Working with Trauma Experiences

As therapists and mental health professionals we all want to increase our effectiveness in helping people recover from traumatic experiences. Trauma responses are varied, being expressed in many forms such as emotional shut down, aggression, hypervigilance, distractibility and more. It is important that we are keenly aware of these responses and know how to provide appropriate care which meets the needs of people in the here-and-now. In this live online workshop, the nature of trauma and the range of accompanying symptoms will be identified and approaches to treatment will be explored. In particular, there will be a focus on the body’s neurological/physiological and psychological responses and how treatment which attunes to the body's reactions and also seeks to enable memory reconsolidation, can be highly effective in reducing the effects of trauma.

Learning Outcomes
By the end of this workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Recognise key neurological and psychological responses to trauma.
  • Indentify and explore how to work with clients to enable recovery from trauma.
  • Reflect on how to incorporate these ideas and strategies into one's own practice


  • The workshop combines research, theoretical input, online exercises, and group discussion.
  • The workshop is appropriate for training and student counsellors, practising counsellors and psychotherapists, counselling psychologists, and other mental health professionals.

About the Presenter

Professor of Denis O’Hara is a well-known Australia academic and practitioner. He has a background in education, counselling, and psychology and is Co-Director of the Hope Research and Practice Institute and Adjunct Professor of Counselling at Griffith University and the University of the Sunshine Coast. Professor O’Hara has researched extensively in the areas of hope studies and psychotherapeutic change, among other topics, and has published widely. He has written several books on the significance of hope in therapeutic change. He is an experienced teacher and presenter and enjoys providing professional development.

CPD Credits: A CPD certificate will be issued on completion.

Registration: Registration can be purchased through this website

Online Access: A link to the online platform will be provided within 24hrs of purchase.

Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Workshops
Duration Delivery Mode Pricing Start Dates Location Availability

2 hours
Venue: Online platform link sent on registration
Time: 6:00 - 8:00pm (Qld) 5:00-7:00pm (EDST)

Online $60

Wednesday, 18th November 2020

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