Training & Facilitation

Joanne Murray Counselling and Psychotherapy

Joanne specialises in the area of education. She is a passionate, inspirational workshop facilitator with over 20 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.

Programs & Workshops
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.

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.

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

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

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

The impacts on a person holistically, psychologically and physically.

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

This workshop covers peer pressure & experimenting with drugs.

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.

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

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

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.

In community services welfare, why is this so important?

Learn how to be assertive and communicate effectively.

Learn how to effectively resolve conflict in the workplace

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

This workshop outlines what to do, what not to do.

Understanding play & sand play therapy.

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.

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.

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

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

This workshop covers motivational interviewing techniques.

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

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

This workshop discusses communication and strategies for parents and carers.

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.


Interested in our workshops? Contact Jo to find out more...