NEW Remote Learning: Complex Trauma Intervention Skills

The foundations to begin working with complex trauma and becoming a trauma informed practitioner are covered in the Complex Trauma workshop by Dr. Kevin Fehin. Due to demand this complementary workshop considers in depth how to work more directly with complex trauma. The workshop breaks down the key areas any best practice intervention package needs to address such as dissociation, unstable self image, body and emotional regulation, cognitive distortions, attachment and behavioural challenges. It continues exploring complex trauma with particular emphasis on ways to safely move from phase 1 of stabilisation and skills to then begin phase 2 trauma processing.

Suitable for: Psychologists, Counsellors, Psychotherapists, Nurse Practitioners, Youth Workers and Social Care Workers.

NOTE: This workshop can be delivered as either a stand alone training day or as a complement to our Complex Trauma workshop as there will be brief revisiting of the major themes that define trauma and working as a trauma informed practitioner. 


“I truly recommend this course. I learned a great deal. I have a greater understanding as to why we use regulation techniques. It is like I now hold a key to understanding the why of stabilisation. The why of incorporating rhythmic movement or sound. The examples given were practical and deeply thought out. Mostly, I have a greater awareness of the therapeutic process and an understanding of the needs of a traumatised client presenting as complex. Truly in a sentence, this course took the complexity out of complex therapy. I loved the facilitator's energy, wisdom and patience and passion. I'm looking forward to learning more on narcissistic strategies in future training." 

Sophie Little, Tenancy Sustainment & Support Service worker, community mental health team HSE, Psychotherapist in training at Willow Psychotherapy and Counselling, Ennis

August 2023

Training duration

This is a one day training.

Training Content

What is complex trauma?

What does it mean to be a trauma informed practitioner?

7 areas of psychological life where complex trauma lands.

Working with complex trauma phase 1 - stabilisation and safety 

Working with complex trauma phase 2 - processing trauma 

Learning Outcomes

It is hoped that participants will leave the workshop with:

  • An understanding of precisely what complex trauma means and being a trauma focused practitioner.
  • An understanding of the specific role of the therapist 
  • An understanding of dealing with challenging dynamics in trauma work
  • An understanding of how to pace trauma work, implement best practice framework for working with trauma and the importance of self care.  

Connect with Your Trainer

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 taking part and is tailored to the appropriate level, while also covering specific situations or scenarios as highlighted by the group.

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

Programme Certification

All attendees will receive an eCertificate of Completion in ’Complex Trauma Intervention Skills’ from The Learning Curve Institute.