Remote Learning: Trauma Informed Practice workshop

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. You can access the course wherever you have an internet connection; on a desktop, tablet or even a smartphone.

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

Eligible for Learning Credits/CPD points from The Psychological Society of Ireland and The Addiction Counsellors of Ireland.

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 a Certificate 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