Competence in Working with Difference in the Context of Trauma Recovery

Event Details


Brisbane Multicultural Centre (BMC)
28 Dibley Street
Rooms 5 & 6
QLD 4102


Thursday 2 Nov 2017 from 9:30am to 4:30pm (Australia/Queensland)

Closing date

Thursday 26 Oct 2017 7:30am (Australia/Queensland)

  1. Ticket Type Sales Close Price Booking Fee Quantity
    7:30am, 26 Oct 2017 $100.00 $6.50
    7:30am, 26 Oct 2017 $150.00 $9.25

About this event

This one day interactive workshop has been developed to give participants a greater understanding of the impact of trauma and resettlement on identity. This workshop will include self-reflection, peer reflection, discussions and sharing work experiences.

The frameworks that informed culturally competent practice will be explored throughout the day.

Cultural competence requires workers to have a heightened awareness and understanding of the many aspects of their own identities, including but not limited to gender, ethnicity, social class, sexual orientation, indigenous heritage, immigration/ colonization experiences, disability, and spirituality, and to understand how those aspect/ sectors of their own identity combine impact on their work.

We will be discussing the key skills and competencies required, including cultural formulation skills. Application of the understanding and insights will be considered within the refugee context, particularly how they can be applied to supporting and working with traumatised individuals and communities in the process of resettlement.

The workshop will be useful for people working in a range of clinical and non-clinical settings such as counselling, case work, community development, bicultural support, youth work, advocacy and education.

NB. This is not a workshop describing specific cultures and their customs, beliefs, values and morals. Rather it is aimed at providing the tools with which you can understand and bridge cultural difference.