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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.”

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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. 


REGISTER NOW


 

 
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.


REGISTER NOW


 

 
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
 
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. 


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.

REGISTER NOW
 

 
14 Dec
 
Introduction to Working Therapeutically with Complex Trauma Clients (Level 1)
Start: 09:00 AMFinish: 05:00 PM
Location: Velg Training
Address: 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



 

 
14 Dec
 
Introduction to Working Therapeutically with Complex Trauma Clients (Level 1)
Start: 09:00 AMFinish: 05:00 PM
Location: Adina Apartment Hotel Melbourne
Address: 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



 

 
15 Feb
 
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.


REGISTER NOW


 

 
15 Feb
 
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. 


REGISTER NOW


 

 
22 Feb
 
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 Mar
 
Embedding Trauma Informed Care and Practice for Managers
Start: 09:00 AMFinish: 05:00 PM
Location: Apollo International Hotel
Address: 290 Pacific Highway, Charlestown
Cost: Newcastle
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


 

 
15 Mar
 
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. 


REGISTER NOW



 

 
15 Mar
 
Foundation for Trauma Informed Care and Practice (Level 1)
Start: 09:00 AMFinish: 05:00 PM
Location: Velg Training
Address: 1/52 Jeffcott Street, Wavell Heights, 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



 

 
18 Mar
 
Trauma-Informed Care and Practice for the Legal and Justice Sectors
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 the information and skills needed by all personnel working in the legal and justice sector to better assist, advocate for and support the large numbers of their clients impacted by diverse traumas, past and present. 

People affected by trauma are at high risk of re-traumatisation in systems which are not informed about trauma and its dynamics. Their well-being depends on service responses and practice being trauma-informed: `more effective, fair, intelligent, and just legal responses must work from a perspective which is trauma-informed’ (Randall & Haskell, 2013).

This training will provide insight into the emotional and behavioural expressions of traumatic stress and help attendees to build the resources, tools and strategies they need to minimise the risks of re-traumatisation and enhance outcomes for not only their clients, but also themselves, their colleagues and the firms/services and systems in which they work.  It will workshop diverse case scenarios and the implementation of trauma-informed principles in the practice of the law and domains of justice, and provide tools to take back to the workplace. 

 


REGISTER NOW


 

 
18 Mar
 
Foundation for Trauma Informed Care and Practice (Level 1)
Start: 09:00 AMFinish: 05:00 PM
Location: Hotel Richmond
Address: 128 Rundle Mall, Adelaide
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



 

 
25 Mar
 
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.

REGISTER NOW


 

 
25 Mar
 
Managing Vicarious Trauma
Start: 09:00 AMFinish: 05:00 PM
Location: Rydges Southbank Townsville
Address: 23 Palmer Street, Townsville
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


 

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

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


 

 
01 Apr
 
Managing Vicarious Trauma
Start: 09:00 AMFinish: 05:00 PM
Location: Mantra on Northbourne
Address: 84 Northbourne Avenue, Canberra
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


 

 
05 Apr
 
Trauma-Informed Care and Practice in Domestic and Family Violence Services - Level 1
Start: 09:00 AMFinish: 05:00 PM
Location: Travelodge Darwin
Address: 64 Cavenagh Street, Darwin
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.


REGISTER NOW


 

 
05 Apr
 
Trauma Informed Transgender and Gender Diverse Affirmative Care - Masterclass
Start: 09:00 AMFinish: 05:00 PM
Location: Adina Apartment Hotel Melbourne
Address: 189 Queen St.
Cost: Melbourne

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. 

Participants will gain a practical and inclusive framework for implementing trauma-informed principles and best practice guidelines when working with transgender and gender diverse populations, aligning policies and procedures with existing legislation.

REGISTER NOW


 

 
05 Apr
 
Trauma-Informed Care and Practice in Domestic and Family Violence Services - Level 1
Start: 09:00 AMFinish: 05:00 PM
Location: Velg Training
Address: 1/52 Jeffcott Street, Wavell Heights, Brisbane
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.


REGISTER NOW


 

 
29 Apr
 
Trauma-Informed Care and Practice in Domestic and Family Violence Services - Level 1
Start: 09:00 AMFinish: 05:00 PM
Location: Adina Apartment Hotel Sydney
Address: 511 Kent Street, Sydney
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.


REGISTER NOW


 

 
29 Apr
 
Managing Vicarious Trauma
Start: 09:00 AMFinish: 05:00 PM
Location: Lismore Gateway Motel
Address: 99 Ballina Road, Lismore
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


 

 
30 Apr
 
Working with Psychosis and Trauma - Masterclass
Start: 09:00 AMFinish: 05:00 PM
Location: Hotel Richmond
Address: 128 Rundle Mall, Adelaide
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.


REGISTER NOW


 

 
06 May
 
Trauma-Informed Care and Practice in Domestic and Family Violence Services - 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 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.


REGISTER NOW


 

 
10 May
 
Trauma Informed Transgender and Gender Diverse Affirmative Care - Masterclass
Start: 09:00 AMFinish: 05:00 PM
Location: Adina Apartment Hotel Sydney
Address: 511 Kent Street, Sydney
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. 

Participants will gain a practical and inclusive framework for implementing trauma-informed principles and best practice guidelines when working with transgender and gender diverse populations, aligning policies and procedures with existing legislation.

REGISTER NOW


 

 
10 May
 
Embedding Trauma Informed Care and Practice for Managers
Start: 09:00 AMFinish: 05:00 PM
Location: Rydges Hobart
Address: Cnr Argyle & Lewis Street, Hobart
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


 

 
13 May
 
Embedding Trauma Informed Care and Practice for Managers
Start: 09:00 AMFinish: 05:00 PM
Location: Hotel Richmond
Address: 128 Rundle Mall, 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. 


REGISTER NOW


 

 
17 May
 
Working with Psychosis and Trauma - Masterclass
Start: 09:00 AMFinish: 05:00 PM
Location: Adina Apartment Hotel Melbourne
Address: 189 Queen St., Melbourne
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. These include somatic and psychotherapeutic approaches, as well as the three phased approach.

 


REGISTER NOW


 

 
17 May
 
Managing Vicarious Trauma
Start: 09:00 AMFinish: 05:00 PM
Location: Adina Apartment Wollongong
Address: 19 Market Street, Wollongong
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


 

 
20 May
 
Introduction to Working Therapeutically with Complex Trauma Clients (Level 1)
Start: 09:00 AMFinish: 05:00 PM
Location: Vibe Hotel Gold Coast
Address: 42 Ferny Avenue, Surfers Paradise
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



 

 
24 May
 
Trauma-Informed Care and Practice for the Legal and Justice Sectors
Start: 09:00 AMFinish: 05:00 PM
Location: Adina Apartment Hotel Sydney
Address: 511 Kent Street, Sydney
Cost:

 

This one-day interactive professional development training provides the information and skills needed by all personnel working in the legal and justice sector to better assist, advocate for and support the large numbers of their clients impacted by diverse traumas, past and present. 

People affected by trauma are at high risk of re-traumatisation in systems which are not informed about trauma and its dynamics. Their well-being depends on service responses and practice being trauma-informed: `more effective, fair, intelligent, and just legal responses must work from a perspective which is trauma-informed’ (Randall & Haskell, 2013).

This training will provide insight into the emotional and behavioural expressions of traumatic stress and help attendees to build the resources, tools and strategies they need to minimise the risks of re-traumatisation and enhance outcomes for not only their clients, but also themselves, their colleagues and the firms/services and systems in which they work.  It will workshop diverse case scenarios and the implementation of trauma-informed principles in the practice of the law and domains of justice, and provide tools to take back to the workplace. 

 


REGISTER NOW


 

 
29 May
 
Working with Psychosis and Trauma - Masterclass
Start: 09:00 AMFinish: 05:00 PM
Location: Adina Apartment Hotel Sydney
Address: 511 Kent Street, Sydney
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.


REGISTER NOW


 

 
31 May
 
Trauma-Informed Care and Practice in Domestic and Family Violence Services - Level 2
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 the trauma- informed information knowledge and skills needed for personnel currently working directly with people currently experiencing (or who have past historical experience of) domestic and family violence.   

This training builds upon, and extends, Blue Knot Foundation’s Level 1 course (Trauma Informed Care and Practice in Domestic and Family Violence Level 1). 

Case studies will be used to understand and develop practical strategies to enhance trauma recovery within a trauma- informed care and practice model which has a focus on safety. The training will highlight how to apply the principles of safety, trustworthiness, choice, collaboration and empowerment when working with people clients experiencing DFV.  

The training will also explore the management of common trauma impacts including shame, loss and mis-attribution of responsibility for violence. The challenges of working with survivors who also perpetrate domestic and family violence will also  also be explored as well. 

 


REGISTER NOW


 

 
31 May
 
Foundation for Trauma Informed Care and Practice (Level 1)
Start: 09:00 AMFinish: 05:00 PM
Location: Rydges Southbank Townsville
Address: 23 Palmer Street, Townsville
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



 

 
03 Jun
 
Introduction to Working Therapeutically with Complex Trauma Clients (Level 1)
Start: 09:00 AMFinish: 05:00 PM
Location: Mantra Parramatta
Address: Parkes St & Valentine Avenue, Parramatta
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



 

 
14 Jun
 
Foundation for Trauma Informed Care and Practice (Level 1)
Start: 09:00 AMFinish: 05:00 PM
Location: Adina Apartment Hotel Sydney
Address: 511 Kent 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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17 Jun
 
Trauma-Informed Care and Practice for the Legal and Justice Sectors
Start: 09:00 AMFinish: 05:00 PM
Location: Velg Training
Address: 1/52 Jeffcott Street, Wavell Heights, Brisbane
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This one-day interactive professional development training provides the information and skills needed by all personnel working in the legal and justice sector to better assist, advocate for and support the large numbers of their clients impacted by diverse traumas, past and present. 

People affected by trauma are at high risk of re-traumatisation in systems which are not informed about trauma and its dynamics. Their well-being depends on service responses and practice being trauma-informed: `more effective, fair, intelligent, and just legal responses must work from a perspective which is trauma-informed’ (Randall & Haskell, 2013).

This training will provide insight into the emotional and behavioural expressions of traumatic stress and help attendees to build the resources, tools and strategies they need to minimise the risks of re-traumatisation and enhance outcomes for not only their clients, but also themselves, their colleagues and the firms/services and systems in which they work.  It will workshop diverse case scenarios and the implementation of trauma-informed principles in the practice of the law and domains of justice, and provide tools to take back to the workplace. 

 


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21 Jun
 
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. 


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25 Jun
 
Embedding Trauma Informed Care and Practice for Managers
Start: 09:00 AMFinish: 05:00 PM
Location: Adina Apartment Hotel Sydney
Address: 511 Kent Street, Sydney
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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28 Jun
 
Introduction to Working Therapeutically with Complex Trauma Clients (Level 1)
Start: 09:00 AMFinish: 05:00 PM
Location: Mantra on Northbourne
Address: 84 Northbourne Avenue, Canberra
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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28 Jun
 
Foundation for Trauma Informed Care and Practice (Level 1)
Start: 09:00 AMFinish: 05:00 PM
Location: Adina Apartment Hotel Perth
Address: 33 Mount Bay Road, Perth
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



 

 
28 Jun
 
Foundation for Trauma Informed Care and Practice (Level 1)
Start: 09:00 AMFinish: 05:00 PM
Location: Ballarat Mid City Hotel
Address: 19 Doveton Street, Ballarat
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



 

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