24 four hours to go people!!!
We have had some border issues despite all paper work being done and signed off on – we are navigating through that – however tomorrow morning this amazing workshop on an Integrative approach to Trauma begins
Due to the whole lockdown thing in Victoria we are now selling on line tickets where you can come and join us from where ever you are to participate – along with the face to face experience of being immersed for two days with this amazing man.
This will be an eye opening experience for all and a life changing experience for some – that is just the way it is – so get your tickets now!
The Lightest Touch by Dr. Tra-ill Dowie is an immersive, two-day training for practitioners on developing an integrative framework for best practice approaches to trauma treatment.
The term trauma is ubiquitous in psychological practice; it is often used in a taken-for-granted manner in both research and in clinical settings. This taken for grantedness often means that the term trauma is used in a wide variety of inconsistent ways. These variations generate implicit assumptions about the nature of trauma and its treatment and create inconsistency in the field. This training seeks to qualify and explicate this taken for grantedness and build a clear and explicit meta-perspective for both the clinical and theoretical dimensions of the trauma field.
Trauma practice just like psychotherapy more generally, rather than becoming theorised in a unified manner, has become dominated by bifurcated and specialised approaches generated by a number of key figures (Van Der Kolk, Ogden, Levin, Perry etc) or represented by a number of key acronyms (EMDR, S.E etc). All these approaches, whilst valuable in their own right, cannot help but create discrete schools of practice, ideology and thinking. This fact ultimately reduces the integration within the trauma practice field as a whole, which can compromise both case formulation and treatment practices when dealing with the complex area of trauma. In recent decades, psychotherapy has begun a shift towards integrated practice, influenced by the likes of Norcross, Goldflied, Prochaska, and Wampold and a variety of transtheoretical and integrative approaches to both conceptualisation and treatment have become recognised as paving the way forward. In the same way that generalized psychotherapy has required an integrating and meta-perspective to optimize clinical practice, so too trauma-focused practice requires the development of an integrating framework which brings together the key theoretical and technical aspects of the best practice approaches to trauma treatment.
This training may be eligible for CPD points.
Dr. Tra-ill Dowie is the Chair of the Australian Counselling Association (ACA) Panel for Trauma Standards & Practice, the Head of Faculty at Ikon Institute Australia, and is a practising psychotherapist, supervisor and public speaker.
‘To explain Traill’s impact on one’s life in a few words is a difficult task, as his impact on my education has been revolutionary. Traill’s depth of knowledge, style of facilitation and consolidation of multi-disciplinary topics in a streamlined format is outstanding and an honor to receive as a student in the field of the helping therapies’. – Student, IKON Institute
‘Traill is one of the most influential trainers/supervisors I have experienced. His passion, depth of knowledge and genuine care for the human soul, is inspiring’. – Therapist, St Kilda