An Introduction to Working with Trauma, Nanaimo BC


An Introduction to Working with Trauma

 Kate Burns MSW RCC and Deborah Marshall MA RCC

 Monday February 27 to Friday March 3    9 am to 5 pm

Location: Generation Farms - 3055 Quennell Road Nanaimo BC on Vancouver Island.

This workshop is intended for people who are working with populations who have experienced relational trauma. May include front line workers, social workers, counsellors and others working in the helping field with traumatized people.

 And who are:

  • Finding themselves feeling overwhelmed
  • Unsure about how to help their clients
  • Impacted by the challenges of their work
  • Seeking ways to keep their personal balance

The focus will be on understanding and effectively responding to interpersonal trauma although the concepts and practices may relate to other forms of trauma such as accident and medical trauma.

Using an approach that is:

  • relational
  • integrative
  • mindful
  • connecting mind & body
  • multi-modal
  • collaborative
  • attuned
  • informed by social and cultural context

Participants will deepen methods for supporting their clients while maintaining their own clarity of thought and wellbeing. 

Forty years of research (Duncan, Miller, Wampold and Hubble 2010) indicates that the technique or model of therapy contributes 8 to 15 percent towards desired outcomes. The most effective intervention offered by therapists is the client-therapist relationship. 

This workshop is intended to offer a sustainable approach for practitioners to support people with trauma and is not intended to teach a specific model of trauma therapy.

 Cost is $800 plus 5% GST. This includes lunches, drinks and snacks, plus all materials.

 Please register by January 15, 2017

 Registration will be done through Generation Farms. Email generationfarms@shaw.ca for a registration form or questions.

Payment by cheque or email transfer.