Recognising and Understanding Complex Mental Health Presentations

Description

This blended course will provide practitioners with the knowledge and skills needed to identify and understand complex mental health presentations in the refugee context to support the recovery of survivors of torture and other traumatic events.

Content includes:

  • Recognising complex presentations, signs and symptoms of mental illness and complex post-traumatic stress which are common presentations among survivors of torture and trauma;
  • Understanding the knowledge base regarding evidence-based therapeutic modalities relevant to treatment of the most common mental health diagnoses; and
  • Understanding the complexity of cultural factors and facilitating engagement.

Suitable for

Practitioners providing counselling and psychotherapy, and other professionals working in the field of refugee mental health.


Pre-requisite

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.


Fee

Self-paced Learning, plus online workshop:

Standard Rate: $300 per person
Early Bird Rate: $270 per person (if you enrol on or before 2 Apr)

Self-paced Learning, plus onsite workshop:

Standard Rate (morning tea & lunch included): $330 per person
Early Bird Rate: $300 per person (if you enrol on or before 23 Jul)


Mode
  • Self-paced online learning, plus 1 x 6 hour interactive practice workshop, either onsite (in Brunswick) or online (via Zoom).
  • The course consists of 2-3 hours of self-paced learning by recorded material, plus 1 x 6 hour interactive practice workshop, either onsite or online.
  • The dates you register for are those of the interactive workshop.
  • The self-paced material will be provided 3 weeks prior and needs to be completed before you attend the workshop.
  • Course information and instructions will be provided closer to the date, including how to access the self-paced materials via our Learning Management System.