Professional Development Workshops
Our professional development workshops have been designed for a range of sectors to support workers in responding to the changing needs of families and communities. These courses are informed by our practice-research and have a strong focus on practical application.
Live interactive training session facilitated by a subject-matter expert (or experts), involving presentation of content, group discussion and small group or pair work activities. Workshops range from a half-day to four days in length and may be delivered either in person or online via live streaming, with the same content presented in each case.
The workshop is delivered face-to-face at The Bouverie Centre in Brunswick, Melbourne. An online platform is used to access pre- and post-learning questionnaires, along with presentation slides, resources, and certificate of completion.
The workshop is delivered live over the internet using the Zoom software platform. The facilitator/s deliver the workshop in real-time and the content is not recorded or stored. The immediacy of live video and audio means the virtual training room is interactive. Participants require a webcam and microphone in order to connect with the facilitators and other participants. An online platform is used to access pre- and post-learning questionnaires, along with presentation slides, resources, and certificate of completion.
Adolescent Violence in the Home: Systemic Interventions with Families
Learn about working with the family system to ensure safety planning and positive change while maximising engagement with adolescent family members who use violence.
Building Team Resilience
Learn how to build, manage and support resilient teams and promote positive team cultures.
Learn how to work creatively with young children in therapeutic environments through the use of play.
Clinical Supervision Training
Learn about how to provide effective, quality clinical supervision to your staff.
Families and Trauma Work: Integrating Key Ideas from Individual and Systemic Practice
Enhance your skills in working with families who have experienced trauma, using both individually and systems oriented approaches.
Family Focused approaches to Healing Violence – Understanding violence’s place within the system, our First Nations communities and families, and individuals
Explore First Nations ways of understanding relationships and healing processes unique to the cultural places of living and working.
Foundations of Attachment Observations with Infants
Learn about observing infant attachment in clinical and home settings, and interventions to support attachment health.
Foundations of Narrative Attachment Assessment with Adults
Learn about assessing attachment in teens and adults, with case examples.
Grief and Family Work
Improve your skills working with families affected by grief - including disenfranchised grief - and understanding its implications.
Group Reflective Practice
This workshop focuses on delivering supervision in groups to promote meaningful and inclusive processes.
Healing Informed Practices
Develop the confidence and skills to respond to the needs of First Nation community members who are experiencing distress and have experienced transgenerational trauma.
Introduction to Family Therapy
This course is being updated and reimaged as Family Therapy Foundations: Philosophy, Frameworks and Contemporary Systemic Practice.
Narrative Therapy Approaches to Trauma
This workshop introduces and explores concepts and techniques of the Narrative Therapy approach to working with families and family members who have experienced trauma.
No Bullshit Therapy in Practice
This implementation workshop builds on your existing knowledge of NBT as a way to work respectfully with all people, including those reluctant to engage.
Shame, Trauma and Family Relationships
This workshop draws on attachment and trauma theories, and narrative and family therapy concepts to explore how shame manifests through the experience of trauma.
Single Session Family Consultation in Practice
This implementation workshop builds on your existing knowledge of SSFC. Put into practice the skills at the convening, conducting and follow-up stages of SSFC in a supportive small group context.
Single Session Thinking in Practice
This implementation workshop is designed to consolidate your SST knowledge and enhance the application of these ideas in your clinical practice.
Single Session Thinking: Families with Children and Youth in Practice
Experiential activities will help to embed SST into your own practice with children aged 5–17 years and their families.
Systemic Family Work After Family Violence
This workshop aims to offer an understanding of why relationship difficulties between family members remain or escalate, despite now being in a safe environment.
Using Narrative Work with First Nations Families
This workshop provides a practice-based introduction to using Narrative Therapy and other creative processes with First Nations families.
Working Relationally with Borderline Personality Disorder
Learn about the value of working mindfully, relationally, and collaboratively to support clients living with BPD, supporters/carers, family relationships and ourselves.
Working With Traumatised Families: Maintaining Social & Emotional Wellbeing for ourselves & our communities
This workshop explores First Nations ways of understanding relationships and healing processes unique to the cultural places of living and working.
Introduction to Narrative Therapy with Families
This workshop provides a practice-based introduction to the school of Narrative Therapy.