Working with individuals who have self-destructive behaviours


Monday 18 and Tuesday 19 September, 9am - 4.30pm

Tasmanian Aboriginal Centre, 838 East Derwent Highway, Risdon Cove

Thursday 21 and Friday 22 September, 9am - 4.30pm

Tasmanian Aboriginal Centre, 182 Charles St, Launceston

Monday 25 and Tuesday 26 September, 9am - 4.30pm

Family Based Care, 73-75 Mount St, Burnie

SAFE in OZ will be conducting two day workshops in Risdon Cove, Launceston and Burnie, in September 2017. It aims to give participants insight into the head space of a person who participates in self-destructive behaviour/s in order to better understand their 'real' world and life experiences. The training encapsulates individuals needs throughout their lifespan and is flexible and responsive to the workshop participants.

Day 1 - What is it all about?

What is self-destructive behaviour? How do we know it is self-destructive behaviour? Why do individuals do it? How does it start? What are the triggers for self-destructive behaviour and why does it continue to happen?

Day 2 - Our response to Self-Destructive behaviour/s

Meeting the needs of someone with self-destructive behaviour/s. Hospitalisation and associated problems. Treatment environments and points of intervention. Boundaries, support plans and essentials for behavioural change. Meeting the needs and supporting the worker.

Throughout the workshop, SAFE in Oz will encourage participants to employ strength based practice, in collaboration with their clients, as a means to discovering a myriad of healthier alternative behviours to use in response to their inner trauma. As this behaviour does not impact solely on the physical aspect of an individual's life, the workshop also links self-destructive behaviour to its impact on the emotional, spiritual and social aspects of life and explore the related long term effects.

The workshop will discuss the connection of this behaviour and suicide, BPD (Borderline Personality Disorder), mental illness, sexual assault and domestic violence, offering an insight in the link with adolescence.

The presentation mode for the workshop is both interactive and activity based and includes 'real' case studies, PowerPoint presentation, DVD and an interactive game.

Each workshop participant is provided with a SAFE in Oz presentation folder. The folder includes a workbook for each day which contains a copy of the PowerPoint presentation, activity pages and additional subject related reference material.

The activity sheets include strategies and tools for use with clients, while the reference material acts to enhance understanding, give insight into related topics and support you in your work practice.



More information | Nikki (03) 5176 2616 | Safe in Oz 2017 Training Calendar

 Risdon Cove September Flyer | Launceston September Flyer | Burnie September Flyer | 

The Phoenix Centre, a program of the Migrant Resource Centre (Southern Tasmania), receives funding from the Crown, through the Department of Health and Human Services, to provide the Tasmanian Transcultural Mental Health Network


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