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Principles in Practice – Supporting Adult Survivors of Complex Trauma – Blue Knot Foundation

September 23, 2016 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm

This one day interactive professional development training shares insights and learnings from current research and clinical best practice, and provides participants with new skills to utilise in their work with adult survivors of complex trauma.

Complex trauma, by its very nature, is characterised by a range of ‘complexities’ and people affected are not a homogenous group. Many and varied factors influence the diverse impacts of complex trauma and the range of ways in which people cope and adapt.

By attending this training you’ll be better equipped with the knowledge, skills, tools and insights to understand the dimensions, dynamics and stakes of complex trauma and to minimise the risk of re-traumatisation.  In turn, your clients are more likely to be engaged in a therapeutic relationship in which trust, safety, empowerment and hope enhance possibilities for recovery in your work together.

At the session’s completion participants will be better able to:

  • Demonstrate knowledge of prevalence, definitions, context, types of trauma and attachment dynamics
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the different impacts of trauma across realms of functioning, ‘adaptive’ coping strategies and implications for models of treatment, practice and systems of care
  • Demonstrate skills  of the principles of trauma informed care, recovery and the phases of treatment for complex trauma
  • Develop a plan, underpinned by the 5 principles of trauma informed care, for improved practice at the individual and organisational level
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the ‘window of tolerance’ in terms of hyper-arousal and under-arousal and its relationship to re-traumatisation prevention
  • Demonstrate  understanding  of the implications for treatment in the potential for the  health professional to be seen as an ‘attachment figure’
  • Demonstrate skills of basic resource building to promote recovery and  minimise affect dysregulation and dissociation

Material presented in the training will be comprehensive, and will draw on the research based on the Blue Knot Foundation’s Practice Guidelines for Treatment of Complex Trauma and Trauma Informed Care and Service Delivery www.blueknot.org.au/guidelines

Workshop Details

Time: 9:00am to 4:30pm

(Registration from 8:45am)
Lunch, morning and afternoon tea will be provided.

Early Bird* Regular – $261
Regular – $290

Early Bird* Group (3+) – $248
Regular Group (3+) – $276

Early Bird Professional** – $234
Professional Member** – $261

Early Bird* Student – $207
Student – $230

*The early bird price applies to all bookings for workshops made 8 weeks or more ahead of the training date.
**You must be logged in as a Blue Knot Foundation professional member to be eligible for this price. Click here to become a professional member.

For more info, visit: http://www.blueknot.org.au/Training/Calendar-of-Events/Principles-in-Practice


September 23, 2016
9:00 am - 4:30 pm


103 George Street
Brisbane, QLD Australia
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