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July 2017
$1000

Group Counselling Course

July 20 - July 28
CatholicCare Training Room, Mary Potter Building,
2C West ST (ncr Thomas St)
Lewisham, NSW Australia

The Group Counselling Course is a 4-day experiential course that includes knowledge, skills and experiences deemed necessary for facilitating counselling group programs. The course examines the scope of practice, skills used, group development, group processes and dynamics, group leadership, and standards of training and practice for group leaders. Outcomes include: Practice of effective communication skills when working in group setting Improved management of conflict within the group Greater confidence to monitor and respond to group dynamics Greater confidence to monitor…

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$242

Engaging men’s responses to family violence Workshop – Canberra, ACT

July 27
Tuggeranong Community & Function Centre,
245 Cowlishaw St
Greenway, ACT Australia

This workshop explores key skills for working effectively with men’s responses to conflict situations using a child centred approach. It explores practical ways workers can respond when working with men who experience high levels of conflict or use family violence in relationships. It focuses on early intervention work with these men so that they may access other behaviour change resources in their community. This workshop explores how workers can better engage with men to increase their motivation to access further…

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August 2017
$484

Young people and group work with Peter Slattery @ Hobart, TAS

August 9 - August 10
Banksia Room,,
Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens
Hobart, TAS Australia

Fast, challenging and fun... Young people are super-physical, super-influenced by their emotions, and respond super-impulsively to what’s going on around them. So with all this in mind this workshop will take you through a process that looks at how to harness all this for the good of a group. We will look at the skills, ways of thinking and practical strategies needed to run/facilitate groups with teenagers who at times can be challenging and difficult. We will look at the…

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$242

Core Value Therapy (CVT) Workshop – Campbell Town, TAS

August 15
Banjo’s Bakery Cafe, 84 High Street, Campbell Town, Tasmania,
Banjo's Bakery Cafe, 84 High Street, Campbell Town, Tasmania
Banjo's Bakery Cafe, 84 High Street, Campbell Town, Tasmania, Tasmania 2710 Australia

Many people describe their experience with emotions like internal thoughts and emotions that often produces mental-ill health. These negative consequences are often blamed on others and are very rarely owned by clients. To encourage a deeper sense of self-discovery for clients the ‘Core Value Therapy’ CVT was developed. CVT aims to discover what drives our clients and dominates their thinking/feelings/emotions and behaviours. Core values are often hidden and discovering the core value must be unique to each client. When this…

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September 2017
$242

Essential Skills for Effective Workers – Blacktown, NSW

September 13
Blacktown RSL,
Second Ave
Balcktown, NSW Australia

This one day workshop will introduce the participants to a range of essential skills that are vital for working effectively in a helping role. The training will be full of simple tips, ideas and strategies for helping workers provide the best possible service to their clients while enhancing their own well-being. The workshop is seen as being useful for those who are new to a helping role as well as honing the skills of more experienced workers. The workshop will…

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October 2017
$242

Engaging fathers in family based programs Workshop – Brisbane, QLD

October 9
Australian Counselling Association Training Room,
Unit 2 / 42 Finsbury Street
Newmarket, QLD 4051 Australia

This workshop allows workers, organisations or networks of services to provide more effective programs to men and families. The workshop explores the importance of the fathers’ role in family services and how programs can engage and support this opportunity. The workshop focuses on: understanding what men might want when accessing community services using strengths based approaches when working with fathers engaging men’s in child protection and family based programs exploring skills used to work with men in a non-threatening way…

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$242

Love Languages Workshop – Brisbane, QLD

October 10
Australian Counselling Association Training Room,
Unit 2 / 42 Finsbury Street
Newmarket, QLD 4051 Australia

Have you ever wondered how relationships REALLY work? How do people feel loved and express their love? How do relationships get into trouble? Love languages is a way to find your client’s relationship DNA. The five Love Languages are a fantastic KEY in assisting couples to resolve conflict in their relationship and dramatically improve their relationship at the same time. Most individuals live out of their Love Language, however, what if their partner’s love language is different. When this discord…

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$242

Engaging men’s responses to family violence Workshop – Brisbane, QLD

October 11
Australian Counselling Association Training Room,
Unit 2 / 42 Finsbury Street
Newmarket, QLD 4051 Australia

This workshop explores key skills for working effectively with men’s responses to conflict situations using a child centred approach. It explores practical ways workers can respond when working with men who experience high levels of conflict or use family violence in relationships. It focuses on early intervention work with these men so that they may access other behaviour change resources in their community. This workshop explores how workers can better engage with men to increase their motivation to access further…

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2017 Institute of Group Leaders’ Conference – Compassion – Communication – Connection – Capturing learning: Challenges in a Changing World

October 12 - October 13
Wesley Conference Centre,
220 Pitt St
Sydney, NSW 2000 Australia

When under pressure, what do you do? Return to 1st principles... Group experiences are a foundation that builds healthy communities. As a society, even though adult learning principles have existed for decades, they are often not fully lived. The next cornerstone for group work is to remain strong on its core foundations and capture the evidence that demonstrates its worth with increasing focus on: Making a difference in disadvantaged communities Supporting refugees Engaging youth Trauma Informed Practice Reducing divisiveness in…

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$242

Core Value Therapy (CVT) Workshop – Brisbane QLD

October 12
Australian Counselling Association Training Room,
Unit 2 / 42 Finsbury Street
Newmarket, QLD 4051 Australia

Many people describe their experience with emotions like internal thoughts and emotions that often produces mental-ill health. These negative consequences are often blamed on others and are very rarely owned by clients. To encourage a deeper sense of self-discovery for clients the ‘Core Value Therapy’ CVT was developed. CVT aims to discover what drives our clients and dominates their thinking/feelings/emotions and behaviours. Core values are often hidden and discovering the core value must be unique to each client. When this…

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$242

The Occasional Counsellor™ – Hobart, TAS

October 17
Mantra Collins Hotel,
58 Collins Street
Hobart, Tasmania 7001 Australia

The Occasional Counsellor™ is for staff who are not employed in a counselling role but are called upon to give others emotional support, including receptionists, case managers and direct care staff. The focus of the workshop is teaching the participants strategies for assisting individuals who are sad, upset, bewildered, confused, angry or suicidal while clearly remaining within their role. The workshop covers the following areas: the skills of the helper including the importance of empathy and when not to empathise…

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$242

Difficult Conversations-How to Talk to Almost Anyone About Almost Anything – Hobart, TAS

October 18
Mantra Collins Hotel,
58 Collins Street
Hobart, Tasmania 7001 Australia

This workshop is for anyone who may be involved in any sort of difficult conversation about almost any topic. The workshop will cover: how to structure a difficult conversation and find a positive purpose the importance of empathy and when not to empathise keeping the conversation on track and using language that does not create resistance. recognising when not to have a difficult conversation and how to leave a conversation that may be unhelpful gaining agreement with the other party…

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$1500

2017 GROUP LEADERSHIP TRAINING COURSE (6-days)

October 26 - November 16
CatholicCare Training Room, Mary Potter Building,
2C West ST (ncr Thomas St)
Lewisham, NSW Australia

The NSW Institute of Group Leaders consists of an expert working group of specialists in the field of group leadership. It is a non-profit organisation that aims to increase the knowledge and skills of group leaders operating in a wide variety of settings. The Group Leadership Training Course is a 6-day experiential course that includes knowledge, skills and experiences deemed necessary for general competency of group workers. Core training is considered a prerequisite for advanced practice in group work. The…

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November 2017
$484

The Power of Apology Workshop – Blacktown, NSW

November 6 - November 7
Blacktown RSL,
Second Ave
Balcktown, NSW Australia

Relationship Education and Therapeutic Group Work frequently focuses on developing communication and conflict management skills. But as Group Facilitators, we have often had limited training to enable participants to experience healing in their ongoing relationships, when core attitudes and actions of their loved ones cut into their souls and deeply wound them. This workshop is a meaningful and personally enriching one, created for YOU, the Facilitator! Heather will guide you on your own personal exploratory journey so that by the…

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$484

Young people and group work (Nov) @ Blacktown, NSW

November 8 - November 9
Blacktown RSL,
Second Ave
Balcktown, NSW Australia

Young people are super-physical, super-influenced by their emotions, and respond super-impulsively to what’s going on around them. So with all this in mind this workshop will take you through a process that looks at how to harness all this for the good of a group. We will look at the skills, ways of thinking and practical strategies needed to run/facilitate groups with teenagers who at times can be challenging and difficult. We will look at the pivotal idea of Engagement…

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$250

ENGAGING FAMILIES THROUGH PLAY

November 17
CatholicCare Training Room, Mary Potter Building,
2C West ST (ncr Thomas St)
Lewisham, NSW Australia

Engaging Families through play is a 1-day experiential workshop. The training covers the use of play as a tool for engagement between parents and children. Using Play has the potential to support helpful communication, support attunement and empathy and will help parents gain a greater understanding of their child’s world. Observing the family at play can offer great insights into the family dynamics.   The course will address basic knowledge and skills about play and play materials in relation to…

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$242

Engaging fathers in family based programs Workshop – Blacktown, NSW

November 20
Blacktown RSL,
Second Ave
Balcktown, NSW Australia

This workshop allows workers, organisations or networks of services to provide more effective programs to men and families. The workshop explores the importance of the fathers’ role in family services and how programs can engage and support this opportunity. The workshop focuses on: understanding what men might want when accessing community services using strengths based approaches when working with fathers engaging men’s in child protection and family based programs exploring skills used to work with men in a non-threatening way…

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$242

Core Value Therapy (CVT) Workshop – Blacktown, NSW

November 21
Blacktown RSL,
Second Ave
Balcktown, NSW Australia

Many people describe their experience with emotions like internal thoughts and emotions that often produces mental-ill health. These negative consequences are often blamed on others and are very rarely owned by clients. To encourage a deeper sense of self-discovery for clients the ‘Core Value Therapy’ CVT was developed. CVT aims to discover what drives our clients and dominates their thinking/feelings/emotions and behaviours. Core values are often hidden and discovering the core value must be unique to each client. When this…

Find out more »
$242

Love Languages Workshop – Blacktown, NSW

November 22
Blacktown RSL,
Second Ave
Balcktown, NSW Australia

Have you ever wondered how relationships REALLY work? How do people feel loved and express their love? How do relationships get into trouble? Love languages is a way to find your client’s relationship DNA. The five Love Languages are a fantastic KEY in assisting couples to resolve conflict in their relationship and dramatically improve their relationship at the same time. Most individuals live out of their Love Language, however, what if their partner’s love language is different. When this discord…

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