We are a group of South Australian therapists who have come together to form the Adelaide Trauma Centre – an integrated trauma centre, inspired initially by the ground-breaking Boston Trauma Centre in USA.
We are a not-for-profit association.
Our group have a variety of professional backgrounds — social work, psychology, mental health, family therapy and yoga teaching. What we have in common is an understanding that recovery and healing from traumatic experiences involves the whole person in their life context.
We aim to:
- Increase knowledge about the usefulness of incorporating the body into trauma therapy.
- Improve access to this therapy in the community.
- Support interested health professionals to access training, supervision and a community of practice in relation to these ways of working.
- Encourage the development and implementation of Trauma Informed Care and Practice in systems and practice settings.
Our centre is a virtual one, a centre ‘without walls’ as there is no central office or main address. We work in different parts of Adelaide and between us cover some parts of the metropolitan area, more details can be found on our Contact page.
The diversity of perspectives that practitioners offer means clients, as appropriate, can benefit from the wide range of skills and experience the group has, as well as those of the individual practitioner they consult. We plan to meet regularly as a community of practitioners to consult with each other and develop our practice. As members of the Adelaide Trauma Centre we stand by our own Ethical Standards.