In-House Training

In-House Training

Naomi offers In-House training tailored specifically for the needs of your organisation. She will work with you to understand your requirements, the content and length of training.
Training options can focus on one, or a combination of the topics below. Please enquire if what you need is not listed as it is likely to be incorporated in the following topics.

For ‘Open House’ training please visit Upcoming Events

  • Structural dissociation – a ‘Parts’ approach
  • Attachment, complex and relational trauma
  • Three core trauma dynamics:
    • Locus of control shift
    • Ambivalent attachment to the perpetrator
    • Victim–Rescuer-Persecutor triangle
  • Self-harming behaviour
  • Targeting interventions at the right level: autonomic – limbic – prefrontal
  • The problem is not the problem (but a solution to another problem) – the function of symptoms and behaviours
  • Shame Compass
  • Facilitating and supporting healthy expression of emotions
  • Specific issues in PTSD, Dissociative Disorders, and dissociative identity disorder: flashbacks; flooding; numbing; hearing voices; somatization; hostile – persecutory and apparent sabotaging presentations of the client’s internal intra-psychic system
  • Trauma re-enactment in therapy and therapeutic impasse
  • Utilising transference and counter-transference
  • Navigating empathic engagement and safe boundaries for the client and health professional
  • Trauma, spirituality and healing
  • Therapist Self-care: vicarious trauma,  compassion fatigue and burn out

One can hide in the past to avoid the present, or hide in the present to avoid the past.

– Ross and Halpern, 2009

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Naomi Halpern's Speaking Schedule

Thomson Geer, Melbourne
In-House Training

Trama Informed Interviewing

Violence Abuse and Neglect, Child, Youth and Family Services Population & Community Health, Sydney
In-House Training

The Snow White ‘Parts’ Metaphor: Working with complex and attachment trauma

Thomson Geer, Melbourne
In-House Training

Strategies for the Frontline: Vicarious trauma, resilience building and self-care

Human Rights Law Centre, Whistleblower Project, Sydney
In-House Training

Part 1: Trauma informed legal practice

Delphi Online: Part 1
Open House

Befriending the Tiger: Addressing vicarious trauma and resilience building on the Frontline

Delphi Online: Part 2
Open House

Befriending the Tiger: Addressing vicarious trauma and resilience building on the Frontline

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What Mental Health Professionals say about training with Naomi Halpern

This has been an inspirational and full training opportunity. Not only has the content been excellent, but Naomi's presentation has also been excellent. I really enjoyed your 'humanity' Naomi and the way you used examples from your practice, both successful and less successful ones! You obviously have strongly well developed and integrated Parts, that have overcome the past, and allow you to shine in the present! So many thanks.

Social Worker, New Zealand

The training was excellent and really well received by the team. We’d love to proceed with a full day training to continue to build on these skills later in the year.

Employment Plus - Salvation Army, Melbourne, Vic

This complex material was very well organised and well presented with helpful, relevant and striking case examples e.g. the art work client's story. The candid comments from Naomi regarding some of her personal experiences as a therapist were effective and added warmth and a 'real life' context to the core content. These brief, humorous, tangible disclosures had an opening up, relaxing, humanising effect which softened the harder cerebral slog of technical material. The exercises were useful and essential in terms of knowing what is going on in yourself as a therapist.


This was the BEST workshop I have to been to in a very long time. Naomi was engaging, extremely interesting and able to relate the concepts to real life. I didn't doze once in her presentation ;-)!! It was well worth the trip from Melbourne to Geelong to see her. I would love to see more workshops from Naomi.

Psychiatrist, Melbourne

I found Naomi's "parts" perspective within the Snow White Model of complex trauma, and the information on the neurological aspects of treatment a most helpful framework. It assisted me to integrate my pre-workshop understandings of complex trauma and strengthens my understandings.

Social Worker, Newcastle

The two days were well paced, had well organised content enhanced by the Snow White metaphor and wove together therapeutic work with the brain function in a clear and concise way. I felt validated in my work but also challenged to be more collaborative, slow down and think more widely and deeply about interactions between the parts. The Snow White model has helped me to more easily remember the functions, survival responses and attachment characteristics of the different parts.

Psychologist, New Zealand

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