Trauma Education Essentials

Upcoming Trauma Workshops

Interactive, practical, and fun! Register for one of our upcoming in-person workshops on topics related to complex trauma, and trauma-informed care.

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Friday, October 4, 2019
Sudbury, Ontario, Canada
Holiday Inn Sudbury, 1696 Regent Street
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Understanding and Treating Complex Trauma: Level 1

Trauma Education Essentials is pleased to present this 1-day interactive workshop titled 'Understanding and Treating Complex Trauma: Level 1' for health professionals and trainees in psychology, social work, psychotherapy, nursing, counselling, psychiatry, and medicine, as well as other allied health areas.

Gain foundational knowledge, insights and skills for working with adults who have experienced childhood trauma. We will first explore the importance of a sequenced, yet flexible, approach to treatment that is grounded in strategies related to enhancing safety and stabilization. Emphasis will be placed on the importance of the therapeutic relationship and how trauma-informed principles can guide collaborative interventions. We will also underscore the importance of understanding cultural and societal factors that contribute to a person’s experience of trauma. Common issues that arise in the therapeutic relationship, including traumatic reenactments, will be explored, and a discussion on how to recognize vicarious traumatization and approaches to minimize risk will follow. The facilitators will also explain how interventions, rooted in an understanding of the neurobiology of trauma, can be personalized to your clients specific needs.

A wide range of skills will be demonstrated by the facilitators so that attendees can leave feeling confidant in how to apply the tools they have learned. The content presented in this workshop covers best practices in complex trauma assessment and treatment. The principles and approaches taught in this workshop are utilized on a daily basis when working with our own diverse client population. Space will be limited as the workshop will be highly interactive, and skills-focused. 

Dana Ross, MD, MSc, FRCPC &
Marlene Duarte Giles, MSW, RSW


Very relevant to the patient population I will be working with. Concepts explained in clear and simple terms that I can apply to my practice. Very enjoyable learning environment.
— November 2018 workshop attendee

Workshop Photography by Jen Squires.