This one 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 day 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.
Full Day Workshop Cost
- $150 (plus online booking fees) for students, volunteers and unwaged.
- $200 (plus online booking fees) for all other registrations.
Full Day Workshop Package Cost (including Online Introductory Training)
- $170 (plus online booking fees) for students, volunteers and unwaged.
- $220 (plus online booking fees) for all other registrations.
- Package discount automatically applied if you choose this option
Costs include morning tea, light lunch, afternoon tea and hand outs.
IMPORTANT: It is a prerequisite that all participants attending our training 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 ‘Introduction to the Refugee Experience – The Impact of Trauma’ will be included free with two or more workshops added to the cart.
Taryn McBurney—Child and Youth Counsellor/Training Coordinator
Taryn received a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Queensland in the year 2000 and a Bachelor of Social Work degree from the Australian Catholic University in 2008. Her work in the field was initially with children and young people in the disability and child protection sectors.
In 2013 Taryn studied at the Rocky Mountains Play Therapy Institute in Calgary, Alberta and is a registered Play Therapist through the Australian Play Therapists Association. She joined the QPASTT team as a Child & Adolescent Counsellor in the Asylum Seeker Support Team in 2015 and now has a duel role, working part-time as the Child & Adolescent Counsellor and part-time as the QPASTT Training Coordinator.
Magdalena Kuyang – Family Counsellor
Magdalena Kuyang is a Bi-Cultural Family Counsellor in the Logan and Gold Coast Team at QPASTT, an organisation she has worked in since 2005. Magdalena is involved in family counselling, therapeutic groups, trauma counselling, and information sessions for families from a refugee background to improve family relationships.
Magdalena holds a Bachelor of Human Services, with Families and Communities focus from Griffith University, Cert IV in Primary Health and Community Care here in Australia and Diploma in Social Development & Training of Trainers from Uganda catholic institute of Training. She is particularly interested in working across cultures, using collaborative approaches to strengthen family relationships and promote social inclusion. Magdalene is passionate about using a broad range of therapeutic techniques and keen to learn new approaches to empower people’s strengths and resilience.
Prior to arriving in Australia, Magdalena worked with the Department of Cooperatives and Community Development, Oxfam Great Britain, Tear Fund and Transcultural Psychosocial Organization TPO (a Torture and Trauma services) in Sudan, Uganda and Kenya, where she developed her knowledge and passion for community services.
To register for a workshop, follow the above links and complete the application process to receive your confirmation.
Payment for each session is electronic through the registration process on the QPASTT website.
The venue is located within the Dutton Park parking area and as such there is a 2 hour limit on street parking. We encourage you to use public transport if possible. We are located near Park Road train station. Please DO NOT park at the Queensland Health/ Qld Transport premises on Burke St as there is a $261.00 parking fine
This workshop will be held at the Brisbane Multicultural Centre, 28 Dibley St, Woolloongabba in rooms 5 and 6.
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 Qpastt_Training@qpastt.org.au.
Required Documentation for Payment for those seeking to register and pay as a student, volunteer or unwaged, 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_Training@qpastt.org.au.
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.