Incidental Counselling for Young People

  • Oct
    Thu, 24 Oct 09:30 AM - Thu, 31 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.


Participants are expected to be familiar with the Foundation House Framework for Recovery and have either:

  1. completed the introductory Refugee and Asylum Seeker Experience whole day workshop (or other whole day workshops/training by Foundation House); or
  2. have significant experience working with people from refugee and asylum seeker backgrounds (minimum 6 months working/volunteering). Please email noting your experience with refugees and asylum seekers when requesting an exemption.

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.


$420.00 per person
Includes morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea.