Incidental counselling

This two day workshop provides an approach to working with people from refugee backgrounds in a range of settings. Participants will gain incidental counselling and other skills for responding to difficult situations. The workshop involves presentations, practical exercises, role plays and discussions in large and small groups.

Content includes:

  • Further examination of the impact of past and current trauma;
  • Exploring how workers and young people interpret and ‘make meaning’ of experience;
  • Incidental counselling skills for a range of potential situations;
  • The emotional responses of workers and implications for practice;
  • Building good working relationships with trauma clients; and
  • Cross-cultural considerations.

Suitable for
People who are not formally trained as counsellors but work in roles with people from a refugee backgrounds in which counselling skills may be needed, eg. housing, settlement, employment, etc.

Participants should have completed a Foundation House introductory workshop or equivalent.

If you have considerable experience working with people who are from refugee backgrounds and wish to apply for an exemption for the pre-requisite, please contact pdregistrations@foundationhouse.org.au.