WHFS has 40 years of experience in working with vulnerable women and their families and we would like to share our expertise with you. Our workshops provide professional, evidence based information as well as practical strategies and resources for you and your organisation. Our workshops cover a range of issues and can be delivered face-to-face (our site or yours), online modules and regional/rural (also through videoconferencing). For further information please contact us at bookings@whfs.org.au.

This workshop will provide practical information to identify and support clients who have mental health issues with physical consequences that can be helped with nutrition and environmental changes. Students Welcome

The Adverse Childhood Events Study has confirmed the lifelong effects of early trauma on the health of individuals. Treatment requires both multi-disciplinary and multi-skilled approaches to provide best outcomes for clients. It is important for professionals to be aware of all the factors affecting a client when someone engages with the health system for one issue, particularly as those with childhood trauma often only seek assistance when health concerns can no longer be ignored.

Facilitator: Dianne Rickman, Womens Health & Family Services

Dianne has a background in nursing and over thirty years of experience as a psychologist using the bio-psycho-social model of health care. She has a special interest, and has had extensive training, in the nutritional and environmental influences on mental health issues.

Date: Tuesday 25 February 2020

Time: 1.30pm - 4.30pm

Location: 227 Newcastle street, Northbridge

Cost: $50 full, $45 members, $40 students

To Book: www.trybooking.com/BHFYG

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For more information on this or other workshops at WHFS, please contact us at bookings@whfs.org.au

 

This workshop offers different strategies to manage aggressive clients.

It can be useful for those in non-clinical roles but also with staff who may be exposed to aggression and difficult clients in their therapeutic work. Students are welcome.

Facilitator: Dianne Rickman, Womens Health & Family Services

Dianne has a nursing background and is a psychologist who has worked at WHFS for 30 years in the counselling program. She is currently clinical supervisor. She has extensive experience working with women who have had trauma in their lives, either as children - childhood sexual assault, violence in their family of origin and attachment difficulties - or as adults.

Date: Tuesday 31 March 2020

Time: 1.30pm - 4.30pm

Location: 227 Newcastle street, Northbridge

Cost: $50 full, $45 members, $40 students

To Book: www.trybooking.com/BHFXZ

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For more information on this or other workshops at WHFS, please contact us at bookings@whfs.org.au

This workshop will benefit Health and Social Service Professionals who provide counselling. Students welcome.

This workshop will cover:

  • The formal definitions of insomnia
  • Physical and psychological effects of insomnia
  • Strategies to help with insomnia
  • Ideas and strategies to cope with shift work

Facilitator: Dianne Rickman, Womens Health & Family Services

Dianne has a nursing background and is a psychologist who has worked at WHFS for 30 years in the counselling program. She is currently clinical supervisor. She has extensive experience working with women who have had trauma in their lives, either as children – childhood sexual assault, violence in their family of origin and attachment difficulties- or as adults.

Date: Tuesday 26 May 2020

Time: 1.30pm - 4.30pm

Location: 227 Newcastle street, Northbridge

Cost: $50 full, $45 members, $40 students

To Book: www.trybooking.com/BHFYK

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For more information on this or other workshops at WHFS, please contact us at bookings@whfs.org.au

This workshop will benefit health and social service professionals who are providing counselling. Students Welcome.

An important component of dealing with trauma is self-work: mending the relationship that a person has with themselves. Childhood trauma damages a person’s sense of self, as energy goes into survival rather than self-reflection and growth. Self-work is an essential part of healing and uses writing, art, dialoguing and creative activities.

This workshop gives experience using several useful tools to consider when working with survivors of childhood trauma.

(Based on Briere’s Self-Trauma model)

Facilitator: Dianne Rickman, Womens Health & Family Services

Dianne has a nursing background and is a psychologist who has worked at WHFS for 30 years in the counselling program. She is currently clinical supervisor. She has extensive experience working with women who have had trauma in their lives, either as children – childhood sexual assault, violence in their family of origin and attachment difficulties- or as adults.

Date: Tuesday 30 June 2020

Time: 1.30pm - 4.30pm

Location: 227 Newcastle street, Northbridge

Cost: $50 full, $45 members, $40 students

To Book: www.trybooking.com/BHFYP

Click Here to view the flyer for this workshop

For more information on this or other workshops at WHFS, please contact us at bookings@whfs.org.au



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