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Trauma – Strategies for Resolving the Impact of Post-Traumatic Stress

Feb 14 - Feb 15, 2018 (9 AM - 4 PM)

Price: $ 445.00 (regular rate)

Toronto, Ontario – Ramada Plaza

Trainer: Tom Walker, MSW, RSW

Photo of Tom Walker, Trainer with Crisis and Trauma Resource Institute Inc., CTRI

About the trainer

Tom Walker, MSW, RSW

Tom has over twenty-five years of experience in the field of mental health and addictions within the social service sector and in private practice. His background includes working in front line, management and senior leadership roles. In addition to training with CTRI, Tom is a Human Factors Specialist with Ornge where he provides trauma support and therapeutic interventions for paramedics and staff. His responsibilities with Ornge also include therapeutic interventions, debriefing staff and the development and implementation of a peer support program. Tom believes that real change happens through relationship, authenticity and empowerment. He is a gifted facilitator who integrates real world experiences into practical examples in the workshops he facilitates.

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The impact of trauma can be far-reaching and enduring. This workshop provides an overview of the way trauma affects a person through the brain and nervous system and how it can result in longer term symptoms at physical, psychological and emotional levels. A framework which describes different stages in the process of regulating and resolving the impact of trauma is reviewed and key principles and strategies that apply to a diverse range of impacts in children, adolescents and adults are explored. Participants will be given an opportunity to understand their own response as helpers to working with trauma and how to be better equipped to continue their work responding to trauma.

About This Workshop

Workshop Outline

Day 1
  • What is Trauma?
  • Types of Trauma
  • Definitions of Traumatic Impact
  • What Do We Know about Human Needs?
  • Trauma, the Body and the Brain
  • Survival Mode: Fight, Flight or Freeze
  • Impact of the Event
  • Trauma and Memory
  • Trauma – Immediate Symptoms and Impact
  • Trauma – Longer Term Impact
  • Trauma – Children and Adolescents
Day 2
  • Trauma and Recovery
  • Barriers to Receiving Support
  • Treating Trauma: Overview
  • Role of the Helper
  • Working with Boundaries
  • Dissociation
  • Additional Considerations: Suicide
  • A Note on Complex Grief
  • Trauma and Substance Abuse
  • Signs of Health
  • Therapeutic Lenses
  • Additional Therapeutic Tools
  • Vicarious Traumatization

Target Audience

This is an introductory-intermediate level workshop intended for social workers, social service and health care professionals, teachers and anyone working with people who have experienced trauma.

Method of Delivery

Lecture, personal reflection, video, case study review and small group discussion

Learning Objectives

At the end of this workshop, participants should be able to:

  • Define trauma and understand the possible variations of potential impact.
  • Identify key assessment areas for individuals who have experienced traumatic events.
  • Describe the connection between traumatic experience and post traumatic stress symptoms.
  • Understand the role of the helper in supporting individuals.
  • Develop a treatment plan for supporting individuals who have experienced trauma.
  • Describe some key strategies and principles for working with people impacted by trauma.

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February 14, 2018 @ 9:00 am
February 15, 2018 @ 4:00 pm
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Toronto, Ontario – Ramada Plaza
300 Jarvis Street , Toronto, Ontario M5B 2C5 Canada
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Cancellation Policy

Registrations cancelled 7 or more days prior to the workshop are refundable, minus a $50.00 administrative fee. Alternatively you may receive a credit to attend a future training. Cancellations less than 7 days prior to the workshop are non-refundable. If at any time you are unable to attend, you are welcome to transfer your registration to another individual at no extra cost. In this case, please notify CTRI of the name of the alternate person who will be attending.

We reserve the right to cancel workshops due to unforeseen circumstances or under-enrolment. Liability is limited to a refund of workshop fees only. Please make travel arrangements with this in mind.

Limited Seating

Register Early! To better facilitate group interaction, seating is limited.

Children and unregistered guests are not permitted in the meeting rooms.

You Will Receive

A spiral bound training manual and workshop certificate as well as morning and afternoon refreshments. Participants are on their own for lunch from noon to 1:00 PM, unless otherwise stated above. For livestream participants, you will receive a pdf copy of the manual.

Group Registration Instructions

To register a group for a workshop, register for selected workshop, then once in shoppping cart, add quanitity of participants and provide names of all participants.

Concerns and Grievances

If concerns arise throughout your interaction with the CTRI office or our workshop please contact the CTRI office directly at 204-452-9199 or [email protected].

Special Accommodations
for Disabilities

Please contact the CTRI office directly at 204-452-9199 or [email protected] to discuss any special needs or accommodations you may require to have a positive learning experience.

Continuing Education Credit

While many associations and licensing bodies accept CTRI workshops for continuing education credits, questions about approval should be directed to the specific association or licensing body for which you are requesting the credits. Credit hours: A two day workshops earns 12 continuing education hours and a one day workshop earns 6 hours. A certificate will be awarded upon the completion of the workshop.

The following associations have formally approved our workshops:

Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association (CCPA)

Canadian Professional Counsellors Association (CPCA)

Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB)

National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC)

Alberta College of Social Workers
*Category A Competency Credit

Vocational Rehabilitation Association of Canada (VRA Canada)

Association of Cooperative Counselling Therapists of Canada

Canadian Assessment, Vocational Evaluation & Work Adjustment Society (CAVEWAS)

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