Vicarious Trauma, Burn out & Self-Care

$80.00$120.00 inc. GST


Thursday 4th June 2019
9:30am to 2:30pm

We are sorry to announce that due too COVID-19 and the uncertainty surrounding this, this training will be postponed until later in the year. The date is yet to be decided. 


Brisbane Multicultural Centre 28 Dibley St, Woolloongabba. Rooms: 5 & 6

Half Day Workshop Cost:

  • $80 (plus online booking fees) for students, volunteers, unwaged and QPASTT members.
  • $100 (plus online booking fees) for all other registrations.

Half Day Workshop Package Cost:
(including Online Training)

  • $100 (plus online booking fees) for students, volunteers, unwaged and QPASTT members.
  • $120 (plus online booking fees) for all other registrations.
  • Package discount automatically applied once you add Online Training to Cart

Costs include morning tea, light lunch, afternoon tea and hand outs.

IMPORTANT: It is a prerequisite that all participants attending our PD Training Calendar Workshops have completed the Online Introduction to the Refugee and Settlement Experience’ – Please select the ‘Package’ option below (under the ‘single or package‘ menu). The ‘Online training’ will be included free with two or more workshops added to the cart.

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This half day workshop 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 workshop is interactive and will include individual and small group reflection.
This workshop is appropriate for anyone who is involved in supporting traumatised people from refugee backgrounds.

Workshop facilitators:

Farah Suleman —Counselling Services Team Coordinator
Farah Suleman has over 10 years’ experience working with children and young people’s wellbeing and holds a Masters in Mental Health (Art Therapy). She has a child-centered focus in her work and draws on inter-disciplinary and transcultural collaboration to support her practice. Farah is passionate about the role that expressive therapies and creativity can play in restoring mental health and wellbeing; including supporting front-line staff. Farah started work with QPASTT in 2013 and is currently coordinating the Counselling Services Team.

Tanya Van Bael— Clinical Supervisor
Tanya Van Bael holds a Bachelor of Arts (Psychology) and Bachelor of Social Work from the University of Queensland. Tanya has over fifteen years of experience in complex client work both within Australia and internationally. She is a specialist in trauma therapy, community development and crisis management, particularly within the context of working with people from a refugee background and people seeking asylum. Tanya has been working at QPASTT since 2012, initially as a counsellor, and subsequently as a professional supervisor providing supervision to colleagues working in a variety of roles. She is passionate about working holistically with both clients and supervisees, bringing honesty, compassion and humour even into the darkest of places.

Registration Information:

To register for a workshop, follow the above links and complete the application process and payment to receive your confirmation.

Registration for Two or More Workshops:

If you register for two or more workshops, you will receive the QPASTT Online Training free of charge. This discount will be automatically applied to the cart when registering for two or more workshops.

Payment method:

Payment for each session is electronic through the registration process on the QPASTT website.


Contact the Training Coordinators at 073391 6677 or if you have questions or require assistance with workshop registrations.


Street parking in Woolloongabba is 2 hour restricted. We are located near Park Road train station. We encourage you to come by public transportation given that there is not much parking available. Please DO NOT park at the Queensland Health/ Qld Transport premises on Burke St. Their parking fine is $261


All workshops are at QPASTT, located at the Brisbane Multicultural Centre at 28 Dibley St, Woolloongabba in rooms 5 and 6.

Terms and Conditions:

Pre-requisite for all Workshops:

It is a prerequisite that all participants attending our PD Training Calendar Workshops have completed the Online Introduction to the Refugee and Settlement Experience – The Impact of Trauma workshop. The content of QPASTT workshops are based on the experiences of people from refugee backgrounds and the impacts of torture and trauma, therefore it is essential that all participants have a basic understanding prior to attending other QPASTT workshops. QPASTT will have an ongoing register of who has completed the introductory online training.

If you have extensive knowledge and experience working in this field, please contact the Training Coordinators at

Required Documentation for Payment:

For those seeking to register and pay as a student, volunteer, unwaged or a QPASTT member, QPASTT does require some evidence prior to the registration. QPASTT require a photocopy or pdf of a valid full-time student card or a letter from the manager of the organisation at which you are volunteering. Please email the Training Coordinators with your documentation at


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 to discuss transfers.