Specialist Training in Working with Sexual Violence
- The training can also be undertaken as a stand-alone professional training in the area of sexual violence
- It can also be undertaken by counsellors/psychotherapists who would like to join our team of Volunteer Counsellors
Information about the Training
This is an intensive 14-day training, beginning at the end of September 2018. Through the training counsellors/psychotherapists will deepen their knowledge, understanding, and skills for working in this complex area.
The programme is informed by over 25 years of counselling survivors of sexual abuse and violence and draws on a range of theoretical models including trauma theory, body centered psychotherapies, attachment theory, and mindfulness self-awareness. It is designed to build on the existing knowledge and skills of participants and equip them to work with sexual violence and abuse in a client –centred and integrative way.
The programme involves experiential exercises, the use of video material, theoretical input, case studies, role plays, and group interaction.
Issues covered on the course will include
Guiding principles in counselling survivors of sexual violence.
Post-traumatic stress syndrome and the impact of sexually traumatic experiences.
Dynamics of child sexual abuse and attachment issues.
Creating safety: resourcing the client and preventing re-traumatization.
Confidentiality and Child Protection Issues
Working with some co-presenting issues like suicide ideation, self-harm, eating disorders and addictions.
Crisis counselling and medical and legal issues in the aftermath of rape and sexual assault.
Dynamics and transferential issues in the counselling relationship with survivors of sexual violence and trauma.
Sexuality and sensuality
Perpetrators profiles and cycles of behaviour
September 29th and 30th, November 3rd and 4th, December 1st and 2nd, 2018
January 12th and 13th, February 9th and 10th, March 2nd and 3rd and April 6th and7th 2019
Times: 9:30 am – 4:30 pm
The Lodge, Galway Rape Crisis Centre
Forster Court, Galway
The course is open to accredited and pre-accredited counsellors.
All participants are required to have done personal process work and have the ability to reflect on themselves and their practice.
Participants should be willing and have access to their own personal therapy should issues arise for them during the course.
- The training can be undertaken as a stand-alone professional training in the area of sexual violence – € 800.00
- It can also be undertaken by counsellors/psychotherapists who would like to join our team of Volunteer Counsellors. As a volunteer Counsellor – € 300 deposit; this will be returned on completion of client hours ( 2 clients over 2 years).
- In relation to trainees who wish to volunteers, there will be an interview at the end of the training to assess suitability to begin practice at GRCC.
Joining as a Volunteer Counsellor you will
- Gain valuable experience in working in the area of sexual violence.
- Receive in-house supervision and support
- Cost of counselling insurance covered
Complete application form and return, as outlined, by the 20th of September 2018.
On receipt of the application, meetings will be arranged between applicants and the training team, prior to selection.
Further information and application forms may be obtained at www.grcc.org or phone 091 564 800