QLD Professional Development

CCAA(Q) encourages Supervisors to source supervision professional development via the Australasian Association of Supervision (AAOS) which holds events in Brisbane each year.  The AAOS Calendar of Supervision PD can be found at http://www.supervision.org.au/calendar/ 
Supervision Groups - Please refer to listings under Supervision on the Membership Pages.

The well-stitched soul: Counsellor emotional health, resilience & self-care

In Colossians 1: 10-12 (The Message), we read that ‘sticking it out for the long haul’ is going to depend on how we live & serve: either out of the ‘grim strength of gritting my teeth’ or a strength that comes from a nurtured, balanced soul.

Which strength are you running on? Are you a resilient practitioner? This seminar will explore ways to develop a life-style and work-style that sustains us as we care for others.

Event date 21-04-2018 9:00 am
Event End Date 21-04-2018 12:30 pm
Cut off date 17-04-2018 12:00 am
Capacity 45
Registered 5
Available place 40
Individual Price $140.00
Location Christian Heritage College

Understanding and working with Dementia

425,416 Australians are living with Dementia and approximately 300,00 Australians are involved in their care. Dementia has become the leading contributor of death in women and the second contributor for men.

Dementia can happen to anyone, with some people developing it as young as their mid 30’s. However the risk is higher as people age.

Caring for someone with Dementia brings a set of unique challenges and many carers struggle with watching their loved one change and become less able to carry out everyday activities as a consequence of diminished cognitive ability.

As a counsellor, the possibility of working with a person affected by Dementia is rising. It is therefore useful to be equipped with facts about the different types of dementia and the effects that they have on the person with Dementia. It is also helpful to have facts about community resources.

This presentation seeks to educate participants about Dementia and its effects and equip counsellors for the work of journeying with not only those affected by Dementia, but their families as well.

Event date 17-05-2018 7:30 pm
Event End Date 17-05-2018 9:00 pm
Cut off date 15-05-2018 12:00 am
Capacity 40
Registered 0
Available place 40
Individual Price $45.00
Location Christian Heritage College

The Bears

Using Bears in Relationship Counselling.

Our brains are good at telling stories using the information stored within them from events of our past. As children we develop many stories from how we felt in any given situation. Often our storage system is limited in the many intricacies of dealing with people and we may be triggered by certain situations. In fact, our emotions determine the meaning of everything. How do we unpack these stories in order to expand our files into a more an accurate understanding of ourselves within the dynamics of relationships?

Through this interactive workshop, Rob will show how the use of his ‘working bears’ can help our clients to have a deeper understanding of themselves and how they can develop healthier ways of relating, not only to others, but with their inner child – the emotional self. The concept of the Bears is based in Transactional Analysis, Gestalt Therapy and the work of both John Bradshaw and Lucia Capacchione.

Event date 14-06-2018 7:30 pm
Event End Date 14-06-2018 9:00 pm
Cut off date 12-06-2018 12:00 am
Capacity 45
Registered 1
Available place 44
Individual Price $45.00

The impact of complex trauma on spirituality and meaning-making-Implications and Opportunities

Those who experience complex trauma, particularly from a young age, struggle with meaning-making, that is, how to understand the bigger purpose of their lives. For someone who has been abused, their understanding of God – whoever God is – is through the lens of abuse. Self-perception and relationships with others are also interpreted through the lens of abuse. This calls for counsellors who are not only well equipped with the right knowledge and skills, but who are also spiritually sensitive and competent at integrating faith and practice. Witnessing a client’s story can be both a profound experience and a sacred privilege, however it doesn’t come without risks. As Diane Langberg (1997) said, “to sit with suffering is to be a companion to those things that will wage war on the core of your faith.” To do this work, counsellors need to attend to their own personal, relational and spiritual identity.

This workshop will explore the ways in which trauma impacts spirituality and meaning-making, and consider the implications and opportunities for counsellors, both personally and professionally

Event date 26-07-2018 7:30 pm
Event End Date 30-11-2018 9:00 pm
Cut off date 24-07-2018 12:00 am
Capacity 45
Registered 1
Available place 44
Individual Price $45.00
Location Christian Heritage College

The future of CCAA and the Counselling Profession including the 2018 AGM

CCAA has held a special place in the lives of many counsellors over the years. The Association began in Victoria as the Christian Counsellors Association and over the years State Associations were developed. The desire to see a unified group helped to develop the umbrella association of CCAA and the National Council consisting of 2 elected members from the six State Associations. CCAA is a federation of 6 State Associations and therefore has 7 constitutions, 7 sets of accounts, 7 committees and sub committees including the Membership committees. Our committees have worked hard in their commitment to grow the Association which has attracted Christian counsellors around Australia.

After lengthy discussions, it has been agreed by the States to move to this new chapter in the life of CCAA. To restructure CCAA as a National body with State divisions will release the local committees to be more involved on the relational level with their members and the greater community. The administration function will be carried out by the National body, thus streamlining processes, especially Membership, to continue to move forward.

This exciting chapter ahead may produce fears as it will be new. Join us as Rob shares the vision how we as CCAA can move forward into the future within the Counselling Profession.

Event date 20-09-2018 7:30 pm
Event End Date 20-09-2018 9:00 pm
Cut off date 18-09-2018 12:00 am
Capacity 45
Registered 4
Available place 41

Symbols – Giving Access to the Unknown Known

This is an experiential workshop inviting you and your clients to explore the world of our unconscious through the therapeutic use of symbols. The world of symbols gives us unexpected and transformative access to our inner unknown known. Here we meet the things we know, that we don’t know we know. The workshop will introduce you to several practical symbol exercises to experiment with in the training and then later with your clients. These are gentle, powerful and helpful tools for exploring what is sometimes just out of our conscious awareness. Bringing these unknown knowns into consciousness can be instrumental in effecting significant inner and outer change.

Event date 18-10-2018 7:30 pm
Event End Date 18-10-2018 9:00 pm
Cut off date 16-10-2018 12:00 am
Capacity 45
Registered 0
Available place 45
Individual Price $45.00
Location Christian Heritage College
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