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Five Casework/Counselling exercises to engage anyone about anything – 15-Feb-2023

February 15 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm AEDT


In casework or counselling, the first and most important thing is to connect with the person in front of us, to build a relationship, so that together, we can explore what’s important, and what’s troubling, to this person. Engagement is about what, how and who. It’s about the process of catching a person’s attention about why we are meeting, it’s about firing their imagination in terms of how we how we might work together, and about creating an increased hope and experience that things can be different.


The workshop will take you through a variety of multi-sensory exercises that can be used in-person or online. The exercises will include the use of image and video for any content, simple drawing/‘scribbles’, movement and conversational as well as non-verbal reflective activities.

Participants in this 3-hour workshop will:

a) Experience first hand the activities

b) Explore how these activities can lead to a deepening of conversations and the possibility of

informed change

c) Understand the thinking/principles behind the activities

When: Wednesday 15th February 2023 from 9.30am-12.30pm.

Where: Online, delivered via Zoom. You will receive a Zoom link prior to the workshop where you will be able to access the eWorkshop.

Cost: The early bird booking fee (before the 1st February 2023) is $195.00 (GST included). The full price after the 1st February is $250..00 (GST included).

To register: Register and complete payment. A Tax Invoice will be emailed to you. The payment needs to be completed before the workshop occurs, for the registration to be fully confirmed.

Facilitator: Peter Slattery

Many years ago, Peter did a B.A. in Social Science and an M.A. in Psychology. He says he thoroughly enjoyed his time at university and freely admits to having learned something. He also says that the past 30 plus years of working with young people, especially with those having a hard time of life, have taught him a lot more, and given him some ideas about how to make use of what he learned at university. Today, Peter works freelance across Australia and Aotearoa New Zealand, with occasional jaunts into Asia, North America, the U.K. and Europe. He continues working with young people in all the places you expect to find them; within all the school systems, as well as within refuges, rehab centres, the many forms that youth programs take and in juvenile justice settings. Having done this work for a long time now, Peter finds himself in demand as a trainer of workers, as a supervisor and mentor, and seems to be constantly invited to speak at conferences both within Australia and overseas. He has published extensively in both the E and the hard-copy worlds. He says he considers himself extremely lucky, and thinks of his work as an uplifting challenge, a privilege, a joy and often, just a lot of fun.

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