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Introduction to Family Therapy

Exposure to theories of family dynamics is not typically provided in undergraduate programs and practitioners often lack this understanding and the associated skills. This two day course explores two major models of practice in contemporary family therapy: systems theory and behavioural family interventions and the key therapeutic strategies offered in each approach. The Milan model of family therapy will be the focus. Professionals will learn basic skills in how to intervene using... [More]
$520 Limited GST free / $480
Introduction to Family Therapy

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Introduction to Narrative Therapy

This workshop will be an engaging, accessible, fun and thoughtful introduction to the philosophies and the practices of narrative therapy, including some of the latest developments. You will experience a combination of lectures, therapeutic work videos, transcripts, songs, written documents, practical exercises that you will be able to use immediately in your work. You will find this workshop relevant if you are working with people, groups or communities experiencing suffering. It... [More]
$520 Limited GST free / $480
Introduction to Narrative Therapy

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Negotiating Power in Change Processes

There is inherent power in all areas of the counselling, social work, casework and the change process. Both the worker and client bring their respective power to the setting. The power differential between workers and clients requires conscious, informed, caring, connected and skillful acceptance and use of that power. This training will explore the dynamics of power in the human support sectors. According to Keltner, studies show that once people assume positions of power, they’re... [More]
$260 Limited GST free / $240
Negotiating Power in Change Processes

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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 / $480
Dialectical Behaviour Therapy: Part B

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The Science and Psychology of Flourishing

Traditionally, psychology has focused on ‘illness’ and the treatment of ‘problems’, neglecting the most important areas of our lives like connection, meaning, resilience and how to enhance and build on what is working well, not just treating what isn’t. Positive psychology is not ‘happyology’, or seeing the world through rose-coloured glasses. It doesn’t pretend that bad stuff doesn’t happen. It is the study and application of positive interventions that lead to human ‘flourishing’... [More]
$260 Limited GST free / $240
The Science and Psychology of Flourishing

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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 / $240
Art and Play Therapy with Children

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The Four Drivers of Self-Harming Behaviour

Self-harming behaviour is more common than most people think. The four drivers of self-harm course will introduce participants to the four key reasons people use self-harming behaviours. The course will dispel the myth that self-harming behaviour is attention seeking behaviour and instead create a deeper understanding of what people need in order to be able to overcome self-harming behaviour. Participants will learn what not to do and say when working with a person who uses... [More]
$240 Limited GST free / $220
The Four Drivers of Self-Harming Behaviour

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Solution-Focused Brief Therapy

This popular course provides a comprehensive introduction to the ‘strengths perspective’ and resilience focus in human services work, and to the Solution-Focused Brief Therapy approach (SFBT) and its application to a range of counselling settings. The course presents the theoretical background of the approach and systematic explanation, demonstration and practice of the key skills and tools of SFBT – the main forms of questioning and interventions. Videotapes of real therapy... [More]
$520 Limited GST free / $480
Solution-Focused Brief Therapy

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The Heart and Wall

The heart and wall is a metaphor based on the Narrative Therapy ideas of ‘externalising’ the problem. This therapeutic tool is a visual externalisation that allows people to separate from problem saturated views of themselves which are limiting, and to re-connect or connect for the first time, with a view of themselves that gives acknowledgement and hope for the future. The ‘heart and the wall’ provides an opportunity for the helper to assist the person seeking help to engage in... [More]
$260 Limited GST free / $240
The Heart and Wall

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Being Here: 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]
$260 Limited GST free / $240
Being Here: Mindful Approaches in the Work with Children and Young People who have been Abused

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