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Day One: 9:00am to 4:30pm
(Registration from 8:45am)

Day Two: 9:00am to 4:30pm
Lunch, morning and afternoon tea will be provided.

Cost

Early Bird Price - $600

Group (3+) - $550

Professional Member** - $500

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*The early bird price applies to all bookings for workshops made 8 weeks or more ahead of the training date.
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Working Therapeutically with Complex Trauma Clients (Level 2) – Three-Phased Approach

Working Therapeutically with Complex Trauma Clients (Level 2)

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. 

Day 1 presents strategies for Phase 1 work; Safety and Stabilisation and introduces Phase 2; Trauma Processing. It focuses on whole of body i.e. somatic, emotional and cognitive approaches to assessment resource building and trauma processing. Day 2 workshops strategies for tracked, paced and titrated phase 2 work, informed by an understanding of traumatic memory and explores Phase 3; Integration,  building your skills to better support your clients to integrate their trauma  into their ‘life story’, engage actively in their daily life and strengthen their sense of self.

The training promotes the critical importance of phase 1 work - attending to safety and self-regulation at all times - and the centrality of a healthy therapeutic alliance.

By participating in this professional development training, attendees will:

  • Delineate the three phases of safe trauma treatment establishing the critical importance of phase 1, ‘setting the scene’ and conducting phase 1 assessment
  • Foster techniques and strategies to build and restore resources across 7 domains of internal and external safety
  • Apply an understanding of attachment dynamics to the importance of attuning to attachment at all times, including working with dissociation
  • Acquire knowledge and skills around core components of phase 2 trauma work including working with non-verbal cues and the body
  • Apply an understanding of traumatic memory and working within the window of tolerance for safe trauma processing
  • Workshop strategies for working with transference/countertransference, enactments and ‘difficult behaviours’
  • Demonstrate knowledge & understanding of the core components of integration including mentalising, meaning making & the ability to experience pleasure

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 and other relevant research.

Who should attend?

This training is designed for practitioners with foundational complex trauma knowledge and clinical skills, and 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.

MELBOURNE

12&13 Nov
Adina Melbourne
189 Queen Street
Melbourne
FULLY SOLD OUT. Email training@blueknot.org.au to be on the waitlist

ADELAIDE

11&12 Dec
Hotel Richmond
128 Rundle Mall
Adelaide
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MELBOURNE

25&26 Mar
Adina Apartment Hotel
189 Queen Street
Melbourne
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SYDNEY

28&29 Mar
Adina Town Hall Apartment Hotel
511 Kent Street
Sydney
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