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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

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.

Working Therapeutically with Complex Trauma Clients (Level 2) – Three-Phased Approach

Three-phased imageThis 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?

Health professionals who are engaged in ongoing support roles or therapeutic relationships with adult survivors of complex trauma including but not limited to primary care and allied health providers of mental health services, GP’s, clinical nurse consultants, mental health nurse practitioners, mental health case workers, medium term residential service support worker, inpatient nursing and allied health staff (e.g. occupational therapists, social workers) and private practitioners, primary health care providers