Training

Catherine is enthusiastic about psychological theory and practice, and she offers professional development to mental health practitioners.

Free Training VideosA selection of free to view videos
Training OverviewDetailed summaries of available trainings

Upcoming Training Events

October 27th, 2021
11:00 – 1:30pm NSW time
ONLINE EVENT

Using EMDR Therapy to Treat Dissociation – Adapting your practice for TeleHealth while Maintaining Your Health

Thursday 10th & Friday 11th February, 2022*
9-5pm both days
Perth, Australia

Advanced Topics in EMDR Therapy: Extending your Practice to Work with Dissociation and Complex Trauma

* NOTE this was rescheduled from November 2021 due to Covid travel restrictions, and tickets are still available

Check out a free webinar introduction HERE
The event details below are also available as a Content Summary PDF

Saturday 12th & Sunday 13th March, 2022 – 2 days.
9-5pm both days
Cairns, Australia

Working with Dissociation
The event details below are also available as a Content Summary PDF

View Catherine’s 2 minute video introduction:


Current Trainings

A list of Catherine's current trainings is below, and you can download a PDF with detailed summaries of available trainings here or view via the Training Overview link above.

For in person trainings, please note Catherine's Covid-19 policy:

If anyone booked onto the in-person training has to isolate at the last minutes due to illness, we provide the following options:

  • If you are well enough, you can zoom you into the live event so you can still participate live.
  • If you're not well enough to attend, we'll make an audio recording, and schedule a Q&A on zoom at a later date so you get an opportunity to ask any questions you might have after listening to the recordings.

Please only book an in-person training if you are intending to attend in person; these provisions are for those who genuinely cannot attend due to illness, as we endeavour to preserve the atmosphere of our in-person events. You may wish to consider Catherine's online training options if remote attendance is your preference.

An Overview of Parts Work - the 7 elements used to prepare dissociative clients for resolving traumatic memories

A webinar to help clinicians feel more confident treating dissociation (30 minutes plus 15 minutes Q&A)

Do you recognise these therapeutic challenges?

  • I and my client are both working hard in the intervention, but changes aren't happening for the client and I'm not sure why.
  • A client expresses high motivation to use skills in session, but then somehow can't make it happen between sessions.
  • A client is struggling to take on therapeutic advice or try skills, and is stuck in a belief that nothing will work or everything you suggest is too hard or not right for them somehow.
  • A client is diligent in treatment and the treatment works for a period, but they keep relapsing under stress, and you're not clear about why.

Dissociation and the internal conflicts caused by dissociative structures are a common reason that you see these challenges in your therapies.

In this brief (30 minute) overview of parts work, Catherine explains why our therapies don't land when dissociation is present, and what you can do about it. She defines and demonstrates the 7 essential elements of parts work interventions, that is, therapies that work on harmonising the functioning of different parts of the nervous system, to encourage a more integrated way of being in the world.

If you're interested in learning more details on parts work, join Catherine in Sydney.


Current Trainings

A list of Catherine's current trainings is below, and you can download a PDF with detailed summaries of available trainings here or view via the Training Overview link above.

For in person trainings, please note Catherine's Covid-19 policy:

If anyone booked onto the in-person training has to isolate at the last minutes due to illness, we provide the following options:

  • If you are well enough, you can zoom you into the live event so you can still participate live.
  • If you're not well enough to attend, we'll make an audio recording, and schedule a Q&A on zoom at a later date so you get an opportunity to ask any questions you might have after listening to the recordings.

Please only book an in-person training if you are intending to attend in person; these provisions are for those who genuinely cannot attend due to illness, as we endeavour to preserve the atmosphere of our in-person events. You may wish to consider Catherine's online training options if remote attendance is your preference.

An Overview of Parts Work - the 7 elements used to prepare dissociative clients for resolving traumatic memories(A free short webinar on Friday 2 September 2022)
Working with Dissociation – 2 day training – Sydney(Available in person only, not available online)
Advanced Topics in EMDR Therapy(Available now online, or in person by request)
Safety Planning for Practitioners(Available now online in partnership with Pracademics)
Working with Dissociation: an Introductory Workshop(Available now online, or in person by request)

Training through the Brisbane Harmony Centre

Catherine also offers professional development opportunities for mental health practitioners through the Brisbane Harmony Centre. Visit the training page of the Brisbane Harmony Centre website to find out more about their programs, including:

Harmonious DiscussionsCommunity building and educational events for mental health practitioners working with trauma