Treating traumatised children and adolescents can be challenging even for experienced practitioners.

 

This training program will provide you with the confidence to use a toolkit of evidence-based interventions to address PTSD and other posttraumatic mental health conditions in young people, whether due to single or repeated traumatic experiences.

 

The two-day workshop is followed by three group-based consultations with an expert trainer – supporting you to apply and refine your new skills.

 

With the aid of expert demonstrations, you will learn and practise a range of skills using a family-sensitive approach, including exposure, cognitive, and emotion regulation interventions. The importance of a thorough clinical assessment and comprehensive treatment plan is emphasised.

 

A comprehensive manual with practitioner tools and client handouts is provided.

Locations & Dates

Melbourne March 16-17 2017 – Closed

Sydney April 3-4 2017 – Closed

Brisbane June 5-6 2017 – Closed

Melbourne October 12-13 2017 – Closed

Sydney October 26-27 2017

Course content

  • Evidence-based treatments for posttraumatic mental health problems
  • Involving parents in treatment
  • Helping clients make sense of trauma
  • Addressing unhelpful beliefs
  • Strategies to reduce distress
  • Helping clients to get active and address avoidance
  • Working with clients to process traumatic memories
  • Addressing complicated grief
  • Preventing relapse

 

Who should attend?

Specialist mental health providers who:

  • provide treatment and support services to children and adolescents with PTSD
  • have experience in mental health assessment, case formulation, and treatment planning

 

Duration

2 day workshop followed by three small-group consultations with an expert trainer via teleconference.

 

Continuing Professional Development

The training program provides a total of 17 CPD hours – the two-day workshop provides 14 hours, and the consultations a further 3 hours.

 

Cost

$880 (inc GST)