NSW Branch - Working Therapeutically with Complex Trauma Clients (level 2) - a three-phased approach - 11 & 12 Sep 2019
|Date:||Wednesday 11 and Thursday 12 September 2019|
|Time:||8.45am to 4.30pm|
|Venue:||NSW Teachers Federation Conference Centre, 23-33 Mary Street, Surry Hills|
Refer to listing
- Working Therapeutically with Complex Trauma Clients (level 2) a three-phased approach.pdf (385.2 kB)
02 9615 4005
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15 CPD hours
*Can count towards AASW Mental Health Accreditation CPD requirements*
This training is designed for practitioners who work in a
Day 1 presents strategies for Phase 1 work; Safety and Stabilisation and introduces Phase 2; Trauma Processing. It focuses on
The training promotes the critical importance of phase 1 work - attending to safety and self-regulation at all times - and the centrality of a healthy therapeutic alliance.
Learning Outcomes Include
- Delineate the three phases of safe trauma treatment establishing the critical importance of phase 1, ‘setting the scene’ and conducting phase 1 assessment
- Foster techniques and strategies to build and restore resources across 7 domains of internal and external safety
- Apply an understanding of attachment dynamics to the importance of attuning to
attachmentat all times, including working with dissociation
- Acquire knowledge and skills around core components of phase 2 trauma work including working with non-verbal cues and the body
- Apply an understanding of traumatic memory and working within the window of tolerance for safe trauma processing
- Workshop strategies for working with transference/countertransference, enactments and ‘difficult
- Demonstrate knowledge & understanding of the core components of integration including
mentalising, meaning making & the ability to experience pleasure
Merle is a respected consultant, trainer, supervisor and psychotherapist with experience in service delivery, management, board and volunteer roles. She previously managed Blue Knot Foundation’s trauma counselling team and national Helpline.
Merle provides trauma-informed training and consulting in diverse settings, such as organisations implementing redress in response to institutional abuse, Aboriginal services, judicial and legal organisations, health and community services, and government agencies. She has a particular interest in supporting staff working with trauma survivors and in advocacy roles to sustain their wellbeing. Through her private practice she supports adult survivors of interpersonal, institutional and political violence with counselling and therapeutic groupwork.
Her respectful strengths-based approach is informed by social justice principles, a blend of therapeutic modalities and cultural guidance from Aboriginal mentors. She holds clinical membership with PACFA.
A light lunch, morning and afternoon tea will be provided. Please inform AASW NSW of any dietary requirements at the time of registration.
Early Bird (ends COB 2/08/2019)
|AASW Members: $460||$400|
|AASW Student Members: $300||$270|
Registrations close at 12pm on Monday 9th September.