Cross Cultural Assessment and Treatment of Torture and Refugee Trauma in Adults
24-25 May 2018
Price includes morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea
All registrations are online. You can elect to pay immediately with your credit card or request an invoice to pay by cheque or make a transfer to STARTTS’ bank account. Please click on the ‘Register now’ button above. A confirmation email will be sent to you automatically. Call STARTTS on (02) 9794 1900 and ask for the Training Administration Officer if you have any questions.
This two-day clinical workshop incorporates close to 30 years of STARTTS’ experience working with torture and refugee trauma in the context of resettlement and is based on the latest research in the trauma field. It aims to provide counsellors with a framework of the essentials of best practice in moving beyond symptoms to the context of clients from refugee backgrounds which includes socio-political aspects, cultural transition, resettlement and collectivism. It will cover the distinct biopsychosocial sequelae of torture and refugee trauma, including on the nervous system and memory; ways to overcome barriers to engaging clients from refugee backgrounds in therapy; and the importance of utilising a combination of body and mind approaches in a phased trauma treatment approach. It will emphasise the importance of incorporating family and community; and working with other professionals to achieve desired clinical outcomes.
- The refugee experience
- Considerations and challenges of refugee trauma work
- Clinical implications of torture and refugee trauma manifestations
- Effective cross-cultural engagement
- Comprehensive refugee clinical assessment
- Formulating a case and treatment plan for torture and refugee trauma
- Trauma treatment strategies
- Ending treatment and measuring clinical outcomes
- Self care in the face of highly traumatised clients
Suitable for clinicians only (psychologists, social workers, counsellors, psychiatrists, etc).
STARTTS – 152-168 The Horsley Drive Carramar NSW
On-site parking is available. Drive into Mitchell St at the cross-road with The Horsley Drive. Turn into the driveway on the right between Fairfield Community Health Centre and the Ambulance Station. Follow the signs to STARTTS.
The Carramar site is approximately 10 minutes walk from Carramar station and 15 minutes from Fairfield station. Alternatively, take the 904 or 905 bus from Fairfield station.
A photocopy or pdf of a valid full-time student card must be forwarded with registration form if the student price is being paid. Workshops have a limited number of participants. Registrations close 24 hours before the event in Carramar and 48 hours before the event in regional areas. A receipt will be mailed to you once payment has been received. Registrations may be cancelled up to 14 working days prior to the day of the event with a full refund. Cancellations giving less than 14 working days notice will incur a 30% cancellation fee to cover administration costs. Fees will not be refunded for cancellations the day before or on the day of the event, nor can the registration be transferred to another workshop. If a minimum number of participants is not reached, a workshop may be cancelled. Participants may transfer to another workshop or request the return of payment if a workshop is cancelled.
Many professional organisations such as the Australian Psychological Association (APS) and the Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW) state that their members may accrue Continuing Professional Development (CPD) hours by participating in activities that the member determines to be relevant to their specific professional approaches, and that are consistent with the professional organisation’s CPD policy. CPD activities do not need to be endorsed by many of these professional organisations. Please consult the CPD policy of your professional organisation.