Complex Trauma

When someone experiences trauma repeatedly, or over a prolonged period, they may display different symptoms to the standard PTSD symptoms that traumatic experiences usually give rise to. Sometimes these symptoms can be very challenging to work with.


Rape & Domestic Violence Services Australia’s Understanding Complex Trauma course is designed to assist those who work with traumatised people to understand these symptoms, and to develop effective ways of responding to the challenging behaviours.


Learning Outcomes

  • Differentiate Type I and Type II traumatic experiences
  • Identify the psychological symptoms that arise from Type I and Type II traumatic experiences
  • Comprehend the symptoms of Borderline Personality Disorder
  • Understand the aetiology of Borderline Personality Disorder
  • Compare and contrast the symptoms of Complex Trauma and Borderline Personality Disorder

Course Details

Course Duration:  3 hours
Maximum Participants:  20



I found this training to be very informative and engaging. It will be helpful for me in my work. 
Sexual Assault Worker

The training provided an in-depth understanding of the factors involved in trauma. 
Community Services Worker

The presenter was excellent, and the model is easy to understand – it will be very helpful in my work.
Community Services Worker

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