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Group Training – Skills Group

Wentworth Group Training
February 15th to 18th 2016 (plus follow-up group supervision)

Kevin O’Sullivan and Ilana Karpin will be providing a four day intensive training in February 2016 in running skills groups. We will use the DBT (Dialectic Behaviour Therapy) framework to structure our course using Marsha Linehan’s most recent DBT Skills Training Manual, but the course will equip you to run skills groups of all kinds.

This training will be useful for clinicians or trainees from any discipline who are interested in learning about group skills and group process. Although we will focus on skills training groups, we will situate the work in the wider context of groupwork as a whole. The training is experiential, with lots of opportunities to practise your skills as well as teaching and reflection about what we are doing. Following the training, you will have the opportunity to attend five monthly supervision sessions to provide for continued skill development.

The group is limited to 10 places to ensure ample opportunities for participation, coaching and practice

COST

Intern psychologists $560
Full-time employed psychologists $890

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This training will be provided in Sydney at the UNSW Kensington Campus, Mathews Building, room 310, 9am – 4pm. Any queries can be directed to Kevin O’Sullivan at kosullivan@psy.unsw.edu.au or on 0433 318 274.

   


Process Group Work Training

Winter School at UNSW

If you are keen to experience and reflect on the processes that are present in any group you care to mention, this course is for you. Informed by the work of Irvin Yalom, Lesley and Kevin will take you through a mix of teaching, experience and reflection designed to build your awareness and confidence in understanding and using process. The course is above all experiential and we believe it will be useful for all group facilitators. In addition to four teaching days, the course fee includes monthly two-hour group supervision sessions that will run from August to December 2015.

Where? Kensington Campus, University of New South Wales
When? July 13 - 16, 2015
With whom? Lesley Sampson and Kevin O’Sullivan

OUR FACILITATORS

Lesley Sampson has been developing group programs and working with groups for over 28 years, including homeless young people, new parents, same sex attracted young people and juvenile and adult offenders. Lesley also has extensive experience in delivering group work skills / training courses to students and group workers within not-for-profit agencies, TAFE institutions and for over 8 years to staff of Corrective Services NSW. Lesley coordinated delivery of the Creative Group Work course (O’Sullivan, Blatch and Toh, 2014) and the Therapeutic Group Process course (O’Sullivan & Frost, in preparation). Today, Lesley works in the Non-Government sector in the NSW Northern Rivers region, providing recently released high risk parolees with additional support to increase their chances of successful transition from custody to community. Lesley continues to provide personal supervision and advice to local group facilitators. Lesley holds a degree in Social Science and a Certificate IV in Training and Assessment.

Kevin O’Sullivan is a clinical and forensic psychologist and works in the UNSW Wentworth Forensic Clinic and in private practice. As former Director of the Offender Programs Unit in Corrective Services NSW, he contributed to the introduction of program accreditation, group work training and supervision in that service. Kevin has been learning about and facilitating groups since his initial training at the Institute of Group Analysis in 1990. He taught group work for a number of years at the University of Western Sydney and from 2008 to 2013 he contributed to an innovative group process training course in collaboration with Macquarie University. He is editor of Group Work in Australia, published by the Institute of Group Leaders.

COST

Intern psychologists $560 (including supervision sessions)
General enrolment $960 (including supervision sessions)

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Course fee also includes all necessary readings
Currently applying for AASW and APS CDP points

To enquire or apply contact Kevin O’Sullivan on 0433 318 274 or kosullivan@psy.unsw.edu.au

   

Group Training – Skills Group

Wentworth Training Group – February 16 – 19, 2015 (and group skills supervision)

Kevin O’Sullivan and Ilana karpin will be providing a four day In February that will build not only a basic skill set in running psychoeducational groups, but focus as well on the effective communication of DBT (Dialectic Behaviour Therapy) skills. The manual attached to the training is Marsha Linehan’s most recent DBT Skills Training Manual.

This training would be beneficial for psychologists or intern psychologists who are interested in learning about group skills and group process. The training leads participants through types of group work, an orientation to the Biosocial Model and Dialectic Behaviour Therapy. Participants will practice their group skills through exercises. Following the training, several group skills supervisions sessions will be provided to ensure continued skill development.

This training will be provided in Sydney at the UNSW Kensington Campus, Mathews Building, room 310, 9am – 4pm. Any queries can be directed to Kevin O’Sullivan at kosullivan@psy.unsw.edu.au.

Four Day Training: ($560) - please click here to register
Manual ($56)

Unfortunately, the training for this year is full! Advanced group training (process oriented) upcoming in winter 2015. Watch this space for updates!

   

13th Annual Forensic Conference 2015

The UNSW Master of Forensic Psychology program will be holding its 13th Annual Forensic Psychology Research Conference on October 27-28th, 2015.

   

12th Annual Forensic Conference 2014

The UNSW Master of Forensic Psychology program will be holding its 12th Annual Forensic Psychology Research Conference on October 28-29th, 2014. Please click here for more information.

   

11th Annual Forensic Conference 2013

The UNSW Master of Forensic Psychology program will be holding its 11th Annual Forensic Psychology Research Conference on October 29-30th, 2013. The two-day program includes keynote presentations by esteemed national researchers and thesis presentations by graduating students. Please visit the conference website for further information: http://forensicconference.psy.unsw.edu.au