The cognitive impairments commonly associated with trauma and PTSD can be quite disabling.


Using illustrative case studies, this workshop will help you to identify these deficits, understand the impact they may have on a client’s presentation and functioning, and consider the implications for your treatment planning.


The workshop will take a lifespan approach, highlighting the impact of trauma on brain development and cognitive functioning at different life stages. You will learn about cognitive screening measures and how a more comprehensive neuropsychological assessment can enhance your case formulation and treatment planning. You will also learn and practise simple compensation strategies to teach clients to improve their day-to-day functioning.


A practitioner guide with tools, handouts, and an up-to-date reference list is provided.

Locations & Dates

Melbourne March 20 2017 – Closed

Sydney March 28 2017 – Closed

Canberra June 8 2017 – Closed

Brisbane June 13 2017 – Closed

Melbourne October 10 2017

Sydney October 19 2017

Adelaide October 27 2017

Course content

  • The impact of early-life trauma on the developing brain
  • Common cognitive deficits in PTSD and their functional impact at different life stages
  • The neurobiology underlying cognitive deficits in PTSD
  • Identifying the impact of comorbid health and mental health problems on cognitive functioning
  • Using cognitive screening measures to supplement the assessment process
  • The benefits of a comprehensive neuropsychological assessment
  • Simple compensation strategies for clients to better manage cognitive deficits


Who should attend?

Specialist mental health providers who provide treatment and support to children and adults with PTSD and related conditions.



1 day workshop


Continuing Professional Development

The training program provides a total of 7 CPD hours.



$440 (inc GST)