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


Do you live with disability?  Have you experienced abuse, neglect, violence or exploitation?

For support for Disability Royal Commission or general support contact our National Counselling & Referral Service

1800 421 468
9am - 6pm AEST Mon- Fri
9am - 5pm AEST Sat, Sun & public holidays


References for Blue Knot Foundation's 1-day training on
Supporting Practice with Complex Trauma Clients

Bass, E. & Davis, L. (2008) The Courage to Heal: A Guide for Women Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse. New York: HarperCollins. 

Courtois, C. A. & Ford, J. D. ed. (2009) Treating Complex Traumatic Stress Disorders: An Evidence-Based Guide. New York: The Guilford Press.

Cozolino, L. (2002) The Neuroscience of Psychotherapy: Building and Rebuilding the Human Brain. New York: Norton.

Doidge, N. (2007) The Brain that Changes Itself: Stories of Personal Triumph from the Frontiers of Brain Science New York: Viking.

Hesse, E., Main, M., et al. `Unresolved States Regarding Loss or Abuse Van Have `Second Generation Effects’: Disorganization, Role Inversion, and Frightening Ideation in the Offspring of Traumatized, Non-Maltreating Parents’, ch.2 in Solomon, M. T. & Siegel, D. J. (2003). Healing Trauma: Attachment, Mind, Body and Brain. New York: Norton, pp.57-106.

Kezelman, C.A. & Stavropoulos, P.A. (2012) The Last Frontier: Practice Guidelines for Treatment of Complex Trauma and Trauma-Informed Care and Service Delivery (Sydney, Blue Knot Foundation, 2012). www.blueknot.org.au/guidelines

Levine, P. (2010) In an Unspoken Voice: How the Body Releases Trauma and Restores Goodness. CA: North Atlantic Books.

Neborsky, R.J. `A Clinical Model for the Comprehensive Treatment of Trauma Using an Affect Experiencing-Attachment Theory Approach’, ch.7 in Solomon, M. T. & Siegel, D. J. (2003). Healing Trauma. New York: Norton, pp.282-321.

Ogden, P., Minton K. & Pain, C. (2006) Trauma and the Body: A Sensorimotor Approach to Psychotherapy. New York: Norton.

Pearlman, L.A. & Caringi, J. `Living and Working Self-Reflectively to Address Vicarious Trauma’, ch.10 in Courtois, C. A. & Ford, J. D. ed. (2009) Treating Complex Traumatic Stress Disorders. New York: The Guilford Press, pp.202-224.

Perry, B. & Szalavitz, M. (2006) The Boy who was Raised as a Dog and Other Stories from a Psychiatrist’s Notebook. New York: Basic Books..

Porges, S.W. (2011) The Polyvagal Theory: Neurophysiological Foundations of Emotions, Attachment, Communication, Self-Regulation (New York: Norton, 2011).

Rothschild, B. (2011) Trauma Essentials: The Go-To Guide. New York: Norton.

Siegel, D.J. `An Interpersonal Neurobiology of Psychotherapy: The Developing Mind and the Resolution of Trauma’, ch. 1 in Solomon, M. T. & Siegel, D. J. (2003). Healing Trauma. New York: Norton, pp.1-56.

Siegel, D. J. (2010) Mindsight. New York: Random House.

Siegel, D.J. (2012) Pocket Guide to Interpersonal Neurobiology. New York: Norton.

van der Hart, O. et al (2006) The Haunted Self: Structural Dissociation and the Treatment of Chronic Traumatization. New York: Norton.

van der Kolk, B.A. (2011) `Foreword’, Porges, The Polyvagal Theory, pp.xi-xvii.


“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.”


“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.”