The Learning Curve Institute: Trauma informed Practice Workshop

Trauma informed Practice Workshop:

This workshop has been approved by The Addiction Counsellors of Ireland and has other accreditations pending for CPD points.

The purpose of this one day training is to start a conversation about how trauma and adversity affects and has affected those who use the services we provide and the appropriate responses we can implement and offer; to reflect on how others’ trauma experiences may affect those of us providing services – vicarious trauma and; to examine how we, as professionals, volunteers and peer workers, can embrace a trauma informed approach, including self-care, within our practice.

Participants should have some work experience. Suitable for: Therapists and Counsellors (please note: this is not designed for experienced therapists) and those working in Addiction Services, Social Care, Youth and Family Care, Nursing Practitioners, Homeless Agencies.

Dates and Location:

  • Dublin, The Skylon Hotel, Drumcondra:
    27 February 2019 (Wednesday)| 09.30am – 4.30pm

For full details on the course please click here:

About the Course

During the course of the day’s training we will explore the connections between

alcohol/drug use and trauma and examine what we already know about these links. There will be an opportunity to examine the challenge of trauma and why there is a relative silence and discomfort about this issue in addiction (and generic) services. The programme will provide approaches assisting how we might respond as trauma-informed practitioners - both in practical terms and in terms of encouraging agency responses, bearing in mind that trauma informed training requires a longer process than one day.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Increased understanding of Trauma
  • Increased understanding of relationship between trauma and addiction
  • Greater awareness of presence of trauma in participant's workplace
  • Better self-care awareness


Attendees will each be awarded a Certificate in “Trauma Informed Practice” from The Learning Curve Institute.

About The Learning Curve Institute:

The Learning Curve Institute is Ireland’s leading specialist trainer in mental health, addiction and best practice in the workplace. We are also a QQI Registered Provider of education programmes, workshops and training courses specialising in the areas of Addiction, Mental Health and Counselling. The LCI runs its QQI Level 5 and 6 courses in Addiction and Mental Health as public courses or can deliver these courses in-house to groups. The company has delivered training on behalf of the HSE to groups of addiction personnel and staff in 10 different locations around Ireland.

Some of the organisations and bodies that The LCI has delivered in house training workshops and courses to over the past 9 years are:

  • EmployAbility
  • Health Service Executive
  • The Probation Service
  • The Defence Forces
  • Allergan Pharmaceuticals Ireland
  • Element Six, De Beers Group
  • The Simon Communities: Dublin, Dundalk, Galway, Belfast and Cork
  • The Homeless Agency
  • Peter McVerry Trust
  • Leysin American School, Switzerland
  • International School of Lausanne, Switzerland

Other Information:

The Learning Curve Institute offers a unique post course support system whereby students are provided with the contact details of the lecturer and are free to contact him/her with any questions they may have.


Price - €125.00
This includes all handouts, materials and certificate from The Learning Curve Institute.


To secure a place on the workshop go to: and book online. For further information or assistance regarding bookings contact the office on 098 25530 or email

The course has a limited amount of spaces available so early booking is highly advisable.

Phone: 098 25530


Drumcondra, Dublin 9

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