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Trauma Informed Practice: Interviewing Clients in Relation to Difficult Events and Difficult Circumstances eWorkshop

February 16 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm AEDT


Trauma informed practices guide workers in supporting clients in difficult circumstances. They also assist workers to manage their own stress and distress.

Many workers in many different settings have to interview clients in regard to difficult events in their lives or in relation to difficult circumstances (for example events in the client’s past, child protection concerns, disputes with neighbours). This can occur at intake as well as during ongoing work with a client.

Workers frequently find the anticipation of these interviews difficult as well finding the interviews themselves a source of distress. In addition, workers are, quite reasonably, concerned about the impact on clients of interviews where difficult events in their lives or difficult circumstances are discussed.

This eWorkshop is aimed at developing the skills of the participants in conducting interviews with a particular focus on interviews where difficult events in the client’s life may be discussed and/or difficult circumstances in a way that is consistent with trauma informed practices.

At the end of the eWorkshop the participants will:

  • Have extended their skills in conducting any type of interview

  • Have developed their skills in planning interviews in regard to difficult events and difficult circumstances in a way that is respectful of the client and their needs

  • Have enhanced their skills in supporting clients during potentially difficult interviews

  • Have extended their skills in providing support to clients following difficult interviews

  • Have greater knowledge and skill in ensuring their own well-being in the workplace

When: Wednesday, 16th February 2022 from 9:30am to 12.30pm.

Where: Online eWorkshop via Zoom. If payment has been received, you will receive the Zoom details in the week prior to the eWorkshop .

Cost: The early bird booking is $195.00 (GST incl) if registered before 2nd February 2022, after the 2nd February the Full Price is $250.00 (GST incl). Payment is required before attending the eWorkshop.

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: David Cherry
David Cherry is a Clinical and Forensic Psychologist who has been working for over 40 years. David has conducted interviews for many different purposes over the course of his career. He has also provided training for staff on interviewing for staff in the health, welfare, education, aged care, disability sectors as well for those who work with the homeless. David has also provided training for a range of occupational groups on managing vicarious trauma.


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