Responding to Trauma – an integrated approach to assisting trauma survivors, utilising a social work framework is a one day workshop for Practitioners who wish to extend their knowledge of trauma and its impact on individuals and families, learn an integrated, social work approach to trauma treatment and learn practical evidence-based modalities to reduce the intrusiveness of trauma in the lives of survivors.
The workshop is being delivered by experienced Private Practice Professional and Convenor of the Branch Private Practitioners Practice Group, Doug Burke of Therafit Pty Ltd.
Who should attend?
Practitioners who wish to:-
- extend their knowledge of trauma and its impacts on individuals and families, and
- learn an integrated, social work approach to trauma treatment, and
- learn practical evidence-based modalities to reduce the intrusiveness of trauma in the lives of survivors.
What does the workshop cover?
This workshop is the eclectic result of 30 years of clinical social work practice in the area of trauma. The integrated, systems approach, including evidence-based modalities, focuses on assisting the traumatised person in their context, rather than solely focusing on symptom management. It utilises a range of social work theories.
The workshop focuses on an integrated, evidence-based suite of treatment approaches, including:
- Psycho-social education about the impact of the trauma including changes in physical, neurological, emotional and behavioural responses
- Cognitive therapies to address how trauma links to everyday emotions and behaviours, so that preventative strategies can be developed
- Skills development to build emotional resilience and competency
- Regular physical activity to build and maintain emotional stability, and
- The development of strong relationship and support networks to limit emotional isolation.
What are the learning outcomes for participants?
The workshop will enable participants to:
- understand trauma and its impacts (physical, neurological, behavioural and psychological), and the implications for treatment
- appreciate the range of self management skills that are needed to build competency and resilience for survivors, and
- apply practical, evidence-based, recovery-focussed modalities for working with trauma survivors and their families.
- Participants will have the opportunity to apply new learnings (knowledge and skills) through case formulation and interactive exercises.
Brisbane Workers Community Centre, 2 LaTrobe Tc, Paddington Q 4064
Please enter via the Given Tce carpark. Limited parking available on site, however street parking on Given Tce or surrounding streets.
Friday 08 June 2018
9.15am - 4.15pm
Registration from 9.00 am
Fruit will be supplied for morning and afternoon tea, with a fully catered lunch.
CPD: 6 Hours
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