In-House Training

SRA

Suicide Risk Assessment – 2 Day Workshop REVISED!

In-House Workshop

With suicidal behaviours presenting a major clinical dilemma to health and allied health workers, it is imperative that professionals who have contact with people at risk of suicide know how to respond to such behaviours competently and sensitively. Mastering the skill of Suicide Risk Assessment (SRA) is one of the ways of preventing suicide and allowing intervention at an early stage, before the continuum between the first suicidal thought and the decision to complete suicide has been finalised. Suicide is difficult to predict but it is preventable.

 

The workshop is intended for all frontline workers who come into contact with people who may be suicidal, including those who are experienced in this area. This includes the workforce of Mental Health Services, Mental Health Rehabilitation NGOs and other NGOs, NDIS, Community Health and Child Protection Services, Correctional Services, Housing and Employment services, Domestic Violence, Services for Homeless, Centrelink, Drug and Alcohol Services, Youth Services, General Practitioners and a wide range of other services.

 

  • Assessment structure, risk factors, protective factors, warning signs.
  • Effective interventions in realistic situations where the risk level varies and where there might be systemic obstacles.
  • Working with suicidal clients with Borderline Personality Disorder.
  • Working with clients who self-injure.
  • Working with clients who exhibit ongoing high-risk behaviours but where the suicidal intent is not present.
  • Effectively conducting Mental State Examination.
  • Designing effective referrals to other mental health services.
  • Clinical, legal and ethical issues for practitioners, managers and organisations.
  • Management and treatment issues.

Cost for a 1-day workshop: $165 per person, plus GST. Travel and materials may incur additional charges.

Minimum 20 participants.

Please contact our office to enquire or book: info@tatratraining.com or phone (08) 8221 6668

Engage

Engaging Clients Who Are Hard to Engage

In-House Workshop

The majority of clients seen in the social support services are not ready to create change.  So called “treatment readiness” seems to be a myth. Yet, most of the modalities we’ve been trained in, except for the Motivational Interviewing Model, assume that clients are in the action mode and that they are ready to create changes in their lives.  Practitioners are often under pressure to create outcomes and to establish goals that clients are not ready for. Hence, unproductive patterns of client–worker interactions are created; client outcomes are not reached, clients comply rather than co-operate, the real change is not achieved…..

 

The truth is that it is the system, the workers, who must be ready for the most challenging clients.  It is the trait of the best practitioners in the field that they adapt to the clients’ stage of readiness, and that they know how to go about it, equipped with a range of techniques that allow them to respond effectively, sensitively and with therapeutic wisdom.

  

This is a fast paced, highly practical training designed to teach innovative approaches and ideas to achieve successful outcomes with clients who

  • are challenging
  • court-referred
  • unmotivated
  • give you “yes, but…” responses
  • are involuntary
  • who blame others
  • who resist taking responsibility for creating change
  • who change their focus too often
  • who give you the “I don’t know” responses all the time

  

Such clients provide a unique challenge to professionals attempting to provide quality services to both the client and referral source.  In this workshop, you will learn what to do in order to prevent, avoid, and resolve what has traditionally been deemed “resistance.” Numerous techniques that are applicable across a wide array of clients and problems will be presented, discussed, and illustrated through video demonstrations. Emphasis will be on “how to” aspects of maximizing the potential for client movement towards goals and positive life changes. The techniques presented can be integrated with all theoretical approaches

  

Techniques will be offered to create impactful client-practitioner dialogue through the meticulous use of language and other skills in the moment-to-moment interactions. Those trained in traditional Motivational Interviewing will find the techniques offered will take their skills to the next level and circumvent inherent weaknesses in the approach. Upon completion of this training, participants will have a broad array of techniques to add to their repertoire to improve client outcomes and to aid in reducing the stress and burnout that accompanies their most frustrating client-worker interactions.

The training is applicable to a wide variety of settings across the system. Practitioners such as psychologists, social workers, counsellors, nurses, case managers, parole officers, support workers, employment officers, and other such professionals who have attended his training in the past, have found it extremely helpful in their work towards resolving resistance and creating client co-operation. By focusing on improved responses in the dialogue between the worker and the client, they reported higher confidence in achieving better client outcomes fast.

Cost for a 1-day workshop: $165 per person, plus GST. Travel and materials may incur additional charges.

Minimum 20 participants.

Please contact our office to enquire or book: info@tatratraining.com or phone (08) 8221 6668

BPD

Understanding and Responding to Borderline Personality Disorder: Treatment and Management Techniques that Work

In-House Workshop

Individuals with Borderline Personality Disorder are among the most challenging to work with of all people with mental health issues. They may be impulsive, unstable, non-compliant, “manipulative” and self-harming. Far too often such people are managed by under resourced services without the support or guidance of the mental health system. This situation results in poor case management, inadequate resolutions and repeated crises causing cost blowouts and stretching resources even more.

 

The aim of this seminar is to provide insight into the complex world of Borderline Personality Disorder and equip the participants with practical strategies for responding effectively to the complex and often perplexing behaviours displayed by these challenging clients. Clients with Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) remain one of the most complex types of clients for most human service professionals. Perceived as exasperating and “impossible,” clients with BPD often confuse, frighten and frustrate the workers. It does not need to be this way as there are new, innovative and empirically validated methods with proven effectiveness for managing and treating the behaviours of this often bewildering client population.

 

This workshop will foster an understanding of the specific challenges associated with caring for individuals with personality disorders. Practical and powerful methods for effectively managing and treating clients with BPD will be presented. It is an interactive and fun workshop. Case studies, quizzes, group tasks and movie illustrations will be used to make this not only a valuable learning experience but also an enjoyable one. The content will include description of BPD, , the etiological issues, neuroscience research of BPD, and most importantly, strategies for managing them.

Cost for a 1-day workshop: $165 per person, plus GST. Travel and materials may incur additional charges.

Minimum 20 participants.

Please contact our office to enquire or book: info@tatratraining.com or phone (08) 8221 6668

PDs

Creating Harmony Among Your Employees – Personality Disordered Individuals in the Workplace

In-House Workshop

This seminar is the third in the series of presentations on personality disorders and difficult behaviours. The aim is to help employees deal with dysfunctional people on the job. The emphasis is on difficult behaviours within the workplace displayed by highly functioning individuals with traits that are characteristic of personality disorders.

 

The program includes:

  • Identifying the types of problems that can be encountered.
  • Introducing the ten personality disorders: Narcissistic, Borderline, Passive-Aggressive, Dependent, Avoidant, Schizoid, Antisocial, Paranoid, Histrionic and Obsessive-Compulsive and what they have in common.
  • Recognising the early warning signs to look for when recruiting and interviewing.
  • Understanding the cost of personality disorders to organisations.
  • Introducing coping strategies: what to do if your co-worker is problematic, how to act if you are managing a personality disordered individual.

The format includes separate presentations of each type of personality disorder and will have two parts. In the first part, participants will learn how to recognise and classify specific types of personality disordered behaviours. In the second part, they will learn strategies to deal with or cope with individual disorders.

 

The educational purpose of this seminar is to assist in creating efficient, work-focused and productive working environment in your teams and organisation. The knowledge acquired during the day will assist in the early detection of problematic situations within the workplace, in order to prevent time consuming conflict resolution, mediation sessions, litigation and to decrease the rate of work related stress and absenteeism. It will also help decrease the personal damage to those employees who have to interact with personality disordered co-workers.

Cost for a 1-day workshop: $165 per person, plus GST. Travel and materials may incur additional charges.

Minimum 20 participants.

Please contact our office to enquire or book: info@tatratraining.com or phone (08) 8221 6668

UPD

Understanding and Responding to Personality Disorders

In-House Workshop

The clients whose problems meet the DSM-5® criteria for personality disorder can be the most challenging clients to manage and treat. They may require more time in therapy, more energy and involvement on your part, experience a greater number of life crises, and create more upset with their family, work, and social systems than virtually any other diagnostic group. Often being “sent” for therapy rather than choosing therapy, their motivation for change may be limited and their personality disorder is likely co-morbid with other exacerbating disorders.

 

Far too often such clients are managed by under resourced services without the support or guidance of the mental health system. This situation results in poor case management, inadequate resolutions and repeated crises causing cost blowouts and stretching resources even more.

 

TATRA Corporate and Allied Health Training Services has developed a workshop which will foster an understanding of the specific challenges associated with caring for individuals with personality disorders. This is an interactive and fun workshop.  Case studies, group tasks and movie illustrations will be used to make this not only a valuable learning experience but also an enjoyable one. The content will include definitions and descriptions of personality disorders and their types, a discussion about how they develop, the underlying causes behind each and, most importantly, strategies for managing them and techniques that will help you to understand them and to engage them in a caring and effective manner.

 

The aim of this seminar is to provide more insight into the complex world of personality disorders and equip the participants with more strategies for dealing effectively with difficult behaviours displayed by personality disordered clients.

   
This workshop is tailored for social workers, counsellors, nurses, housing and employment officers, community and youth workers, residential care workers, disability support, addiction counsellors and other such professionals.

Cost for a 1-day workshop: $165 per person, plus GST. Travel and materials may incur additional charges.

Minimum 20 participants.

Please contact our office to enquire or book: info@tatratraining.com or phone (08) 8221 6668

UPD

Understanding and Responding to Personality Disorders II – Advanced Module

In-House Workshop

Course Program

 

 

The Program includes:

  • Introducing ten Personality Disorders: Narcissistic, Borderline, Dependent, Avoidant, Schizoid, Antisocial, Paranoid, Histrionic, Schizotypal and Obsessive-Compulsive and what they have in common.
  • Providing DSM-IV assessment of Personality Disorders
  • Introducing management strategies for each type of Personality Disorder.

 

This advanced module will provide more insight into the world of ten types of Personality Disorders and will equip participants with more strategies for dealing effectively with difficult behaviours displayed by personality  isordered clients. This workshop will foster high levels of competency among professionals who deal with Personality Disorders clients on an ongoing basis and will enable participants to provide simple DSM IV assessments of personality disorders.

Cost for a 1-day workshop: $165 per person, plus GST. Travel and materials may incur additional charges.

Minimum 20 participants.

Please contact our office to enquire or book: info@tatratraining.com or phone (08) 8221 6668

Iceberg

The Tip of the Iceberg: Understanding and Responding to Self-Harm

In-House Workshop

Course Program

 

This course will offer helpful guidelines to workers who wish to improve their capacity to respond usefully to clients who self-harm.

 

  • Understanding self-injury and its context
  • Models of self-injury
  • Strategies to reduce or stop self-injury
  • Various treatment approaches which can be integrated to create an effective recovery model

The course is designed in such a way that all the information given to professionals is immediately translated into conveying the same information to the client. Numerous activities and exercises to be used as therapeutic tools are given.

Cost for a 1-day workshop: $165 per person, plus GST. Travel and materials may incur additional charges.

Minimum 20 participants.

Please contact our office to enquire or book: info@tatratraining.com or phone (08) 8221 6668

ABC

The ABC of Mental Health – 2 Day Workshop

In-House Workshop

This course will provide you with an overview of the competencies and knowledge required for working effectively in organisations with programs providing support, rehabilitation and vocational services to clients with mental health issues. It is an interactive workshop with case studies, group discussions and video illustrations.

 

You will leave this workshop with an in-depth knowledge of mental health issues including early warning signs of mental illness and current treatments and pathways to referrals. You will be able to perform mental health assessments including Mental Status Examinations which will improve the effectiveness of your referrals and communication with mental health services. This workshop will also equip you with good understanding and translation of mental health jargon and assessment tools used by experienced mental health practitioners.

 

Whether you work in the government or non-government sector, including schools, child protection, correctional, employment, housing, and other such services, these skills are vital as early interventions are only possible if early warning signs, and other signs of mental health issues are recognised, understood and responded to competently. You will leave this two-day workshop refreshed, positive and confident that your new skills can be implemented the very next day you are back to your workplace.

This course will provide you with a framework and structure to:

  • Support people with mental health issues
    Work collaboratively with child, adolescent and adult mental health services and schools
  • Prevent mental health problems and facilitate early identification of mental health issues
  • Improve the understanding, recognition, management and prevention of mental health issues

 

Treatment approaches will be discussed in relation to each group of disorders.

Cost for a 1-day workshop: $165 per person, plus GST. Travel and materials may incur additional charges.

Minimum 20 participants.

Please contact our office to enquire or book: info@tatratraining.com or phone (08) 8221 6668