Trauma Informed Career Development Practice

This Trauma Informed Career Development Practice workshop is an evidence-based program that reflects current trauma research. It provides career development professionals with informed skills and strategies to identify challenges, along with tangible tools to work effectively with individuals who have a history of trauma and are engaging in career development. It will also include discussions on COVID-19 and collective trauma.

This workshop is not intended to train CDPs to diagnose trauma in their clients.  It is intended to provide CDPs with the tools they need to work with clients who may have a history of trauma and who are engaging in Career Development activities. This is an interactive workshop that deals directly with trauma material.  Please note, some students may find some of the material triggering.  We will address this in the workshop and it should be known to students before they are enrolled. 

Week 1:  Fundamentals
  • Defining Trauma
  • Understanding Signs & Signals
  • Understanding impacts on Career Development
Week 2: Career Development and Trauma
  • Describing impacts in detail
  • Understanding influence of trauma on Career Development tasks
  • Understanding trauma informed practices
Week 3: Trauma Informed Career Development Practice
  • Describing strategies to work in trauma informed ways
  • Describing specific career development strategies
  • Working on case studies

Registration Details

Dates  April 10 - 30, 2022

 Fully Online, 15 hours total

 Live Sessions: April 13, 20 and 2, 2022

 6:00pm to 7:30pm PST

Tuition  $515.00, includes all materials
CRN  21081
To Register  Call 604-527-5472  or contact CE Registration

Presenter Biography

Catherine Hajnal, PhD, is an educator with over 25 years of experience creating learning environments that foster a deeper understanding of the human condition.  With a specialization in the losses inherent in life’s many transitions, Catherine facilitates exploration of the process of grieving and its transformative potential. She completed her doctoral work in Human Factors Engineering at the University of Wisconsin exploring the intersection of occupational safety, health and well-being, and the design of work. 

Seanna Quressette, MEd, CCDP, is a trained Trauma Therapist who also has over 30 years of experience in the Career Development sector.  Seanna is the Coordinator of Continuing Education at Douglas College in the Faculty of Applied Community Studies and works in private practice. She brings to her workshop experience, knowledge and expertise in both trauma work and career development.