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 AEDT
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 AEDT Mon- Fri
9am - 5pm AEDT Sat, Sun & public holidays


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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.

Three Phased Approach - Safety and Stabilisation

This interactive training presents best principles for working with complex trauma clients, drawing on current research in trauma theory and therapy, attachment, affective neuroscience and interpersonal neurobiology. It explores the importance of a phased approach for complex trauma clients with a primary focus on Phase 1 Safety and Stabilisation. 

It provides essential knowledge and tools to enhance practice and possibilities for recovery for complex trauma clients who experience challenges around adaptive coping strategies, arousal, emotional regulation, attachment and safety.

By participating in this professional development training, attendees will:

  • Understand the concept of the phased treatment for complex trauma
  • Understand the neurobiological impacts of complex trauma and attachment type and patterns
  • Examine the dimensions of safety and stabilisation when working with complex trauma
  • Develop safety and stabilisation strategies to implement in practice

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?

This training is designed for practitioners who work in a therapeutic relationship with people who have experienced complex trauma.   Psychologists, clinical psychologists, counsellors, psychotherapists, mental health nurses, social workers, general practitioners, psychiatrists and other allied health professionals.

To attend this training participants should have developed a strong knowledge base in the foundations of complex trauma, this will not be covered in this session. It is important this is observed when booking the training as the trainer’s focus is to delve into the clinical approach and an understanding of trauma is therefore required.