This half day workshop has been developed to give participants a greater understanding of the impact of trauma and resettlement on family roles and relationships. The frameworks that guide family counselling and support will be explored in particular trauma recovery models, family therapy and culturally appropriate practice.
Throughout the session we will be discussing the key skills and competencies of family work including establishing a therapeutic alliance; family psychosocial assessments; trauma recovery goals; safe points of intervention; reframing; and bringing new information into the family system.
This is an interactive workshop based on practice experience. There will be discussion of case examples, opportunities to find out how different organisations support families and a sharing of ideas about “best practice” in working with families from a refugee background.
QPASTT will waive our standard training fees for this series, as we believe it is in the best interests of the community. We appreciate the wisdom and knowledge of our partners working across sectors in support of the same clients and are happy to share what we have learned about trauma recovery with our Toowoomba colleagues. A $20 fee will be charged to cover the cost of catering and administration.
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 has predominantly been with children and young people in the disability and child protection sectors. She 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 a Training Coordinator for the organisation.
Amanda Collins – Intake & Connect Practitioner
Amanda completed her Bachelor of Social Science majoring in Sociology in 2019. Over the course of her degree she received two international scholarships. This led her to conducting research in Barcelona during 2017 and working with remote communities in South Sumatra to develop community based initiatives to stop poaching and arson in Way Kambas National Park in 2019. Amanda has professional experience as a Residential Youth Worker, Wheels on Meals on Wheels Coordinator in the North Eastern Kimberley Region, and Project Lead Suicide Prevention for the Mackay Health District. Amanda joined QPASTT in 2021 initially on placement for her Master Social Work (Qualifying) and then transitioning to Intake & Connect Practitioner. Amanda has completed numerous professional development opportunities while at QPASTT including her ongoing Complex Trauma Certification Training with Janina Fisher. Amanda primarily draws on IFS, polyvagal theory and somatic approaches to her work with clients in both individual and group settings.
To register for a workshop, follow the above links and complete the application process to receive your confirmation.
This online training will be automatically emailed to you upon registration. Please ensure you have completed this 1.5hr online training before viewing the video on Vicarious Trauma. If you have attended QPASTT Training in the past and have already watched this video, there is no need to view it again.
Contact the Training Coordinators at 07 3391 6677 or Qpastt_Training@qpastt.org.au if you have questions or require assistance with workshop registrations.
This workshop will be held at the Toowoomba Multicultural Centre, 15 Snell St, Toowoomba.
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
QPASTT requires payment on registration. Each workshop has a limited number of participants. Registration closes 2 days prior to the workshop. A receipt will automatically be sent when payment has been received.
QPASTT will grant refunds for cancellations received up to 14 working days prior to the day of the event. Cancellations received less than 14 working days prior to the day of the event will incur a 30% cancelation fee to cover administration costs. Refunds for cancellations received the day before or on the day of the event will not be granted. QPASTT reserves the right to cancel workshops where a minimum number of participants have not been reached. Where QPASTT has cancelled a workshop, registered participants for those workshops may transfer to another workshop or request a refund. Refunds do not apply to the online workshops.
Transfer Payment to another Workshop
A registration may be transferred from one workshop to another if notice is received within 7 working days of the original workshop. Please contact the Training Coordinators via 073391 6677 or Qpastt_Training@qpastt.org.au to discuss transfers.