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 CPD points from The Addiction Counsellors of Ireland with other accreditation pending.

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

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

Programme Certification

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