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Copyright: 2012 Australian Institute of Professional Counsellors

Hello!
Welcome to Edition 111 of Institute Inbrief. As many of you would have heard, on January 12 2010, a 7.0 magnitude earthquake struck Haiti, devastating the country's infrastructure and according to news sources, the death toll is tipped to hit 200,000.
 
Amid this tragedy, citizens, countries and organisations have joined forces across the globe to lend a helping hand for the people of Haiti. Such assistance is vital to the reconstruction of the country, and the helping process is ongoing.
 
If you would like to donate to an organisation involved with Haiti's aid, you'll find a list from our Intonews article.
 
In this edition we focus on critical incident counselling. Our main article, from the University of Sydney, offers insights and strategies on coping with the effects of critical incident stress. We've also included a range of resources and information from the Australian Centre for Posttraumatic Mental Health.
 
Also in this edition:
 
  • Counselling Dilemmas: A Client Who Tells Offensive Jokes
  • Stress, PTSD and PDSD
  • Review – A Case of Critical Incident Counselling
  • Staff Profile – Louise Whitehead
  • Blog and Twitter updates
  • Upcoming seminar dates
  • Loads of resources, events and opportunities
Enjoy your reading!
 
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Intothediploma
The Diploma of Counselling is supported by a number of optional Advanced Study Majors. Advanced Study Majors allow you to study and gain advanced knowledge and skill in the specialised counselling area of your choice.
 
The Advanced Study Major Program involves the completion of one or more optional Advanced Study Majors in addition to the Diploma of Counselling. The Majors provide you with the opportunity to specialise in any of the following highly relevant fields of counselling:
 
The Majors are specifically designed to provide you with a higher level of practical and theoretical knowledge in a specialised field of counselling. You are able to enrol into an Advanced Study Major at the time of your enrolment into the Diploma of Counselling, or at any subsequent time.
 
The advantage of early enrolment in an Advanced Study Major is that studies can be completed concurrently with your Diploma. There is also no limit on the number of Advanced Study Majors you can undertake.
 
The Advanced Study Majors can be completed either externally or face-to-face. Studying your ASM via the traditional external option follows a similar process as completing your studies for the Diploma. Students are sent a workbook and readings for the ASM and submit their assessment for marking.
 
Alternatively, students are also able to complete their ASM by attending a workshop. Many students enjoy the interactive, practical workshops because they are a refreshing change from the traditional external study method and provide the opportunity to meet other students. Students also have the flexibility to change into this mode of study even after selecting the external option.
 
For further information about the Diploma and the ASM Program, please contact your closest Student Support Centre or visit www.aipc.net.au/lz.
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Intostudies
Become a Counsellor or Expand Your Qualifications with Australia's Most Cost Effective and Flexible Bachelor of Counselling
 
The Bachelor of Counselling is a careful blend of theory and practical application. Theory is learnt through user-friendly learning materials that have been carefully designed to make your studies as accessible and conducive to learning as possible.
 
The course and its subjects are structured to progressively develop your knowledge and skills from foundational, theoretical concepts through to more complex concepts and advanced skills and applications.
 
On completion, you will have...
 
  • The capacity to apply counselling theory and skills in an intentional and mindful manner.
  • The ability to evaluate and apply a variety of counselling models according to the needs of your client.
  • The ability to analyse counselling issues with consideration to broader social and cultural perspectives and will be equipped to make a natural transition into the role of Counsellor.
To learn more - visit www.aipc.net.au/degree2010 or click to download a full course prospectus.
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Intonews
How to Help Haiti
 
Below is a list of organisations that are involved in the aid process of Haiti. Simply click on the links for further information:  
 
If you can't access the links above, view them online: www.aipc.net.au/ezine
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Intodilemmas
You have a client of the opposite sex who is coming to see you weekly about problems with family and social relationships. He/she has been attending sessions with you for two months and seems likely to be a long-term client. Although initially very quiet and reluctant to discuss issues, you have succeeded in gaining his/her confidence.
 
The sessions are proceeding well, but as the client is leaving each week he/she always tells you a couple of jokes of a kind which you find offensive. While not wanting to upset the client you are finding this situation increasingly uncomfortable.
 
How would you deal with this dilemma?
 
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How to Cope with the Effects of Critical Incident Stress
 
A critical incident is a relatively sudden, untimely and unanticipated event or situation which is outside the range of usual human experience and which evokes unusually strong emotional reactions which have the potential to interfere with one's ability to function at the time the situation arises or later.
 
Many people experience a critical incident at some stage of their life. Examples of traumatic events in the wider world include disasters, floods, bushfires, foundering of a vessel, plane crash, war; violent public incidents- shootouts, hostage-taking; other traumatic events could include suicides, murder of a friend or colleague, unexpected death, being assaulted, mugged or raped. Sometimes a trauma may be experienced indirectly, eg as a bystander, or where friends or family are victims.
 
This article is designed to help you to understand the typical reactions of others who have been in traumatic situations. It will give you some guidance in taking care of yourself so that recovery can be facilitated.
 
At the time of the incident you may have felt stunned or frozen, or felt that your sense of time was distorted or your perceptions very focused. You might have been angry, anxious or frustrated. Physical responses could have included nausea, rapid heart beat or muscular tension. Afterwards it is common to feel numb, in shock, unable to believe what occurred. Gradually the impact of the incident is felt, and the numbness wears off. At this time, you may experience intrusive thoughts of the incident, sleep is often disturbed, perhaps with nightmares, or you may experience flashbacks where aspects of the event recur in imagination so vividly, you feel as if you are reliving the trauma.
 
Self-doubts and “what if's?” are common. All reactions are part of your body's efforts to come to terms with what you have experienced, part of the natural process to recovery. Talking to people that understand, whether friends, family, partner, counsellors, chaplains, colleagues or fellow survivors helps process the incident and provides emotional relief.
 
Remember:
 
  • People react differently to traumatic events. They also progress through the effects of critical incident stress at different rates. Symptoms experienced may vary.
  • Accept your own feelings and reactions to the incident as well as those of others. There is no wrong or right way to feel or think. Your reactions are valid.
  • Most people do the best that they can at the time of a critical incident. It's natural for you to feel that you could have done something to lessen the impact or prevent the incident. This is probably unrealistic. Don't take too much responsibility for the incident or the way it went. Don't be too harsh on yourself.
  • You have experienced or witnessed a traumatic event which no doubt will affect you in some way. Be aware that symptoms may develop. Be alert to the signs of critical incident stress in your general functioning.
 
Effects of critical incident stress
 
Symptoms usually begin immediately or soon after the trauma. Sometimes symptoms are delayed for a period of months or in some cases even years after the incident although avoidance symptoms might have been present during this period.
 
Common effects:
 
  • Nightmares
  • Insomnia
  • Flashbacks
  • Intrusive thoughts about the incident; what if's?
  • Difficulties in concentration and memory
  • Regression to earlier behaviours
  • Apathy, no energy
  • Inability to feel
  • Decreased sexual interest, impotency
  • Outbursts of aggression
  • Irritability
  • Violent impulses
  • Hostility, rage
  • Anxiety
  • Startle reactions; hyperalertness
  • Restlessness
  • Shock or denial
  • Numbness
  • Fear
  • Guilt
  • Grief
  • Feelings of detachment from others
  • Sadness, depression
  • Mistrust
  • Phobias
  • Avoidance of reminders of the incident;
  • Avoidance of people or places connected to the incident
 
Effects on Attitudes:
 
  • A heightened sense of concern for the well-being of loved ones
  • Feelings of hopelessness and a sense of loss of control of one's life
  • A sense of a foreshortened future Loss of trust in others, or in a God
  • Loss of a sense of self as a worthwhile person; as invulnerable and immortal.
  • A sense that the world has changed; that it is not just or fair.
  • Common concerns seem trivial
 
Physical Responses:
 
  • Nausea, vomiting
  • Dizziness
  • Heart palpitations
  • Shaking, trembling
  • Diarrhoea
  • Muscular tension, headaches, aching
  • Neck and back pain
  • Chest pain (check with your GP)
  • Menstrual dysfunction
  • Difficulty of breathing, shortness of breath
  • Fatigue
  • Rapid heart beat
  • Sweating
  • Loss of appetite
  • Frequent low grade infections
 
People may be more vulnerable to the effects of traumatic experiences when:
 
  • exhausted, tired or sick or when the incident triggers memories of a traumatic event in the past;
  • when the event involved violent deaths
  • involved the death or injury of a child
  • the circumstances were horrifying; or involved characteristics that particularly affected you
  • was a major disaster
  • involved many casualties
  • involved others you are close to
  • involved severe injuries to victims, eg mutilations, burns
  • involved a personal threat to life or when other critical incidents have been experienced recently; or other major stressors are active in one's life or when there is no effective support unit, eg family or friends.
 
Coping with the effects of critical incident stress:
 
  • Remember that these reactions will lessen in time; they are normal reactions to extreme stress.
  • Keep, or return to, your usual routine as much as possible. Structure your time.
  • Talk to family and friends; share your feelings and your concerns. This helps the healing process.
  • Don't have rules about your progress, just go with how you feel.
  • Avoid over-use of alcohol and drugs.
  • Get some exercise or relaxation daily.
  • Do something pleasant for yourself from time-to-time.
  • Take some time and space to work through the event.
  • Sometimes jotting down thoughts helps to process your experience cognitively as well as emotionally.
  • Delay making major decisions or life changes at this time; however making smaller day-to-day decisions increases your feeling of control over life.
  • Keep up some social contact.
  • Eat regular, balanced meals even if you don't feel hungry.
  • Memories of what you have experienced will fade with time. Don't have unrealistic expectations that they will disappear early.
  • Check on friends or colleagues who shared the experience with you. You may be having a good day and can be supportive. They can do the same for you at another time.
  • Remember, you are not going crazy.
  • Remember, help is available if you find that you are feeling too much pain.
  • Remember that there is always hope, and that the world is waiting for you to get back into it.
 
How loved ones and friends can help:
 
It can be extremely distressing to watch a loved one experience reactions to a traumatic event. Feelings of helplessness may result, and you, yourself, may become stressed. There are a few things you can do to alleviate the response of your loved one, and your own feelings of concern:
 
  • Try to understand what your loved one has experienced and how it has affected him/her.
  • Remember, with time, care and support, these reactions should subside and usual patterns of behaviour resume.
  • Realise that your loved one will feel dreadful at times.
  • Be there to listen when your loved one wants to talk; expression of emotion helps the healing process.
  • Have patience, reassure them you are there whatever they may need.
  • Encourage them to maintain normal work and social routines.
  • Encourage them to participate in a sporting or relaxation activity.
  • Understand that your loved one may want to be alone sometimes, to reflect on what he/she has experienced.
  • Encourage your loved one to seek help if symptoms do not subside within a few weeks, or if certain symptoms seem to get worse, or significantly inhibit their usual functioning.
  • Seek help yourself if you feel the need to talk, or are uncertain or over-whelmed by the situation.
 
When to seek help:
 
  • If numbness persists and you continue to feel detached from life.
  • If you feel overwhelmed by intense emotions or physical symptoms.
  • If your relationships are deteriorating as a result of your experience.
  • If you are abusing alcohol or drugs.
  • If nightmares or flashbacks persist.
  • If intrusive thoughts persist and are discomforting.
  • If you cannot get on with the job after a reasonable period.
  • If you are unable to discuss, express or share your experiences, perhaps because you have no social supports.
 
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Intoresources
Critical Incident and Trauma Counselling Information
 
Below is a list of resources which include information on critical incident and trauma counselling - click on the links to download:
 
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Intobookstore
The Institute has a list of recommended textbooks and DVDs which can add great value to your learning journey - and the good news is that you can purchase them very easily. The AIPC bookstore will give YOU:
 
  • Discounted prices.
  • Easy ordering method.
  • Quality guarantee!
This fortnight's feature is...
 
Name: Psychology 8th edition package
Author: Wade, C. and Travis, Carol
AIPC Code: WADE
ISBN: 0-13-192684-5
AIPC Price: $101.65
 
The authors of this book advance their acclaimed, pioneering treatment of critical and creative thinking and their goal of getting students actively involved in the study of psychology. This book is praised by teachers and students for being thought-provoking, inclusive, candid and involving.
 
To order this book, simply contact your nearest Student Support Centre or the AIPC Head Office (1800 657 667).
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Intoreview
Article: A Case of Critical Incident Counselling
Published: Edition 55
 
Wilma is a 36-year-old married mother of 4 children. Wilma has been divorced previously and was subjected to psychological and physical abuse by her former partner. Much of the abuse issues had been resolved previously in counselling 12 months earlier. Wilma gave permission for C to contact her former counsellor to obtain relevant information on her earlier difficulties.
 
Currently she appears to be happily married to her husband Bill. She does not appear to suffer from any major health issues. She works as a casual employee of a Care Organisation in a country area, performing the role of a night supervisor in a hostel for mentally challenged adults. Wilma has only been in this position for a short time. She explained that her employer had provided induction training but had not covered particularly well the issue of how to manage aggressive clients.
 
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Intostress
Stress, PTSD and PDSD
 
Many of us already know that stress is a double edge sword. Stress can be good for us when preparing us for a special or threatening event. Many will be familiar with the concept of the Fight and Flight Syndrome. When a threat is perceived, our brain and body prepares to do battle or to run. The chemical changes make us more alert, with heightened response in order to perform at our fastest, strongest and highest level of alertness.
 
Too much stress though can reduce our performance. When stress becomes anxiety or induces panic attacks, an individual can freeze. For example, some individuals when asked to make a speech in public suffer panic attacks due to their increased anxiety levels. For others sitting an exam may be so anxiety provoking that their minds become blank and they cannot recall well-revised information.
 
Individuals who endure severe stress over a prolonged period can suffer serious psychological and physical health problems. Dr Hans Selye found that chronic exposure to severe stressors produces a sequence of three physiological stages: (1) alarm, (2) resistance and (3) exhaustion (Carlson, et al. 2007). These three stages are collectively referred to as the general adaptation syndrome.
 
According to Carlson, et al. (2007) the alarm stage occurs when an individual is first confronted with a stressor. The individual may experience shock (i.e. arousal of the autonomous nervous system causing impairment of physiological functioning). If this is a reaction to a temporary event, the physiological state will return to normal within a short period.
 
However, with continued exposure to the stressor the individual enters the stage of resistance, causing the individual’s physiological functioning to continue at an extreme level. This stage reflects the individual’s adaptation to the stressor. Should the individual continue to be exposed to the stressor, the autonomous nervous system continues to function at the above normal level entering the exhaustion stage. During this stage the individual loses the ability to adapt, resistance decreases to below normal levels leaving the individual susceptible to illness.
 
Prolonged Duress Stress Disorder
 
Stress that is initiated by a single, sudden dramatic incident (such as a car accident) or being a witness to a traumatic event can result in posttraumatic stress disorder. However, individuals experiencing an ongoing occurrence of negative stress (such as being a constant witness to trauma as an officer in the emergency services or an individual constantly finding themselves the subject of workplace harassment) will exhibit similar symptoms to PTSD, but this is known as Prolonged Duress Stress Disorder (PDSD). The trauma is cumulative rather than sudden.
 
The symptoms are the same: high levels of anxiety, which can swing to deep levels of depression. Hence, individuals will often resign, withdraw from life or suffer in silence. Triggers can set off panic attacks similar to those experienced by individuals diagnosed with PTSD, but the triggers are different. They could be letters marked as “Private and Confidential”, certain words, images or phrases associated with work (such as the company logo).
 
Both Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and Prolonged Duress Stress Disorder need the assistance of an experienced psychiatrist to diagnose and help treat the disorder.
 
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Intodevelopment
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With Counselling Academy, all you need is a computer with internet connection. You have the flexibility you want to fit your professional development around your life - and not the other way around. That means more time with your family, clients and friends when they need you.
 
Professionally Developed Programs
 
We understand the necessity to deliver high quality training as well as providing a practical platform to access it. That's why we employ a team of professionals (mostly with Masters and/or PhD qualifications) to develop courses non-stop.
 
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Intoteam
Staff Profile - Louise Whitehead
 
 
Position: Project and Accreditation Manager
Location: Head Office
 
Louise is originally from Manchester, England, and moved to Brisbane in February 2006. She has a BSc(hons) Psychology in which her honours project included state/trait anxiety analysis in comparison to the ability to consciously control autonomic functions using biofeedback.
 
Louise has also completed Master Practitioner Level studies in Neuro Linguistic Programming, a Train The Trainer NLP Certification, and Post Graduate Diplomas in Counselling (Family Therapy, Loss & Grief). Before working for AIPC, she worked for a company which provided non-drug intervention to people with learning difficulties.
 
She had a wide range of roles including the assessment of clients, training staff, producing clinical protocols and working in quality control. Her role with the Institute (Project and Accreditation Manager) allows her to work within two of her favourite approaches: research and development of training materials.
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Intoconnection
Have you visited Counselling Connection, the Institute’s Blog yet? We continually publish new and interesting posts including case studies, profiles, success stories and much more. Make sure you too get connected (and thank you for those who have already submitted comments and suggestions).
 
4 Techniques in Grief Counselling
 
Below are four examples of some useful techniques in grief counselling that stem from a range of different theoretical frames.
 
Cognitive restructuring
 
The underlying assumption with this approach is that our thoughts influence our feelings; particularly the secret self scripts that are constant in our minds. It is not unusual for the grieving person to experience some irrational self scripts, (e.g. "I'm all alone" or "no one will ever love me again") as they get overwhelmed by the reality of the loss.
 
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Counsellors, Couples and Conflict
 
Conflict is part of any interpersonal relationship and occurs as a result of differences in opinions. People differ in values, dreams, desires and perceptions. Therefore, we are all bound to encounter conflict at some point in our lives (Long & Young, 2007). Conflict can range from less serious mild disagreements to more intensely heated arguments.
 
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Blog Email: blog@aipc.net.au
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Intotwitter
Follow us on Twitter and get the latest and greatest in counselling news. To follow, visit https://twitter.com/counsellingnews and click "Follow".
 
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Intoquotes
"It is one of the most beautiful compensations of this life that no man can sincerely try to help another without helping himself."
 
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
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Intoseminars
Many students of the Diploma of Counselling attend seminars to complete the practical requirements of their course. Seminars provide an ideal opportunity to network with other students and liaise with qualified counselling professionals in conjunction with completing compulsory coursework.
 
Below are some of the seminars available throughout the first semester of 2010. To register for a seminar, please contact your Student Support Centre.
 
Diploma of Counselling (CDA) Timetable
 
BRISBANE
The Counselling Process - 07/02, 25/04, 27/06
Communication Skills I - 07/03, 09/05
Communication Skills II - 18/04
Counselling Therapies I - 22 & 23/05
Counselling Therapies II - 12 & 13/06
 
NORTHERN TERRITORY
TBA
 
TASMANIA
The Counselling Process - 07/03, 12/06, 12/09, 19/12
Communication Skills I - 11/04, 04/07, 03/10
Communication Skills II - 09/05, 22/08, 31/10
Counselling Therapies I - 05 & 06/06, 26/09
Counselling Therapies II - 29/08
Legal & Ethical Frameworks - TBA
Family Therapy - TBA
Case Management - TBA
 
SYDNEY
The Counselling Process - 08 & 27/03, 20/04, 10 & 31/05, 21/06
Communication Skills I - 08/02, 27/02, 24/03, 17/04, 15/05, 28/06
Communication Skills II - 09/02, 06/03, 19/04, 22/05, 29/06
Counselling Therapies I - 01 & 02/02, 31/03 & 01/04, 03 & 04/06
Counselling Therapies II - 25 & 26/02, 29 & 30/04
Case Management - 18 & 19/03, 27 & 28/05
 
MELBOURNE
The Counselling Process - 13/02, 13/03, 24/04, 22/05, 19/06
Communication Skills I - 06/02, 20/03, 25/04, 23/05, 26/06
Communication Skills II - 07/02, 21/03, 29/05, 27/06
Counselling Therapies I - 20 & 21/02, 17 & 18/04, 05 & 06/05
Counselling Therapies II - 27 & 28/02, 17 & 18/04, 01 & 02/05
Case Management - 06 & 07/03, 15 & 16/05
 
ADELAIDE
The Counselling Process - 13/03, 08/05
Communication Skills I- 27/03, 22/05
Communication Skills II - 28/03, 23/05
Counselling Therapies I - 06 & 07/02, 01 & 02/05
Counselling Therapies II - 27 & 28/02, 26 & 27/06
Case Management - 13 & 14/02, 05 & 06/06
 
PERTH
The Counselling Process - 06/03, 08/05, 27/06
Communication Skills I - 20/02, 17/04, 12/06
Communication Skills II - 21/02, 18/04, 13/06
Counselling Therapies I - 20 & 21/03, 15 & 16/05
Counselling Therapies II - 20 & 21/03, 15 & 16/05
Case Management - 13 & 14/02, 01 & 02/05
 
SUNSHINE COAST
The Counselling Process - 10/04
Communication Skills I - 22/05
Communication Skills II - 23/05
 
GOLD COAST
The Counselling Process - 17/04
Communication Skills I - 27/02, 22/05
Communication Skills II - 20/03, 26/06
Counselling Therapies I - 05 & 06/03
Counselling Therapies II - 14 & 15/05
 
Diploma of Professional Counselling (DPCD) Timetable
 
BRISBANE
Communication Skills I - 06/02, 10/04, 05/06
Communication Skills II- 06/03, 08/05
The Counselling Process - 20/02, 17/04, 19/06
Counselling Therapies I - 13 & 14/03
Counselling Therapies II - 15 & 16/05
Case Management - 27 & 28/02, 26 & 27/06
Advanced Counselling Techniques - 24/04, 29/05
Counselling Applications - 13/02, 25/04
 
NORTHERN TERRITORY
Communication Skills I - 06/03, 05/06
Communication Skills II - 13/02, 08/05
The Counselling Process - 27/03, 12/06
Counselling Therapies I - 10 & 11/04
Counselling Therapies II - 22 & 23/05
Case Management - 26 & 27/06
Advanced Counselling Techniques - 24/04
Counselling Applications - 17/04
 
TASMANIA
Communication Skills I - 14/02, 16/05
Communication Skills II - 14/03, 20/06
The Counselling Process- 18/04
Counselling Therapies I- 27 & 28/03
Counselling Therapies II- 12 & 13/06
Case Management- 20 & 21/02
Advanced Counselling Techniques - 25/04, 27/06
Counselling Applications - 11/05
 
SYDNEY
Communication Skills I - 08/02, 27/02, 24/03, 17/04, 15/05, 26/06
Communication Skills II - 09/02, 06/03, 19/04, 22/05, 29/06
The Counselling Process - 03/02, 08/03, 27/03, 20/04, 10 & 31/05, 21/06
Counselling Therapies I - 01 & 02/02, 31/03 & 01/04, 03 & 04/06
Counselling Therapies II - 25 & 26/02, 29 & 30/04
Case Management - 18 & 19/03, 27 & 28/05
Advanced Counselling Techniques - 15/02, 21/04
Counselling Applications - 04/02, 17/05
 
MELBOURNE
Communication Skills I - 06/02, 20/03, 25/04, 23/05, 26/06
Communication Skills II - 07/02, 21/03, 29/05, 27/06
The Counselling Process - 13/02, 13/03, 24/04, 22/05, 19/06
Counselling Therapies I - 20 &21/02, 17 & 18/04, 05 & 06/06
Counselling Therapies II - 27 & 28/02, 17 & 18/04, 01 & 02/05
Case Management - 06 & 07/03, 15 & 16/05
Advanced Counselling Techniques - 30/06
Counselling Applications - 27/03, 20/06
 
ADELAIDE
Communication Skills I - 27/03, 22/05
Communication Skills II - 28/03, 23/05
The Counselling Process - 13/03, 08/05
Counselling Therapies I - 06 & 07/02, 01 & 02/05
Counselling Therapies II - 27 & 28/02, 26 & 27/06
Case Management - 13 & 14/02, 05 & 06/06
Advanced Counselling Techniques - 14/03
Counselling Applications - 19/06
 
PERTH
Communication Skills I - 20/02, 17/04, 12/06
Communication Skills II - 21/02, 18/04, 13/06
The Counselling Process - 06/03, 08/05, 27/06
Counselling Therapies I - 20 & 21/03, 15 & 16/05
Counselling Therapies II - 20 & 21/03, 15 & 16/05
Case Management - 13 & 14/02, 01 & 02/05
Advanced Counselling Techniques - 09/05
Counselling Applications - 07/03, 26/06
 
SUNSHINE COAST
Communication Skills I - 06/03, 22/05
Communication Skills II - 07/03, 23/05
The Counselling Process - 10/04
Counselling Therapies I - 17 & 18/04
Counselling Therapies II - 12 & 13/06
 
GOLD COAST
Communication Skills I - 27/02, 22/05
Communication Skills II - 20/03, 26/06
The Counselling Process - 17/04
Counselling Therapies I - 05 & 06/03
Counselling Therapies II - 14 & 15/05
Advanced Counselling Techniques - 24/04
 
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