This professional development opportunity will be delivered by a 1.5 hour training video and will be followed by a Q&A session via Skype. The training will provide an understanding of the concepts of Vicarious Trauma (VT), Compassion Fatigue and Burnout. Participants will learn to identify risk factors and the warning signs in themselves and colleagues; why and how work in the area of trauma can cause these responses; and ways to prevent and address Vicarious Trauma and Burnout.
This training is appropriate for anyone who is involved in supporting traumatised people from refugee backgrounds.
Stephanie Long—Direct Services Manager
Steph Long commenced working at QPASTT in July 2014 as a counselling team leader. Steph is currently Direct Services Manager and maintains operational oversight of the individual and family client services work at QPASTT. Steph has a Bachelor of Social Work and Master of Social Work with research interest in vicarious trauma. She has a particular interest in supporting front line workers who assist trauma survivors to have productive, dignified and healthy lives, and contributing to a community wide humanitarian response to asylum seekers and refugees based on principles of social justice.
Taryn McBurney — Child & Adolescent Counsellor / Training Coordinator
Taryn McBurney holds a Bachelor of Arts, a Bachelor of Social Work and is a Registered Play Therapist through the Australian Play Therapists Association. Her work in the field was initially with children and young people in the disability and child protection sectors. Taryn joined the QPASTT team as a Child & Adolescent Counsellor in the Asylum Seeker Support Team in 2015 and now has a dual role working part time as a counsellor on the Children and Youth Team and part time as the Training Coordinator for the organisation.
To register for a workshop, follow the above links and complete the application process to receive your confirmation.
Contact the Training Coordinators at 073391 6677 or Qpastt_Training@qpastt.org.au if you have questions or require assistance with workshop registrations.
The login details for the skype Q & A session as well as access to the training video will be emailed to you after registration.
Terms and Conditions:
Pre-requisite for Workshop:
It is a prerequisite that all participants attending our workshops have completed the ‘Online Introduction to the Refugee and Settlement Experience’ – This online training will automatically be added to your cart free of charge upon checkout. Please ensure you have completed this 1.5hr online training before attending the workshop
This training is capped to a maximum of 30 participants. Please inform QPASTT as soon as possible if you are unable to attend so that we can offer the place to someone else.