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6 Day Certificate Course: Trauma Counselling for Front Line Workers

Attention Social Workers and Social Service Workers - you may be eligible for an up to $500 reimbursement for the registration fee. For more information on the Fund and how to apply visit www.swsswpdf.org

Natalie Zlodre M.S.W., R.S.W.Speaker: Natalie Zlodre, MSW, RSW


Date: September 24th, 25th & 26th and Oct 29th, 30th and 31st , 2018


Time: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm


Location: To be determined, London, Ontario







Early Bird Registration (Before August 22nd, 2018)
$950 plus hst = $1073.50


Group Rate (5 or more people)
$9000 plus hst = $1017.00  per person


Group Rate (10 or more people)
$850 plus hst = $960.50  per person


Regular Rate (After August 22nd, 2018)
$1025 plus hst = $1158.25


For group rates, please contact us for an invoice and total quote.




CANCELLATIONS: Cancellations received three weeks or more prior to the event will be eligible for a full refund, minus a $100 cancel fee. Cancellations received less than three weeks before the event are not eligible for a refund. However, you may send a colleague in your place..





About This Workshop

Natalie Zlodre M.S.W., R.S.W.


The Certificate in Trauma Counselling program is designed for experienced front-line workers (nurses, clergy, social workers, residential workers, addiction counsellors) who provide short-term (non psychotherapy) counselling contact with vulnerable populations in community-based settings.


The trauma issues experienced by clients/consumers may include: early childhood trauma, violent crime, work related trauma, motor vehicle accidents and chronic and terminal illness.


Participants will be given the most current information on the biopsychosocial phenomenon of psychological trauma, and training in how to assess and respond ethically and appropriately to clients, given the parameters of the workplace. We will also examine how workers and organizations are affected by and respond to working with traumatized individuals and develop approaches to work that enhance personal and professional resilience.



About the Speaker

Natalie Zlodre M.S.W., R.S.W.Natalie Zlodre M.S.W., R.S.W. is the Director of Community Resources and Initiatives, a trauma-informed consulting firm based in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.  She was Head of the Trauma and Resiliency Centre and Associate Director of Training at the Gail Appel Institute, Hincks-Dellcrest Centre in Toronto. 

Her professional focus is in the areas of: acute trauma, developmental/complex trauma and the impact of trauma on professionals and on mental health services. Natalie provides training, clinical consultation and supervision to mental health professionals and organizations. Her theoretical framework is trauma-informed and strength-based.

Natalie is an experienced training facilitator and has provided hundreds of presentations nationally and internationally.  She has educated psychiatrists, physicians, psychologists, social workers, nurses, direct service workers, clergy and community workers.  She is known for her direct and lively style and her ability to translate complex theories about traumatic responses into relevant practices for post-traumatic growth in vulnerable populations.



Workshop Objectives

Natalie Zlodre M.S.W., R.S.W.


Participants Will Learn:

Identification: Participants will learn to identify and understand the range of reactions traumatized individuals may experience such as:

  • Acute PTSD, PTSD, Grief/Bereavement Reactions: Developmental Trauma, Complex Trauma, Developmental Trauma, chronic frustration and misery, dissociative reactions and anxious and disorganized attachment patterns.

Assessment: Participants will learn key questions to ask clients in acute and complex situation to assess and guide interventions.


Interventions: Participants will learn strategies that will assist clients in adaptive coping and overcoming the debilitating effects of:

  • Hypo/hyerarousal, affect dysregulation, sleep dysregulation, intrusive imagery, flashbacks and nightmare management, guilt shame, blame, client paralysis and therapeutic impasses.
  • The objective with clients who have experience a single incident trauma is to help clients recover to base-line functioning by using psych education and symptom management strategies.
  • The objective with clients who have experienced complex/ developmental trauma, is to mitigate layers of human suffering that has manifested in entrenched rigid maladaptive patterns. Our work with clients is to bring clarity to the origin, presence and manifestations of these patterns and to develop a systematic process for changing the core belied system, schema that drives these patterns.



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