ASCA CPD 2 hour workshop for Primary Care Practitioners: Identifying and Responding to Adult Survivors of Childhood Trauma (including abuse)

Friday 04 December 2015

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Workshop description (Source:
- Professionally endorsed - CPD Endorsed. This education activity has been accredited by the RACGP QI & CPD Program for 4 Category 2 points.

Unresolved childhood trauma including abuse (complex trauma) affects 5 million Australian adults. Such trauma is associated with substantial physical and mental health challenges and psychosocial issues. Daily and often unknowingly primary care practitioners see a number of such patients with diverse presentations, high co-morbidity and/or unspecified pain (MUS).

By attending this RACGP QI CPD category 2 activity GPs and nurse practitioners will be alert to the possibility of trauma underlying presentations and discrete diagnoses. They will also acquire the skills to recognise, identify, respond and refer appropriately to improve patient health and wellbeing outcomes as well as practitioner self-care.

By attending this two hour, professional development training, primary care practitioners will be able to:

  • Differentiate between single incident and complex trauma
  • Identify possible adult health presentations of complex trauma
  • Identify symptoms and signs with a trauma-informed lens
  • Implement the 5 principles of trauma-informed care safety, trustworthiness, choice, collaboration, empowerment into daily practice
  • Implement strategies to respond and/or refer identified patients appropriately
Material presented in the training will be comprehensive, and will draw on the research based of the ASCA Practice Guidelines for Treatment of Complex Trauma and Trauma Informed Care and Service Delivery (ASCA guidelines)

Who should attend?
Primary care practitioners including GPs and nurse practitioner as well as practice staff

Workshop details

Presenter: ASCA (
Venue: Scoble room, Parkes Neighbourhood Centre 80-82 Currajong Street, Parkes NSW 2870
Date: Friday 04 December 2015; Time: 18:30-20:30 with registration from 18:15
Cost: FREE (Subsidised by the ASCA - Cowra support group from donations. Consider donating).
Deposit: $50 to secure your seat; limited seats. Only refundable upon attendance to the workshop.
Includes: Two hours of training, handouts.


Registration is closed.

Event has run with nil attendance from General Practitioners although GPs are the first port of call for mental health and identification of Complex Trauma is essential to provide appropriate diagnosis and treatment.

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The workshop is subsidised by the ASCA - Cowra support group from donations.

If you wish to donate, before or after the workshop, please call 0458 698 460, or email Pascale, the ASCA - Cowra Support group co-ordinator and she will send you an email with all details to make such donation.

When the donation is received you will be sent a tax-deductible receipt.

Thank you for considering donating towards this workshop.

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