Trauma Informed Practice

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Course Details

Price : €125.00

Duration : 1 Day

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The purpose of this training is to start a conversation about how trauma and adversity affects and has affected those who use the services we provide and the appropriate responses we can implement and offer; to reflect on how others’ trauma experiences may affect those of us providing services – vicarious trauma and; to examine how we, as professionals, volunteers and peer workers, can embrace a trauma informed approach, including self-care, within our practice.

Members of The Psychological Society of Ireland and The Addiction Counsellors of Ireland can receive learning credits/CPD points for completing this workshop.

Venues and Locations

Trauma Informed Practice , The Skylon Hotel, Drumcondra, Dublin 9:Book Now »
06 Nov 2019 | 09.30am - 04.30pm
Closing date for bookings is 30 October. After this date please contact the office for late availability: 098 25530

Programme Duration

This course is a 1 day training programme.

Programme certification

Certificate of Attendance in “Trauma Informed Practice” from The Learning Curve Institute.

Members of The Psychological Society of Ireland and The Addiction Counsellors of Ireland can receive learning credits/CPD points for completing this workshop.

Programme Aims

  • To name and explore the connections between alcohol/drug use and trauma.
  • To examine what we already know about these links
  • To examine the challenge of trauma and why there is a relative silence and discomfort about this issue in addiction (and generic) services
  • To begin to arm ourselves with approaches assisting how we might respond as trauma-informed practitioners - both in practical terms and in terms of encouraging agency responses, bearing in mind that trauma informed training requires a longer process than one day.

Programme Content

Introduction & Focus  

Addiction and Trauma 

Trauma Informed Care & Trauma Informed Principles 

Conversation about language, counselling models and Practice 

Vicarious Trauma, Self-care and Post-traumatic Growth and Resilience

Learning Outcomes

  • Increased understanding of Trauma
  • Increased understanding of relationship between trauma and addiction 
  • Greater awareness of presence of trauma in participant's workplace
  • Better self-care awareness

Entry Requirements

Participants should have some work experience but this is not designed for experienced therapists.  Suitable for: Therapists, Counsellors, those working in the following areas: Addiction Services, Social Care, Youth and Family Care, Nursing Practitioners, Homeless Agencies.



Other Information

The Learning Curve Institute will distribute a unique pre-course questionnaire to each participant in order to ensure the training meets the needs of everyone in the room and is tailored to the appropriate 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 students are provided with the contact details of the lecturer and are free to contact him/her with any questions they may have or that they would like the lecturer to help them with.


All materials are provided by The Learning Curve Institute. 

Contact Details

Please contact The Learning Curve Institute on 098 25530 or for more information

To book your place: 

Please click on the Book Now tab of this website and book online with a debit or credit card. The course fees must be paid in full a minimum of 1 week prior to course start date. Places are subject to availability. The workshop fee is non-refundable. Please check our terms and conditions for full details. 

If a student is in receipt of funding please click on the Book Now button and complete an application with the relevant funding details and an invoice will be issued to the organisation. The organisation must confirm receipt of the invoice and paid within 14 days of being issued. 

 ***€2 euro from every booking is donated directly to Barretstown and The Children's Medical and Research Foundation***

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