Trauma-Informed Practice - Level 2
April 29, 2017 9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
K.C. Irving Environmental Science Centre Auditorium
Acadia University, 32 University Ave., Wolfville, NS
The experience of trauma and violence is often central in the lives of the individuals we support. A trauma-informed practice approach requires the practitioner to understand and have the skills needed to integrate this knowledge into practice—without the requirement of a trauma disclosure. It is important to explore trauma from a broad lens incorporating not only the individual, but also taking into account larger structural issues and daily experiences of oppression and triggers that can create trauma and traumatic reactions. During this workshop we will move from a description of trauma-informed practice to a trauma-specific approach. This course will introduce the predominant framework for the treatment of trauma, and will then review the large variety of specific treatments for trauma that are now available.
This workshop will help a professional counsellor gain a greater understanding of trauma and its effects on clients. A practical outline will be provided to assist counsellors to develop the necessary skills. This workshop will expand on the trauma-informed practice and explore how to integrate this knowledge into their current practices. This workshop will have 4.5 CEUs from CCPA.