Incidental Counselling with Survivors of Trauma


Practitioners will gain incidental counselling and other skills for responding to difficult and distressing situations. The workshop involves presentations, practical exercises, roleplay, and discussions in large and small groups.

Content includes
  • The social and political context affecting work with clients;
  • Psychological sequelae of torture and other traumatic events;
  • Identifying duty of care issues and the need for further assessment and intervention;
  • Managing disclosure and containment;
  • Over and under involvement;
  • Managing boundaries; and
  • Opportunities for reflection on own emotional, physical and attitudinal responses to clients.

Suitable for

Those working with 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. This workshop is generally not recommended for those working primarily in counselling or psychologically clinical roles.


Participants will be expected to have completed either a Foundation House Introductory workshop, or ‘Refugee and Asylum Seeking Experiences’ Online.
The online option is available free as a pre-requisite when you register for this workshop.


Standard Rate: $420 per person
Early Bird Rate: $380 per person (if you enrol on or before 26 Mar for Apr workshop or 10 Aug for Sep workshop)
Note: Discount will apply at Checkout
Morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea included