Remote Learning: Trauma Informed Practice workshop

This Trauma Informed Practice workshop aims to help people working in the provision of care to become trauma aware. The workshop does not train participants to become trauma therapists.

The purpose of this two day remote 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.

This workshop will be delivered live on Zoom: The course will allow you to interact with your trainer and other participants in a virtual classroom where, in addition to the workshop content, there will be time built in for live discussions, question & answer sessions and skills practice. 

Participants should have some work experience.  Suitable for: Therapists and Counsellors (please note: this is not designed for experienced therapists), early childhood Educators and Care Professionals and those working in Social Care, Youth and Family Care, Nursing Practitioners, Addiction Services and Homeless Agencies.

This training is also suitable for those working with or meeting service users including support staff, reception staff, canteen staff, managers, Board of Management etc.

Note: Attendees will be expected to have their cameras on during the training.  This helps generate engagement and interaction with their trainer and other participants.  Please let us know in advance if special circumstances mean that a participant does not have access to a working camera or may have to turn off their camera occasionally.  It is not permitted to record this workshop.

Members of The Psychological Society of Ireland and The Addiction Counsellors of Ireland can earn CPD points for participating in the workshop.


“I really appreciated that Gary was so personable, respectful and down to earth. He encouraged everyone to speak and was supportive throughout. I appreciated Gary’s delivery which was accessible and contained stories which made it more relatable and real. The content was relevant and delivered in plain English! I enjoyed the virtual tour of the building, the use of images, the focus on self-care and much more.”

Phyllis Jordan, Senior Speech and Language Therapist, HSE Community Healthcare West, March 2023


 "The training was very beneficial for my line of work and on a personal level as well!  It was very well structured with the right balance of written information, visuals and practical/group exercises. I would definitely recommend this training and would do it as a refresher again, if opportunity presents." 

Edina Milivojevic, Saoirse Domestic Violence Services, June 2022


“Gary was absolutely awesome. One of the best trainers I've experienced to be totally honest!”

Dr. Niamh Nestor, Student Adviser, UCD Veterinary Sciences, May 2022




Programme Duration

Two days.

About the Course

This programme is designed to start a conversation about how trauma and adversity affects and has affected those we work with 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.

Programme Content

Participants will receive an emailed copy of the presentation, other supporting documents and links to relevant literature by email which will enable them to develop their understanding of Trauma Informed Practice appropriate to this level. In each session participants will have the opportunity to observe and participate in role-plays and discussions via Zoom.

Introduction & Focus  

Trauma Informed Care & Trauma Informed Principles 

Conversation about language, counselling models and practice 

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

Addiction and Trauma 

Learning Outcomes

  • Increased understanding of trauma and vicarious trauma
  • An awareness of the 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 two days
  • Increased awareness of Trauma Informed Care & Trauma Informed Principles 
  • Greater awareness of the presence of trauma in participant's workplace
  • Better self-care awareness
  • Increased understanding of the relationship between trauma and addiction 

Connect with Your Trainer

Where appropriate, The Learning Curve Institute will also 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 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 participants will receive an eCertificate of Completion in “Trauma Informed Practice” from The Learning Curve Institute.

People like what we do

"This is the first Trauma Informed Practice training that I've participated in, I feared it would be totally addiction-focused, it wasn't. I found it very well presented, informative and enjoyable."

Pam Bergin, February 2019

"Great experience and thoroughly informative, group discussion very useful when discussing systemic trauma informed practice in particular. Tutor excellent."

Grace Power, February 2019