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Kathy Steele Webinars 2021 - 7 Topics - 25 hours of Webinars

Recordings & Live Webinars January - October 2021

Seven interesting topics pertaining to the Assessment and Treatment of Complex Trauma and Dissociative Disorders in adult clients who have been exposed to developmental trauma. Purchase individual topics or purchase them all for a 20% discount PLUS an extension of the recording viewing time!

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Working with Self Injury and Suicidality in Complex Trauma and Dissociation

Commencing 28th April 2021 for 3 sessions, recordings included

For one hour a week over three weeks, we will look at specific interventions will be addressed, including approaches for specific dissociative parts that are active in self-harm dynamics.

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Treatment of Traumatic Memory in Dissociative Disorders (Advanced)

Commencing 26th May 2021 for 3 sessions, recordings included

Explore how to organise the work with dissociative parts of the client, what to look for to ensure adequate pacing, how to decide whether the client as a whole or only certain parts of the clients should participate, how to titrate experience and time to pace the work, how to pendulate to the present moment from memory, how to bracket memory work with positive experiences, among other interventions.

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Ethics and Boundaries in Complex Trauma & Dissociation

Commencing 23rd June 2021 for 4 sessions, recordings included

Common ethical challenges will be discussed, including reporting and confidentiality issues; ongoing abuse and revictimization; ethical issues related to self-harm, suicidality and danger to others; boundary issues; management of the therapeutic relationship and intense countertransference; ethical management of impasses.

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Transference, Countertransference and Erotic Transference in Complex Trauma and Dissociation

Commencing 8th September 2021 for 4 sessions, recordings included

We will explore challenging dynamics that pull us to act urgently or to reject the client in some way, and how to recognize and manage these in ourselves, how to recognize enactments from our own histories and how they intersect with the client’s own enactments.

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Working with Resistance in Complex Trauma & Dissociation

Commencing 6th October 2021 for 4 sessions, recordings included

In these sessions, chronic resistance will be discussed as a co-creation of therapist and client. We can compassionately understand resistance as inevitable and an essential focus of psychotherapy, and as a phobic avoidance of what is perceived to be intolerable by the client.

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International Summit on Psychedelic Therapies for Mental Illness

The two-day International Summit on Psychedelic Therapies for Mental Illness will be hosted in Melbourne, Australia. This will be based on current promising research in the treatment of depression and PTSD in the US.

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Emotion Coaching Training

This training is for adults working in education and community settings and provides participants with theory, research and practice of emotion coaching for professionals.
Participants will be prepared to begin practicing emotion coaching in their setting.

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School-based Neurofeedback Clinic

with Elise Rowland

The Hummingbird Centre provides a specialised Neurofeedback therapy service at Wakefield behavioural school to support emotion regulation.

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Group Consultations with Kathy Steele

The Hummingbird Centre is pleased to provide small group consultations with Kathy Steele. This opportunity can be used to discuss complex clients with an international expert in the field of complex trauma and dissociation along with a small group of your peers.

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EEG - Enhanced Beginner Skills with Dr Mary Ammerman

From 6th February, 2020

8 week online webinar. Begin to understand what the EEG reveals, in terms of the client's internal experience, learn to assess client progress from it.

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Newcastle Complex Trauma Mental Health Professionals Network (MHPN)

The Hummingbird Centre Director Alikki Russell has been the Coordinator of the Newcastle Complex Trauma MPHN since its inception in 2014. This MHPN offers free professional development and networking opportunities to over 500 local Medical and Allied Health Professionals who share an interest in Complex Trauma. 

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Past Events and Training

Parent-Infant Therapy for Transgenerational Trauma

Psychiatrist Louise Newman presents a 2 hour webinar on Parent-Infant Therapy for Relational Trauma. Transgenerational attachment themes form a crucial part of the assessment of parent-infant psychodynamics. This approach to parent infant intervention focuses on supporting the parent in reflecting on their own early experiences and developing ideas about change and their wishes for a different form of relating with their own infant.

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Workshop: Yoga and the Traumatised Body

18th & 19th May, 2020 CANCELLED

This two day workshop is presented by Shirley Hicks from Trauma Sensitive Yoga Australia. Ideal for Counsellors, Psychotherapists, Psychologists, Psychiatrists, Rehabilitation Therapists, GP's, Mental Health Nurses, Social Workers and Occupational Therapists. Explore a range of simple practices from seated breathing to some gentle bending and twisting that will give you some in clinic tools to use.

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Sensorimotor Psychotherapy with Pat Ogden

This workshop will examine how the body’s patterns forecast the future and look at the role of the body in the treatment of trauma and attachment disturbances. The second part of this workshop will look at the challenges of body therapy in an online format, addressing office set-up, use of props, tips to maintain an emotional connection and special considerations in working with posture and movement in a telehealth format.

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Understanding Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation - FREE WEBINAR

Live 90 minute webinar: 9am, 6th May 2021
Recording also available

This 90 minute webinar will provide an overview of what Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) is and who can benefit. We will explore the evidence for TMS, Australian clinical experience, and the practicalities for prescribing.

Presented by Dr Ted Cassidy who is the Chief Medical Officer at TMS Clinics Australia. 


EMDR History Taking, Case Conceptualisation and Target Identification - FREE Webinar

15th July, 2020

Psychiatrist Dr Tom Flewitt approaches history taking from an Adaptive Information Processing perspective with regards to exploration of adverse life experiences as a therapeutic intervention in its own right.


Relationships, Behaviour and an Integrated Brain with Tina Payne Bryson, PhD

12th November, 2020 

In this 2 hour online training, based on her two New York Times BESTSELLERS, Dr. Bryson presents the latest scientific research—with a special emphasis on neuroplasticity and the changing brain—in a way that’s clear, interesting, and immediately practical. The focus is on better understanding the role of experience and focused attention on the ever-developing brain.

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T.I.P.S - Trauma Informed Practice Seminar

24th & 25th February, 2020

This two-day workshop will explore the impact of trauma on neurodevelopment in childhood and introduce the Neuro-Sequential Model of Therapeutics (NMT). Presented by Gabrielle Duffy.

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Practical Strategies for Maximising Client Stability and Regulation - FREE Webinar

29th July, 2020

This is the perfect webinar if you’re finding it challenging to keep clients on track and for working with highly dysregulated clients. By introducing these practices in the session there is a greater possibility that clients will embrace and start to use these strategies outside the session as well.

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A Practical Integrative Approach to Treating Complex Dissociative Disorders:
A Training Intensive with Kathy Steele, MN, CS

6th - 9th November 2019
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This four-day intensive will offer an introduction to working with complex dissociative disorders, including Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID). A practical and easily understandable integration of theory and treatment approaches will provide a solid foundation for offering effective therapy to highly dissociative clients.

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Synergetic Play Therapy with Lisa Dion - 4 Webinars

October 2020

This Introduction to Synergetic Play Therapy webinar series takes you on a journey to explore the neuroscience behind what is happening in the playroom, how to repattern a child’s nervous system, and what it means to become an external regulator in the playroom. This course is perfect for clinicians working therapeutically with children and their families.

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Working with Infant-Parent Emotional Interaction

October 16th 2020, 9am - 11am

An Introduction to Relational Psychotherapy - This session will provide an introduction to the model of interactional attachment based infant-parent psychotherapy and the key focus on observable emotional interaction.

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Kathy Steele Webinar Series x 3

Concluded June 2020 - Recordings available for Viewing

Running over 5 weeks per series, these one-hour webinars are designed for mental health professionals working with, or interested in, complex developmental trauma.

Series One: Attachment and Dependency in the Therapeutic Relationship
Series Two: Working with Chronic Shame
Series Three: Working with the Inner Critic

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Building New Pathways for Professionals

The Building New Pathways training explores trauma and brain development, practical strategies for complex behaviours, and relationship-based strategies for improving connections with children who have experienced developmental trauma. Run by Psychologist Phil Bird. This training will help you understand the latest neuroscience on how trauma impacts the nervous system and a child's emotional and behavioural world.

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Attachment & Marte Meo with Dr Robyn Dolby

March 2021

When children and families bring their concerns to you, what is the emotional work that needs to be done? It requires a relational approach to enhancing child social and emotional development. Marte Meo is a method which focuses on the importance of connection and communication in the building of relationships and emotional connections.

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Exploring Drug and Alcohol Treatment from a Trauma-Informed Approach

Webinar: 30th March 2021, 10am AEDT

Sarah Etter from Odyssey House in Sydney explains the current approach to drug and alcohol addiction treatment, skills to increase your knowledge, understanding and confidence when working with clients presenting with Drug and/or Alcohol concerns.

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Attachment-Aware Preschools

with Dr Rickie Elliott at Mulberry Cottage in 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019; Also at The Glen Aboriginal Residential Drug & Alcohol Rehabilitation Centre in 2019; Also at Cameron Park Preschool 2019; Also at Charlestown Preschool 2019.

This training is a way of thinking about children that enables carers and educators to look beyond the children's immediate behaviour and think about how to meet their relationship needs. This training covers Attachment, Relationships and Regulating Child Emotion in early education settings. This approach fits well with childcare practice, in which the quality of the relationships you make with children, the way you support their relationships with peers, and the partnerships you develop with their families, are crucial.

Workplace Wellbeing

Workplace Wellbeing
with Clinical Psychologist Dr Lisa Millar, 28th May 2020.

Suitable for any workplace in any health care field: Emotional Wellbeing and Mental Health in the Workplace. This presentation covers stress, burnout, compassion fatigue, trauma, promoting workplace wellbeing, working from home challenges and post-traumatic growth. One of our clinicians can attend your work place or conference event to educate staff and management on improving your work place well being.

Assessment of Complex Trauma and Dissociation

Recorded February 2021

Learn how to differentiate symptoms of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Complex PTSD and Dissociative Disorders.

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Treatment Trajectories and Prognosis in Complex Trauma and Dissociation

Recorded March 2021

What informs us of how long and challenging a treatment course might last with clients who have Complex PTSD or Dissociative Disorders?
Recorded in March 2021, this webinar series explores factors that affect prognosis and the length and course of therapy in complex trauma and dissociative disorders.

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Complex Families with Dr Rickie Elliott

2018 at the Hunter Postgraduate Medical Institute

Clinial Psychologist Rickie Elliott shares with the students at HPMI a trauma-informed approach to dealing with complex families.

Trauma Informed Practice in the Early years

with Deb Costa.

The Preschool Inclusion Program welcomed Deb Costa to discuss with early childhood educators:

  • an understanding of developmental processes during the early years, including brain development, and the role of attachment experiences and the impacts of trauma and neglect during this time.
  • a range of tools and approaches for supporting children and adults in early years settings.

The practical and engaging nature of this 3-part workshop provided insight, knowledge, and practice application ideas for working with all children, and enhancing work with vulnerable children.

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Attachment, Regulation and Competency (ARC) Trauma Treatment for Children and Adolescents

2 Day Certificate Course

The Attachment, Regulation and Competency (ARC) model is a flexible framework proven to enhance effective trauma treatment by intervening with both the child and the caregiving system; allowing you to foster the supportive environment necessary for healthy development and lasting change. ARC gives you a roadmap to cultivate attachment in traumatised children, build the self-regulatory skills they need to identify and manage powerful emotions, and establish a positive sense of identity that will set the stage for a healthy and fulfilling adult life.

The Hummingbird Centre will offer our staff and affiliates the opportunity to participate in a 2 day certificate training with a group of likeminded clinicians who have been implementing the ARC model into their treatment over several years.

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