NSW CPD Event: Trauma Informed Care (TIC) for Serious Mental Illness (SMI)

Seminar Presented by Gavin Prowse (Clinical Psychologist)

In Person at the Bat and Ball Hotel (corner of Cleveland & South Dowling Street, Surry Hills) and Online via Zoom

Wednesday, 26th May 2021

6:00 pm to 8:00 pm


TIC is a multidisciplinary or systemic approach to trauma-related presentations aimed at reducing harm and facilitating recovery. TIC typically includes five or six principles as applied from within one’s own treatment environment or therapeutic approach, including: Safety, Trustworthiness, Choice, Empowerment, Collaboration, and Awareness.

Although applied Clinical Psychology inherently encompasses these principles by default, when working with SMI and Complex Trauma, they can be both beneficial and detrimental to recovery goals.

This seminar aims to: Briefly demonstrate how SMI presentations can be understood from a trans-diagnostic, TIC perspective, how and why iatrogenic effects can result from both systemic and good psychological treatment, how to monitor these effects, and enable discussion on what to do about such complex issues.

About the Presenter:

Gavin has worked with SMI as a Clinical Psychologist for the past 14 years at Macarthur Community Mental Health Service in the South Western Sydney Local Health District (SWSLHD). He specialises in the application of ACT for Psychosis and provides TIC training workshops to multidisciplinary teams within SWSLHD. His clinical and research interests include: complex trauma and its relation to psychosis/SMI, understanding how and why clients engage with treatment, and medical and psychological iatrogenic effects.

Event Costs:
In Person (includes refreshments)
ACPA Members: $60
ACPA Student
Members: $20
Non-Members: $90
Registration: https://www.trybooking.com/BQLIQ
Zoom (live view only; no option for questions)
ACPA Members: $45
ACPA Student Members: $20
Non-Members: $75

Event organised by the ACPA NSW Section

For enquiries, please contact:
Anthony Harrison, ACPA NSW State Committee Representative anthony.harrison@unsw.edu.au