Trauma Informed Practice

This programme will allow participants to reflect on how others’ trauma experiences may affect those providing services – vicarious trauma and; to examine how  professionals, volunteers and peer workers, can embrace a trauma informed approach, including self-care, within practice.

Members of The Psychological Society of Ireland and The Addiction Counsellors of Ireland can receive learning credits/CPD points for completing this workshop.

Programme Duration

One day

Programme Aims

  • To name and explore the connections between alcohol/drug use and trauma.
  • To examine what we already know about these links
  • To examine the challenge of trauma and why there is a relative silence and discomfort about this issue in addiction (and generic) services
  • To begin to arm ourselves with 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 one day.

Programme Content

Introduction & Focus  

Addiction and Trauma 

Trauma Informed Care & Trauma Informed Principles 

Conversation about language, counselling models and Practice 

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

Learning Outcomes

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

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

Certificate of Attendance 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 foud 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