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Developing Safer Trauma-Informed Practice course

Developing Safer Trauma-Informed Practice course

About the Course

Developing safer trauma informed practice offers a guide towards the goal of trauma recovery for the individuals you seek to assist. To achieve this, therapists, need also to ensure that they have a personal level of stablization, health and resources to remain safe and regulated. As Babette said “There should always be one person during therapy regulated at all times!” And you guessed it… it is you!

This two days workshop, which is based on the work of Babette Rothschild will explore the theory of trauma, and tackle critical and key issues in recovering from trauma.

The theory, tools and techniques presented in this workshop are easily integrated across the widest range of treatment modalities including CBT, EMDR, SE and more.  

Course Outline

  • Learn body-oriented interventions for increasing stability and improving quality of life.

  • Be able to assess and distinguish clients who will benefit from processing trauma memories from those who will not

  • Learn skills to support all clients

  • Develop their ability to interpret and modulate the body’s nervous system (sensory and autonomic) with a view to supporting themselves and their clients to regulate arousal levels

  • Explore how to adapt interventions e.g. mindfulness to support clients with PTSD

  • Learn how to reduce and stop flashbacks and support clients in constructively managing nightmaresLearn about and gain tools to protect themselves from vicarious trauma and compassion fatigue.

Course Objectives

Specifically this workshop will:

  • Provide participants with an opportunity to expand their knowledge and understanding in relation to trauma.

  • Explore and stress the importance of ensuring that stability is maintained as a core foundation when working with clients who have suffered trauma.

  • Help clinicians determine if it is relevant and safe to proceed with processing memory in order to support recovery from trauma

Who Should Attend

This training is ideal for helping professionals and emergency workers who provide front line services to support people who have experienced trauma. This includes counsellors, social workers, psychotherapists, counselling and psychotherapy students, individuals working in caring professions e.g pastoral workers.


Participants who meet 75% class attendance will be awarded a Certificate of Accomplishment by the Academy of Human Development.

Course Description

Your Trainer

Ms Patricia Bourke D'Souza

Ms Patricia Bourke D'Souza

Patricia Bourke D’Souza is an accredited Counsellor and Psychotherapist (MIACP, MIAHIP) since 2001 and an accredited Supervisor (MIACP) and Certified Somatic Trauma Therapist, Trainer and Supervisor (Babette Rothschild). Patricia has assisted Babette Rothschild on her training tours of Australia, New Zealand and Singapore and co-trained on her tours of Australia in 2016-2017.


Anonymous, 25 Aug 2023

Patricia has experience in different scope and she was able to cater to the learning needs of the participants. She demonstrated good knowledge and skills throughout her teaching. I will be keen to attend other relevant courses she is conducting.

Anonymous, 25 Aug 2023

Trainer was able to give very good practical examples. Many good learning points and usable techniques. Thank you Patricia!

Anonymous, 25 Aug 2023

Patricia is a very experienced trainer and she provides practical tips to Social Service Practitioners like us within a short time frame of training. It was a good takeaway!

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Enquiries about the course?

Contact Us

Ms Alicia Loy / 6593 5287

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