and explore practical strategies needed to work effectively with trauma survivors, and enable support workers, services and organisations to be more trauma-informed. 


Like Level 1, this training is appropriate to a wide range of work roles.  This Level 2 training focusses on how to apply and implement the five Principles of Trauma Informed Care and Practice in the learner’s workplace, working with their unique barriers and opportunities for change.  Learners will conduct a client walk through of their service, and also conduct a trauma informed practice audit. 


REGISTER NOW


 

 
22 May
 
Trauma Informed Care and Practice (Level 2)
Start: 09:00 AMFinish: 05:00 PM
Location: Mantra on Northbourne
Address: 84 Northbourne Avenue, Canberra
Cost:

 

This is a one-day interactive and practical professional development training builds on the principles of trauma-informed care and practice explored in Blue Knot Foundation’s training:  Foundation for Trauma-Informed Care and Practice Level 1. 


The training will foster insights, develop skills and explore practical strategies needed to work effectively with trauma survivors, and enable support workers, services and organisations to be more trauma-informed. 


Like Level 1, this training is appropriate to a wide range of work roles.  This Level 2 training focusses on how to apply and implement the five Principles of Trauma Informed Care and Practice in the learner’s workplace, working with their unique barriers and opportunities for change.  Learners will conduct a client walk through of their service, and also conduct a trauma informed practice audit. 


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25 May
 
Trauma-Informed Care and Practice when working with Domestic and Family Violence (Level 2)
Start: 09:00 AMFinish: 05:00 PM
Location: IBIS Styles
Address: 40 Elizabeth Street, Brisbane
Cost:

 

This one-day interactive professional development training provides trauma- informed information, knowledge and skills needed for personnel currently working directly with people currently experiencing (or who have past experiences of) domestic and family violence (DFV), and who have a working understanding of complex trauma, and trauma informed care and practice principles.   

Informed by current research, the training also explores the management of some of the common but highly complex trauma impacts of DVF including shame, loss and misattribution of responsibility for violence. The challenges of working with survivors who also perpetrate domestic and family violence are also explored. 
 

 
29 May
 
Trauma-Informed Transgender and Gender Diverse Affirmative Care - Masterclass
Start: 09:00 AMFinish: 05:00 PM
Location: Rydges Hobart
Address: CNR Argyle & Lewis Street, Hobart
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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29 May
 
Trauma-Informed Care and Practice: Working with People with a Disability
Start: 09:00 AMFinish: 05:00 PM
Location: Adina Apartment Hotel Darling Harbour
Address: 55 Shelley Street, Sydney
Cost:

 

This one-day interactive professional development training provides personnel working with people with a disability with the information and skills needed to better support the sensitivities and vulnerabilities of clients who also have experiences of diverse traumas, past and present. 

This training, informed by current research, fosters an understanding of emotional and behavioural expressions that others may find challenging. It prioritises ‘working with’ rather than ‘doing to’ clients, collaborative relationships, client and staff safety and working from a strengths-based approach. It workshops trauma-informed principles using diverse case scenarios from the disability sector to explore strategies which foster safety, wellbeing, hope, choice and self-determination and minimise the risks of re-traumatisation. In so doing it provides participants with insights and tools to take back to the workplace to enhance outcomes.

 

 
29 May
 
Managing Vicarious Trauma
Start: 09:00 AMFinish: 05:00 PM
Location: Ballarat Mid City Hotel
Address: 19 Doveton Street, North Ballarat
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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05 Jun
 
Foundation for Trauma Informed Care and Practice (Level 1)
Start: 09:00 AMFinish: 05:00 PM
Location: Adina Apartment Hotel Darling Harbour
Address: 55 Shelley Street, Sydney
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.

 This training uses current research to provide a basic understanding of trauma, trauma dynamics and the core principles of trauma-informed practice, a strengths-based approach vital for every person working in health, human and legal services.
 This training enables attendees to reformulate their daily work practice and ask: “What happened to you?” rather than “What is wrong with you?” and to ‘work with’ clients rather than ‘doing to’ them. It fosters client and staff safety and collaborative practice. 


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05 Jun
 
Foundation for Trauma Informed Care and Practice (Level 1)
Start: 09:00 AMFinish: 05:00 PM
Location: IBIS Styles
Address: 40 Elizabeth Street, Brisbane
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.

 This training uses current research to provide a basic understanding of trauma, trauma dynamics and the core principles of trauma-informed practice, a strengths-based approach vital for every person working in health, human and legal services.
 This training enables attendees to reformulate their daily work practice and ask: “What happened to you?” rather than “What is wrong with you?” and to ‘work with’ clients rather than ‘doing to’ them. It fosters client and staff safety and collaborative practice. 


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12 Jun
 
Trauma-Informed Care and Practice: Working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples
Start: 09:00 AMFinish: 05:00 PM
Location: IBIS Styles
Address: 40 Elizabeth Street, Brisbane
Cost:

 

The prevalence of individual, complex, collective and intergenerational trauma amongst Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in diverse communities across Australia is high. Currently there is a gap in the knowledge, skills and efficacy of service providers to provide trauma-informed and culturally attuned practices and services. 

By attending this one-day professional development training, participants will have better knowledge and understanding of the types and effects of trauma within Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities and its intergenerational and collective impacts. This culturally sensitive training, informed by current research, has been successfully delivered in diverse contexts and communities.


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15 Jun
 
Trauma-Informed Care and Practice: Working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples
Start: 09:00 AMFinish: 05:00 PM
Location: Adina Apartment Hotel Melbourne
Address: 189 Queen Street, Melbourne
Cost:

 

The prevalence of individual, complex, collective and intergenerational trauma amongst Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in diverse communities across Australia is high. Currently there is a gap in the knowledge, skills and efficacy of service providers to provide trauma-informed and culturally attuned practices and services. 

By attending this one-day professional development training, participants will have better knowledge and understanding of the types and effects of trauma within Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities and its intergenerational and collective impacts. This culturally sensitive training, informed by current research, has been successfully delivered in diverse contexts and communities.


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19 Jun
 
Embedding Trauma Informed Care and Practice for Managers
Start: 09:00 AMFinish: 05:00 PM
Location: Rydges Adelaide
Address: 1 South Terrace, Adelaide
Cost:
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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19 Jun
 
Managing Vicarious Trauma
Start: 09:00 AMFinish: 05:00 PM
Location: Adina Apartment Hotel Darling Harbour
Address: 55 Shelley Street, Sydney
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


 

 
19 Jun
 
Trauma-Informed Care and Practice: Working with People with a Disability
Start: 09:00 AMFinish: 05:00 PM
Location: IBIS Styles
Address: 40 Elizabeth Street, Brisbane
Cost:

 

This one-day interactive professional development training provides personnel working with people with a disability with the information and skills needed to better support the sensitivities and vulnerabilities of clients who also have experiences of diverse traumas, past and present. 

This training, informed by current research, fosters an understanding of emotional and behavioural expressions that others may find challenging. It prioritises ‘working with’ rather than ‘doing to’ clients, collaborative relationships, client and staff safety and working from a strengths-based approach. It workshops trauma-informed principles using diverse case scenarios from the disability sector to explore strategies which foster safety, wellbeing, hope, choice and self-determination and minimise the risks of re-traumatisation. In so doing it provides participants with insights and tools to take back to the workplace to enhance outcomes.

 

 
22 Jun
 
Working Therapeutically with Complex Trauma Clients (Level 2)
Start: 09:00 AMFinish: 05:00 PM
Location: Travelodge Darwin
Address: 64 Cavenagh Street, Darwin
Cost:

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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26 Jun
 
Foundation for Trauma Informed Care and Practice (Level 1)
Start: 09:00 AMFinish: 05:00 PM
Location: Holiday Inn Cairns Harbourside
Address: 209-217 The Esplanade, Cairns
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.

 This training uses current research to provide a basic understanding of trauma, trauma dynamics and the core principles of trauma-informed practice, a strengths-based approach vital for every person working in health, human and legal services.
 This training enables attendees to reformulate their daily work practice and ask: “What happened to you?” rather than “What is wrong with you?” and to ‘work with’ clients rather than ‘doing to’ them. It fosters client and staff safety and collaborative practice. 


REGISTER NOW


 

 
26 Jun
 
Trauma-Informed Care and Practice when working with Domestic and Family Violence (Level 2)
Start: 09:00 AMFinish: 05:00 PM
Location: Adina Apartment Hotel Darling Harbour
Address: 55 Shelley Street, Sydney
Cost:

 

This one-day interactive professional development training provides trauma- informed information, knowledge and skills needed for personnel currently working directly with people currently experiencing (or who have past experiences of) domestic and family violence (DFV), and who have a working understanding of complex trauma, and trauma informed care and practice principles.   

Informed by current research, the training also explores the management of some of the common but highly complex trauma impacts of DVF including shame, loss and misattribution of responsibility for violence. The challenges of working with survivors who also perpetrate domestic and family violence are also explored. 
 

 
29 Jun
 
Introduction to Working Therapeutically with Complex Trauma Clients (Level 1)
Start: 09:00 AMFinish: 05:00 PM
Location: Adina Apartment Wollongong
Address: 19 Market Street, Wollongong
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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