Incidental Counselling

This workshop will provide participants with incidental counselling and other skills for handling difficult and distressing situations. This workshop provides an approach to working with people from a refugee and asylum seeker background in a range of settings.

This 3 hour workshop will cover:

  • Further examination of the impact of past trauma and current trauma
  • Incidental counselling skills for a range of potential situations
  • Emotional responses of workers and indications for practice
  • Building good working relationships with traumatised clients
  • Cross-cultural considerations, and
  • The Migrant Resource Centre Tasmania and Phoenix Centre services

Who should attend?

This training is suitable for those who work with people from a refugee or asylum seeker background and are in a position where counselling is an incidental part of the role e.g in settlement, youth work, case work, housing, employment, welfare, health, or community services.

Please note:
It is strongly recommended that interested participants complete the Cultural Awareness Training workshop prior to this workshop. The foundational knowledge and understandings gained in that training will provide you with better grounding for this workshop.

Upcoming workshop dates:

Thursday 8th of March, 1pm to 4pm, Glenorchy (Cultural Awareness Training, offered in the morning of Thu 8th of March)

Thursday 19th of April, 1.30pm to 4.30pm, Glenorchy School Holidays (Working with children from a refugee background, offered in the morning of Thu 19th April)

Wednesday 23rd of May, 1.30pm to 4.30pm, Launceston (Cultural Awareness Training, offered in the morning of Wed 23rd of May)


Migrant Resource Centre Tasmania, KGV Sports and Community Centre, Level 2, 1A Anfield St Glenorchy TAS 7010

Migrant Resource Centre Tasmania, 27 Paterson Street Launceston TAS 7250


Half day training (up to 4 hours on the same day) is $120 (full fee)/$100 (concession)

Full day training (up to 8 hours on the same day) is $220 (full fee)/$180 (concession)

Registrants will be forwarded an invoice prior to the training.