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Professional Development available Online

Professional Development available Online

Talkingworks is delighted to support the therapy community by posting information about training events of interest to counsellors, psychologists and psychotherapists. Send us your event information and we will post it on this noticeboard for free.


Professional Development and Support Webinar Series

Presenter: Tricia Hendry & Fiona Pienaar
This online webinar series is usefully adapted for our current national situation, specifically for those who are working with people who are struggling with loss, grief, anxiety and other life challenges intensified by the current national crisis.

Webinar Topics:
  • Death and Grief During COVID-19: Supporting those bereaved after the death of a loved one in these extraordinary circumstances.
  • And What About You? Realistic, practical strategies for managing your professional self-care during the ongoing COVID-19 crisis.
  • This is Scary! Practical ways to support anxious clients during the ongoing COVID-19 crisis.
  • We've Got This! How to support the mental health and well-being of children, young people, and families through the impacts of COVID-19.
Grief Centre 2020-300
When: We have a rolling 5-day schedule at different times. Please visit the registration link to see current dates available.
Where: Online Professional Training
Cost:  $69 + GST per person. $177 + GST per person for 3 webinars. Discounted rates available for groups of 10+.
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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.
Grief Centre 2020-300
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
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