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Dialectical Behaviour Therapy: Part A

Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) is an effective treatment for borderline personality disorder, suicide, para-suicide and self-harm. The treatment results in decreased suicidal and other self harm behaviour, improvement in global functioning, better retention in therapy, as well as a reduction in hospital admissions and length of hospital stay. DBT has been effectively adapted for use with adolescents, alcohol and other drug disorders and some eating disorders. Introduction to... [More]

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Acceptance and Commitment Therapy

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) is an evidenced-based form of Cognitive Behaviour Therapy. Unlike other models of psychotherapy, ACT does not target symptom reduction, but aims to maximise a person’s potential to create a meaningful and full life by using processes such as mindfulness, acceptance and value-driven action. At this workshop you will learn: The six core principles of ACT and how to use them clinically Case conceptualisation skills from an ACT perspective Tools... [More]

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Gambling Harm Minimisation

Are you working with clients who are experiencing negative impacts from gambling? This course, presented in conjunction with the Office of Responsible Gambling is a 3.5 hour workshop on Gambling Harm Minimisation, which will provide you with strategies for working with these clients. The workshop is targeted at social workers, counsellors and other community sector workers. This course is accredited by the Association of Community Workers Australia as 3.5 CPD hours. Learning... [More]
$30 Limited GST free
Gambling Harm Minimisation

<p>Are you working with clients who are experiencing negative impacts from gambling?</p><p>This course, presented in conjunction with the Office of Responsible Gambling is a 3.5 hour workshop on

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Mindful Approaches in the Work with Children and Young People who have been Abused

This course will introduce participants to the paradigm of mindfulness as studied from Eastern and Western cultural and spiritual practices such as Celtic mysticism, Christian contemplative, and Buddhism. The process of this exploration is to approach each idea with openness rather than factual certainty and allow the participants to be inquisitive about mindfulness' place in the trauma field. In this course participants will be introduced to the four essential elements: body and... [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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How am I trending? Social Media Addiction

Social media can be a powerful and valuable tool for play, communication, engagement, and promotion, offering convenience and communication opportunities in many instances. But social media can also raise questions around online safety, ethical implications (honesty/veracity) of its content, as well as problems such as compulsive or addictive use. This course will explore social media as an addiction. The scope of the course will range from social networking, social media, gaming,... [More]

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Attachment Based Therapy with Children and Adolescents

Attachment based therapy for children and adolescents focuses on an in-depth understanding of attachment theory, why it is effective and how it has become the center of family therapy. With the increase in working hours and screen based stimulation, we have also seen a rise in young people being medicalised and medicated. This course aims to repeal the shift toward young people being prematurely labeled, and first take another look at family based interventions, with proven... [More]

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Working with Adult Survivors of Childhood Trauma

Childhood trauma is often the underlying issue for people who present with a range of physical and mental health conditions including substance abuse, eating disorders, self-harming behaviour and dissociation. The complex adaptations which enable survival in childhood become the problems that interfere with quality of life in adulthood. Clinicians who may be unaware of these adaptations may really struggle to understand these behaviours. The survivor of childhood trauma... [More]

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Loss and Grief Work with Adults

“Grief has no rules, mourn your own way” was the theme of Grief Week in 2013. What does this mean and how do we support people who are grieving when our understanding of loss and grief has changed much over the last 30 years? This workshop will provide you with a general understanding and skills involved in supporting people through loss, grief and bereavement. Multiple types of losses will be discussed such as the physical, social, psychological, spiritual and community losses.... [More]

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Art Therapy for Adults

This one day workshop introduces you the therapeutic uses of art in individual and group counselling. The stages of setting up, facilitating and processing art therapy exercises will be explored in a way that maintains respect and safety for clients and group members. Ideas and activities for both non-directed and more structured and directed art therapy work will be considered. This workshop provides practical, useful and interactive opportunities to expand your practice and... [More]

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