The Occasional Counsellor ™ 2023065F
Jul 18, 2023 - Dec 31, 2023
Full course description
Date and time
Tuesday 18 July 2023, 9.30 am to 3.30 pm
In person at ISV, 40 Rosslyn St, West Melbourne
Teachers not in a Counselling Role
The focus of this training is on teaching participants strategies for assisting individuals who are sad, upset, bewildered, confused, angry, or suicidal whilst clearly remaining within their role.
The training covers the following areas:
the skills of the helper including the importance of empathy and when not to empathise
understanding professional boundaries including understanding your role and the limits of your role
the difference between emotional support and counselling
simple, practical strategies for supporting individuals who may be acutely emotionally distressed while keeping yourself safe and remaining in your role
self-care for the worker.
Any adult in a school could be called upon to assist individuals who are sad, upset, bewildered, confused, angry or suicidal.
This program is partly funded through the Victorian Government’s ‘Happy, Healthy and Resilient Kids’ fund.
- understanding of professional boundaries
- strategies for supporting individuals who are emotionally challenged
- information about self care
David Cherry is a Clinical and Forensic Psychologist with extensive experience in working with children, adolescents and families where the child’s performance or behaviour in school has been a concern. David has provided training for teachers and other school staff for over 25 years on a broad range of topics including : Handling Difficult People, Behaviour and Situations; Managing Complaints; Managing Difficult Calls.
Link(s) to relevant VRQA Standards
- Care, Safety and Welfare of Students – Safe environment