The Learning Curve Institute: Trauma informed Practice Workshop

Trauma informed Practice Workshop:

This workshop has been approved by The Psychological Society of Ireland and The Addiction Counsellors of Ireland 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:
    06 November 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 the relationship between trauma and addiction
  • Greater awareness of the presence of trauma in participant's workplace
  • Better self-care awareness


Attendees will each be awarded a Completion 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 providing a bespoke service to healthcare professionals, education establishments and industry.

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
  • Merchants Quay
  • Maynooth University
  • The Simon Communities: Dublin, Dundalk, Galway, Belfast and Cork
  • The Homeless Agency
  • Peter McVerry Trust
  • 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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