Academy of Human Development

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UEN No/CPE Reg No: 199900986N
(Reg. Period: 20 May 2016 - 19 May 2020)

Family Work Skills

INTRODUCTION

In this experiential workshop, participants will learn some basic concepts, techniques and skills required for conducting systemic interviews with families. Participants will acquire skill in deciding who to include in sessions and how to collaborate with a family to develop a focus for the work. Experiential methods including  role-play, will be used to teach specific techniques for managing family interactions; promoting a sense of safety and respectful engagement, and managing difference and conflict. 

COURSE OBJECTIVES 

On completion of this workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Articulate and apply key family therapy concepts and skills effective in family work
  • Make theoretically informed decisions about who to include in family sessions, and when
  • Collaborate with families to develop an agenda and focus for family work
  • Facilitate safe, respectful, family-sensitive family intervention
  • Effectively manage family interactions, including managing difference and conflict
  • Apply awareness and knowledge of diversity issues to family practice 

COURSE CONTENT

Key concepts and skills from various family therapy models including:

  • Structural Therapy, 

  • Strategic Therapy, 

  • Milan Systemic Therapy, 

  • Attachment theory

  • Transgenerational Therapies 

integrated and supported in a foundational session format.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND

This workshop is suitable for a wide range of professionals working with families: case managers, social workers, psychologists, nurses, doctors, occupational therapists, teachers, youth and childcare workers

AWARD

Participants who meet 80% class attendance will be awarded a Certificate of Completion by The Bouverie Centre, La Trobe University & Academy of Human Development.

COURSE FEES

Fees S$

Regular Course Fee (Nett)

$2300

Early Bird Discount (Nett) - register and pay before 28 Jun

$2150

 

Subsidies/ Funding S$

Company-Sponsored Applicant:

VCF pre-approved funding for Singaporeans/PR Social Service Organisation Staff 

Pending approval

 
TRAINERS

Robyn Elliott is a family therapist and social worker employed at the Bouverie Centre for almost 20 years. As senior lecturer with La Trobe University she manages the Academic Program - administering and supervising the delivery and development of all Bouverie’s university accredited courses. She also lectures and supervises in the Master of Clinical Family Therapy course. Robyn also provides non-accredited training and consultation to government and non-government organisations in the health and welfare sector. She is a clinical member of AAFT, PACFA, AASW (AMHSW), and an accredited consultant with EMDRAA, and a member of the EMDRAA board of management. 

Robyn's area of special interest is trauma. She has been learning, teaching and practicing in the area of trauma for the past 23 years. She is particularly interested in EMDR and how this can be integrated with systemic approaches. Her training and consultation to other organisations, for example, Child Protection, Community Health, Adult Mental Health and non-government organisations has focused mainly in this area, although a highlight of her career was a five-day training in family therapy in Mongolia!

Colleen Cousins is a registered psychologist, family therapist (Clinical member of AAFT) and educator. She has been employed at the Bouverie Centre since 2007. Over the past 7 years, Colleen has worked as part of the Academic team co-ordinating the Graduate Certificate/ Year 1 Master's program, lecturing and providing supervision to students undergoing clinical training. She is also a member of a specialist trauma team providing therapy to families impacted by trauma and in this role a contributor to the development of Bouverie’s systemic trauma framework. Colleen has over 20 years clinical and supervision experience in community, hospital and private practice settings including ongoing work in child and adult sexual assault services. She has a keen interest in the application of individually orientated trauma treatment approaches within a systemic framework.

APPLICATION and ENQUIRIES

Shona Tan

6593 5283

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Course Schedule

Dates 11, 12, 13, 16 & 17 Sep 2019
Timing 9.30am - 5.30pm
Trainer(s) Ms.Robyn Elliott & Ms Colleen Cousins (The Bouverie Centre, La Trobe University)

Venue(s) TBA