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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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Psychological First Aid – a Crisis Intervention Model

Psychological First Aid is an evidence informed, modular approach for assisting people in the immediate aftermath of incidents and disasters to reduce initial distress and to foster short and long-term adaptive functioning. It is basic, non-intrusive pragmatic care with a focus on: listening but not forcing talk; assessing needs and ensuring that basic needs are met; encouraging but not forcing company from significant others; and protecting from further harm. First ‘do no harm’ is... [More]

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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]

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Therapeutics of Trauma Informed Care and Management

Trauma Informed Care aims to meet the needs of trauma survivors via workers and programs becoming trauma-informed (Harris & Fallot, 2001). Maxine Harris (2004) describes a trauma-informed service system as a human services or health care system whose primary mission is altered by virtue of knowledge about trauma and the impact it has on the lives of consumers receiving services. This means looking at all aspects of work and programming through a trauma lens, constantly keeping in... [More]

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Connecting Well During Challenging Phone and Online Communication

Much has changed over the last years in managing online and telephone communication with everchanging technology and the challenges of COVID 19. Face to face communication is often not an expected option and we are challenged to mange difficult conversations online and on the phone. This course will help you identify the key communication challenges in your work and how to address these. The pros and cons of different communication options will be explored with focusing on the... [More]

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