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NSW Service for the Treatment and Rehabilitation of Torture and Trauma Survivors

Induction Course 6.1: Overview of Clinical Work at STARTTS

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This course incorporates over 35 years of STARTTS’ experience working with torture and refugee trauma in the context of resettlement and is based on the latest research in the trauma field.

It aims to provide counsellors with a framework of the essentials of best practice in moving beyond symptoms to the context of clients from refugee backgrounds which includes socio-political aspects, cultural transition, resettlement and collectivism.

It will cover the distinct biopsychosocial sequelae of torture and refugee trauma, including on the nervous system and memory; ways to overcome barriers to engaging clients from refugee backgrounds in therapy; and the importance of utilising a combination of body and mind approaches in a phased trauma treatment approach. It will emphasise the importance of incorporating family and community; and working with other professionals to achieve desired clinical outcomes.

This course should be completed within the first month of employment.

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