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CatholicCare Training Room, Mary Potter Building

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2C West ST (ncr Thomas St)
Lewisham, NSW Australia

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March 2017
$250

THE CREATIVE AND PURPOSEFUL USE OF ACTIVITIES IN GROUPS

March 31

This workshop explores the use of structured and unstructured activities in groups in order to enhance creative learning and produce positive outcomes for group members. Group work programs often include structured activities, accompanied by instructions on how to conduct them. Often there is minimal information regarding how to process them. The value for group members is less about the activity itself, and more about the meaning that they take from it. Integral to this is how the group leader facilitates…

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May 2017
$250

USING METAPHOR AND STORYTELLING IN GROUP WORK WITH VULNERABLE AND MANDATED CLIENTS

May 12

Working with vulnerable and mandated clients can present some complexities particularly in relation to engagement and ongoing commitment to the group process. This workshop will assist participants to see how the use of metaphor and storytelling can engage clients and lead them gently and respectfully to a place of change. Using metaphor and storytelling allows participants and facilitators to engage in a dialogue that that moves from the left brain language and logic space into the right brain creative space.…

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$250

ADVANCED GROUP WORK

May 26

The workshop develops the necessary skills for group leaders to work effectively with resistance when seen in a group setting. The training covers the principles of using trauma informed group work techniques and tools, changing group dynamics, increased understanding of motivational group work models for change and the use of practical creative exercises. It also includes a focus on Impact Therapy and how it is used in group work to maximize multi-sensory, motivational, marketing and the use of psychological tools…

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June 2017
$250

TRAINING TO TRAIN

June 23

Many people in their professional lives see teachable moments – they don’t always know what to do with them. This workshop will give you some skills for grabbing those teachable moments and making the most of them, whether you work individually and/or in groups. This workshop will be experiential. You will have opportunities to explore useful theories to apply to your work situation. Learning outcomes: Understand the key principles of adult learning Learn how Kolb’s learning cycle can be applied…

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July 2017
$250

CONFLICT, CONTROVERSY AND CHALLENGE – HOW TO FACILITATE THESE DIFFICULT SITUATIONS IN GROUPS

July 14

The majority of people experience a level of discomfort when managing conflict. Group members and group leaders are no exception. It is inevitable that conflict will occur at some point when running Psycho-educational groups. It can take many forms, ranging from undercurrents of tension to overt disagreement and conflict. It can occur between participants or be directed toward the group leader. Facilitating conflict within groups can be challenging and confronting. Handled constructively it can be rewarding and a catalyst for…

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$1000

Group Counselling Course

July 20 - July 28

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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October 2017
$1500

2017 GROUP LEADERSHIP TRAINING COURSE (6-days)

October 26 - November 16

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
$250

ENGAGING FAMILIES THROUGH PLAY

November 17

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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