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Aimed at counsellors, psychologists, doctors, nurses, chaplains, social workers and others with qualifications and/or experience in counselling, this two-day course will provide participants with the fundamental knowledge, skills and attitudes required to provide effective and sensitive unplanned pregnancy counselling.
Participants will gain essential knowledge, skills and understanding around areas such as:
- Issues relating to unplanned pregnancy
- Assisting the woman in pregnancy decision-making
- The process and implications of all unplanned pregnancy options using current evidence-based data
- The unique and specialised components of unplanned pregnancy counselling, such as a woman’s age, life-stage, religious and/or cultural contexts
- Identification of the crisis nature of unplanned pregnancy counselling
- Appropriate psychosocial assessment
- Identification of the partner’s involvement, family, social and support systems
- Assistance in the reduction of unresolved and/or abnormal grief reactions
- Support and clarification of a woman’s individual choice
- Referral to an appropriate range of service providers and agencies
The course combines face-to-face trainer-led theory sessions with practical learning activities and is based on experiential, group-based, co-operative learning and adult learning principles. Participants will be able to add to their own level of expertise, with the topics, issues and material used designed to be applicable to what they may find perplexing, challenging or difficult in their work at present.
Funded by the Department of Women and Newborn Health Service.
Unplanned Pregnancy Counselling Training – Presented by SHQ
DATE: 9:00am to 4:00pm each day, 8th and 9th October 2019
VENUE: SHQ Lecture room, 70 Roe Street Northbridge WA
COST: $100 registration fee (GST free)
Funded by the Department of Women and Newborn Health Service