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Art and Play Therapy with Children

This one day workshop provides a practical introduction to counselling children using art and play therapy. As toys are children’s words and play is their language, play therapy optimises children’s self-expression and safety in counselling. Learn what play therapy involves and how to maximise success in engagement with and change for children using this method. Case presentations are based on the presenter’s 20 years' of experience with children. Consideration is given to the... [More]
$260 Limited GST free
Art and Play Therapy with Children

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Interpersonal Psychotherapy

Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT) is one of the evidence-based psychological therapies approved by Medicare for treatment under Better Outcomes in Mental Health Care. Enhance your skills to empower your clients to better meet their interpersonal needs at this experiential and practical workshop. Interpersonal Psychotherapy can enable clients to develop more successful interpersonal skills and improve psychological well-being by overcoming what is not working in their interpersonal... [More]
$520 Limited GST free
Interpersonal Psychotherapy

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Responding Effectively to People who have Experienced Sexual Violence

Disclosures of sexual violence strike fear into the heart of many clinicians and the most frequent response is to refer to sexual assault experts. Latest estimates however, suggest that one in five Australian women and one in 22 Australian men experience sexual violence after the age of 15 years (Cox, 2016). Such prevalence rates mean that specialist sexual assault services are unable to respond to total demand of people affected by sexual violence. A safe relational space is... [More]
$250 Limited GST free
Responding Effectively to People who have Experienced Sexual Violence

<p>{image name:“AASW CPD Endorsed Logo” align:“right” width:“100” height:“100”}</p><p>Disclosures of sexual violence strike fear into the heart of many clinicians and the most frequent response is to

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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]
$520 Limited GST free
Dialectical Behaviour Therapy: Part A

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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]
$260 Limited GST free
Attachment Based Therapy with Children and Adolescents

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Dialectical Behaviour Therapy: Part B

Actioning the DBT principles. The second part of Introduction to Dialectical Behaviour Therapy; Part B adds to the core principles taught in Part A. Part B provides instruction and practice in the tools utilised within DBT including: diary card, chain analysis and contingency management. Participants will learn the skills required for the different modes of skills training, coaching, therapist consultation and case management. In addition Part B will provide an overview of the... [More]
$520 Limited GST free
Dialectical Behaviour Therapy: Part B

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Advanced Applications in Narrative Therapy #1: Externalising Problems and Developing Preferred Identities

‘The person is not the problem, the problem is the problem’ is one of the central tenets of narrative theory and is most vividly expressed through ‘externalising practices’. This non‐pathologising, non‐blaming/shaming approach reflects social constructionist principles ‐ that is that our thoughts, feelings and actions are informed by culture and discourse. This significantly challenges taken for granted ideas about self and identity. Designed for those who already have some... [More]

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Advanced Applications in Narrative Therapy #2: Re‐authoring Lives and Thickening Preferred Ways of Being

For clients, the step from ‘good ideas’ and insights into effective action is often a stilted, difficult one. This one day workshop, designed for those who already have some experience with narrative ways of working, looks at the process of change and the practices that consolidate steps in a preferred direction. The workshop will trace the path from finding exceptions to problem saturated stories; clients finding alternate meanings to their dilemmas; exploring the values, hopes... [More]

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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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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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