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​​​​​​​Accidental Counsellor Training is a practical mental health training program that teaches basic counselling skills and concepts to people who are not trained counsellors, but often find themselves in a counselling role 'by accident'.  These skills are particularly valuable for professionals working with children who have special or complex needs, so that appropriate support is provided.

This one-day program is based on a 'train the trainer' model, and participants will develop the skills to work with staff, in their own setting, to build skills in this area.  Participants are provided with access to the full day of training and one licence to access the online training. 

The workshop will be presented by Rocky Biaisi, a school counsellor also in private practice in Sydney. With extensive training and research in the field of Peak Performance Psychology and over 15 years as a teacher and Year Coordinator from Year 7 to Year 12, Rocky has a wealth of experience, both practical and theoretical.  As director of Human Connections, Rocky Biasi helps school communities work together to assist students in enabling change.

Learning Objectives

Participants will learn how to:

 -  maintain boundaries and prevent burnout and enhance self-care

 - direct questioning so the client identifies possible solutions

 - listen to verbal and non-verbal communication to build rapport and trust quickly

 - assist individuals to set goals and consider new possibilities

 - apply accidental counselling skills can be applied in their own settings

Presenter

Rocky Biasi is a school counsellor also in private practice. As the director of Human Connections, an Australian business based in Sydney, Rocky Biasi helps school communities work together to assist students in creating the change they desire and to live life with energy, fulfilment and inspiration.

With over 15 years' experience as a teacher and Year Coordinator to every year group from Year 7– 12, Rocky has a wealth of experience, both practical and theoretical, that can help teachers and schools work toward becoming more effective and efficient in their roles. His extensive training and research in the field of Peak Performance Psychology equips him to consult with teachers and students about how to move from where they are, to where they want to be.​

Rocky has qualifications and university degrees in both education and counselling, and is a Clinical Member of the Counsellors and Psychotherapists Association of NSW and the Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia.

Public Transport

The closest train station to VDEI is the Prahran station, on the Sandringham line.
The closest tram stops are Tram Stop 27 (cnr St Kilda Road and High Street) and Tram stop 28 (cnr Punt Road and High Street).

Parking

Two parking options are available within close walking distance to VDEI’s learning centre.
1. metered street parking available along St Kilda Road and High Street and
2. all day paid car parking in nearby complexes, we recommend:

  • Pullman Melbourne Albert Park, Queens Road (crn Lorne Street)

  • Wilson Carpark, Queens Lane. 

Please check their websites for accurate prices and early bird specials.
Unfortunately there is no longer access to parking facilities onsite at VDEI​.​​​​​​​


 

Dates and Times

Friday, May 12, 2017

9:00 AM till 4:00 PM

Add to Calendar5/12/2017 9:00 AM5/12/2017 4:00 PMAustralia/MelbourneThe Accidental Counsellor​​​​​​​​Accidental Counsellor Training is a practical mental health training program that teaches basic counselling skills and concepts to people who are not trained counsellors, but often find themselves in a counselling role 'by accident'.  T...VDEI 597 St Kilda Road MelbourneVictorian Deaf Education Institutevdei@edumail.vic.gov.au

Audience
Teachers, teachers of the deaf, speech pathologists, audiologists, and other professionals working with children who are deaf or hard of hearing
Cost

Standard

$95

Remote access to this event is not available due to the workshop nature of the event.

Location
VDEI 597 St Kilda Road Melbourne