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Unpacking the Complexity of Hoarding and Squalor

Hoarding and Squalor is on the increase. It is estimated that there may be as many as 600,000 Australians living in clutter or severe domestic Squalor. This equates to 2.6% of the population. For the most part, workers stumble across these situations when assisting consumers with other issues, and struggle to understand how to work with and support consumers in this area. This training will equip workers to understand Hoarding Disorder (HD) and Severe Domestic Squalor (SDS) by... [More]
$540 Limited GST free
Unpacking the Complexity of Hoarding and Squalor

<p>Hoarding and Squalor is on the increase. It is estimated that there may be as many as 600,000 Australians living in clutter or severe domestic Squalor. This equates to 2.6% of the population. For

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Trauma and Addictions

This course aims to explore the nature of the relationship between trauma (especially childhood trauma) and addiction. The hypothesis that addictions are a functional escape from pain (Durand, 1986) will be explored. People in active addiction will often continue to move from crisis to crisis. And paradoxically the tendency towards further addictive behaviour as a response to crisis will be explored. The counsellor is well placed to reflect the contextual stressors that client’s... [More]
$270 Limited GST free
Trauma and Addictions

<p>This course aims to explore the nature of the relationship between trauma (especially childhood trauma) and addiction. The hypothesis that addictions are a functional escape from pain (Durand, 1986

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If there isn't a class to suit you, please the waiting list.

Complex Trauma and Mental Health

The Adverse Childhood Experience study (ACE study) outlines the detrimental legacy left in the wake of complex childhood trauma. Yet, these early negative experiences do not need to define or determine one’s life and experience of Self. Understanding the impacts of complex trauma and the relationship with adult mental health symptoms is a key step in transforming this legacy. Understanding the impact of complex trauma on the brain (neurological structures and functions), psychology... [More]
$540 Limited GST free
Complex Trauma and Mental Health

<p>The Adverse Childhood Experience study (ACE study) outlines the detrimental legacy left in the wake of complex childhood trauma. Yet, these early negative experiences do not need to define or

...

If there isn't a class to suit you, please the waiting list.

Let’s Talk About Gambling

Problems related to gambling can present in a range of guises such as financial, legal, relationship, housing, drug and alcohol, child protection and mental health concerns. Therefore, it is likely that professionals working in a range of settings other than the gambling specific context will encounter people with gambling related problems. Raising and addressing the issue of gambling within non-specialist settings can pose a challenge for professionals. However, the opportunity to... [More]

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Substance Abuse - ICE

Many clients with complex needs have experienced an intensification of these needs and risk factors due to their abuse of ICE. This interactive, engaging, and highly informative 1-day program will equip community sector workers with the knowledge and skills required to work with clients who are affected by ICE. [More]

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Acts of Resistance, Acts of Reclaiming: Using Narrative Therapy when Working with People who have been Subjected to Sexual Assault

Hearing stories of sexual assault can be challenging, particularly when this is regularly part of the work. Workers may get weighed down by the stories, and may hold worries about re­traumatising clients during the counselling, health check or court preparation process. While primarily focusing on counselling, this workshop will support workers in a variety of fields when responding to the impact of sexual assault. It draws on the theory and practices of Narrative Therapy to... [More]

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From Addiction to Connection and Recovery

It has been said that the opposite of addiction is connection, but to what specifically should a person seeking recovery be connecting to? Some find strength in their connection to family and loved ones, for some it’s God, and some it’s a connection to land. We each have our own sense of connection and hold our own meaning to this. However, the strengths gained from any connection firstly depends on connection to self – it is only through our inner self that we can feel a sense of... [More]

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Unravelling Poly Addictions – Addressing Substance Dependency and Behavioural Addictions

The impact of stimulating the reward systems of the brain is evident across the full range of addictive behaviour. Biochemically methamphetamine closely resembles dopamine. Chasing the highs and euphoria of addictive substances or addictive behaviour leads to temporary satiation of the reward systems. For the psychology of the user at these times ‘all is right with the world’. Yet all is not right. The feeling of satiation is temporary and distant from the reality of active... [More]

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Mental Health First Aid for Community Sector Workers

The Mental Health First Aid is a 2 day evidence based program that equips people to respond to someone developing a mental health problem, experiencing a worsening of an existing condition or is having a mental health crisis. MHFA will teach you how to recognise, provide initial assistance and guide people to appropriate treatments and support. The course covers forms of anxiety, depression, substance use, psychosis and suicide. It will enable you to feel confident and be able to... [More]

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Mental Health First Aid

This Mental Health First Aid course will teach you how to provide initial support to other adults who may be experiencing a mental health problem or mental health crisis, using a practical, evidence based Action Plan. Many of our service users can add trauma, abuse or significant difficulties in life to the range of issues that may add to the likelihood of mental health concerns. We need to be able to recognize, support and respond in a way that supports people with mental health... [More]

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