Richard Rose - Professional Diploma Therapeutic Life Story Work - Postponed
2020 / 2021
- 1 July 2020 - 31 May 2021
Notice of Course Postponement
The health, safety and wellbeing of the children, young people, adults and families we work with, as well as our employees, facilitators, carers and volunteers is paramount. As are you, our valued sector colleagues.
The COVID-19 pandemic is an unprecedented event and as a result, we’ve had to make the difficult but necessary decision to postpone the start of this course until further notice.
We appreciate your support and understanding at this time and hope to open the course for applications as soon as we can.
Further Information about the Course
Berry Street and TLSWi are excited to be launching the Professional Diploma Therapeutic Life Story Work 2020/2021.
Developed and delivered by international expert Richard Rose, we are planning to run the course in Melbourne and Sydney.
Both courses commence in July 2020 and run over 12 months. Participants will be required to attend 12 days of compulsory classroom training; conduct practical therapeutic life story work with an identified client; complete two written assignments; and deliver an oral presentation. Upon successful completion of the course, participants will receive a formal qualification through TLSWi.
What is Therapeutic Life Story Work?
Therapeutic Life Story Work enables children and young people who have experienced the trauma of child abuse and neglect and who are struggling with the pain of their past to reflect, develop compassion for themselves and move on. It is a defined approach, designed to introduce the past as markers for the present. Once these are understood, the child is supported in considering how to move on to make significant changes, as a result of a far deeper understanding and awareness of how their history has been negatively impacting on their present. In essence, Therapeutic Life Story Work is not just about the who, what, where, when, why and how, but how a painful past, if not reflected on and worked through, can go on to blight the present and future. Instead, if we can help children to think about their history of trauma and loss, to understand its origins and effects, we can identify and understand the ‘ghosts of the past’ so children are no longer haunted by them.
Participants will learn:
- Understand the value and components of Therapeutic Life Story Work
- Understand the various models of information collation
- Communicate with children and understand their emotions
- Interpret and make best use of opportunities in the process
- Improve their skills in working directly with children in terms of life narratives
- Address sensitive and painful issues and turn these into acceptance
- Address trauma and loss with empathic understanding
- Create Life Story Books which are useful, valuable and represent the child
Who Should Attend
- child protection workers
- case workers/case managers in out of home care and youth justice
- family support workers
- behaviour support workers
- counsellors and therapists
- teachers and early childhood educators
- social workers and psychologists
Course Fee: $4,500
The Course Fee of $4,500 is to be paid upon acceptance to the course and no later than June 26, 2020.
- 1 July 2020 - 31 May 2021