Culturally informed Trauma Integrated Healing Practice: Practitioner focused workshop


Emeritus Professor Judy Atkinson
Tuesday November 20 2018

Time: 9:00am – 4:00pm

Room: Rosser


Full Day: $150

Pre-Conference Workshop

Culturally informed Trauma Integrated Healing Practice: Practitioner focused workshop

This workshop is open to Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal participants.

This workshop looks to build the skills practitioners require to provide Culturally Informed Trauma Integrated Healing Practice. Through understanding complex trauma, workshop participants will learn about creating safety and establishing safe processes for working with individuals, families and communities. By utilising talking – sharing circles participants will learn to identify the trauma and healing needs of those individuals, families and communities they are working with.  Lastly participants will be taught how to look at integrating care through an ecological approach.

Time has been set aside at the end of the day, 4pm – 5pm, for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander participants to hold a Yarning Circle to discuss contemporary issues, challenges and opportunities that exist within the family and relationships services sector.


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Judy Atkinson identifies as a Jiman / Bundjalung (Aboriginal Australian) woman.  With a PhD from QUT, her primary academic and research focus is in the area of violence and relational trauma, and healing for Indigenous, and indeed all peoples. She was awarded the Carrick (Neville Bonner) Award in 2006 for her Innovative Curriculum Development and Teaching Practice, and in 2011 the Fritz Redlich award for Mental Health and Human Rights from the Harvard University Global Mental Health Trauma and Recovery program.

Her book:  Trauma Trails – Recreating Songlines: The transgenerational effects of Trauma in Indigenous Australia, was sub-listed for a human rights award.  Judy retired at the end of 2010, so she can focus on working with communities in Australia and Papua New Guinea in trauma informed and trauma specific educational – healing work, what she calls educaring.