Providers submit their details to create their professional profile which will be available to the public. Providers are asked to provide information related to their general contact details, practice location/s, and a detailed description about their expertise and ways of working with people who experience complex trauma.
This will form their professional profile.
- Resources to assist practitioners write their description for the Directory
- Trauma-informed Care and Practice language for Clinicians from a Survivor perspective
These may be terms you recognise or that you may know the theory behind. What you may not know is what they mean to survivors. For more information please visit Resources
Brief for practitioners with information to complete for submission to directory from the perspective of a Survivor.
When considering the information, you offer here, please have a think about the answers that we as Survivors want to know.
- What is your history in working with trauma? – a brief overview of the trauma informed work you have done and why you do what you do.
- How do you manage expectations? – an explanation of what kind of service you offer, including how and why you offer it i.e. counselling/alternatives and what kind of referral supports you have around you to support the needs of the survivor if it differs from what you offer.
- How do you plan your sessions? – explain your work limitations in relation to timing of appointments, waiting times, minimum number of appointments for Complex Trauma cases, cost structure, individual and/or group work, cancellations and what kind of space you work in ice. clinic/shared space/homely/open/reception (give detail about the physical space you use and how this supports the safety of the individual).
- What if I become overwhelmed? – explanation of your experience of working with survivors and how you physically and therapeutically manage survivors when we feel overwhelmed.
- How is your work trauma informed? – explanation of how you embed the trauma informed principles (as noted on the Glossary page) into your practice.
- Why do you want to work with people with Trauma? - explanation of what motivates you to work in this space
- How do you keep yourself up to date in relation to Trauma and Survivorship?- explanation of how you keep up to date with contemporary thinking in the area of Trauma
- How to you know you are doing a good job? - explanation of what you do if your approach