Exploring Shame - And how it relates to practice

Region: 
Brisbane
Organiser: 
AASW Qld
When: 
Thursday, May 18, 2017 - 9:00am to 4:15pm
Pricing: 
Members $80.00 (inc GST) Non-Members- $95.00 (inc GST) Student Members- $30.00 (inc GST) Student
Location
Address: 
TBC
State: 
QLD
Contact
This half-day workshop is designed to assist social workers, child protection workers, psychologists, counsellors and community workers to develop a better understanding of adults, children and families with traumatic histories and how shame plays out in their lives.

General Information

This half-day workshop is designed to assist social workers, child protection workers, psychologists, counsellors and community workers to develop a better understanding of adults, children and families with traumatic histories and how shame plays out in their lives.

This is relevant for social workers who have direct client contact with clients who have experienced complex trauma and attachment disruptions and as a result are struggling with shame. The education material in the presentation is based on theoretical knowledge that is informed in part by Babette Rothschild, Janina Fisher and John Bradshaw.

Who should attend?

All workers who work directly with clients, adults and young people who have experienced shame as a result of trauma and attachment disruption.s.

.Learning Outcomes

At the completion of the workshop participants will:

  • The origins of shame - good and bad
  • The interconnection between attachment, trauma and shame
  • The importance of the therapeutic relationship in healing shame
  • Strategies for healing shame.

Meet the Presenters

Narelle Nelles, B Soc Wk, MASSW Acc is a skilled social worker with over 35 years’ experience working with carers providing alternative care for children and with the children in the placement. For a number of years Narelle worked intensively with placing children of all ages in permanent families, working therapeutically with children, training the parents and providing ongoing family support. Narelle is in private practice and in addition to working with adoptive and foster families, Narelle works with families in their homes, particularly those who have come to the attention of Department of Child Safety, to develop parenting skills and enhance family relationships.

Susan Gregory, BA (Psych) M Counselling, Cert.IV Workplace Training and Assessment, has 35 years’ experience working in adoption, fostering and child and family welfare as a counsellor and consultant; running education groups and assessment for alternative carers. Susan has worked in her private counselling practice for the last 20 years maintaining a generalised counselling practice and working with parents to manage children’s behaviour through the parent child relationship. Susan has retained a specific interest in adoptions and fostering, working therapeutically with foster carers, birth parents, adult adopted people and adoptive parents.

Both Susan and Narelle work in their practice with clients and families from an attachment focus and believe that by understanding and promoting healthy attachments this serves to enhance family connections and promotes the ability to form lasting relationships.

Narelle and Susan have been delivering training for professionals, adoptive and foster carers and parents for the last 8 years. Their client groups have included Child Protection agencies in Queensland and the Northern Territory, non-Government agencies as well as counsellor professional development training.

Venue

TBA

Thursday 18 May 2017 - 9.00am to 4.15pm

Registration from 8.45am

The workshop is fully catered.

CPD: 6 Hours

 

Members - Please log on to the website prior to registering to take advantage of the member rates.