$60 – $150

Accidental Counsellors: Responding to Refugee Trauma Related Behaviours

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$60 – $150

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STTARS

81 Angas Street

Adelaide, SA 5000

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This 2-day workshop has been designed to give non-counsellors basic skills to deal with behaviours of trauma clients in the workplace.

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 Workshop outline

This two-day workshop has been designed to give workers not trained as counsellors some basic tips and skills for how to recognise and deal with difficult behaviours in trauma clients in the workplace. The first day will give an understanding of the complex issues faced by refugee clients, how to recognise refugee trauma and how to work with clients in ways that promote a sense of safety and control. The second day will be mostly practical, focusing on a series of case studies and role plays to develop skills in dealing with trauma reactions.

Suitable for people working in a range of non-clinical settings such as casework, advocacy, teaching, youth work, welfare work and community 

Day 2 Only is available as an option for participants who have an understanding of the core concepts via their work or who have attended the Core Concepts workshop previously. Contact STTARS to discuss.

Program

  • Day 1 - Core Concepts

    • The refugee experience
    • Impact of torture and other traumatic events
    • The stressors of resettlement and cultural transition
    • The stressors of seeking asylum in Australia
    • Cultural competence
    • Working within a recovery framework
    • Vicarious trauma and self-care
  • Day 2 - The ‘Accidental’ Counsellor 

    • Skills for Managing Trauma Responses: Case Studies and Role Plays
    • Disclosure
    • Sadness and Depression
    • Anger and Aggression
    • Dissociation
    • Panic Attacks
    • Suicide Threats

Morning and afternoon tea provided.

BYO lunch, kitchen facilities available and shops nearby.

For further information

Telephone   8206 8900

Email          training@sttars.org.au

Terms and conditions

Workshops have a limited number of participants. Registrations close 24 hours before the event. A receipt will be mailed to you once payment has been received. Registrations may be cancelled up to 7 working days prior to the day of the event with a full refund. Cancellations giving less than 7 working days notice will incur a 30% cancellation fee to cover administration costs. If a minimum number of participants is not reached, a workshop may be cancelled. 

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STTARS

81 Angas Street

Adelaide, SA 5000

Australia

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Refunds up to 7 days before event

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Organiser STTARS

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STTARS is the Survivors of Torture and Trauma Assistance and Rehabilitation Service

STTARS is a non-government, not for profit organisation with no political or religious affiliations.

STTARS has been providing services to torture and trauma survivors in SA since 1991.

STTARS assists people from a refugee and migrant background who have experienced torture or been traumatised as a result of persecution, violence, war or unlawful imprisonment prior to their arrival in Australia.

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