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Professional Development

Event Details - Advanced Counselling Skills

Title: Advanced Counselling Skills
Type of Activity: Workshops & Seminars
Objective of Course / Workshop:

You will have the opportunity to:

  • Review and revise key counselling skills
  • See demonstrations of counselling skills
  • Review advanced accurate empathy
  • Consider the use of self in counselling
  • Understand the principles of transference and counter transference and therapeutic uses and ways to manage
  • Participate in role play sessions in small groups
  • Gain skill practice, reflect and receive feedback

Course / Workshop Outline:

Develop your counselling skills practice, consider the role of self, transference and countertransference and practice with structured, safe and supported exercises.

Activity Overview 

  • Review of Person Centered Counselling Model
  • Communicating the core conditions
  • Advanced Accurate Empathy
  • Transference and Countertransference
  • Use of Self
  • Use of Humour
  • Practice and Applications

OPD points: 5
Course / Workshop content:

What ideas are explored?

  • What does 'use of self' mean in counselling? 
  • What is advanced accurate empathy and how can I use it?
  • How can I manage transference and countertransference?
  • How can I develop my strengths and personal counselling style?
  • How can I avoid asking so many questions in counselling?
  • How can I best help a person in distress?

Who Should Attend?

All those currently working in a counselling capacity for over two years who wish to extend their skills and reflective practices. Psychologists, social workers, school counsellors, case workers, child and family counsellors, mental health and pastoral workers, other allied health professionals could all benefit from this day. 

Start/End Date: 13/02/2019 to 13/02/2019
Time: 09:00:00 - 16:00:00
Presenter / Provider: Jacki Short
Contact Name: Jacki Short
Contact Phone: 0411209802
Contact Email:
Qualifications: Counselling Psychologist and Registered Play Therapist and Supervisor

Jacki Short is the Owner and Director of Sydney Centre for Creative Change. She has over twenty five years of clinical experience with children, young people and adults. 

As an experienced and Masters qualified adult educator, Jacki has trained thousands of students and course participants in Australia and internationally and remains committed to the safe and expressive growth of all those with whom she works. She gives you practical, evidence-based techniques to help the children you work with talk about their lives more easily, feel better understood and find solutions that are right for them.

Address: Wollaston Conference Centre
Address 2: 5 Wollaston Road
Suburb: Mount Claremont
State: WA
Postcode: 0
Parking: Free
Is there disability parking and entry? Yes
Are meals included with this event? Yes
If yes, what meals? Morning / Afternoon Tea & Lunch
Registration URL:
Cost ($): $330 includes comprehensive work booklet and certificate of attendance
Registration Instruction (if applicable):

Early Bird Rate: $300 (Book 2 months in advance)

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