Complex Trauma Workshop

This workshop will explore how developmental trauma may manifest in adult presentations and provide appropriate interventions to engage with complex trauma.  This workshop is open to individuals and can also be delivered as in-house training to groups of employees.

Suitable for those working in psychology, psychotherapy or counselling.

This workshop is eligible for learning credits/CPD points from The Psychological Society of Ireland and The Addiction Counsellors of Ireland. 

Programme Duration

One day workshop.

Programme Aims

The aim of the workshop is to assist practitioners in identifying signs and symptoms of complex trauma and how it has been appropriated by the adult personality. The workshop will also focus on the hidden aspects of trauma that nonetheless exert influence over the personality. Finally the workshop will address the key therapeutic issues involved in complex trauma such as trust, safety, avoidance, Shame and regression, together with the most effective therapeutic strategies for developing a specific therapeutic relationship tailored to the presentation of complex trauma.

Programme Content

  • Types of developmental trauma
  • The chronic effect of trauma on development 
  • The adult manifestation of childhood trauma 
  • Interventions

Learning Outcomes

It is hoped that participants will leave the workshop with:

  • An awareness of the dynamics of complex trauma
  • An ability to observe it’s often non-verbal and hidden qualities
  • An ability to navigate defences in relation to trauma
  • An ability to create an atmosphere of safety, promote trust and the specific conditions necessary for engaging with trauma 

Connect with Your Trainer

Where appropriate, The Learning Curve Institute will also distribute a unique pre-course questionnaire to each attendee in order to ensure the training meets the needs of everyone in the room and is tailored to a suitable level while also covering specific situations or scenarios as highlighted by the group.

The Learning Curve Institute also offers a bespoke post course support system whereby participants are provided with the contact details of the trainer and are free to contact him/her with any questions they may have.

Programme Certification

All attendees will receive an eCertificate of completion from The Learning Curve Institute on Complex Trauma.