‘Accidental’ Counsellors: Responding to Refugee Trauma Related Behaviours
27-28 April 2017
30-31 May 2017 (Newcastle)
10-11 August 2017
22-23 August 2017 (Wollongong)
17-18 October 2017 (Tamworth)
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 workshop has been designed to give workers not trained as counsellors some basic tips and skills for how to recognise and deal with difficult behaviours in trauma clients in the workplace. The first day will give an understanding of the complex issues faced by refugee clients, how to recognise refugee trauma and how to work with clients in ways that promote a sense of safety and control. The second day will be mostly practical focusing on a series of case studies and role plays to develop skills in dealing with trauma reactions.
Day 1 (Core Concepts)
- The Complexity of the Refugee Experience
- Problems Faced and Interventions to Facilitate Refugee Resettlement
- Difficulties Faced by Asylum Seekers
- Worker Skills: Key Principles and Techniques
- Vicarious Trauma, Boundaries and Self Care
- The ‘Accidental’ Counsellor
- Skills for Managing Trauma Responses: Case Studies and Role Plays
- Sadness and Depression
- Anger and Aggression
- Panic Attacks
- Suicide Threats
Suitable for people working in a range of non-clinical settings such as casework, advocacy, teaching, youth work, welfare work and community development.
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.