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Trauma informed practice

Trauma stems from a normal response to overwhelming stress. Many people experience psychological trauma as a response to one off extreme events, or it can be repeated trauma through ongoing relationships. This workshop will provide information on the difference between single incident and complex trauma, the impact of trauma on brain development, and discuss possible responses to trauma and how to work therapeutically with survivors.
  • Difference between single incident trauma and complex trauma
  • Impact of trauma on brain development
  • Reponses to trauma (adaptations)
  • Screening for trauma
  • Working therapeutically with survivors of trauma
  • Self-care


Zoe Sweett, Relationships Australia Victoria

Zoe Sweett is the Program Leader in Family Violence Training at Relationships Australia Victoria. She holds a Master of Couple and Relationship Counselling, Graduate Diploma of Counselling and Human Services, Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Social Sciences, and Certificate IV in Training and Assessment. She has worked extensively with adults, children and young people experiencing family violence and has held senior counselling and case management roles, providing clinical and operational supervision and debriefing to counselling, psychology and social work practitioners.

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Clinical staff – all levels

Date / Time

Thursday 22 August 2019, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm


VRGF Training Room
Level 6, 14-20 Blackwood Street, North Melbourne, Victoria 3051

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