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The Berry Street Childhood Institute is proud to announce that as part of his 2017 Australian Tour, Richard Rose will for the first time be delivering a two-day workshop on Therapeutic Life Story Work on 11-12 September in Perth.


As a Fellow of the Berry Street Childhood Institute, Director of Child Trauma Intervention Services (UK) and Adjunct Associate Professor of Social Work and Social Policy at Latrobe University in Melbourne, Richard Rose is an leading expert on Therapeutic Life Story Work and working with 'hard to reach' children and young people.


During his Australian Tour, Richard will work with practitioners to enhance their engagement with children and young people affected by early life trauma. Through his innovative and creative techniques, Richard will demonstrate ways of working that enable placements to become healthy and nurturing through enhanced understanding and attachment, with the ultimate goal of helping these young people achieve their full potential.


During this two-day workshop, participants will be provided with an in-depth understanding of the Life Story process and how this work helps children make sense of the past, so that what has happened to them does not dominate, control or inhibit the present.  Based on Richard's book 'Life Story Therapy with Traumatised Children - A Model for Practice', techniques will be demonstrated that have been successfully utilised to assist children to communicate their trauma.


What you will learn:

* gathering and collating information

* the importance of interpretive skills

* the significance of 'magical thinking'

* working with the 'stuck' child

* techniques for producing the Life Story book


If you would like further information about this workshop visit our website - - or call our Training & Events Team on 03 9421 9362.


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