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Accidental counsellor

Is this course suitable for you or your organisation?

This course is available:

  • on the scheduled dates below or please enquire
  • to book as a group booking and can be customised to suit your training needs and delivered at your venue or ours.

Why choose this course?

This course is recommended for any employee, who may find themselves supporting clients who may be distressed or angry, facing challenges or requiring assistance. Employees can find themselves in the role of the ‘accidental counsellor’, without the benefit of professional qualifications and training. This course therefore provides an evidence-based theoretical framework and an opportunity to refine basic but fundamental counselling skills.

For Cerebral Palsy Alliance Employees

  • At Cerebral Palsy Alliance this course is recommended for employees who support clients who may be distressed or require support.
  • Cerebral Palsy Alliance employees are exempt from the course fee.

What content does the program cover?

This two day course on the accidental counselling role  

  • equips employees with both a theoretical and practical understanding of counselling strategies and processes
  • provides opportunities to learn more about counselling models
  • provides scenarios to develop and apply basic counselling skills and techniques
  • develops core skills such as assessment, active listening, engagement, rapport building, questioning, structuring and summarising, and referral.

Topics covered include:

  • the role of the accidental counsellor
  • self-awareness and values and self-care
  • professional boundaries and ethics
  • counselling techniques and communication skills
  • assessment and referral
  • therapeutic alliance
  • grief and loss

What is the cost?

Cost: $540 incl. GST for individuals 

How long is the course?

Duration: 2 days

Please see scheduled times or enquire below

Please BYO lunch

Where can I get more information?

Contact: The Training Alliance Team 
Email: training@cerebralpalsy.org.au 
Phone: +61 2 9975 8715

Cancellation conditions apply

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