This half day workshop has been developed for volunteers and staff working with asylum seekers who are not trained as counsellors.
It provides some basic tips and strategies to deal with disclosures of refugee related torture and trauma, and how to manage difficult behaviours in this client group.
Participants will gain an understanding of the different reactions that clients may exhibit due to trauma and learn some tips and skills to deal with these presentations.
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.
Jo-Ann Cochran – Team Leader
To register for a workshop, follow the above links and complete the application process to receive your confirmation.
This workshop is being run for free so there is no payment associated with attending
Contact the Training Coordinators at 07 3391 6677 or Qpastt_Training@qpastt.org.au if you have questions or require assistance with workshop registrations.
Indooroopilly Uniting Church, 74 Station Rd, Indooroopilly