No, Blue Knot Foundation does not provide invoices for our scheduled trainings. We require payment to be made upfront when registration is completed. We provide receipts and tax invoices which can be used for reimbursement through your organisation.
For bookings of 10 or more people, we recommend our in-house training which is for organisations wishing to train a large number of staff. To enquire about this, please submit this enquiry form.
Yes, students are able to attend all Blue Knot Foundation training. Student concessions is available to full-time students holding a valid student card. Part-time students are not eligible for this concession.
Please consult the training’s Learning Objectives and Suitable Audience information to assist you in making an appropriate decision regarding which type of training is most suitable for your educational needs. Student concessions are only available for our foundational courses such as Foundation for Trauma-Informed Care and Practice (Level 1) and Managing Vicarious Trauma.
Introduction to Working Therapeutically with Complex Trauma Clients (Level 1) is a one-day foundational program for health professionals who work clinically. It provides a grounding in understanding the nature, prevalence and dynamics of complex trauma and introduces the core principles for working with clients who have a complex trauma history. It will deal with the the first phase of the three phased approach - Safety and Stabilisation and train you on the fundamentals of trauma-informed care and practice.
A Three-Phased Approach - Working Therapeutically with Complex Trauma Clients (Level 2) is a two-day more advanced program for clinicians working therapeutically to support their recovery from complex trauma. It will train you on the three-phased approach, the internationally recognised gold standard in complex trauma treatment. It will further help you understand strategies, tools and insights into the particulars of this work, including presentations, challenges and workshops best practice principles. This is BKF's most advanced training and assumes foundational knowledge around attachment theory, neurobiology of trauma and foundations of trauma-informed care.
Foundation for Trauma-Informed Care and Practice training provides a foundation to understanding the prevalence, types and dynamics of trauma- how people cope and how complex trauma impacts on their adult sense of self, health, wellbeing, life opportunities, relationships, as well as on the next generation. Participants will take home tips and strategies to engage in safe, trustworthy, and collaborative interactions which minimise stress, de-escalate challenging situations and enable recovery. The training will address self- care and vicarious trauma, and also explore trauma informed practice across organisations and systems.
Suitable Audience: Workers across diverse service settings including in health, community, legal, justice, mental health, AOD, disability, housing and/or employment services.
Supporting Practice with Complex Trauma Clients training is professional development for health professionals who work directly with adult survivors. Participants will learn about the difference between single-incident and complex trauma, their respective impacts on the person and intervention modalities. Participants will acquire grounding in the latest research around the neurobiology of attachment and recovery and the core principles of working safely with adult survivors of complex trauma. They will take home tips to engage in safe and collaborative interactions with clients as well as strategies for professional self-care.
Suitable Audience: Psychologists, clinical psychologists, counsellors, psychotherapists, mental health nurses, social workers, general practitioners, psychiatrists working in therapeutic contexts with adults survivors of complex trauma.
Blue Knot Foundation hosts and delivers educational workshops for survivors but does not facilitate ongoing survivor support groups (either following an educational workshop/s or independently of our workshops). If you’d like to engage in a survivor support group, Blue Knot Foundation recommends you ensure, as much as is reasonably possible, that the support group is co-facilitated (i.e. there are two facilitators who provide support to maintain your safety) and that it follows an established program.
No - this workshop is educational rather than therapy. Focusing on safety, self-care and seeking support, these workshops help survivors connect their childhood trauma (from abuse, neglect, family violence and or/other adverse childhood experiences) to their behaviours and feelings in the present, while providing tools for positive change. While we make every effort to ensure that our workshops offer helpful information in a safe supportive environment please consider the following: It is possible to attend Blue Knot Foundation workshops without being in therapy/counselling however, it is preferable to be receiving the support therapy/counselling can bring. If you do have a therapist/counsellor you might find it helpful to make an appointment in the days after attending the workshop. A partner, family member or friend can register and attend with you. If you are not receiving professional support, we recommend identifying friends/family members who can offer support should you need it. You can also call our Blue Knot Help line on 1300 657 380. Participating may highlight personal challenges. If this happens during a workshop feel free to walk outside (making your facilitator aware) and return as you need. We will be available to support you during breaks in the program and after the workshop. You can also call our Blue Knot Help line after the workshop to de-brief, ask for more information, and for access to our referrals database of Blue Knot Foundation approved health care professionals.
Yes - we encourage support people to attend the Survivor Workshops. All those wishing to attend will need to register via our website.
Yes, we can register you over the phone- please provide your name and contact details. Please inform us if you don’t have access to email to receive the confirmation details, as we can send your receipt and confirmation via posted mail.
To receive discounted prices as a Professional Member, please sign in using your login details on Blue Knot Foundation’s website. Professional Member prices will then be available on the Training and Education registration web page.
Only 1 x Professional Member ticket can be purchased per Professional Member per Blue Knot Foundation workshop. If you wish to register a colleague under your booking, you can select “1 x Full Price ticket + 1 x Professional Member price ticket” on the one booking. Or you can encourage your colleague to join Blue Knot Foundation as a Professional Member and they can follow steps stated above.
No, all registrations for professional development training must be completed on our website, and will require online payment to complete the booking. Alternatively, call our offices on (02) 8920-3611 for assistance.
Yes, 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.
All attendees at Blue Knot Foundation’s public training will receive a certificate of attendance via email within the two weeks after the training has concluded.
(Participants at Blue Knot Foundation’s Workshop for Partners and Supporters will not receive a certificate of attendance)
A refund can be provided if cancellation is made four weeks notice prior to the event. An administration fee of $25.00 is payable for all cancellations and will be deducted from your refund. All cancellations must be made in writing via email.
Yes, lunch is provided at all our public professional development training. Please notify us if you have any specific dietary requirements 7 days before the training.
Trauma-Informed Care and Practice (Level 2) is for workers directly in contact with people impacted by trauma and deploys a relational approach which trains you to incorporate 5 core trauma informed principles in your working relationship with your clients.
Foundation for Trauma-Informed Care and Practice (Level 1) training is for anyone at workplace wanting to have a foundational knowledge in trauma-informed care and practice.