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Children, young people & sexual assault.

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This series explores trauma informed expressive therapies for working with children and young people who have experienced sexual assault.

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This series of three online workshops provides participants with an understanding of trauma-informed Expressive Therapy as it applies to the practice of trauma intervention using creative methods with children and young people who have experienced child sexual assault.

Each session is designed to provide an overview of key topics in the field of trauma-informed Expressive Therapy practice. Participants will participate in expressive activities, small group sharing and will provide written responses to enhance their understanding of the essential components in the application of trauma-informed practice using expressive approaches to trauma intervention.

Learning Outcomes

Participants in this series will gain confidence, skills and knowledge to:

  • define at least 5 components of trauma-informed care;
  • define the 7 components of trauma-informed expressive therapy;
  • apply at least 4 trauma-informed expressive therapy interventions to work with children and young people;
  • define the four parts of the brain and their relationships to traumatic events and trauma-informed practice;
  • define neurosequential development and the Expressive Therapies Continuum.
  • define why self-regulation, safety and resilience-enhancement are important to trauma-informed expressive therapy;
  • apply at least two expressive grounding approaches;
  • define the field of expressive therapy;
  • define why movement, sound, storytelling, and silence are key elements of expressive therapy healing practice;
  • define why expressive therapy is a form of body-based psychotherapy;
  • apply at least two self-regulation interventions using expressive modalities that increase mindfulness and interoception.

PLEASE NOTE - This 3 part series . Dates are 1st, 8th and 22nd December, 1-5pm.

WorkUP Queensland is delivered by The Healing Foundation and ANROWS to build and grow capability and capacity of the sexual violence, women's health and domestic and family violence sector over the next five years.

This is a series of live webinars. We will email participants the login details the day before.

You can visit our website at WorkUP Queensland to find out more about our work and the development of the regional workforce plans.

Who should attend

This series is suitable for workers who who currently or who are likely to see children and young people who are dealing with issues of sexual assault.

Participants require good listening and communication skills and a willingness to participate and engage in expressive therapeutic exercises. The activities introduced are ‘introductory level’ Expressive Therapy exercises. The definition ‘introductory’ refers to the level of Expressive Therapies activities in the program, and not to the skill level of participants.

Ideally participants will have basic counselling skills, or a background in education, psychology, health, mental health, social work, pastoral care or welfare.

Mode of Delivery

Live interactive workshop delivered via Zoom.

About the facilitator

Monique Rutherford is the founder of Somatic Attachment Focused Expressive Therapy® (SAFE-T). She is a mother of two, a former School Teacher, a certified Trainer and an accredited and experienced Somatic Psychotherapist. Monique has diverse experience including working and living in an Aboriginal community as a classroom Teacher, working with children at risk as a Behaviour Support Advisory Teacher, working with children and families affected by abuse as a Child Protection Child & Family Therapist, as a specialist Counsellor in the Royal Commission into Institutional Child Sexual Abuse and as a Counsellor with families experiencing Separation & Divorce. Monique also works as a Clinical Consultant supporting schools to prepare for, respond to and recover from suicide, and as a state-wide Post Adoption Support Counsellor & Mediator.  Currently Monique sees parents, individual adults and children in private practice and is a Trainer and Supervisor of counselling professionals.

Monique has undergraduate training in Education and Psychology and holds two Masters Degrees majoring in Behaviour Management and Guidance & Counselling.  Monique is a Professional Member of the Australian Counselling Association (ACA) and has post-graduate qualifications in Somatic Experiencing, Dynamic Attachment Repatterning Experience (DARe), Emotion Focused Therapy for Couples, Circle of Security Parenting and Circle of Security Core Sensitivities, Family Constellations, Voice Dialogue, Expressive Therapies and Sandplay Therapy. 

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