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Join us for this special event!

The Berry Street Childhood Institute is proud to present an exclusive evening Masterclass with two of your favourite presenters. For the very first time in Australia, Richard Rose and Robert Tucker join forces to co-present at this special event. Their topic for the evening is Enhancing Practice in Child Sexual Abuse Work: A Case Formulation Approach.

Date:  Monday October 30, 2017
5.30pm - 9.00pm (dinner included)
Amora Hotel Riverwalk, 649 Bridge Rd, Richmond VIC 3121

This Masterclass will focus on using a case formulation approach when undertaking sexual abuse work in family contexts. You will learn more about case formulation applied to case management, treatment planning and therapeutic care.

Case Formulation is an approach utilised in the fields of psychology and therapy and is a way to assist professionals with the analysis of information gathering during assessments and intervention. It seeks to help practitioners identify what work is needed to address any risk, triggers and resilience factors. It also provides a structure to assist in the design of intervention packages, case management and therapeutic care plans, including the design of specific tasks for caregivers. 

The workshop will take a practical approach, using case studies to help you think about designing focused plans for professionals and carers and will involve group discussion exercises. It is of particular value to anyone working with or looking after children who are living/have lived in families affected by sexual abuse. However this approach can be applied to many other forms of trauma.

The workshop aims to provide participants with:

  • A brief overview of the Case Formulation process
  • An awareness of key maintaining, precipitating and protective factors in familial child sexual abuse
  • Opportunities to consider how you can use Case Formulation Diagrams to help with the design of intervention packages
  • Opportunities to consider how to translate this into concrete therapeutic tasks for caregivers.

Who Should Attend?
Out of home care case managers
Social workers
Practice leaders
Principal practitioners
Student support services officers
Student counsellors

Course Materials
Upon registration and payment you will receive a pre-reading pack. Post-workshop, you will also receive additional materials to enhance your learning and practice.