6 Day Certificate Course: Trauma Counselling for Front Line Workers

Monday, September 24, 2018 to Wednesday, October 31, 2018
9:00 am to 4:00 pm
North Park Community Church
1510 Fanshawe Park Road east
London , ON
Phone: 226-268-2307
Ontario CA
Event Description: 

The Certificate in Trauma Counselling program is designed for experienced front-line workers (nurses, clergy, social workers, residential workers, addiction counsellors) who provide short-term (non psychotherapy) counselling contact with vulnerable populations in community-based settings. The trauma issues experienced by clients/consumers may include: early childhood trauma, violent crime, work related trauma, motor vehicle accidents and chronic and terminal illness.
Participants will be given the most current information on the biopsychosocial phenomenon of psychological trauma, and training in how to assess and respond ethically and appropriately to clients, given the parameters of the workplace.  We will also examine how workers and organizations are affected by and respond to working with traumatized individuals and develop approaches to work that enhance personal and professional resilience.

Natalie Zlodre M.S.W., R.S.W. is the Director of Community Resources and Initiatives, a trauma-informed consulting firm based in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.  She was Head of the Trauma and Resiliency Centre and Associate Director of Training at the Gail Appel Institute, Hincks-Dellcrest Centre in Toronto. Her professional focus is in the areas of: acute trauma, developmental/complex trauma and the impact of trauma on professionals and on mental health services. Natalie provides training, clinical consultation and supervision to mental health professionals and organizations. Her theoretical framework is trauma-informed and strength-based. Natalie is an experienced training facilitator and has provided hundreds of presentations nationally and internationally.  She has educated psychiatrists, physicians, psychologists, social workers, nurses, direct service workers, clergy and community workers. 

Participants will learn:

Identification: Participants will learn to identify and understand the range of reactions traumatized individuals may experience such as:
• Acute PTSD, PTSD, Grief/Bereavement Reactions: Developmental Trauma, Complex Trauma, Developmental Trauma, chronic frustration and misery, dissociative reactions and anxious and disorganized attachment patterns.
Assessment: Participants will learn key questions to ask clients in acute and complex situation to assess and guide interventions.
Interventions: Participants will learn strategies that will assist clients in adaptive coping and overcoming the debilitating effects of:
• Hypo/hyerarousal, affect dysregulation, sleep dysregulation, intrusive imagery, flashbacks and nightmare management, guilt shame, blame, client paralysis and therapeutic impasses.
• The objective with clients who have experience a single incident trauma is to help clients recover to base-line functioning by using psych education and symptom management strategies.
• The objective with clients who have experienced complex/ developmental trauma, is to mitigate layers of human suffering that has manifested in entrenched rigid maladaptive patterns. Our work with clients is to bring clarity to the origin, presence and manifestations of these patterns and to develop a systematic process for changing the core belied system, schema that drives these patterns.

September 24th-26th,
& October 29th-31st , 2018
LONDON, Ontario

Cost: $950 + hst per person (includes breakfast, snacks, lunch and handouts)
$900 + hst per person for 5 or more participants
$850 per person for 10 or more participants

On a training budget? Call 226-268-2307 to discuss rates.

For details or to register
visit www.SOSWorkshops.ca
226-268-2307    [email protected]

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