Upcoming WWILD workshop: Trauma counselling with people with intellectual disability
WWILD has a new upcoming training workshop. This one-day Trauma Counselling with People with Intellectual Disability workshop is a great training opportunity which specifically designed for counsellors, social workers and psychologists working with people with intellectual, cognitive and learning disability.
The workshop will cover:
- The lived experience of intellectual disability.
- The importance of personal values.
- The various communication approaches.
- The use of trauma informed practice in relation to this client group.
- Different theories and activities to help people with intellectual disabilities to achieve positive outcomes.
The workshop is being held at:
Location: 211 Hudson Rd, Wooloowin QLD 4030
Date: Tuesday 18th May 2021
Time: 9am-4:30pm (Lunch, morning tea and afternoon tea will be provided)
Price: $146.40 (including GST/service fees)
We ask that everyone who registers complete the three online training modules before the workshop in order for the facilitators to focus more on practical counselling approaches. Direct links to online modules are:
Register now : Eventbrite link
Jill Olver currently works as a counsellor-educator at WWILD in the Sexual Violence Prevention Service. The focus of her work is enhancing the lives of people with an Intellectual disability by building strengths to decrease their vulnerability and/or dealing with the effects of trauma and sexual assault in their lives. Jill takes a wide approach that covers psychology, Narrative Therapy and the creative therapies like Sandtray and Art Therapy. Prior to working at WWILD, Jill worked counselling in Indigenous communities in rural and regional Queensland, in the Sexual Assault Service in Canberra, and in refugee camps in Zimbabwe. Jill has university qualifications in Psychology and Counselling.
Victoria Tucker has worked as a social worker in the disability sector for 18 years before moving into the counsellor role at WWILD. The focus of her work is supporting people to work through their traumatic experiences, building their own strengths, capacity and supportive relationships, and working to decrease vulnerability. Victoria utilises an eclectic approach, similar to Jill, based on the wishes and needs of the person, therefore seeing that person as the expert on their life. Victoria has worked on and off for WWILD since 2010, as one the Victim of crime workers and Acting Manager at WWILD. Previously Victoria has also worked as a social work/community worker and various other roles with people with intellectual and learning disabilities at the Community Living Association.
If you have any questions about the workshop, please contact Abby on 07 3262 9877 or email email@example.com.
Please note: General cancellation policy is on the Eventbrite registration page. Any COVID-19 related cancellation of the workshop will be subject to Department of Health direction at the time of the workshop.