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Becoming an Even More Emotionally Intelligent Counsellor

May 18 @ 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Presenter: John Barletta

Emotions influence our decisions, behaviour, and performance in productive and unproductive ways. Our capacity to understand emotions, to be aware of them, how they impact the way we behave and relate to others, improves our interpersonal and social skills, and helps us to be more satisfied and successful. Counsellors will leave the session with ways for improving their self-awareness, empathy, resilience, and capacity to positively influence the way others feel and behave. Additionally, enhancing the emotional intelligence of clients in structured, deliberate, and research-informed ways will also be explored in some detail.

Presenter:   For 35 years John has provided education and psychological services. His career began as a teacher, then guidance counsellor, relationship educator, and tenured senior university academic, and continued with studies and work in the USA and Italy. He trained at QUT (DipT, GradDipCouns), ACU (BEd), UQ (MEdSt), OhioU (PhD), and APF-Rome. He is an energetic, practical, down-to-earth professional who bases his work on research not crazy pop psychology. He promotes healthy living via integrated positive psychology principles. His expertise includes therapy, workshops, keynotes, medico-legal and psychological assessments, corporate consulting, executive coaching, mediation, and supervision. Ohio University honoured him with the George Hill Memorial Award which recognises the outstanding scholarship, service and leadership of a graduate. He is author of The Home Therapist and The Practice of Clinical Supervision, has been the psychology columnist for Style magazine for many years, and is an occasional radio commentator on psychological issues. John held executive positions with QCA from 1991 to 1998.

WHERE: Relationships Australia 159 St Pauls Terrace Spring Hill on the corner of St Pauls Tce and Warren St opposite the Villa Maria Church Nursing Home. There is some parking under the building and free parking in Warren St and other side streets after 5pm BUT please note that St Pauls Terrace is a clearway and if you park there you will be towed.

WHEN: 5.00pm Friday 18 May 2018.  Enjoy light refreshments, including wine, juice and snacks and a chance to meet, talk and network with other counsellors from 5.00pm.  Topic presentation starts 5.30pm and concludes at 7.00pm

Please click on this link https://www.trybooking.com/343705 to make your online booking now and take advantage of the Early Bird Price.

Early Bird – payment needs to be made by Sunday 13 May 2018
QCA/PACFA Members: $16                   Non Members: $21

Full Ticket:
QCA/PACFA Members: $21                   Non Members: $26

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: This event attracts 1.5 Professional Development hours.

Capacity 50

QCA Committee Professional Development Program


May 18
5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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QCA PD Committee


Relationships Australia
159 St Pauls Terrace
Spring Hill, QLD Australia
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