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An Introduction to Working With Individuals Who Have Self-Destructive Behaviours

18 Jul. 2019 to 19 Jul. 2019
CASA, Alice Springs

SAFE in Oz aim to give workshop participants an insight into the headspace of a person who participates in self-destructive behaviour/s in order to better understand their ‘real’ world and life experiences. The training encapsulates their lifespan and is flexible and responsive to the workshop participants.

Over the two days you will learn how diverse the spectrum of self-destructive behaviour is and how it impacts on a persons’ physical, emotional, spiritual and social being.

Throughout the workshop, SAFE in Oz will encourage participants to employ strength based practice, in collaboration with their clients, as a means to discovering a myriad of healthier and safer alternative behaviours to use in response to their inner trauma.

As this behaviour does not impact solely on the physical aspect of an individual’s life, the workshop also links self-destructive behaviour to its impact on the, emotional, spiritual and social aspects of life and explore the related long term effects.

The workshop will discuss the connection of this behaviour and suicide, BPD [Borderline Personality Disorder], mental illness, sexual assault and domestic violence, offering an insight of the link with adolescence and aged persons.

The presentation mode for the workshop is both interactive and activity based and includes ‘real’ case studies, PowerPoint presentation, and a DVD.

Each workshop participant is provided with a SAFE in Oz presentation folder. The folder includes a workbook for each day which contains a copy of the PowerPoint presentation, activity sheets and additional subject related reference material. The activity sheets include strategies and tools for use with clients, while the reference material acts to enhance understanding, give insight into related topics and support you in your work practice.

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Cost:  $440pp or Early Bird $400 if registered and paid 30 days prior to workshop commencement. There is also an Early Bird group registration of 5+ staff at $350 each where they are on the same registration form and paid on the same tax invoice 30 days prior to the workshop.