Professional Development Workshop
This special training workshop in Maffra will involve informative, educational content and practical skills-based exercises relating to key aspects of trauma-informed practice as it relates to a range of health service roles.
Participants will have the opportunity to practise new skills using vignettes that are relevant to their work.
Drawing on recent research and case studies, the one-day workshop will explore child-focused, trauma-informed practice and skills for practitioners working with families and children affected by family violence.
- Recognising the biopsychosocial impacts of trauma.
- The relationship between trauma and substance use.
- Managing barriers to participation in treatment and support.
- Safely assessing and managing trauma disclosure.
- Managing burnout and vicarious trauma for staff.
- Integrating brief evidence-informed strategies to support trauma recovery, including managing strong emotions, a Trauma Informed Care problem solving approach, social connection interventions and managing unhelpful thinking patterns.
Each participant will receive a Phoenix Manual which includes PowerPoint slides, resources and client sheets.
About the presenter
Dr Richard Cash is a psychologist with experience in the treatment of post-traumatic mental health problems within the veteran community. He has worked extensively in the alcohol and drug sector in clinical service and research roles. He is an experienced trainer and is passionate about championing evidence-based interventions within allied health. At Phoenix Australia, Richard is the Director of Education and Training, with responsibility for the development and delivery of training programs to a broad range of professionals, organisations and sectors.
Workers in a range of health service roles including support for people experiencing homelessness, alcohol and drug conditions, mental health conditions and other complex presentations related to trauma exposure.