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Developing counselling skills to deal with the epidemic of sexual assault and abuse in our communities

June 15 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm

Presenter: Alan Richardson

Since the George Pell conviction there has been an increased number of callers to Lifeline centres around Australia. The potential triggers for people who have been sexually assaulted and abused are now more apparent with social media (#MeToo) and the flow of news about politicians and well-known personalities that have been accused of sexually inappropriate/ illegal behaviours.

An increase of people seeking counselling from previous assault and abuse or the higher likelihood to seeking support and justice for current occurrence of sexual assault and abuse means that professional counsellors, psychologists and social workers need a structured approach for working with these clients.

This one-day workshop will provide a clear and concise training in comprehensive skills for all facets of this issue.  The training will address issues of the gender of the helper and establishing safety, establish clear boundaries to in therapy, neutralise triggers, ensure quality relational engagement with the client, establishing neuropsychotherapy interventions, interrupting patterns of emotional overwhelm and distress, establishing secure attachment patterns within self and others, re-establishing a sense of personal power and protection.

Presenter:  Alan Richardson is a psychologist in private practice in Ashgrove as well a lecturer within several Australian universities and international training schools. He teaches counselling and therapy skills across various modalities and supervises in many of the Counselling agencies in Brisbane. Alan has published on supervision using a process-oriented approach and has developed models of supervision based on ethical practice, intervention theory and skill development.

Where:  Relationships Australia. 159 St Pauls Terrace, Spring Hill

When:  Saturday 15 June, 8:30am Registration.  Enjoy networking with other counsellors from 8.30am. Topic presentation starts at 9am sharp and concludes at 4.00pm

LUNCH : Please bring one lunch item to share (low sugar preferred)..

Please click on this link https://www.trybooking.com/487692 to make your online booking now and take advantage of the Early Bird Price.

Early Bird – payment needs to be made by Sunday 2 June 2019
Members: $129               Non Members: $139                      QCA Student Members: $85

Full Ticket:
Members: $139               Non Members: $149                      QCA Student Members: $95

Capacity 40

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: This event attracts 7 Professional Development hours.

Cancellation and refund policy:  Request for a refund can be made by contacting Ros Turner at qca@qca.asn.au by the early bird cut off date. An admin fee of $5 will be deducted from the refund which is credited back to the card that was used for the booking.  Bookings are not transferable.  Any requests outside of this time period may be considered on a case by case basis.

Organiser

QCA PD Committee

Venue

Relationships Australia
159 St Pauls Terrace
Spring Hill, QLD Australia
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Organiser

QCA PD Committee

Venue

Relationships Australia
159 St Pauls Terrace
Spring Hill, QLD Australia
+ Google Map