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 need support for the Disability Royal Commission?
Contact our National Counselling & Referral Service on

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

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.

Introduction to Working Therapeutically with Complex Trauma Clients (Level 1)

Introduction to working therapeutically with Complex trauma Clients (Level 1)

 

This one-day interactive professional development training provides practitioners with the foundational knowledge and skills needed to work in counselling and/or therapeutic relationships with adult survivors of complex trauma. It is designed for clinicians and specialist workers who provide counselling support to trauma survivors.

This session is part of a training series. This one-day Level 1 training introduces the three phased approach to trauma treatment, and Phase 1 work, and is a precursor to a two-day Level 2 training program which focusses more on Phases 2 and 3. Both trainings use case scenarios to embed learning. 

This training presents best practice principles for working with complex trauma clients, drawing on current research in trauma theory and therapy, attachment, affective neuroscience and interpersonal neurobiology. It differentiates complex trauma from single incident trauma (PTSD) and explores the importance of a phased approach for complex trauma clients with a primary focus on safety and stabilisation in phase 1 work. 

This training provides essential knowledge, insights and tools to enhance clinical 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:
  1. Apply knowledge of the types, prevalence, dynamics and impacts of individual, complex and collective trauma  
  2. Apply an understanding of the stress response, attachment, child development and a strengths-based three phased approach for complex trauma therapy 
  3. Acquire knowledge and skills for Phase 1 (Safety and Stabilisation) including the importance of relationship in recovery, creating basic resources for managing challenging emotions and behaviours, and building / restoring safety resources

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?

Psychologists, clinical psychologists, counsellors, psychotherapists, mental health nurses, social workers, general practitioners, psychiatrists, and all allied health professionals working directly with adult survivors of complex trauma.