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

Contact Us

Enquire today regarding having in-house training. Please complete the online enquiry form, or alternatively, contact our In-house Training Manager on (02) 8920 3611 or trainingandservices@blueknot.org.au


“Extremely relevant to my way of working with clients who present with trauma. I am enriched by the seminar experience. ”


“The presenter had a vast knowledge of the theoretical background to trauma-based therapies. This was inspiring and motivating”

Anonymous, Relationships Australia

“An extremely informative seminar delivered so beautifully and professionally ”


“The exchange of your wealth of knowledge is invaluable ”


“It was very good at creating discussion and exploration in the team. ”

LINDEN GREEN Interrelate

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.

Trauma-Informed Clinical Supervision Seminar

Clinical supervision training


This half-day professional development seminar is for supervisors of diverse health professionals working with complex trauma clients. Just as effective therapy for people who have experienced complex trauma requires adaptation of familiar therapeutic interventions, the same applies to their supervisors.  

By attending this half-day professional development seminar, participants will better understand the limits of standard therapeutic modalities. They will also acquire the core principles of trauma-informed clinical supervision and the requisite knowledge and skill base for supervising complex trauma therapeutic practice. 

This seminar, informed by current research, equips supervisors to provide trauma-informed clinical supervision to meet the special needs of practitioners working with the myriad of challenges posed by complex trauma-related presentations.

By participating in this professional development seminars, attendees will:
  1. Define the value of trauma-informed clinical supervision and how it differs from traditional models of supervisory practice 
  2. Apply trauma- informed principles and an understanding of the limits of standard counselling and psychotherapeutic modalities to supervisory and therapeutic practice
  3. Acquire tools to implement enhanced understanding around complex trauma, its dynamics, neurobiological impacts and adaptive coping strategies 
  4. Explore the skills needed to become a trauma-informed supervisor 

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 www.blueknot.org.au/guidelines and other relevant research.

Who should attend?

Clinical supervisors of counsellors, psychologists, social workers and other health professionals who work therapeutically with clients experiencing complex trauma-related issues