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Supporting Practice with Complex Trauma Clients



Target audience: Psychologists, clinical psychologists, counsellors, psychotherapists, mental health nurses, social workers, general practitioners, psychiatrists working in therapeutic contexts with adults survivors of complex trauma

Course summary: This one-day interactive training provides practitioners with the foundational knowledge and skills for working clinically with adult survivors of complex trauma.

This training initially introduces the universal trauma-informed framework which underpins all practice. It then focuses on the core and common features of clinical best practice for working with complex trauma clients by drawing on current research in trauma theory and therapy, affective neuroscience, `interpersonal neurobiology’ and the neurobiology of attachment.

Participants will acquire the foundational knowledge, insights and tools to support their practice with clients who present with challenges related to ‘adaptive’ coping strategies, arousal, emotional regulation, attachment and safety. The training promotes a strengths-based approach which minimises re-traumatisation, and fosters a therapeutic relationship which enhances possibilities for recovery.

Material presented in the training will draw on research including from Blue Knot Foundation's Practice guidelines for treatment of complex trauma and trauma informed care and service delivery and other relevant research.

Professionals may claim CPD hours/credits/points for their participation in Blue Knot Foundation training workshops as a self-directed learning activity.

Fee payable: Yes

Delivery mode: On site

Financial support for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students: Not specified


Blue Knot Foundation
PO Box 597
Milsons Point NSW 1565
Ph: (02) 8920 3611


Last updated: 29 March 2017
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