Mental Health Professionals

Kathy Steele Webinar Series x 3

Starting June 2020

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 - Webinars

Starting June 23rd, 2020

Running over 3 weeks online, these 2hr sessions will explore 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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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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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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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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Marte Meo Introductory Training

10th & 11th September CANCELLED

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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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

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

6th - 9th November 2019
CDD event

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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