Phoenix Australia Training Programs – Helping you support and treat people affected by trauma
At Phoenix Australia, we believe that giving practitioners and other helpers the skills and knowledge to provide practical, effective support and treatment to people who have experienced trauma dramatically enhances recovery and quality of life. That is why this year we have considerably expanded the range of training programs offered around the country.
In addition to Trauma-Focussed Psychological Therapy which teaches practitioners the most effective treatment for posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), we now offer four new programs.
Psychological First Aid is a practical, flexible, and recommended approach to helping people in the immediate aftermath of a traumatic event, such as a disaster, workplace accident, or assault. This one-day workshop is suitable for both lay and professional helpers.
Trauma-Informed Care is an evidence-informed approach to understanding and assisting people to recover from trauma, suitable for people who work in community-based services. One-day workshop.
Cognitive Processing Therapy is an effective cognitive behavioural treatment for PTSD, and offers an alternative to exposure-based therapy for specialist mental health providers. Two-day workshop plus consultations.
Neuropsychological Impact of Trauma helps specialist mental health providers identify and understand the impact of cognitive deficits across the lifespan that are associated with trauma and PTSD. One-day workshop.
Feedback from participants in the first workshops run this year has been very positive, with praise for the interactive and practical style of the workshops, the expert and engaging presenters, and the comprehensive training materials, including tools and handouts for use with clients.
Director of Education and Training at Phoenix Australia, Associate Professor Darryl Wade, says that, “We’re very pleased that a range of helpers are enjoying the benefits of our training programs in their often challenging work with those affected by trauma.”