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29, 30 & 31 May - The Child Affected by Neglect and Abuse: Creative Counselling Ideas - 4 CPD POINTS

29, 30 & 31 May - The Child Affected by Neglect and Abuse: Creative Counselling Ideas - 4 CPD POINTS

presented by Roelien Wiesner

Author: Anri Account/Tuesday, April 23, 2019/Categories: Workshops

Event date: 5/29/2019 8:30 AM - 5/31/2019 3:00 PM Export event

Roelien Wiesner has been working with children for over 30 years in her capacity as social worker. Not only has she been assisting children to testify in court, through her role at the NPA (national prosecutions authority), she has also opened a Child Line branch in Pietermaritzburg where she offered therapeutic services to children in need. She is presenting this fun-filled three day workshop for professionals, in Pretoria in May. 

You can read more about Roelien on her profile page.

Course info:

"Are you working with children who have been exposed to trauma and neglect?  Chances are that you are working under severe pressure; trying to make a difference; feeling tired and that you have lost your motivation.

This three-day course has been designed to refresh your knowledge and skills, inspire and motivate you! The course will focus on creative ways to enhance and develop a child’s emotional skills. On completion, each participant will receive a creative, fun toolbox that can be used successfully in counselling.

The course will run over three days and has been approved by the SACSSP. 

You will receive a certificate on completion, indicating that you have received 4 CPD points.

Course outline:

  1. Ethics in relation to helping and counselling children
  2. Childhood development focusing on social and emotional development
  3. The impact of trauma and neglect on the developing child

-        the developing brain

-        attachment

-        behavioural and developmental problems

4.     Counselling the child affected by trauma or neglect:

-        Communicating with children

-        Critical reasons for development of the emotional/ coping skills of the child

-        A creative counselling toolbox

5.     Vicarious trauma"

This course includes: light refreshments, a certificate of completion, 4 CPD points as well as a creative counselling toolbox.


DATES: 29, 30 & 31 May 2019

TIME: 830 - 15h00 each day

WHERE: 615 Vampire road, Elarduspark, Pretoria

COST: R2800 per person


BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL: contact Anri 082 541 4357 or


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What to expect

Vita Nova workshops are conducted in a safe and fun, casual atmosphere and offer you very specific and practically applicable tools with which to grow as a person and in so doing enriching your life and your relationships.

Workshops are very informative in nature and are presented by counselors who are experts in the field. Information is presented in an easily understandable way and more than enough time is available for interaction with the group and or the counselor if so desired.

Although workshops are presented to groups of people, we make sure that we also allow enough time for the counselor to give you that individual attention you might desire.

These a truly life skills that you will be able to utilize in every area of your life, book your spot today and start that journey to self-discovery and enrichment!

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Account Name: Vita Nova Counselling

Bank Name: ABSA Bank

Account Number: 907 499 5890

Branch Number: 632005

Reference: Use your name and surname


Please send an SMS to: 

082 541 4357 informing Anri of your booking.


Vita Nova Counselling Centre Pretoria Located at 

615 Vampire Street
Phone: 082 541 4357 

What To Bring

As workshops are practical and extremely informative; make sure that you have the following stationary items at the ready:

Black/blue pen(s), coloured pens, ruler, note pad and a file for handouts and to store all your notes in. 

Sharpen those pencils for a truly enlightening experience!

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If you would like to invite any one of our counselors to come and talk at your school, church, fundraiser and/or charity event; please contact 

Anri at: or 082 541 4357.

You can contact us for Public Speaking for Marriages, Parenting and other counselling topics in Pretoria.