|Duration||2 day – face 2 face|
Thursday & Friday, 1 & 2 February 2024
|Time||09:00 – 16:00 each day|
|Venue||Lighthouse Resources Upstairs Training Room|
37 Kyabra Street RUNCORN, QLD. 4113
|Target Group||This workshop is designed for anyone who may be interested in the ideas of the strengths approach or seeking to be refreshed. This could include case managers, counsellors, youth workers, guidance officers, support workers, social workers, psychologists, speech pathologists, occupation therapists, and/or workers from the field of disability, housing, domestic violence, child protection, education, health and mental health.|
|Outline||This workshop will provide participants with a foundation for using the strengths-based approach. It will introduce participants to the beliefs and principles of this values-driven practice and make links between these and the skills and processes of the strengths approach.|
The training will be experiential and interactive, with plenty of opportunities to reflect and have a go at using the ideas, skills and tools in a spirit of play and experimentation.
Examples from recent practice will be offered for reflection and discussion, and attention will also be given to the opportunities and restraints participants may encounter in applying these ideas and practices in their own work contexts. Many past participants have been delighted to have a shared language to describe their existing practice ideas, and to take the ideas beyond what they already know, developing a richer understanding of setting the scene for professional growth through practice, reflection and further training.
|Outcomes||At the completion of the workshop participants will have:|
Identified and explored:
• The key principles and beliefs of a strengths approach
• The stages and processes of strengths-based work
• Conversational tools that support and sustain client’s initiatives.
• Therapeutic tools and letters that help amplify preferred changes in client’s lives.
• Identified collaborative ways to work with clients, their families and other stakeholders.
• Self-care and supervision practices to sustain ourselves in the workplace.
• How to incorporate the strengths approach into our practice framework.
Practiced some of the key skills of the approach:
• Reframing and ‘normalizing’
• Exploring exceptions and identifying strengths.
• Defining pictures of the future and developing goals.
• Using a five-stage mapping tool for client-directed change.
• Ensuring change is noticed and measured.
• Use the strengths cards.
• Use the ‘change documents’ such as certificates and letters.
Discussed implications for service delivery and organisational processes.
|Testimonials||Some of the great feedback we received about this event:|
• A great workshop that has certainly made me reflect on my practice – Thanks.
• Listening to others and stepping outside of my comfort zone to ask questions, the facilitator was excellent, I never felt put on the spot, there was never an uncomfortable moment.
• The real-life examples and the facilitators experience really supported my learning during the workshop.
• I really enjoyed the use of the strengths cards and the chance to role-play greatly enhanced my learning.
• The practicality of the skills and tools – I can utilize in my work.
• The facilitators made the environment comfortable and allowed open participation.
• After attending I’ve identified areas that I can improve, and I will make use of the skills in my practice.
• The open environment and people’s input was very supportive, allowing discussions and real-life examples to be shared by all.
|Facilitator||Adrian Holmes is a counsellor, trainer, practice supervisor and author based in Brisbane, Australia. Adrian has worked in many different practice and management roles across the human services sector, and co-founded the training and supervision organisation Tools For Hard Conversations ten years ago. Adrian also currently works as the coordinator of practice and supervision at Kyabra. Read More|
|Cancellations||By completing and submitting this registration form, you are indicating your intention to attend this event and you will be liable for the full fee as indicated. If you are unable to attend the event for any reason, fail to attend without notice or cancel your registration payment will not be refunded. Events occasionally need to be cancelled due to insufficient participant numbers. Should this be necessary, we will notify you as soon as possible and a full refund will be given.|
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