Clinical and Community Interventions in early childhood with families from refugee and asylum seeking backgrounds – 13 August 2020

28 October 2019

Girl Wearing Beige Vest


This workshop  is focused on the unique challenges of working clinically with children from refugee backgrounds under six years of age and their parents/caregivers who have experienced war and violence. It will explore how direct and indirect traumatic experiences impact on the mother and child pre- and post-natally. Consideration will be given to influences such as the developing nervous system, memory and attachment, potential delays in all areas of development as a result of the complex interactions of refugee-related trauma, ways to overcome barriers to engaging young children from refugee backgrounds and their parents in therapy; the importance of balancing structure with child-centred / relationship based following of the child, regulating emotions, using play, music and movement. Attention will also be given to how to act as a role model, mentor and supporter for parents. The workshop will discuss incorporating the family‚Äôs cultural beliefs in therapy and how to integrate an interpreter into sessions.


  • The refugee experience
  • Considerations and challenges of refugee trauma work
  • Clinical implications of torture and refugee trauma manifestations
  • Effective cross-cultural engagement
  • Comprehensive refugee clinical assessment
  • Formulating a case and treatment plan for refugee trauma
  • Psychoeducation
  • Trauma treatment strategies
  • Ending treatment and measuring clinical outcomes

Self care in the face of highly traumatised clients


Larina Bromley, ASeTTS Counsellor/Advocate

Event Details

When: 13 August 2020, 9:30am to 4:00pm (Please note: This training is covered over two days)

Where: ASeTTS Perth, 286 Beaufort Street, Perth, Western Australia

Private – $389.00
Government – $280.00
NGO – $240.00
Students – $180.00
Unwaged – $180.00


  • Registrations will close Monday 10 August at 12:00pm


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