Engaging with Trauma - Timaru

Engaging with Trauma is a practical, interactive workshop that uses a range of awareness and sensory modulation tools to aid in the development of resilience, emotional processing skills and safe grounding when working with people who have experienced trauma. Led by Dr Janine Joyce, social worker and lecturer at Otago Polytechnic, this is a skills-development workshop that builds on Nicola Atwool’s popular series of seminars on trauma-informed practice.

This all-day workshop consists of short power-point presentation, group work, pair discussion and individual assessment.

Key learning outcomes are:

  • Understand the importance of self knowledge when engaging with people suffering the effects of trauma.
  • Practice three grounding techniques and learn the importance of emotional safety
  • Learn practical calming skills for client work.


If you and your organisation work with children, young people and adults who have experienced trauma, this training is not to be missed.

To make the most of the workshop, participants are encouraged to do some preparation. Either you will have attended a “Child-centred and Trauma-informed Practice” workshop by Dr Nicola Atwool, or complete free
modules from the Werry Centre. Further details will be sent once you’ve registered.

DATE AND VENUE
14 September 2018, 9.00am—4.00pm (morning tea and light lunch provided)

The Landing Service Building, 2 George Street, TIMARU

FEES
$100 SSPA members / $120 Non-SSPA members (including GST)

Register online today as space is limited. 

Event Properties

Event Date 14-09-2018 9:00 am
Event End Date 14-09-2018 4:00 pm
Capacity 50
Cut off date 11-09-2018
Individual Price $100/ $120
We are no longer accepting registration for this event

Past events

Events Archive

This workshop for supervisors facilitated by Dr Nicki Weld provides an overview of relational trauma, and then explores indirect trauma impacts on workers and ways to mitigate these in supervision.  The concepts of parallel process and counter-transference are also examined along with reflective practice based questions and tools.

20 March 2020, 9am-4pm in Auckland. 

Event Date 20-03-2020 9:00 am
Event End Date 20-03-2020 4:00 pm
Cut off date 18-03-2020 5:00 pm
Capacity: 30
Individual Price $140/$160

Location: The Dunedin Centre, 1 Harrop Street, Dunedin

Online registrations are now closed however please call Brenda Pilott on 027 430 6016 if you would like to attend

Activate – the place where social service leaders and practitioners come together and connect with decision makers.

The Dunedin Centre, 21 – 22 October 2019, Dunedin.
Please go to the Conference Page to view full information

Event Date 21-10-2019 10:30 am
Event End Date 22-10-2019 3:30 pm
Cut off date 16-10-2019 5:00 pm
Capacity: 280
Individual Price $60 - $415

Location: The Dunedin Centre, 1 Harrop Street, Dunedin

Activate – the place where social service leaders and practitioners come together and connect with decision makers.

The Dunedin Centre, 21 – 22 October 2019, Dunedin.
Please go to the Conference Page to view full information

Event Date 21-10-2019 10:30 am
Event End Date 22-10-2019 3:30 pm
Cut off date 16-10-2019 5:00 pm
Capacity: 280
Individual Price $60 - $415

Location: The Dunedin Centre, 1 Harrop Street, Dunedin

Activate – the place where social service leaders and practitioners come together and connect with decision makers.

The Dunedin Centre, 21 – 22 October 2019, Dunedin.
Please go to the Conference Page to view full information

Event Date 21-10-2019 10:30 am
Event End Date 22-10-2019 3:30 pm
Cut off date 16-10-2019 5:00 pm
Capacity: 280
Individual Price We will invoice you at the discounted rate

Dr. Nicola Atwool from Otago University will present a new workshop on being trauma-informed in practice. 

28 June in Dunedin. 

Event Date 28-06-2019 9:00 am
Event End Date 28-06-2019 4:00 pm
Cut off date 27-06-2019 5:00 pm
Capacity: 50
Individual Price $190/ $210