Broaden Your Skills With CCWT Training

Don’t let your busy diary hinder your professional growth! There are many pathways you can take to broaden your expertise and skills and CCWT is here to assist you with the formal training option. We provide excellent workshops tailored for professionals in the welfare sector and delivered by experts in the field. CCWT also offers coaching, mentoring, supervision and other organisational development services.

Here’s a sample of what’s coming up on CCWT’s training schedule:

Conversations for Life
Date: 26 July 2017 (1/2 day)
Venue: Sydney (Salvation Army)
Presenter: CCWT Learning and Development Specialist
Target Group: People who do not have experience in suicide prevention or have not attended courses such as ASSIST

This half-day workshop will provide you with the tools to have difficult conversations about mental health and potential suicide risks with colleagues and friends.

The Heart and Wall
Date: 27 July 2017
Venue: Sydney
Presenter: Kerry Lane
Target Group: The workshop is suitable for psychologists, supervisors, counsellors, caseworkers, family support workers, youth workers, health workers, school counsellors, students and anyone interested in working in the welfare sector

The Heart and Wall is a therapeutic resource informed by Narrative Therapy. It gives practitioners a simple tool they can use to engage in conversations that provide hope and possibilities.

The Science and Psychology of Flourishing
Date: 28 July 2017
Venue: Sydney
Presenter: Monica Lamelas
Target Group: Psychologists, counsellors and therapists or anyone interested in learning about positive interventions

Traditionally, psychology has focused on ‘illness’, neglecting the most important areas of our lives, like connection, meaning and resilience. Learn practical strategies that can be used for yourself and/or clients to improve mental health, resilience and wellbeing.

Working with Children Under 12 with Sexual Behaviour Problems
Date: 28 July 2017
Venue: Sydney
Presenter: Laura Luchi
Target Group: Workers who provide counselling or casework services to children (up to age 12) engaging in sexually abusive behaviours. This course is also open to foster carers.

This workshop will explore the sexual development of children and when that development becomes problematic. You will also examine the trauma contexts of children’s lives that may lead to problematic sexual behaviour and the interventions that bring children back to normative sexual behaviour.

Art Therapy for Adults (formerly Introduction to Art Therapy)
Date: 31 July 2017
Venue: Sydney
Presenter: Jacki Short
Target Group: Psychologists, social workers, counsellors, pastoral workers and caseworkers who have a counselling role or run groups for adult and adolescent clients and wish to incorporate art exercises (no artistic experience or skill required)

Learn therapeutic uses of art for individual and group counselling. Art therapy can optimise self-expression, allow complex and multiple meanings to be represented simultaneously and engender feelings of relaxation and mastery.

Webinar: Being and Working with a Lead Agency
Date & Time: 31 July 2017 at 2pm (90 minutes)
Presenter: Grace Leotta
Target Group: Case managers with at least two years experience in case management

Explore the role and responsibilities of a lead agency, learn to coordinate the support process, and establish and coordinate an integrated cross-agency team for client-centred results.

Healing Trauma through Groupwork Using Narrative Practices
Date: 1, 2 August 2017
Venue: Sydney
Presenter: Deidre Ikin
Target Group: Caseworkers, counsellors, community workers, mental health practitioners, social workers, school counsellors, psychologists and psychotherapists working with complex trauma and people, families or communities at risk

Reduce the isolating effects of trauma utilising group members as witnesses to transformation and healing through definitional ceremony. Remembering practice invokes others who support that journey.

Unravelling Poly Addictions – Addressing Substance Dependency and Behavioural Addictions
Date: 1 August 2017
Venue: Sydney
Presenter: Philip Hilder
Target Group: This training is suitable for beginning to experienced workers from mental health, counselling, alcohol and other drug, problem gambling, homelessness and respective welfare sectors

Traditionally, there has been a mythical gulf between substance dependencies and behavioural addictions. Neurologically we now know that both stimulate the reward systems of the brain. This training explores treatment specific needs in alcohol, other drug, problem gambling, and other addictive behaviour.

Leadership for a Healthy Work Environment
Date: 1 August 2017
Venue: Sydney (Salvation Army)
Presenter: Grace Leotta
Target Group: Managers, coordinators and team leaders

Learn to lead and create a healthy workplace environment, where staff are energised and motivated, team members communicate well, work cooperatively and are inclusive, and conflict and problems are managed.

Supporting Resilience in People with Disability
Date: 2 August 2017
Venue: Sydney
Presenter: Betty Stampoulis-Lyttle
Target Group: This course is aimed at workers who support people with disability, and their families

Living with a disability often places one in the position of disempowerment. Learn how to assess and enhance an individual’s resilience levels, in order to plan and prepare for change.

If you would like a training package tailored to the needs of your team, contact CCWT’s In-House department at And don’t forget to visit our website to find the right workshop for you and your organisation.