Brisbane - Hearing the Untold Stories of Men

Posted by the Alumni team on 1 March 2017

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The ACAP Alumni Team is pleased to have Simon Santosha present our next professional development session in Brisbane on the topic of;

Hearing the Untold Stories of Men:
Engaging men into counselling and family support services

Date:                 Tuesday 28th March
Times:               5.30pm to 6.00pm Registration, Refreshments & Networking
                           6.00pm to 8.30pm Presentation
Location:         G27 & G28, 410 Ann Street, Brisbane
Cost:                  Alumni Covered by ACAP
Booking Fee:    $20 refundable, conditions apply*
Registrations:   Please see below

Hearing the Untold Stories of Men – engaging men into counselling and family support services
Research has consistently shown that men will access counselling if the approach is male friendly, non-judgemental and builds on their skills and strengths. However, if men do not receive the help they feel they need, they will quickly disengage from the service and develop their own problem-solving strategies. This can be counter-productive and detrimental to the wellbeing of men, their children and families.

This presentation aims to equip participants with the knowledge and practical skills to engage men more effectively in counselling programs and services.

It will focus on:
• Masculine psychology, socialisation and help seeking.
• Barriers to men accessing counselling/support services and causes of disengagement.
• Male strength-based approaches – what are they and why are they so effective?
• Practitioner skills and strategies to effectively engage and work with men.
• Maximising the effectiveness of referral and support networks for men.

Simon Santosha is the Managing Director of Men & Family Counselling and Consultancy on the Gold Coast. He s a highly qualified and experienced clinical counsellor with more than 18 years’ of clinical experience working with children, young people, men, women and families dealing with complex trauma, mental health issues and family relationship issues.

His specialist expertise is in working with men and families who are dealing with relationship conflict, separation, divorce and co-parenting. Simon is a Registered Mental Health Social Worker and Clinical Member of the Australian College of Social Workers.

Simon has completed extensive training in attachment, trauma and relational neuroscience and has integrated these into his therapeutic work with clients and training programs with family relationship and mental health practitioners, educators and organisational leaders.

He has served on various boards which have been responsible for providing specialist advice to government around men and family relationships issues.  He has presented at various state and national conferences and delivered professional development training to a range of government, non-government, private sector, community welfare agencies, schools and communities throughout Australia. He has appeared on ABC’s Q&A program as a panellist and is often a spokesperson for men and family relationships issues in the media.

By attending this event you will receive a certificate crediting you with 2.5 PD hours.

Registrations are crucial as places are limited. Please register via the online form. Registrations will be via Eventrbrite and you will receive an email confirming your registration.

* This $20 booking fee will be refunded to those who attend the session or cancel 24 hours before the event. We thank you for your understanding regarding this new process.

We look forward to receiving your registration and seeing you at the session.