Training & Facilitation

Joanne specialises in the area of education. She is a passionate, inspirational workshop facilitator with over 17 years experience teaching, facilitating, writing and developing customised programs.  Joanne has developed programs for organisations such as Western Sydney University, TAFE, Government and Non-Government organisations such as the Mining, Electricity Generation and Fabrication Industries.

She specialises in consulting with organisations to identify their individual training requirements and develops/facilitates tailor made workplace training programs and workshops that are specific to an organisations educational training requirements.


Following is a list of training programs already developed, if you require a specific training or educational program that is not on the list contact me on 0407 263 077 or via my contact form and I will work in consultation with you to create a tailor made training program suitable for your needs. 

Restoration Education Program - 2 Day Workshop

This program is for individuals or couples who have had a child/children removed from their care. This is an intense educational & therapeutic program to educate participants of the impacts being exposed to trauma has on children. Topics covered are how being exposed to Trauma, DV, Alcohol & Other Drug use & neglect impact on children & teenagers short & long term.

Understanding Complex Trauma - 2 Day Workshop

This two day workshop is designed to develop skills and knowledge to work with children, adolescents and adults who have, or are experiencing abuse and trauma in their lives.

Topics covered: Vicarious trauma and self care, how trauma and abuse affect the brain and its development, how the body reacts to a traumatic event & ongoing trauma triggers. Regression, hypervigilance, dissociation, flashbacks and attachment processes following trauma. Identifying trauma reactions & working safely with clients who have been traumatised without re-traumatisation following the ASCA guidelines.

Who should attend: Counsellors, Social Workers, Psychologists, Mental Health, A&OD, Community Welfare, FACS, Disability & Youth Workers, Teachers & Foster Carers.

Domestic & Family Violence - 2 Day Workshop

What is DV, cycle of violence, DV myths & facts, impacts of DV on children & adults emotionally and physically?

Understand Mental Illness - 2 Day Workshop

This workshop looks at the common mental health disorders such as Depression, Anxiety, Schizophrenia, Panic Disorder, and OCD.

Mental Health - 1 Day Workshop

This historical and contemporary perspective includes historical treatments and viewpoints & mental illness as it is today.

Alcohol & Other Drug Use - 2 Day Workshop

The impacts on a person holistically, psychologically and physically.

Addictions - 2 Day Workshop

Work effectively with a person who has an addiction. Understand the process of addiction and the stages of change.

Teenagers and Alcohol and Other Drug Use - 2 Day Workshop

This workshop covers peer pressure & experimenting with drugs.

Understanding Adolescence - 2 Day Workshop

This workshop looks at why adolescents behave the way they do, the adolescent brain and its development, adolescent anger, differences between adolescent male and female behaviours.

Parenting Children and Teenagers - 2 Day Workshop

How to manage the myriad of emotions, developmental stages & difficulties of being a parent. Learn how to implement boundaries, negotiate & mediate as a parent.

Generation Y - 2 Day Workshop

Understand these groups (born 1980s – late 1990s) and the new Generation Z (born late 1900s).

Understanding Grief & Loss - 2 Day Workshop

Understand the normal stages of grief, complicated and disenfranchised grief.

How to work with a child with grief and loss - 2 Day Workshop

This workshop covers things such as - the death of a loved one, the abused child, the child in out of home care, foster care, the adopted child.

Professional Boundaries - 1 Day Workshop

In community services welfare, why is this so important?

Communication Skills - 1 Day Workshop

Learn how to be assertive and communicate effectively.

Conflict Resolution in the workplace - 1 Day Workshop

Learn how to effectively resolve conflict in the workplace

Are you a Clinical Supervisor? How to provide effective clinical supervision - 1 Day Workshop

This workshop demonstrates the skills required to provide effective clinical supervision.

Counselling Children - 2 Day Workshop

This workshop outlines what to do, what not to do

Understanding play & sand play therapy.

Foundational Counselling Skills - 2 Day Workshop

Learn the fundamental skills of working as a counsellor. If you use basic counselling skills or work with clients in your workplace, this course is for you.

Advanced Counselling Skills - 2 Day Workshop

This workshop is for the person who already works as a counsellor – identifying dual diagnosis, working with couples, the non-compliant client, and the aggressive client.

Counselling skills for working with adult survivors of child abuse - 2 Day Workshop

This workshop demonstrates the skills required to work with adult survivors of child abuse.

Counselling skills for working with the traumatised person - 2 Day Workshop

This workshop demonstrates the skills required to work with the traumatised person - includes children, teenagers and adults

Motivational Interviewing - 2 Day Workshop

This workshop covers motivational interviewing techniques

Attachment Theory - 2 Day Workshop

This workshop covers attachment theory; including separation & babies, toddlers, children & adolescents.

Workplace Bullying & Harassment - 4 Hour Workshop

Designed to be run in the workplace to educate employees & employers about workplace bullying & harassment.

Bullying & the effects on children and teenagers - 1 Day Workshop

This workshop discusses communication and strategies for parents and carers.

Management & Leadership - 2 Day Workshop

This workshop is designed for new & established managers. Topics covered are: Understand how teams form & team dynamics, communicating effectively, dealing with conflict, roles and responsibilities of the manager, adapting to change and how to deal with difficult behaviours in the workplace, transitioning from buddy to boss.



Joanne is an incredible teacher, who not only worked with us individually and as a group, and has a depth of knowledge that I found fascinating and encouraging. I look forward to attending more of her training. Thank you." Geraldine

"This is one of the best information sessions I have attended. It was delivered very professionally. The trauma training was very relevant to my role and will improve my ability to work better with clients." Jane

"This training was the perfect balance of theory and skills. Jo has a lovely training style and is very knowledgable. I feel confident and enthused to return to work." Natasha

"Thank you for being a part of my personal and professional growth." Jay

"Thank you Jo. The workshop was confronting in it's reality but ignited my passion to learn more. You provided a comprehensive and engaging learning environment with strong theoretical underpinning incorporating biological, physiological, behavioural and emotional. I am feeling more motivated and confident in my own abilities." Renae

50 Main Street, Lithgow NSW 2790


113 Keppel Street, Bathurst NSW 2795


0407 263 077

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