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The Child Affected by Neglect and Abuse: Creative Counselling Ideas – 13 CPD POINTS

2nd Oct 2019 @ 8:30 am 4th Oct 2019 @ 3:00 pm

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.

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 13 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 development problems
  4. Counselling the child affected by trauma or neglect:
    • communicating with children
    • critical reasons for development of emotional / coping skills of the child
    • a creative counselling toolbox
  5. Vicarious trauma

This course includes: light refreshments, a certificate of completion, 13 CPD points as well as a creative counselling toolbox.

DATES:  2, 3 & 4 October 2019

TIME:  8h30 – 15h00 each day

WHERE: 408 Prince Alfred street, Pietermaritzburg

COST: R3500 p/p; includes the “My Emotions and I” therapeutic game

BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL: contact Roelien 0829024319 or roelien@vitanova.co.za or Louann 079 377 6146 or louann@vitanova.co.za

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Roelien Wiesner


Vita Nova Pietermaritzburg

151 Zwartkop Rd, Lester Park
Pietermaritzburg,KZNSouth Africa
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