Trauma Informed Practice
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.
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.
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.
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
- 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 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 lecturer and are free to contact him/her with any questions they may have
All attendees 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