This is a two-part online workshop exploring the practice of trauma-informed care within career development intervention and the context within which services are provided . Working from a trauma-informed perspective does not require that career development practitioners be experts on trauma or that they intervene in relation to their students’ or clients’ trauma. Clients want career practitioners to attend to their career concerns. However, a general understanding of trauma and its impact on clients and their career-related behaviour strengthens practitioners’ ability to structure and pace intervention according to clients’ current needs.
Session 2 Covers:
- Use of trauma-informed language (Do I need to say the word “trauma” to work from a trauma informed perspective?)
- Intentional skill use:
- Understanding functions of general skill categories (Questions, Reacting, Structuring).
- Intentional use of questioning and reacting skills.
- Using skills to reinforce professional boundaries, deepen engagement in career process (while at the same time linking clients to mental health resources and support) and acknowledging client experience but using skills to contain and focus intervention on career concerns.
- Demonstration of trauma-informed practice.
- Brief skill practice in triads.
- Developing implementation intentions for using skills immediately post-workshop.
Registration for event is available on the Career Education of Australia website: https://ceav.vic.edu.au/shop/session-2-trauma-informed-career-practice-december-6-2022/c-25/p-5902