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Clients with complex needs: understanding personality disorders and the forensic population

, 9.30 am – 4.30 pm Seminar

Attend this full-day workshop organised by the Alfred Mental Health and Gambling Harm Service Victoria for a nourishing day of professional development. The morning session will cover the development of disordered personalities, and the implications for counselling. In the afternoon, the session will focus on forensic populations, with a focus on stalking, fire-lighting and other impulse-related behaviours.

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

Self-exclusion and third-party exclusion at Crown Melbourne

, 10.30 – 11.30 am Webinar – suitable for all levels

The Foundation will be joined by representatives from Crown Melbourne, the operator of the licenced casino in Victoria. This webinar will outline Crown’s processes around self-exclusion, highlighting some recent alterations to the operation of these processes. In addition, the webinar will be the first opportunity for gambling professionals to be informed of the introduction of Third Party exclusion into the suite of support to reduce gambling harm offered by Crown.

Venue: Online – webinar

The casual counsellor

, 9.30 am – 4.30 pm Seminar

You may become a 'casual counsellor' when a friend, colleague or someone you know is facing a difficult situation or event. Learn how to respond to a range of emotions, language and behaviours that often accompany challenging issues. It will cover how to recognise when to intervene as a casual counsellor, and when to refer to other professionals. Finally, the workshop will cover self-care and how to manage your own feelings.

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

New Guardianship and Administration Act: Panel session

, 1.30 – 4.30 pm Seminar

Hear from the Office of the Public Advocate, State Trustees and Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal on the changes to the Guardianship and Administration Act. What are the implications for financial counsellors? How will state trustees implement these changes? Learn more broadly about power of attorney, administration orders – how to get one, how to get it revoked as well as State Trustees practices and their responsibilities versus the client who is under administration.

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

Managing difficult client behaviours

, 9.30 am – 12.30 pm Workshop

Clients can sometimes portray difficult behaviours, such as anger or entitlement. Attend this three-hour workshop to learn the underlying issues of certain behaviours, how to control the conversation and set boundaries, build rapport quickly and work more effectively with a client displaying difficult behaviours.

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

Online gambling: customer protection, harm minimisation and referral

, 10 – 11 am Webinar

This webinar will outline exclusion, deposit limit and other responsible gambling features provided by Tabcorp to inform people who work in the gambling sector of the information and support available for those experiencing gambling harm.

Venue: Online – webinar

The Foundation course - March 2020

, 9.30 am – 2.30 pm Seminar – suitable for all levels

This course is open to all Gambler's Help managers and staff, this includes local Gambler’s Help, Aboriginal Gambler’s Help, CALD 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

Gambling Harm Conference 2020: Every conversation counts

, 9 am – 5 pm Conference

Gambling Harm Conference 2020: Every conversation counts will bring together Victorians, Australians and international experts from all sectors involved in tackling gambling harm to explore the issue through three streams: the changing landscape of gambling; stories from the frontline; and the bigger picture.

Join us for keynote presentations by Anita Heiss – proud member of the Wiradjuri nation of central NSW, prolific author and UQ professor of communications; Robin Room – sociologist, adviser to the WHO and professor at La Trobe University’s Centre for Alcohol Policy Research; Jason Stephenson – bestselling author and meditation specialist who has worked with everyone from Hollywood stars to prison inmates and whose ‘Relax me online’ YouTube meditation sleep music channel has more than 1.4 subscribers; and Samson Tse, expert in the recovery of people affected by both gambling harm and mental health issues, and Hong Kong University professor and associate dean.

Venue: Frankston Arts Centre
27/37 Davey St, Frankston, VIC 3199

Gambler's Help financial counsellors forum

, 9.30am – 12.30pm Seminar

This session aims to provide financial counsellors working in Gambler’s Help services with an opportunity to broaden the peer to peer sharing beyond your own agency and in a structured manner. By sharing our successes and our struggles with each other and learning from others practices you can advance your own casework.

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

Gambling & addiction: Criminal activities and fraud webinar

, 10 – 11.30 am Webinar

Learn more about providing adequate advice to clients who may have committed fraud or other criminal activities, understand relevant statutory limitation periods and have a clearer understanding on how to support clients by writing letters for court hearings.

A link to access the webinar will be shared following registration.

Venue: Online – webinar

Tree of life training

, 9.30 am – 4 pm Workshop

Learn the Tree of Life methodology, a narrative therapy approach that enables people to talk about their lives in ways that do not re-traumatise them, but instead, strengthen their connection with their history, culture, and the significant people in their lives. It involves encouraging people to draw their own Tree of Life, where they get to talk about their roots (where they come from), their skills and knowledge, their hopes and dreams, and the special people in their lives. Participants then join their trees into a ‘forest of life’.

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

The Foundation course - June 2020

, 9.30 am – 2.30 pm Seminar

This course is open to all Gambler's Help managers and staff, this includes local Gambler’s Help, Aboriginal Gambler’s Help, CALD 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
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