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Professional Development available Online

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Coming Together: Healing from Interpersonal, Systemic and Global Trauma

International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation Virtual Conference

We warmly welcome you to join us at the 2021 ISSTD Asia-Pacific Virtual Conference.

Globally, we face unprecedented crises and opportunities for social change. Long standing issues have reached a tipping point. #BlackLivesMatter, #MeToo and #TimesUp has focused public attention on the corrosive effects of racial injustice, sexual violation and gender inequality. Responses to domestic violence, institutional abuse, and child sexual exploitation are gaining momentum. These shifts are occurring against a backdrop of climate catastrophe, the COVID-19 pandemic and a global political landscape characterised by stark divisions and hypocrisies. How can the trauma field respond to these issues, simultaneously personal, interpersonal, systemic and political? 

Over two days, this conference will discuss how complex trauma and dissociation are being addressed within the Asia-Pacific region and will provide a variety of perspectives on treatment and research.

Looking forward to seeing you in online!
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When: 19 -20 November 2021 | 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM AEDT 
Where: Online
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Living in the Shadow of Depression

Presenter: Dr Phil Howard & Dr Nicole Gifford

Overview:
Mental health is talked about a lot in the media in recent years. Out of all the mental health disorders, depression is the most common. This webinar will look at depression in detail, firstly putting it into context as a human experience, and then looking at the symptoms that can help you identify if a person is experiencing a clinical depression versus feeling sad or blue. We will also cover the causes and factors that can trigger and maintain a depression in a person. These two factors are then discussed within the context of how you can help. Finally, we will explore the things that should be uppermost in your mind when you work with a person who has depression.

Phil Howard 2021-150Key Learning Points:
  • An understanding of depression within the context of being human
  • Its prevalence in the community
  • An understanding of the diagnostic criteria of the most prevalent form of depression
  • An broad understanding of the other forms of depressive disorders
  • A broad understanding of causes and maintaining factors
  • Treatment options available and their efficacy
  • What to be mindful of when working with a person who is experiencing depression
Dr Phil Howard is a registered Clinical Psychologist and Neuropsychologist who works in both private practice and inpatient mental health. He provides assessment, diagnosis, and treatment for those experiencing mental health difficulties. Phil's approach to treatment is grounded in CBT and ACT based modalities.

Nicole Gifford 2021-150Dr Nicole Gifford a registered Clinical Psychologist and a member of the NZ College of Clinical Psychologists (NZCCP). Nicole works half a day in private practice and the rest of the is with the Auckland District Health Board in the Community mental health team.

Webinar Structure: All our webinars are 120mins (2hrs) in length and delivered through Zoom platform. They are presented live and recorded. Recordings can be accessed by registrants for a limited time after the initial session, this gives more flexibility for access and revision.

CPD/OPD Certification and Points/Credits: We provide a Certificate of Participation for all our training courses. The requirement for receiving a certificate to confirm professional development is as follows:
  • You must view a minimum of 80% of a live presented webinar.
  • If you were unable to attend the live session you will be required to register for access to the webinar recording.
  • If you watched the live session but had to leave early or fall under the 80% requirement, you will need to register for access to the webinar recording.
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When: Thursday 30th September 2021, 1pm - 3pm
Where: Zoom Webinar
Cost: $79 + GST or discounts available for groups of 5 or more
Contact:   Larissa   events@griefcentre.org.nz
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Embracing Difference

Presenter: Liese Groot-Alberts

Liese Groot-Alberts 2020Who should attend this webinar?
Anyone who works in a professional care role or supports people through all forms of grief and loss e.g. Social Workers, Teachers, Counsellors, Doctors, EMT, Corrections, Mental Health, Hospice, Volunteers etc.

Overview
In this webinar we will explore working with difference and look at how it can affect the relationship we have with our clients and their grief-journey. There will be time for self-reflection for participants, creating further insight into their own life and practice, as well as theoretical underpinning of the concepts presented.

Key Learning Points
  • Understanding the theory of terror/anxiety management in relation to different cultures
  • Exploring cultural anxiety buffers and awareness of individual conceptions of worldview and faith
  • Understanding the conditions that need to be in place for true connection
  • Reflections on when non-judgment becomes a judgment
  • Knowing the barriers and strengths we bring with us when working with different cultures and the impact of self-worth/self-esteem on levels of tolerance and acceptance.

Webinar Structure: All our webinars are 120mins (2hrs) in length and delivered through Zoom platform. They are presented live and recorded. Recordings can be accessed by registrants for a limited time after the initial session, this gives more flexibility for access and revision.

CPD/OPD Certification and Points/Credits: We provide a Certificate of Participation for all our training courses. The requirement for receiving a certificate to confirm professional development is as follows:
  • You must view a minimum of 80% of a live presented webinar.
  • If you were unable to attend the live session you will be required to register for access to the webinar recording.
  • If you watched the live session but had to leave early or fall under the 80% requirement, you will need to register for access to the webinar recording.
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When: Wednesday 6th October 2021, 1pm - 2pm NZST
Where: Zoom Webinar
Cost: $79 + GST or discounts available for groups of 5 or more
Contact:   Larissa   events@griefcentre.org.nz
Brochure:  arrow-10download
To Register:  arrow-10online

 

Tuesday evening Focusing 'Drop ins'

Presenter: Rachel Hendron
Rachel Hendron 2019-200Focusing can be used by clients who feel stuck, stressed and overwhelmed to find just a little more space, it is useful in helping to make decisions or ways to move forward with blocked projects. Focusing helps us listen to our small voices which typically get overlooked or even stop speaking because of traumatic events. It is very helpful for brain-body conditions, fatigue, pain, addictive and obsessive behaviour. Focusing offers beautiful ways to find a new way of interacting with self-critical voices and dreams, even very hostile ones. Going at the clients’ pace and creating the right distance makes Focusing an effective but safe process that most people can learn with surprising ease even if they have never listened to their bodies before.

These weekly 'drop-ins' are an opportunity for individuals to have some self-care, community and time to practice Focusing as a way to relate to themselves and others in a more embodied, spontaneous and free-flowing way. Each event will be different depending on how many people attend and their interests.

For more information see www.vibrantlife.nz where you will also find a free downloadable guide which will be a useful accompaniment at the meetings.

Rachel Hendron holds an MSc in Person Centred Counselling and Psychotherapy from the University of Strathclyde. I’m a recognised Focusing-Oriented Therapist and Focusing Trainer by the Focusing Institute. I work with individuals, couples and families in a trauma-informed, relational way at Family Action in Auckland and in-person and online in Private Practice. I see adults and adolescents and children. I work to help my clients build better relationships with themselves and each other, using Nonviolent principles, Neuroscience and Attachment theories and the felt sense. Most recently I am training to become recognised by Brainspotting International using the optic nerve’s connection to the subcortical region to help my clients heal swiftly from trauma.
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When:  Tuesday 7-9 pm
Where: Online
Cost: 50 NZD per session, discount if multiple sessions purchased together.
Contact:   Rachel Hendron
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'Making the Difference' Online Training Module

Presenter: The Grief Centre
The course is designed to help participants support clients or staff who may be facing a difficult life situation, significant change, or any form of loss and grief. Participants will be asked to reflect on their own role and apply the content to their work.

This training consists of four modules:

Module 1: The Impact of Difficult Life Situations
  • The nature and impact of difficult life situations, change, loss, and grief
  • Common reactions that occur and influencing factors
  • Ways people cope - helpful and unhelpful

Module 2: What Does Good Support Mean?
  • What support can you offer?
  • Support needs that people have
  • Identify support priorities

Module 3: Providing Good Support
  • Empathy versus sympathy and listening and empathy skills
  • Handling difficult conversations and being with a crying, anxious or angry person
  • When reactions are delayed or complicated
  • Respecting boundaries and accessing extra support

Module 4: Strategies for Self-Care
  • Strategies for self-care as you support others - working sustainably

At the Grief Centre we offer a variety of services to assist those who are grieving. They include counselling, support groups, brochures, books and articles. We also offer training and professional supervision to those who are working with individuals and families who are suffering from grief and loss.
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When: This training is an online course which you can register for at any time and work through at your own pace. There is no time limit however we will review access after three months.
Where: Online based Professional Training.
Cost:  $95.00 + GST ($109.25 incl) We offer discounts for groups of 10+ please contact us to discuss the rate.
Contact:  Larissa  events@griefcentre.org.nz
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To Register:  arrow-10online