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Testimonials

“This rates amongst the best training I have received (and I am a trainer too)… Beautifully pitched and delivered. So interesting. So useful. And so respectful of people and their experiences.”

SUE FICK Relationships Australia

“Fantastic workshop, trainer excellent and made a 'heavy' topic very interesting. Able to ask questions comfortably. Feel more confident to deal with this cohort of clients now.”

CAROLINE FIELD Adelaide

“It was a great experience for me as I am in practice alone. The information on the day was succinct and so helpful, with the best part were the tools the facilitator discussed, which have been very useful.”

FRAN FOLEY

“This training has been recommended to me by others and was well worth attending. This training not only provides a theoretical understanding but also practical skills and knowledge that can be used in practice.”

ANONYMOUS Townsville

“The workshop [was] extremely informative and [I] could attend again. Am pleased to have been able to attend. Many, many thanks.”

MARIA MCMALON Wollongong

CPD Information

Professionals may claim CPD hours / credits / points for their participation in Blue Knot Foundation training workshops as a self-directed learning activity.

Blue Knot Foundation helps you meet your reporting obligations by having clearly articulated learning outcomes attached to each workshop and issuing Certificates of Attendance to participants upon completion of the workshop. For more information please refer to your professional association or the AHPRA website.

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

Supporting Practice

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. 

This training provides essential knowledge, insights and tools to enhance clinical practice and possibilities for recovery for complex trauma clients who present challenges around to ‘adaptive’ coping strategies, arousal, emotional regulation, attachment and safety.

By participating in this professional development training, attendees will:

  • Utilise knowledge of the types, prevalence, dynamics and impacts of individual, complex and collective trauma to articulate the benefits of trauma-informed practice
  • Apply an understanding of the stress response, attachment and child development to strategies for supporting the capacity to regulate emotions and arousal
  • Articulate the core principles of complex trauma therapy, including a phased strengths-based approach and the importance of relationship in recovery
  • Create basic resources for supporting challenging emotions and behaviours, including dissociation

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?

Psychologists, clinical psychologists, counsellors, psychotherapists, mental health nurses, social workers, general practitioners, psychiatrists, and all allied health professionals working directly with adult survivors of complex trauma.