As practitioners, we seek to recognise and validate the impact of trauma, in order to create a safe therapeutic space to promote the capacity for healing. This advanced workshop explores how the principles of trauma informed care could be applied to your particular field of practice. It considers strategies to appropriately respond to challenges around engagement, re-traumatisation, dissociation and loyalty to trauma. The common elements and stages of healing are outlined, along with suggestions on how to work with complexity in a practice context of limited time and resources. Essentially, it examines how to strike an appropriate balance between the past and the present, therapeutic relationship and therapeutic interventions.
This workshop is also available to attend in person - register here.
Consider how principles of trauma-informed care can be applied to your role and field of practice
Explore common challenges practitioners face when supporting people who have/are experiencing trauma
Understand the purpose and function of depersonalisation & feelings of unreality and how to work effectively with the broad impacts of trauma
Learn the key components and pathways to safe trauma recovery
Critically reflect on your current practice and your organisation’s approach to trauma informed care
Know how to reduce the risk of retraumatisation
Consider how to address complexity with limited resources and promote healing whilst maintaining safety and therapeutic relationship
Working with People Experiencing Mental Health and Addiction Needs
Working with Whānau
Working within Communities
Maintaining professional and personal development
Mel has over 20 years’ experience working in the mental health and addictions sector in Aotearoa New Zealand and the UK. Throughout his career, he has held a number of diverse roles, working alongside a broad client base within both statutory and NGO services. He possesses clinical practice, leadership, teaching, management, supervision and governance experience. Mel has a comprehensive knowledge of assessment processes, therapeutic interventions and risk-management approaches. He demonstrates a relentless commitment to the principles of social justice, along with a strong passion for developing services that are truly recovery focused. Mel has been a workshop facilitator with MHERC for several years, whilst maintaining his clinical, supervisory and project management roles.
Workshop Type: Intermediate | Workshop Level: Six
Early Bird Discount: $10 discount is available on registrations made up to 8 weeks before the workshop date (automatically applied at checkout)
Catering: Refreshments provided
You will need
Headset and Microphone
Built-in laptop camera or attachable webcam device (for laptop or PC)
Stable broadband connection
Minimum System Requirements
As a guide, if you are able to Skype or watch online videos (eg: YouTube) from your device, your system requirements should be capable.
Windows 7 and above
Mac OS X 10.6 and above
Internet Explorer 7 and above
Firefox - Latest version
Chrome - Latest version
Safari - 5 and above
Cancellations made up to 10 working days before a workshop will incur a $39 service fee.
Cancellations (or non-attendance) made 10 working days or less will not be refunded and the full workshop fee will be charged.
No fee applies if you are able to find a replacement participant.
MHERC reserves the right to cancel a workshop at any time due to unforeseen circumstances or insufficient registrations.
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