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Sex in the System: Season One

Organiser: Tasmanian Branch PACFA
Presenter:  Dr Sue Gilchrist
Date:  20 & 21 October 2017
Contact: PACFA
Email: tasbranch@pacfa.org.au
Website: www.pacfa.org.au



Tuning in to Trauma and On-going Loss

Organiser: Canberra and Region Branch PACFA
Presenter:  Suzanne Butz & Elizabeth Yuile
Date:  21 October 2017
Contact: PACFA
Email: carbranch@pacfa.org.au
Website: www.pacfa.org.au



Practical Ethics for Counsellors and Psychotherapists Online

Organiser: Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation Australia
Date:  November 13 – 24, 2017
Location: Online
Contact: PACFA
Email: admin@pacfa.org.au
Website: www.pacfa.org.au


Counselling & Psychotherapy Educators’ Contribution to Defining our Profession

Organiser: PACFA Australian College of Counselling & Psychotherapy Educators
Date:  November 13 2017
Location: Online
Contact: PACFA
Email: accape@pacfa.org.au 
Website: www.pacfa.org.au


Mindfulness in Couples Therapy 

Organiser: Australian College of Relationship Counsellors
Date:  November 18 2017
Location:  Carroll Room, Treacy Centre, 126 The Avenue, Parkville, VIC 3052
Contact: PACFA
Email: acrc@pacfa.org.au 
Website: www.pacfa.org.au


Sexuality and its Diversity 

Organiser: PACFA West
Date:  November 18 2017
Location: Wollaston Conference Centre, 5 Wollaston Rd, Mount Claremont WA
Contact: PACFA
Email: pacfawest@pacfa.org.au 
Website: www.pacfa.org.au


 Evidence for the Effectiveness of Experiential Psychotherapies

Organiser: PACFA Research Committee
Date:  November 25 2017
Location: Wollaston Conference Centre, 5 Wollaston Rd, Mount Claremont WA
Contact: PACFA
Email: admin@pacfa.org.au 
Website: www.pacfa.org.au


If Nothing Changes…Nothing Changes! 

Organiser: PACFA SA
Date:  November 18 2017
Location: Education Development Centre: 4 Milner Street, Hindmarsh, SA
Contact: PACFA
Email: sabranch@pacfa.org.au 
Website: www.pacfa.org.au


Psychoanalytic Perspectives on Trauma

Organiser: PACFA Vic
Presenter: Therese Raulin
Date: 26 October 2017
Contact: PACFA
Email: vicbranch@pacfa.org.au 
Website: www.pacfa.org.au 


Working with traumatised couples in Emotionally Focused Therapy: Facing the dragon

Organiser: Melbourne Community for Emotionally Focused Therapy
Facilitator: Dr Susan Johnson
Date/s: Saturday 2 December 2017
Location: Melbourne
Contact: Gail Hawking
Email: info@melbourneeft.com
Website: www.melbourneeft.com/
Registration: www.trybooking.com/


Art Therapy Basic

Organiser: In Contact Counselling
Facilitator: Maria del Pilar Chlopas
Date/s: 09-10 December 2017
Location: 25B Richardson Road Narellan NSW
Contact: Maria del Pilar Chlopas
Email: mp.chlopas@incontactcounselling.com.au
Website: www.incontactcounselling.com.au




Practitioner Certificate in Clinical Hypnosis

Organiser: Academy of Applied Hypnosis
Facilitator: Dr Leon W. Cowen
Date/s: Always available
Location: Online
Contact: Francesca
Phone: (02) 9415 6500
Email: admin@aah.edu.au
Website: www.aah.edu.au


Internal Family Systems model workshops

Organiser: Aine Marron
Presenter: Simon d’Orsogna
Dates: November (Sydney)
Location: Pymble, Sydney
Contact: Aine Marron (0403 405 869) or Simon d’Orsogna (0418 321 254)
Email: simon@simondo.com.au
Website: www.sensemaking.com.au/ifs-aust


Certificate in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy

Areas covered include: Introduction to CBT; CBT with Depression; CBT with Anxiety; CBT with Anger

Organiser: CBT Australia
Presenters: Dr Monica O’Kelly and Dr Dom DiMattia
Sydney 26 – 29 October : Sancta Sophia College, Camperdown 2050
Brisbane 2 – 5 November: Brisbane International, Boondall 4034
Contact: Heather 03 9705 2216
Registration & Information:


Contemporary Gestalt Therapy Professional Development Events

Organiser: The Relational Institute Australia
Presenters: Bob & Rita Resnick (USA) & The Relational Institute Australia (TRIA)
Dates: Sydney Oct 19-22 2017.
Contact: Gina Yardley
Phone: 02 99544848
Email: admin@therelationalinstitute.com.au
Registration & Information: www.therelationalinstitute.com.au


Process Work Advanced Professional Development Seminar Series

Organiser: Metavision Institute / Process Work Oceania
Presenters: Salome Schwarz and Elsa Henderson with Christina Nielsen
Dates/Venue: 14th October 2017 – 21st October 2017
Harmony Village Mittagong NSW
0248 622 5596
Registration & Information:


Facilitating Post Traumatic-Growth using Therapy Skills

The impact of Trauma, Abuse and Neglect has profound and serious impact upon the individual

Organiser: Queensland Counsellors Association Inc.
Presenter: Alan Richardson
Date: Saturday 21 October 9.15am to 10.45am followed by the AGM
Location: Emmanuel Uniting Church Hall 92 Laurel Street Enoggera
Booking: www.trybooking.com/302747
Contact: Ros Turner
Email: qca@qca.asn.au
Website: www.qca.asn.au


Counselling considerations when working with people who identify as deaf or hard of hearing

Deaf people are likely to enter therapy with the same problems as their hearing counterparts, although historically the Deaf community has experienced the effects of oppression similar to that of other minorities

Organiser: Queensland Counsellors Association Inc.
Presenter: Rebecca Reedman
Date: Friday 27 October 5.30pm to 7pm
Location: Relationships Australia 159 St Pauls Terrace Spring Hill
Booking: www.trybooking.com/299478
Contact: Ros Turner
Email: qca@qca.asn.au
Website: www.qca.asn.au


Compassion and Self Compassion in Supervision

Organiser: Super Vision for Supervisors (Jo Ablett and Cheryl Taylor)
Jo Ablett and Cheryl Taylor
Date: Friday 27th October, 9.30am to 3.30pm
Location:  Labyrinth Lane, 110 Gardenvale Road, Gardenvale, 3185
Contact: Jo Ablett | M : 0417 078 792 | E : ablett@waterfront.net | www.intoblue.com.au
Cheryl Taylor | M: 0421 281 050 | E: Cheryl@kunaurracounselling.com |



2 Day Intensive Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) Training

Organiser: Megan Shiell
Presenter: Megan Shiell
Date:  Hobart,TAS Sunday 22 Monday 23 October 2017
Coolangatta, QLD Sunday 19 Monday 20 November 2017
Website: www.expressivetherapyclinic.com.au


Creative Intervention for Counselling – Workshops

Organiser: My Feelings Counselling
Facilitator: Noa Gross
Perth – Swanbourne    November 2 -3 2017

April 2018 TBC
October 2018 TBC
Sydney  Bondi Junction November 13-14 2017
June 19-20 2018
Adelaide Glenelg North May 2018 TBC
Melbourne Hughesdale  May 2018
October 2018 TBC
Contact: Noa Gross 0409 848 388



Art Therapy and Creativity with varying models of treatment for different client groups

Organiser: Megan Shiell
Presenter: Megan Shiell
Date:  Saturday 3 and Sunday 4 November 2017
Website: www.expressivetherapyclinic.com.au



2nd Perth Symposium on Child Sexual Abuse Prevention 

Organiser: Jonathan Kester
Presenters: Professor Klaus Beier, Director Dunkelfeld Project, Germany and other experts in the field
Date: 9 and 10 November 2017
Contact: Jonathon Kester
Phone: 0438 929 899



Let’s Talk About Sex!

When Sex Comes into the Therapy Space

Organiser: Centre for Existential Practice (CEP)
Presenter: Niki D – International guest presenter
Dates: 23 & 24 November 2017
Location: Sydney: Woolloomooloo NSW
Email: admin@cep.net.au
Phone: 0431 401 659
Website: www.cep.net.au
Details and Registration: Niki D 2 day workshop


What Works in Therapy  

Organiser: Relationships Australia Victoria
Presenter: Scott D Miller, PhD (from the US)
Date: 1 December 2017
Location: Melbourne, CBD
Phone: 03 9261 8702
Email: ravtraining@rav.org.au
Website: www.rav.org.au/whatworkstherapy


Body as Voice: Restorative Movement Psychotherapy for Survivors of Trauma 

Organsier: Dance Movement Therapy Association (DTAA)
Presenter: Amber Gray
Date: Dec Friday 01st to Dec Monday 04th 9.30am – 5:00pm
Location: Melbourne, Venue TBC
Booking: www.trybooking.com/RUQK
Contact: admin@dtaa.org.au
Website: www.dtaa.org.au/



15 Day Intensive “Certificate in Therapeutic Play Skills” Training 

Organiser: Play Therapy Australasia
Facilitator: Evelyn Saunders (Course Director – PTI, Accredited Play Therapist from UK, Independent Social Worker, Clinical Supervisor, Trainer, Child Care Consultant)
Dates: 1-15 December 2017
Location: Adina Apartment Hotel, Coogee, NSW
Contact: Sha-Rin Low (Course Administrator)
Phone: 0468 962 413
Email: shazsooz@gmail.com
Website: www.playtherapy.org.au



Certificate in Filial Play Coaching and Mentoring (Play Therapy)

Organiser: Play Therapy International
Facilitator: Karen O’Neill
Dates: 16-19 December 2017
Location: Sydney, NSW
Course Fee: $1000 Early Bird by 31 Aug $900 30 Sep $950
Contact: Sha-Rin Low (Course Administrator)
Phone: 0468 962 413
Email: shazsooz@gmail.com
Website: www.playtherapy.org.au



Certificate in Supervision of Play / Creative Arts Therapists   

Organiser: Play Therapy Australasia
Facilitator: Karen O’Neill
Dates: 2 to 8 January 2017
Location: Sydney, NSW
Course Fee: $1600 Early Bird by 31 Aug $1500 30 Sep $1550
Contact: Sha-Rin Low (Course Administrator)
Phone: 0468 962 413
Email: shazsooz@gmail.com
Website: www.playtherapy.org.au