MANAGING TRICKY SITUATIONS IN PSYCHO-EDUCATIONAL GROUPS

Practitioners in the NGO sector are often expected to facilitate groups with clients in addition to their primary role.This may mean that workers are facilitating groups on an irregular basis and may not feel confident to manage the dynamic in the room.This training will look at some of the more common “tricky” situations that facilitators may face in their groups and provide ideas and strategies to work with what’s happening in the room.Participants will also be given an overview of the impact of trauma on neuro-development and how this can play out in the room.This will be an interactive session, particularly suited to new or less experienced group facilitators. 

Learning outcomes:

  • Understand the Four Brains and the impact of trauma on behaviour
  • Learn how to implement different strategies to manage behaviour
  • How to see “therapeutic moments” and use them to respectfully challenge participants
When: Friday 28th September 2018 from 9.00am to 4.00pm.  
 
Where: CatholicCare Training Room, Mary Potter Building, 2C West St, (corner Thomas St), Lewisham NSW.
 
Cost: $210.00 (IGL members) or $260.00 (non IGL members) - (GST is not applicable). Morning tea and lunch is provided. Please email admin@igl.org.au if you have any special dietary requirements.  
 
To register: Register and complete payment below. A Tax Invoice will be emailed to you. The payment needs to be completed before the workshop occurs, for the registration to be fully confirmed. 
 
A Certificate of Attendance will be provided to participants for Continuing Professional Development (CPD) purposes.
 
Facilitator: Angharad Candlin

Angharad Candlin is the Manager of Parent Education with CatholicCare Sydney. She is a psychologist with over twenty five years’ experience working with families in a variety of settings. She has led the development teams for two, externally evaluated parenting programs; Keeping Kids in Mind, a group for separated parents engaged in medium to high chronic conflict and My Kids and Me, a group for parents whose children have been removed due to child protection concerns. Both of these programs have been listed on the California Evidence-based Clearing House (Child Welfare) and My Kids and Me has Gold Standard Endorsement from IGL.

With her team she has also developed Parenting Side by Side in Australia; a parenting program for new migrants and refugees, which is yet to be externally evaluated.

She regularly leads group facilitator training and mentors and supervises group facilitators and is a Board Authorised Supervisor and Adjunct Supervisor with Macquarie University’s Master of Professional Psychology. She has presented numerous conference papers regarding group work with parents.

 


 






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