FAMtrac Online Courses

Supervision Training
18 CPD
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Online Training
Working with Trauma
17 CPD

Online Courses

Basic Counselling Skills 2


This course builds on what participants have learned during the ‘Basic Counselling Skills I’ Training based on the Egan Model of counselling for use by professionals, lay counsellors and those persons interested in learning more about counselling. The course helps you to further develop your practical counselling skills and looks deeper in to counselling theory. In this training we continue to look at the Egan Model by exploring Stages II and III and the relevant skills. Please note You need to have completed Basic Counselling Skills I or a recognized basic counselling skills training. Recognition of non FAMtrac trainings will be considered on an individual basis. If you are not a registered mental health professional the Basic Counselling 1 and 2 courses need to be completed in order to attend other FAMtrac training. You can also apply for Recognition of Previous Learning if you have completed a Basic Counselling training with another organisation. Learning Outcomes By the end of this training it is expected that trainees will be able to:

  • Explain the application of systems theory to couple and family relationships
  • Demonstrate an understanding of stage two and three of Egan’s Model
  • Demonstrate the skills of stage 3 & 4 of the Egan model: Advanced accurate empathy, Challenging, Immediacy, and Self-Disclosure
  • Describe the principles of effective conflict resolution and confrontation
  • Demonstrate the skills of stage three of the Egan model: Problem solving, Decision making, and Initiating change
Online Training This training will be facilitated online by means of the Zoom Application. Zoom can be accessed on most smart phones, tablets and computers. You will need to make use of a camera and microphone and have access to a stable internet connection. Seven online sessions: 1, 3, 8, 10, 14, 15 December 2020 Time slot: 18:00 - 20:30 Days of the week: Tuesdays and Thursdays Cost: R2250 per person CPD
  • SACSSP: Not Applied
  • HPCSA: Not Applied
Bookings & Payments
  • Bookings need to be made at least 10-days before the first day of training
  • Once booked we will email you an invoice
  • Proof of payment can be emailed to famtrac@famsawc.org.za to secure your seat
  • Payment needs to be received 10-days before the first day of training




Basic Counselling Skills 1


This Basic Counselling skills 1 course is the first of a two part module that is based on the Egan Model of counselling for use by professionals, lay counsellors and those interested in learning more about counselling. The course stimulates growth in knowledge, self-awareness and skills development. It aims to enhance participants’ ability to accurately empathize with their clients, developing and applying listening and communication skills, attending skills, active listening, body language and verbal skills such as paraphrasing, reflection, using questions appropriately and summarizing.
Learning Outcomes By the end of this training it is expected that trainees will be able to:

  • Describe the role of self-awareness in the counselling process
  • Explain the basics of systems theory
  • Explain the Egan Model of counselling
  • Demonstrate attending skills
  • Demonstrate active listening skills
  • Demonstrate appropriate responding skills
  • Demonstrate an expanded emotional vocabulary
  • Define and demonstrate basic empathy
  • Demonstrate through role play the first two stages of the Egan Model
Please Note If you are not a registered mental health professional the Basic Counselling 1 and 2 trainings needs to be completed in order to attend other FAMtrac training. You can also apply for Recognition of Previous Learning if you have completed a Basic Counselling training with another organisation. Online Training This training will be facilitated online by means of the Zoom Application. Zoom can be accessed on most smart phones, tablets and computers. You will need to make use of a camera and microphone and have access to a stable internet connection. Seven online sessions: 2, 4, 9, 11, 16, 18, 23 Novmeber 2020 - Our October course is full. New dates coming soon. You can send us your details to be added on the waiting list: famtracadmin@famsawc.org.za Time slot: 18:00 - 20:30 Days of the week: Monday & Wednesday Cost: R2250 per person CPD
  • SACSSP: Not Applied
  • HPCSA: Not Applied
Bookings & Payments
  • Book Online or email famtrac@famsawc.org.za
  • Bookings need to be made at least 10-days before the first day of training
  • Once booked we will email you an invoice
  • Proof of payment can be emailed to famtrac@famsawc.org.za to secure your seat
  • Payment needs to be received 10-days before the first day of training




Bringing About Healing in a Traumatised Society - Coming 2021





Supervision Skills - 18 CPD (SACSSP)


Various authors, e.g. Epstein; Austin and Akin describe supervision as a scientifically based process whereby the supervisor guides the supervisee in the development of his / her professional capacity to enable him / her to function independently and autonomously. In implementing this responsibility, the supervisor performs supervisory functions in interaction with the supervisee in the context of a positive professional relationship. The rationale for the Supervision Framework for the Social Work Profession in SA: 2012, was to address the:

  • decline in the productivity and quality of social work services rendered
  • lack of supervision
  • lack of adequate training of supervisors
It is now a legislative requirement for all social workers to be supervised by social work supervisors who have attended a supervision course recognized by the SACSSP. FAMSA Western Cape has been running SACSSP CPD accredited supervision training since 2010 when CPD was implemented for the Social Work Profession in SA. FAMSA Western Cape has also been the leader in the field by being (as far as known) the first to establish a Supervisor’s Forum for supervisors in 2001. The aim of the Supervisor’s Forum was:
  • to create a career path for social workers
  • to support the fledgling supervisors
  • to educate and equip them about the practice of supervision
  • to keep them administratively accountable to ensure a quality ethical service
Learning Outcomes By the end of this training the participants should be able to:
  • Have some understanding of how their experience with receiving supervision might impact on their practice of giving supervision.
  • Indicate the importance of the objectives, principles and values of supervision and have a clear understanding of the definition of supervision.
  • Have a clear understanding of how they are complying with the norms and standards of the supervision framework.
  • Have a clear understanding of what they need to put in place for them to be fully compliant with the norms and standards of the supervision framework.
  • Demonstrate an ability to implement the theory related to the administrative, supportive, motivational and personality enrichment functions in handling a difficult supervisee.
  • Demonstrate an ability to support a supervisee with his / her job-related tensions.
  • Complete an educational assessment and PDP on a supervisee.
  • Plot a supervisee on the PM assessment scale and indicate the most applicable supervision style.
  • Demonstrate an awareness of insight gained from completing a multicultural awareness and diversity questionnaire and how to apply this to the supervision practice.
  • Do a supervision contract with a supervisee on the prescribed template.
  • Have a fair understanding of their confidence and assertiveness levels and how this is impacting on your supervision practice.
  • Have completed the evaluation form in the workbook.
Please note This training is intended for registered social workers, psychologists, registered counsellors, other mental health professionals and human resource staff. Participants will only be awarded a certificate after attendance of all nine online sessions and submission of all their PoE activities by the end of the training. Online Training This training will be facilitated online by means of the Zoom Application. Zoom can be accessed on most smart phones, tablets and computers. You will need to make use of a camera and microphone and have access to a stable internet connection. Nine online sessions: 1, 4, 8, 11, 15, 18, 22, 25, 29 September 2020 Time slot: 10h00 to 12h30 Days of the week: Tuesdays and Fridays Cost: R2500 per person CPD
  • SACSSP: 18 CPD (SACSSP)
  • HPCSA: Not Applied
Bookings
  • Bookings need to be made at least 10-days before the first day of training
  • To register please email famtrac@famsawc.org.za
  • Proof of payment can be emailed to famtrac@famsawc.org.za to secure your seat
Course Outline Session One:
  • Establishing Expectations and Norms for the training
  • Objectives, Principles, Values and Definition of Supervision
Session Two:
  • Supervision Framework for the Social Work Profession in South Africa
Session Three:
  • The Functions of Supervision
Session Four:
  • The Functions of Supervision
Session Five:
  • Application of the Situational Leadership Supervision Modal
Session Six:
  • Multicultural and Diversity issues impacting on the Supervisory Relationship
Session Seven:
  • Contracting in Supervision
Session Eight:
  • Making the Transition to become a Supervisor
Session Nine:
  • Tools in Supervision




Working With Trauma - 17.5 CPD (SACSSP)


Life is inherently unpredictable, meaning that all people will at some time face an event that to them will be traumatic. The legacy of apartheid has bequeathed to South Africa a "culture of violence". This is rooted in the notion that violence in South Africa has become normative rather than deviant and it has come to be regarded as an appropriate means of resolving social, political and domestic conflict. As a result the trauma of living in a violent society is a reality for many South Africans. This course aims to equip professionals with a body of knowledge and set of skills to both understand and intervene with those who find themselves the victims of a traumatic event. It will furthermore specifically examine the historical development and respective roles of trauma defusing and critical incident debriefing.

Learning Outcomes:

By the end of this training the learner will be able to:

  • Discuss the need for trauma support in the South African Context
  • Describe the cycle of violence
  • Understand the historical overview of trauma research and the psychological impact it can have on people’s lives
  • Define trauma and traumatic events
  • Demonstrate a working understanding of the physiology of the brain as it applies to trauma
  • Demonstrate a working understanding of the central nervous system and its function in trauma
  • Explain the difference between trauma debriefing and trauma support
  • Describe Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Demonstrate essential counseling skills in the trauma defusing process
  • Demonstrate the application of the steps in the trauma defusing process
  • Describe vicarious trauma
  • Explain the ethical responsibility to remain accountable through supervision when working the area of trauma
  • Describe the importance of self-care
Online Training This training will be facilitated online by means of the Zoom Application. Zoom can be accessed on most smart phones, tablets and computers. You will need to make use of a camera and microphone and have access to a stable internet connection. Nine online sessions: 27, 29 October, 3, 5, 10, 12, 17, 19 November 2020 Time slot: 18h00 to 20h30 Days of the week: Tuesdays and Thursdays Cost: R3000 per person CPD
  • SACSSP: Waiting feedback (SACSSP)
  • HPCSA: Not Applied
Bookings & Payments
  • Book Online or email famtrac@famsawc.org.za
  • Bookings need to be made at least 10-days before the first day of training
  • Once booked we will email you an invoice
  • Proof of payment can be emailed to famtrac@famsawc.org.za to secure your seat
  • Payment needs to be received 10-days before the first day of training




Counselling in an Electronic Environment - 7 CPD (SACSSP)


COVID 19 has shifted the landscape so dramatically that all industries find themselves trying to define the new normal. Social work and the counseling profession is no different. Very few if any counselors/ social workers would have had any formal training in working with clients in an online forum. In an attempt to start a conversation around the unique considerations in this environment the South African Council for social services professions released interim ethical guidelines regarding technology- supported social work services. (General notice 6 of 2020). This training aims to continue the conversation along with the careful consideration of how to adapt traditional counseling skills in technology-supported social work services/ counseling. This training will also provide the learner an opportunity to explore and develop competence in utilizing online platforms. Learning Outcomes By the end of this training the participants should be able to:

  • Discuss the evolution in traditional social work as a result of COVID-19 and greater online capabilities in south Africa.
  • Identify the emerging ethical dilemmas in technology supported counseling
  • Describe the current framework to guide ethical practice in technology supported counseling as it applies to the profession, client system, colleagues and broader society.
  • Identify the adaptions in soft skills required in technology supported counseling. (attending behavior, contracting, containing.)
  • Show awareness of potentially distracting/ unprofessional behaviors in technology supported counseling.
  • Demonstrate a basic level of competence in at least three online counseling platforms.
  • Demonstrate contingency planning in the event of a technology failure.
Please note This training is intended for registered social workers, psychologists, registered counsellors, other mental health professionals Participants will only be awarded a certificate after attendance of all four online sessions and submission of all their PoE activities by the end of the training. Online Training This training will be facilitated online by means of the Zoom Application. Zoom can be accessed on most smart phones, tablets and computers. You will need to make use of a camera and microphone and have access to a stable internet connection. Four online sessions: 6, 8, 13, 15 October 2020 Time slot: 10h00 to 12h30 Days of the week: Tuesdays and Thursdays Cost: R1500 per person CPD
  • SACSSP: 7 CPD
  • HPCSA: Not Applied
Bookings
  • Bookings need to be made at least 10-days before the first day of training
  • To register please email famtrac@famsawc.org.za or Book Online
  • Proof of payment can be emailed to famtrac@famsawc.org.za to secure your seat
Facilitated in Partnership with AntConsulting




Bereavement - 7 CPD SACSSP


An Introductory Course for Mental Health Professionals Dates: 6, 13 and 27 November Time: 09:00-12:15 CPD: 7 CPD SACSSP - for Social Workers Cost: R1350.00 per person

This three session online course on the whole area of loss, grief and bereavement will be of interest to those who already are managing these events with clients in the course of their work. Focused particularly on Social Workers, Psychologists and registered counsellors it will cover current academic work on the topic, theories and models, main emotions and situations requiring specific interventions. With the use of case studies and small group discussion the topics will be explored. Self care for the clinician, ethical issues, latest DSM – V listing of ‘Prolonged grief disorder’ and local resources for referral will be covered plus a literature list.

This course is aimed at:

Registered mental health professionals (Social Workers, Psychologist, Registered Counsellors) who want to grow their knowledge and skill set in dealing with the bereaved.

The Online Supervision Training will be facilitated as follows:

  1. Online Contact Hours:
    • 3 online session of three hours each.
    • These sessions will be facilitator led.
  2. Total online contact hours: 9 hours

Online Training Programme:

Time slot: 09h00 to 12h15 (incl. 15min Tea Break)

Outcomes of course:

  • Participants to be able to make full use of the zoom package
  • Understand who they are sharing the platform with
  • Obtain an overview of the three sessions as a whole
  • Understand the main emotions of grief and bereavement
  • The interplay of depression, grief and resilience in a population
  • An overview of theories and varying approaches
  • Work with respectful practices and engage in a case study using this material
  • Significant issues/features in differing groups of bereaved
  • Flexibility and accommodation of difference of culture/beliefs. Ethical issues arising.
  • Latest research into definition of ‘chronic’ / ‘prolonged’ grief and its inclusion in latest edition of the DSM-V manual for diagnosis and treatment
  • Specific stigmatic and or socially stressful bereavement situations
  • Literature and resources for further study or referral on to outside professionals/organisations.
Please note This training is intended for registered social workers, psychologists, registered counsellors, other mental health professionals Online Training This training will be facilitated online by means of the Zoom Application. Zoom can be accessed on most smart phones, tablets and computers. You will need to make use of a camera and microphone and have access to a stable internet connection. Facilitated in Partnership with Hilary McLea Bookings
  • Bookings need to be made at least 10-days before the first day of training
  • To register please email famtrac@famsawc.org.za or Book Online
  • Proof of payment can be emailed to famtrac@famsawc.org.za to secure your seat





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