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The Trauma Informed Professional - Workshop, Luncheon & Silent Auction

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Join us for a day of learning and networking in support of

Prosper Place - The Clubhouse Society of Edmonton & Area

Professional Development Workshop, Luncheon & Silent Auction

Tickets: $125 per person


The Trauma Informed Professional

Kim Barthel, BMR, OTR

Trauma is a universal experience yet generally speaking, it is an uncommon component of people’s daily conversation. Thankfully, and appropriately, trauma informed practice is becoming an increasingly common topic of conversation in multiple social service sectors. This is essential if we want our clients to be receiving the most effective levels of support needed for them to thrive.

An individual’s experience of their life’s trauma impacts every area of human functioning: physical, mental, behavioural, social and spiritual. Circumstances such as domestic violence, abuse, neglect and addiction are examples of what is happening within families that dramatically affects a child’s development, and it significantly impedes their capacity to function. But the understanding of “trauma” is frequently misinterpreted, misunderstood and minimized – leaving people responding repeatedly from wounded places, without awareness.

When combined together with developmental disability or substance abuse, the challenges are compounded enormously.

We are most effective as professionals when we understand how our clients’ personal trauma experiences influence their overall function and healing processes. Whether we work in the fields of social work or health care, child protection or education, and whether we are counselors, police officers or care givers, this mental health workshop will help us develop new skills in working mindfully and effectively with other people, the people we support and colleagues included. For any of us participating in this workshop, the upside is that we’ll become a more effective supporter to the people we care for, and the spin-off is that we’re highly likely to understand ourselves more too.

Learning Objectives

• Gain an appreciation for the deep impact that trauma has upon brain development, relational skills, coping strategies and behaviour

• Identify the red flags in behaviour that are suggestive of relational trauma, and complexities when coupled with developmental disability

• Develop skills of Attunement and “holding space” as a force for regulation, healthy brain rewiring, reflection, self-esteem and learning

• Develop practical scripts and skills related to compassionate communication

• Learn how to support others with trauma in any setting

• Understand how, as a professional, your awareness and mindfulness can open the door for improved connection with clients who live with these challenges

Who Should Attend?

This workshop is geared for health care professionals and those working in the fields of social work, child protection, child care and education.

About the Presenter

Kim Barthel is a world-renowned occupational therapist and teacher, actively supporting multi-disciplinary function and healing in many cultures. A pioneer in reinforcing the importance of relationship in therapy, she is known for blending cutting-edge developments in neuroscience with the art of compassionate inquiry. With 30+ years as an OT, Kim’s specialties include Complex Behaviour, Trauma-Informed Practice, Attachment, Sensory Processing, Autism and Mental Health. To empower personal reflection, she recently co-authored the national best-seller Conversations with a Rattlesnake with NHL hockey legend Theo Fleury. Kim’s mission is to support the conscious evolution of the human spirit.

To learn more about Kim, her website is www.kimbarthel.ca, she’s on Twitter @kimbarthelOTR and on Facebook under ‘Kimberly Barthel’

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