Course for incidental counsellors working with people of refugee background, 1/9/2016
This two day course provides an approach to working with people from a refugee and asylum seeker background in a range of settings. Participants will gain incidental counselling and other skills for handling difficult and distressing situations. The workshop involves presentations, practical exercises, roleplays and discussions in large and small groups.
Participants should have completed ‘The Refugee and Asylum Seeker Experience’, ‘School’s In for Refugees’, ‘Introductory Intensive for Nurses’ or equivalent. If you have considerable experience working with people who are seeking asylum or from refugee-like backgrounds and wish to apply for an exemption for the pre-requisite, please contact the Administrator, Professional and Organisational Development on ph: 9389 8972 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Further examination of the impact of past and current trauma
- Incidental counselling skills for a range of potential situations
- The emotional responses of workers and implications for practice
- Building good working relationships with traumatised clients
- Cross-cultural considerations
Suitable for People who work with refugee or asylum seeker backgrounds and are in a position where counselling is an incidental part of the role e.g in settlement, youth work, case work, housing, employment, welfare, health, community services