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).
$349 full | $299 concession
The workshop fee includes entrance to the workshop over the two days, a certificate of attendance, a printed copy of the PowerPoint slides, and morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea.
152-168 The Horsley Drive
Carramar NSW 2163
Parking: Some onsite parking available (enter off Mitchell St), free street parking
Train: Fairfield train station is a 20 minute walk, Carramar train station is a 10 minute walk
Bus: 904 or 905 from Fairfield train station
A certificate for the full 2 days will be emailed after the event to attendees who signed on both days. A certificate for one day attendance will be emailed after the event to attendees who only attended and signed on to one day.
CPD hours = 15
This workshop adheres to the continuing professional development standards of most professional bodies. Please check the CPD policy of your professional body.
CPD formal endorsements
Payment of the registration fee is online by credit card and a receipt/confirmation will be automatically emailed to you. An administration fee of $30 applies to all cancellations made more than 14 days before the event. Registration once paid cannot be cancelled 14 days or less before the event, regardless of personal circumstances. Registration can be transferred to another delegate only if STARTTS is informed of the name change. Registration can be transferred to a different workshop only if notice is given to STARTTS 14 days before the date of the original event the delegate registered for. The concession price is for full-time students and pensioners only and a photocopy or pdf of a valid concession card must be forwarded to the STARTTS training team upon registration. Registrations will not be confirmed until full payment is received. The STARTTS Training Team can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org or (02) 9646 6700.
Phone: (02) 9646 6700 Ask for the Training Administration Officer