Professional boundaries – Ballarat
This workshop will explore the professional boundaries of helping roles and why we need them, issues around ethical principles, challenges to maintaining boundaries, triggers of our emotional and physical reactions, transference of our ideas to others, when to refer to other professionals and self-care, including separating ourselves from our work.
Critical incident response
Critical Incident Management is an important process for organisations to have in place so that difficult events outside the range of normal experience are managed well and the impact on staff is minimised. These events can lead to staff being affected physically and emotionally and possible decreased functioning, normal reactions to an abnormal event.
This workshop will provide information about the different aspects of the Critical Incident Process including pre and post incident management, situational stress, debriefing models, organisational roles, boundaries and risk management.
Bankruptcy and gambling
Financial counsellors assist people who are either bankrupt or considering bankruptcy all of the time. This advanced workshop will focus specifically on bankruptcy and gambling harm. The session will look at different scenarios, including partnerships where there is a house at risk.
Gaming to gambling
Gambling mechanics are more and more used to make a profit. 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.
Reach: Pushing your clinical skills and effectiveness to the next level
In this workshop, participants will learn three specific strategies that separate the good from the great. Attendees will not only learn a simple method for determining their effectiveness but also how to develop a profile of their most and least effective practices--what works and what doesn't. Step-by-step, evidence-based instructions will be given for using the profile to identify and eliminate weak spots while enhancing their effectiveness and efficiency.
Internal Family Systems: A new therapeutic approach to working with addictive behaviours and underlying trauma
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
Couples and conflicts of interest – Shepparton
This training will provide some expert thoughts and insight on best practices when working with couples and facilitate a discussion around ethical boundaries. It will also give some practical advice on how to prepare for working with a couple and look at identifying when referral to others services is appropriate.
The Foundation Course
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
Simply presenting skills
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.
Responding to suicide risk - Ballarat
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.
Understanding mental health in an indigenous context: Level 2
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.
Bringing your best to supervision
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.
Trauma informed practice
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.
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.