We recognize the unique needs, professional challenges, and ongoing learning and support needs of being in helping, healing or social services professions. The Refuge offers focused consulting and training about complex client issues, practice development, use of self, and providing trauma-informed services.
Please see the sections below for information on the various services we offer:
- Trauma Trainings
Kaitlin Lindquist, MSW RSW offers individual clinical consultation services to other counselling professionals. She specializes in trauma-informed practice and trauma counselling approaches and theories, however she is also available to provide consultation for general counselling support as well. Kaitlin has extensive experience working with individuals who have experienced sexual violence and/or developmental trauma. Consultation can also include use-of-self work, support around vicarious trauma/compassion fatigue, burnout, and navigating systems as professionals when working in environments that are not trauma-informed. Consultations can be offered in person, by phone or virtual platform, or to staff in groups at your agency or organization.
Please note that Kaitlin is not able to provide consultation hours to fulfill requirements for certification in EMDR or Somatic Experiencing (SE), but welcomes questions about these approaches for those considering becoming trained in them.
Looking to increase your knowledge and competency in trauma-informed approaches? Stay tuned for information on trainings and workshops for professionals who interact with trauma and trauma patterns in their work.