Nov. 2016-Feb.2017 Sexual violence – The Counselling Process
Wednesday, June 1st, 2016
This in-depth 12 day programme is provided for counsellors and psychotherapists or those offering in-depth support who wish to enhance their understanding and skills in working with adolescent and adult clients who have experienced childhood sexual abuse, rape, sexual assault and sexual harassment. It is run in six two day modules on Wednesdays and Thursdays.
The programme is designed to validate, enhance and develop the existing knowledge, understanding and skills of participants when working with these issues, and to allow those working in specialised areas, such as addiction, to feel equipped to deal with issues of sexual violence appropriately as they arise with their clients. The learning is relevant also to working with clients who have experienced other trauma.
The training programme is informed by trauma therapy, attachment theory, neurobiology, mindful self awareness, sensorimotor psychotherapy, body centred psychotherapy and other theories and methodologies. It is intended and taught as a practical in-service training focussed very much on the work with the client.
There is a strong emphasis throughout the training on vicarious traumatisation and strategies for maintaining the counsellor/psychotherapist’s own well being.
This course will run for twelve days in six two day modules on Wednesdays and Thursdays from November 2016 to February 2017 from 9.30 to 4.30 each day.
Wednesday 16th and Thursday 17th November 2016
Wednesday 30th November and Thursday 1st December 2016
Wednesday 14th and Thursday 15th December 2016
Wednesday 18th and Thursday 19th January 2017
Wednesday 1st and Thursday 2nd February 2017
Wednesday 15th and Thursday 16th February 2017
Venue: Dublin Rape Crisis Centre, 70 Lower Leeson Street, Dublin 2.
Comprehensive written handouts are provided with this training programme to support the learning and to act as an ongoing