This full-day workshop is designed for those who have attended the core Forgotten Known workshop and who wish to further their skills and develop tools for working with clients who have experienced trauma and attachment disruptions. The workshop will also examine how the workers own attachment history and self-knowledge impacts on the client/worker relationship.
Attendance at the core ‘Forgotten Known’ workshop is a prerequisite for attendance at this workshop.
This is relevant for social workers who have direct contact with clients who have experienced complex trauma and attachment disruptions. The education material in the presentation is based on theoretical knowledge that is gleaned from attachment and trauma experts such as Dan Siegal, Bruce Perry, Bryan Post, Circle of Security and Karyn Purvis.
Who should attend?
All workers who work directly with clients, adults and young people who have experienced trauma and attachment disruption.
At the completion of the workshop participants will:
- Have a refreshed and more in-depth understanding of the motivations of behaviour of adults and children who have experienced trauma and attachment disruption.
- Have gained some specific tools for working with clients to help them understand their children’s behaviour
- Have developed some strategies for managing the behaviour of children who have experienced trauma and attachment disruption.
- Develop an enhanced understanding of attachment behaviour apparent in worker/client relationships and the implications for their work together.
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.
Thursday 13 September 2018 - 9.00am - 4.15pm
Registration from 8.45am
Fruit will be served for morning and afternoon tea with a full catered lunch.
CPD: 6 Hours
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