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Australian College of Community Services Introduction to Counselling Program

This workshops describes the knowledge and skills required to enable workers to support their client to identify and work-through concerns through the implementation of counselling foundation skills.

There is a significant need for community support workers to learn basis counselling skills and approaches to use in drug/alcohol, child and youth, juvenile justice and mental health industries.

This important one-day program will cover the following topics:

  • Identification of Microskills required in counselling
  • Understanding of four main theoretical approaches used in counselling
  • Identification and use of basic counselling techniques and tools
  • Understanding of brief intervention model
  • Gain key understanding / knowledge of scripts /prompts to use in counselling clients with depression and/or crisis intervention
  • Learn key prompts to enhance counselling session
  • Boundaries and burn out prevention for new counsellors
  • How to prepare and open a counselling session
  • How to end a counselling session
  • Key approaches used in contemporary counselling
Attend if you are:
  • Considering entering the counselling profession or exploring counselling studies
  • New to community services
  • Experienced but want to learn new skills
  • A person who wants to confirm that they are practicing effective techniques

Facilitators can deliver training from one of the campuses in Brisbane and the Gold Coast, or alternatively at an agreed venue to suit your needs.

Optimise your staff training by arranging a tailored workshop for your specific needs. Mix and match modules or have them delivered as stand alone units for your organisation.

This one-day workshop costs $299 (GST inclusive) per participant.

Suitable for

Attend if you are considering to enter the counselling profession or exploring counselling studies; new to community services; experienced but want to learn new skills and a person who wants to confirm they are practicing effective techniques.

Target Groups

  • Children
  • Homeless and at Risk
  • Mental Health
  • Youth

Services Provided

  • Mental Health Friendly
  • Children's Health
  • Addiction Treatment

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