First Stage Trauma Treatment
Level One Core QoC Workshop
Part One: Thursday, May 18, 2023 | 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM EST
Part Two: Thursday, May 25, 2023 | 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM EST
Hosted via Zoom. Participants will be able to attend online or call in over the phone.
This two-part interactive and engaging workshop will explore new ways for participants to integrate trauma-informed and trauma-sensitive practices into their work and workplaces. Participants will have an opportunity to learn and practice safety and stabilization techniques that they can share with clients. Topics covered will include an introduction to trauma responses, stigma and biases, defining trauma, trauma-informed principles, screening for trauma, the Six Dimensions of Complex PTSD, First Stage Trauma Treatment Skills, and vicarious trauma.
- How to recognize trauma symptoms.
- Strengthen and build on trauma-informed practices.
- Explore how to create a safe and therapeutic environment.
- Learn about the connection between trauma and addictions.
- Review trauma-informed skills.
- Explore vicarious trauma – how to take care of you.
“Not only was the workshop informative, it provided me with a sense of hope and reminded me to fill my cup so I can hold the cup of my client until they can hold it themselves.”
“Received lots of great resources. It was a good reminder of what trauma work is and how to identify trauma. Lots of great tools/analogies to use with clients and a reminder of what I am doing well already.”
- Early Bird Ticket for Peterborough-Based Participants: $69.00*
- Regular Ticket for Peterborough-Based Participants: $89.00*
- Regular Ticket for Participants Outside of Peterborough: $109.00*
*Plus Eventbrite’s fee.
Who should attend this workshop?
This workshop is designed specifically for helping professionals. We define “helping professional” as anyone in a position of interacting with people in providing a service.
How many people can attend?
Registration for this workshop has been capped at 35 participants.
What is a level one core QoC workshop?
This refers to a workshop that is a part of QoC’s core curriculum and is offered at a more basic, 101 level, though it can be beneficial to anyone regardless of their experience.
Will I receive a certificate for attending?
Yes, you will receive a certificate of attendance after participating in the workshop and filling out a post-course evaluation.
Will these sessions be recorded?
No, these sessions will not be recorded in order to maintain the privacy of participants, but any relevant slides and handouts will be sent to attendees.
What is your refund policy?
We can offer refunds up to seven days before the first session. Eventbrite’s fee is nonrefundable. After this period, we can accept substitutions. If we must cancel the workshop, you will receive a full refund. Your satisfaction is guaranteed.
Who can I contact with further questions?
If you have an accessibility request or any other questions, please contact the QoC Project Lead at or 705-927-3448.
The cost of this workshop has been subsidized through a partnership with the Peterborough Drug Strategy and its members. Additionally, local participants can contact us to apply for a bursary.
- 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
- Thursday, May 18, 2023
- 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
- Thursday, May 25, 2023
Lindsay has held a nearly life-long interest in and passion for “People and Art” (I.e., Psychology and Creativity). She has fed this passion through her own personal artistic journey as well as throughout her professional career in the mental health and addictions field. Lindsay has had the privilege of providing therapeutic arts experiences to people from all walks of life over the past 16 years. She has provided expressive arts experiences for public school students; adults with serious and persistent mental illness; individuals with dual diagnoses (developmental disability and mental health issues); adults in private residential treatment for substance use problems; and professionals working in fields such as teaching, nursing, and counselling.
The transformative power of art-making has never ceased to amaze Lindsay. She envisions a future where the expressive arts are prescribed for health and healing. As such, Lindsay is thrilled to have the opportunity to teach and discuss Expressive Art Therapy with local service providers.
Lindsay’s curriculum vitae includes a diploma in Social Services, a Bachelor of Science (Honours) degree in Psychology, a variety of post-graduate trainings in Expressive Arts Therapy, including a Certificate in Expressive Arts from the Haliburton School of Art and Design, and most recently, a diploma in Graphic Design. She is currently working on building a private practice in EXAT based in Peterborough, Ontario.