Monday 29 November – Accidental Counsellor All Day Workshop – STARTTS

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Cost: $0 (A $100 no-show fee will be invoiced to the relevant organisation for non-attendance or cancellations within 5 days of the session.)

Timing: Full Day, 9 AM-4.30PM

Registration: Through the SCoA Website

Workshop overview

An accidental counsellor is someone who is not working as a professional counsellor, and who needs to safely and effectively support people from refugee backgrounds ‘on the spot’ who are experiencing distress or a crisis. This one-day workshop will cover the practicalities of how the accidental counsellor contributes to the client’s recovery and empowerment, acts as a buffer against strong emotions, makes sure the person is okay in the moment and safe to leave the session, and offers immediate support, assistance and appropriate referral options.

Content includes:

  • Recognising torture and refugee trauma responses to the complexity of resettlement and seeking protection
  • Trauma recovery and culturally safe practice
  • Empathic listening
  • Active listening – reflecting feelings, paraphrasing
  • Asking appropriate questions
  • Containment skills
  • Acknowledging and normalising
  • Re-establishing boundaries
  • Grounding skills
  • Moving towards a resolution
  • Building resilience
  • Identifying supports and referrals
  • Suicide risk assessment
  • Ending the session

Trainers:

Aimee Chaffer & Joshua Hall

Please note:

Participants must either be:

  • employed by a member organisation,
  • volunteering for a member organisation, or
  • a community leader working closely with a member organisation.

Sessions will be held virtually, and the zoom link and resources will be emailed to participants prior to the sessions.

While there is no cost for the sessions, a $100 no-show fee will be invoiced to the relevant organisation for non-attendance or cancellations within 5 days of the session.