Professional Development Calendar

Professional Development workshops have been developed to support services and people interested in working with people from refugee backgrounds. Our sessions are designed to enable those services to gain a better understanding of the experiences that this client group goes through prior to their arrival in Australia, and the impact of torture, trauma and settlement on their lives. Download the Professional Development Calendar to learn more about the workshops we offer and click on the links below to register online.




2018 Professional Development/Training Opportunities 

Information session about QPASTT  on Thursday 22nd March 2018 (10:00-11:30)

Workshop: Introduction to the Refugee and Settlement Experience – the Impact of Trauma (Face to Face Session)  on Thursday 5th April 2018 (9:30 – 12:30)

Workshop: Vicarious Trauma, Burnout & Self-Care*  on Thursday 3rd May 2018 (9:30-4:30) – THIS WORKSHOP HAS BEEN CANCELLED

Workshop: Understanding the Asylum Seeker Experience in the Current Context on Thursday  24th May 2018 (09:30-02:30)

Workshop: Incidental Counselling with People from Refugee Backgrounds on Thursday 14th June 2018 (9:30-4:30)

Information Session about QPASTT on Thursday 26th July 2018 (5:30-6:30pm)

Workshop: Working with Families from Refugee Backgrounds  on Thursday 30th August 2018 (9:30–4:30)

Workshop: Responding to and Managing Challenging and Risky Behaviour in Young People from Refugee Backgrounds*  on Thursday 6th September 2018 (09:30-02:30)

Workshop: Supporting Trauma Recovery with Children from Refugee Backgrounds* on  Thursday 20th September 2018 (9:30-4:30)

Information session about QPASTT on Thursday 25th  October 2018 (10:00-11:30)

2 –DAY Workshop: Engaging with the Imaginal. The Use of Sand-tray, Metaphor and Story in Complex Trauma Therapy  on Tuesday 30th  and Wednesday 31st October 2018 (9:30-4:30)

Workshop: Working with Communities from Refugee Backgrounds on Thursday 15th November 2018 (09:30-4:30)


*Registrations for this training will only be accepted from those who have attended “Introduction to the Refugee and Settlement Experience – the Impact of Trauma”, or those who have more than one year’s experience in working in the refugee and asylum seeker sector.