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Upcoming Events



Two experienced practitioners will share their strengths based approach and other best practice models on mentoring and supporting refugee leaders undergoing cultural transition. Two community leaders will reflect on their own experiences of leadership amongst the Mandaean and Karen communities.

Cost: $30 – More information and register

Van der Kolk2

This 2-day seminar will give clinicians more confidence in working with highly traumatised clients by demonstrating how psychotherapy and cognitive based approaches familiar to most psychotherapists, can be enhanced by integrating neurobiological and somatic based approaches into therapy.

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This innovative conference will explore the complementary role and challenges of specialist torture and trauma agencies, health services, settlement services, English and employment programs, education institutions, the community sector and policy makers, in promoting trauma recovery and successful cultural transition and integration into society.

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