This two-day interactive and dynamic training program is for service providers with training / experience in counselling, having a basic understanding of the counselling and recovery process. The training invites participants to explore new paradigms and challenge the traditional understanding of the recovery and healing process.
This training shifts the focus away from a position of “What is wrong with you?” to one that seeks to understand “What has happened to you and how can I help?” This exploration of trauma-informed counselling differs from a more traditional hierarchical/expert approach to one of curiosity, partnership and empowerment.
Building on material already covered in the “Trauma-Informed Tool Kit” (www.trauma-informed.ca), the training provides participants with a better understanding of the impact of trauma, with particular emphasis on the relationship between trauma, emotions, neurobiology and recovery within supportive relationships. Participants examine their own understanding of healing and the role they play in facilitating this process in the context of trauma.
The training provides practical tools for assisting people to better understand and regulate intense emotions. Each participant will receive a DVD that provides examples of various grounding techniques as well as a resource guide on trauma. Participants learn how to talk about trauma with clients/patients and build a therapeutic relationship that empowers trauma survivors and gives them control of their own healing.
Over the course of the two days, service providers learn how they care for their own emotional self and protect themselves from the affects of vicarious trauma. At the end of the training, participants will feel more confident and equipped to support people affected by trauma through the counselling and recovery process.
BTI (Oct 9&10/19)
This ticket is for a 2-day session. Full attendance of this 2-day training is required to receive Certificate of Attendance.Cancellation of a registration can be made online up to 14 days prior to start date of event.We reserve the right to cancel a workshop due to insufficient registration and we will make every effort to provide as much advance notice as possible. Limited openings are available for Klinic staff and Klinic volunteers. Contact Leslie for availability and discount code required for registration.