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Western Australia

Date Event Location
17th Sep 2018 Achieving anti-oppressive practice with a focus on reconciliation
Endorsed CPD: 3 day workshop

Using key theories and principles, this workshop is designed to assist participants to integrate theory with practice, in keeping with the AASW code of ethics, towards achieving anti-oppressive practice.

**Workshop postponed**

Perth, WA
19 September 2018 AASW (WA) Body Connections

Body Connection; Connecting Brain, Breath & Body in your practice with Children and Adolescents

This workshop focusses on the use of breath, movement, mindfulness, sensory based and play based interventions to support children, adolescents & their parents. The activities are quite simple and easy to implement, but the effect should not be underestimated. They are powerful ways to support healthy brain development, emotional regulation, social skills building and connection to self and others.

6 CPD Hours
City West Lotteries House, WA
21 September 2018 Managing Vicarious Trauma
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

This one-day interactive professional development training explores the nature, dynamics and risks of vicarious trauma (VT), contrasts it with burnout and compassion fatigue, and supports you to stay healthy and safe in your work with people impacted by diverse traumas.

Perth, WA
18th and 19th October 2018 Treating Complex Trauma with Dr Leah Giarratano
Endorsed CPD: 2 day workshop

The emphasis of this two-day training program is upon imparting practical, accessible skills to use immediately with survivors of complex trauma (especially child abuse and neglect).

* FPS Relevant Activity *
Perth, WA
9th Nov 2018 Introduction to Working Therapeutically with Complex Trauma Clients (Level 1)
Endorsed CPD: 1 day workshop

This one-day interactive professional development training provides practitioners with the foundational knowledge and skills needed to work in counselling and/or therapeutic relationships with adult survivors of complex trauma.

Perth, WA
1 May 2019 The Therapeutic Relationship is Your Most Powerful Tool (& Biggest Pitfall): Relational Strategies to Effectively Treat Challenging Clients
Endorsed CPD: 6 hour workshop

While many of us try to maintain a good therapeutic relationship, this can be difficult. Trauma clients struggle to trust the therapist; many minimise their own traumatic experiences, or become help-rejecting. Others rush into the work, seeking a “quick fix,” despite a long history of interpersonal trauma.

Through the lens of attachment theory, using a relational, integrative approach, Dr Muller follows the ups and downs of the therapy relationship with trauma survivors. How do we tell when we’ve unknowingly compromised safety in the relationship? What happens to the relationship when clients or therapists rush into the process, and how can this be addressed? And how can subtle conflicts in the relationship become useful in treatment? Dr Muller points to the different choices therapists make in navigating the relationship. In trauma therapy, those choices have a strong impact on outcome.

Recovering from trauma is a complicated process. When people reveal too much, too soon, they may feel worse. The pacing of therapy is critical. Here too, the key is in the therapist-client relationship. Dr Muller walks you through the relational approaches that help pace the process of opening up –so that people find the experience helpful, not harmful.

Throughout the workshop, theory is complemented by case examples, practical exercises, and segments from Dr Muller's own treatment sessions. This workshop focuses on clinical skills that are directly applicable in your work as therapists. You will learn specific skills to ensure ethical practice with all clients.

Perth, WA
AASW - Australian Association of Social Workers