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Internal Family Systems: A new therapeutic approach to working with addictive behaviours and underlying trauma

, 9.00 am – 4.00 pm Workshop – suitable for all levels

Internal Family Systems (IFS) is an innovative and emerging way of working with trauma in therapeutic settings. This 3-day training course is aimed at clinicians working with people who gamble problematically will provide participants with:

- A comprehensive understanding of IFS theoretical principles
- Applied knowledge in the application of the IFS model when working with addictive behaviours
- Skills to competently address trauma through the practice of the entire IFS model
- An increases awareness of clinician parts that impact on therapeutic work

This course runs for three days over three weeks:

- Monday 17 June, 9.00am - 4.00pm

- Monday 24 June, 9.00am - 4.00pm

- Monday 1 July, 9.00am - 4.00pm

Venue: Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation
Level 6, 14–20 Blackwood Street, North Melbourne

Gaming products, self-exclusion and venue demonstration - July

, 10am - 1pm Workshop

This workshop will explore the operation of a number of gambling products, both land-based and online, aimed at allowing those working with those gambling to better understand these products. The session will also cover self-exclusion programs for the various gambling forms and close with a tour/demonstration of gambling products within the gaming venue environment.

Sessions are available on Tuesday 2 July, Tuesday 24 September or Wednesday 18 December

Venue: Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation
Level 6, 14–20 Blackwood Street, North Melbourne

Simply presenting skills

, 8.30am - 5pm Workshop

Simply Presenting’ is a well-established, highly sought after, powerful program that demystifies and de-stresses the process of presenting – whether that be in the form of stand-up, group presentations or simple one-on-one discussions across the desk.

Over the course of the day we will explore the meetings and presentations you are involved in, supporting you to be more clear, confident and effective.

Venue: Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation
Level 6, 14–20 Blackwood Street, North Melbourne

Responding to suicide risk - Ballarat

, 10am - 5pm Workshop

Responding to clients at risk of suicide can be difficult and challenging. Many of us don’t have a practical framework for responding to clients experiencing suicidality and we can become stressed as a result. This workshop will be experiential and practical, and participants can expect to come out with the basic skills to respond to client risk, and refer effectively.

Venue: Child & Family Services Ballarat
115 Lydiard St Nth Ballarat 3350

Understanding mental health in an indigenous context: Level 2

, 9.30am - 3.30pm Workshop

Many of our clients suffer from mental health issues. This session will start off by looking at anxiety, depression and suicidal thoughts as three common mental health problematics and identify associated signs and symptoms.

Venue: Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation
Level 6, 14–20 Blackwood Street, North Melbourne

Bringing your best to supervision

, 9.30am - 4.30pm Workshop

A practical workshop for Supervisors and Supervisees focusing upon effective approaches and optimal supervision outcomes.

This workshop explores how both supervisors and supervisees provide input towards key processes in supervision. The topics addressed in this workshop are: silence in supervision, triggers in supervision, self-reflection in supervision and preparation for supervision.

Additionally, knowing how to enquire without asking questions in session is a necessary tool for both supervisors & supervisees. Participants will be invited to reflect, practice & challenge their supervisory practices and participation through individual and group exercises, case studies and discussion.

Venue: Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation
Level 6, 14–20 Blackwood Street, North Melbourne

Parents and video games seminar

, 7pm - 8.45pm Seminar

Learn about the impact video games have on your child and how to best manage gaming in the family home.

Venue: Primary Care Connect - Shepparton
399 Wyndham Street, Shepparton

Gaming to gambling

, 10am - 3pm Workshop

This session will provide an overview of how video games and gambling products are converging, the current state of regulation, reflections on discussions with representatives of the video game industry in Australia, latest research about the similarities between ‘gaming disorder’ and ‘gambling addiction’ and a look at the resources available to gambler’s help counsellors in this space.

Venue: Primary Care Connect - Shepparton
399 Wyndham Street, Shepparton

Trauma informed practice

, 09.30 am – 4.30 pm Workshop – suitable for all levels

Trauma stems from a normal response to overwhelming stress. Many people experience psychological trauma as a response to one off extreme events, or it can be repeated trauma through ongoing relationships. This workshop will provide information on the difference between single incident and complex trauma, the impact of trauma on brain development, and discuss possible responses to trauma and how to work therapeutically with survivors.

Venue: Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation
Level 6, 14–20 Blackwood Street, North Melbourne

Motivational Interviewing

, 09:30am – 04:30pm Workshop – suitable for all levels

Attend this one-day workshop to learn about motivational interviewing and how to apply it in your professional life. Motivational interviewing is a collaborative method for guiding conversations about behaviour change. Through the one-day training, learn the framework, how it works and how it can enhance and deepen the full range of interventions used when faced with resistance and ambivalence.

Venue: Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation
Level 6, 14–20 Blackwood Street, North Melbourne

The Foundation Course - September

, 9.30am - 4.30pm Workshop

This course is open to all Gambler's Help managers and staff, this includes local Gambler’s Help, Aboriginal Gambler’s Help, In-Language Gambler’s Help services and prevention workers. It is ideal for new staff members as it provides a good introduction to gambling in Victoria and an overview to the Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation.

Upcoming course dates:
18 June 2019
17 September 2019
10 December 2019

Venue: Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation
Level 6, 14–20 Blackwood Street, North Melbourne

TC and FC Teamwork: Referral and Collaboration - Level 2

, 9.30am - 12.30pm Workshop

This session for both TCs and FCs will establish a clear understanding of the different roles of each, then look at ways the two can or should collaborate in producing the best possible outcomes for clients.

Venue: Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation
Level 6, 14–20 Blackwood Street, North Melbourne

Gaming products, self-exclusion and venue demonstration - September

, 10am - 1pm Workshop

This workshop will explore the operation of a number of gambling products, both land-based and online, aimed at allowing those working with those gambling to better understand these products. The session will also cover self-exclusion programs for the various gambling forms and close with a tour/demonstration of gambling products within the gaming venue environment.

Sessions are available on Tuesday 2 July, Tuesday 24 September or Wednesday 18 December

Venue: Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation
Level 6, 14–20 Blackwood Street, North Melbourne

No Bull Therapy (NBT) - North Melbourne

, 9.30am - 4.30pm Workshop

No Bull Therapy (NBT) strives toward honesty in working relationships. It equips participants with an understanding of the philosophy and principles that guide NBT, and presents ideas about developing authentic relationships with clients.

Venue: Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation
Level 6, 14–20 Blackwood Street, North Melbourne

No Bull Therapy (NBT) - Bentleigh East

, 9.30am - 4.30pm Workshop

No Bull Therapy (NBT) strives toward honesty in working relationships. It equips participants with an understanding of the philosophy and principles that guide NBT, and presents ideas about developing authentic relationships with clients.

Venue: Connect Health & Community
2 Gardeners Road, Bentleigh East

Family law - Level 2

, 1pm - 4pm Workshop

Separation in many instances is a major contributor to poverty. What should I tell my client about separation? This session will provide an overview of the family law system and look into division of assets, joint debts, child support and spouse maintenance.

Venue: Cranbourne Community House
49 Valepark Crescent, Cranbourne

The Foundation Course - December

, 9.30am - 4.30pm Workshop

This course is open to all Gambler's Help managers and staff, this includes local Gambler’s Help, Aboriginal Gambler’s Help, In-Language Gambler’s Help services and prevention workers. It is ideal for new staff members as it provides a good introduction to gambling in Victoria and an overview to the Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation.

Venue: Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation
Level 6, 14–20 Blackwood Street, North Melbourne

No Bull Therapy (NBT) - Bendigo

, 9.30am - 4.30pm Workshop

No Bull Therapy (NBT) strives toward honesty in working relationships. It equips participants with an understanding of the philosophy and principles that guide NBT, and presents ideas about developing authentic relationships with clients.

Venue: Anglicare Victoria - Bendigo
10 Mundy Street, Bendigo

Gaming products, self-exclusion and venue demonstration - December

, 10am - 1pm Workshop

This workshop will explore the operation of a number of gambling products, both land-based and online, aimed at allowing those working with those gambling to better understand these products. The session will also cover self-exclusion programs for the various gambling forms and close with a tour/demonstration of gambling products within the gaming venue environment.

Sessions are available on Tuesday 2 July, Tuesday 24 September or Wednesday 18 December

Venue: Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation
Level 6, 14–20 Blackwood Street, North Melbourne
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