The Trauma-informed Practitioner Webinar

The Trauma-informed Practitioner Webinar

The Trauma-informed Practitioner Webinar

The concept of trauma-informed care has evolved over the past 30 years, from a variety of streams of thought and innovation. The application of a trauma-informed model of care is no longer limited to the provision of mental health services, rather consumers now expect this approach when working with any healthcare professional. A trauma-informed approach is of critical importance for providers of body-focused treatment services, given the relevant issues of consent, assertiveness and interoception (e.g. sensing internal signals from our body) for survivors of trauma. 

This workshop is structured to deliver: 

  • A workable definition of trauma-informed care for exercise physiology
  • Psychoeducation of the impact of trauma on the brain and body
  • A practical examination of common challenges and solutions for EPs in providing services to this population (via case studies)
  • Practical trauma-informed strategies to implement into your daily practice. 


    The content in this presentation has been informed by evidence-based research from a psychological perspective, with references to Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Somatic Experiencing, and Trauma Centre Trauma Sensitive Yoga.

    Presented by Sebastian Wise. M. Psych., Clinical Endorsement, AHPRA Board-approved Supervisor, EMDR Trained Practitioner

    Sebastian is a registered Clinical Psychologist who has worked across a number of settings, including private and public psychiatric hospitals, trauma-informed specialty education, the Department of Veteran Affairs and community private practice. 
    Sebastian is currently working at The Melbourne Clinic, a private psychiatric hospital in Richmond Victoria, where he has a special interest in the diagnosis and treatment of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD). Sebastian adopts a multidisciplinary approach to treatment wherever possible, valuing an holistic approach to recovery. As director of the Wise Psychology Group, Sebastian also supports people in the outpatient setting who are experiencing difficulties with OCD and specific anxiety-related disorders. In addition to his clinical work, Sebastian is involved in the corporate wellbeing space, with a recent workshop The Reflective Leader. In his downtime, Sebastian enjoys playing basketball and hiking.


    Thursday, 16 November 2023
    10:30am - 12:00pm AEDT
    Please note, the times listed are in Australian Eastern Daylight Savings Time. 
    Your local time will be: 

     ACT:         10:30am - 12:00pm 
     NSW:    10:30am - 12:00pm
     NT:    9:00am - 10:30am
     QLD:    9:30am - 11:00am
     SA:    10:00am - 11:30am
     TAS:    10:30am - 12:00pm
     VIC:    10:30am - 12:00pm
     WA:    7:30am - 9:00am

    Please note: This is a live webinar and needs to be watched at the specified time above. If you are unable to watch the webinar live, it will be produced as an online activity and can be purchased within the following month.

    Rates per person

     ESSA Member          $30.00  
     Non-Member    $50.00
     ESSA Student Member    $15.00
     Student Non-Member    $25.00

    Please see terms & conditions for registration type definitions.

    Access to Webinar

    You will be emailed a link to access the webinar approximately one hour prior to the scheduled start time.

    Target Audience

    Any Accredited Exercise Scientist, Accredited Exercise Physiologist, Accredited Sports Scientist Level 1, Accredited Sports Scientist Level 2 and/or Accredited High Performance Manager  

    ESSA CPD Points



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    Manual Form: click here

    Registration for this professional development will close at 8:30am AEDT on Thursday, 16 November 2023.

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