Incidental counselling with young people

  • Oct
    Thu, 18 Oct 09:30 AM - Fri, 19 Oct 04:30 PM in Brunswick
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This two day workshop provides an approach to working with young people from refugee backgrounds in a range of settings. Participants will gain incidental counselling and other skills for responding to difficult and distressing situations. The workshop involves presentations, practical exercises, roleplays, and discussions in large and small groups.

Content includes:

  • Examination of the impact of past and current trauma for young people;
  • Exploration of 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 young people with trauma histories; and
  • Cross-cultural considerations.

Suitable for
Those working with young people from refugee backgrounds, who are in a role where counselling is an incidental part of the work, eg. settlement, education, youth work, casework, housing, employment, welfare, health, community services.  The workshop will have a focus on working with young people, but the skills are transferrable and the course is open to anyone.

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

If you have considerable experience working with people from refugee backgrounds and wish to apply for an exemption for the pre-requisite, please contact