“Fixing the Mental Health Patient: accepting what we can’t change, changing what we can, and having the wisdom to know the difference.”

This is a powerful trauma workshop for General Practitioners and other professionals delivered by Sarah Campbell, passionate Clinical Psychologist and Director of Ascending Psychology. After starting her career in forensic mental health, Sarah quickly learnt about the complexity of the human condition and how that effects behaviour. Aware that no one diagnosis or theory was remotely sufficient to explain or make sense of her clients, she avidly started to explore behaviour from all angles. In doing so she become fascinated by the trauma literature and the mechanisms that humans utilise to survive. This developed further when she moved to Australia and took a role working in offshore processing. Sarah has since also worked in Remote Aboriginal Communities in Western Australia before settling into the Northern Rivers nearly three years ago.


Sarah has designed this training for General Practitioners, Nurses and Allied Health Professionals who are often at the coal face of the current mental health crisis. The training will start by exploring the impacts of developmental trauma on personality development and how this effects an individuals resilience, overall coping and interpersonal functioning in adulthood. Thereafter, she will focus on simple and practical skills that can be utilised by professionals who see patients presenting with a variety of mental health conditions. This includes basic skills to foster safety, healthy boundaries, emotional containment and accountability. Thereafter, she will focus on the importance of self-reflection and how our own sensitivities and expectations can positively or negatively effect a clients progress. This includes being aware of burnout and how this manifests behaviourally and emotionally.

Trauma workshop and the skills to work in a mental health crisis

The dates for this training are yet to be confirmed. It will however be facilitated in Murwillumbah at the Services Club in APRIL 2021. Numbers will be restricted due to COVID-19. Tickets will be available soon. The cost of this TWO hour event is $50 and light refreshments will be provided.

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Please complete the enquiry form below if you are interested in attending this presentation. If you would like to know more about a group presentation or workshop, please contact our office for more details

We really look forward to hearing from you.

The Ascending Psychology Team

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