Building Resilience Workshop - Cairns
Building Resilience is a one-day workshop designed to develop worker coping and sustainability. The content includes review of models and strategies for coping with a complex and demanding client group in an uncertain social and political context. The workshop is also unashamedly positive in focus, with the participant's enjoyment of the workshop a focal aim.
- Understanding resilience
- Exploring vicarious trauma and self care
- Personal and professional paradigms and useful frameworks
- Personal plans and sustainable work practices
Presenter: Garry King
Garry King has extensive experience with working with people in a range of welfare settings. This experience is the result of having worked as a teacher, youth worker and counsellor and complimented by degrees in welfare and education as well as masters degrees in counselling and suicidology. He has previously worked as the welfare consultant for the Australian Institute for Suicide Research and Prevention. He was appointed an adjunct lecturer, youth welfare at the Central Qld University and is the recipient of a Churchill Fellowship to the USA to further research youth suicide.
Garry has written a number of journal articles and books on welfare as well as being a speaker at national conferences. He is a peer reviewer for the International Journal of Crisis Intervention and Suicide Prevention.
Garry is an invited author for the 2016 School Social Work, USA. He was an invited presenter on Non-Suicidal Self Injury at the 2018 World Positive Psychology and Mindfulness Conference in New York. He was a keynote presenter at the 2018 Schools and Mental Health Australian Conference. He was a presenter at the 2019 International Society for the Study of Self-Injury conference in the USA. His most recent book “School Crisis Prevention & Intervention” has been released in the USA. He is clinical advisor to the Qld Fathering Project Board. Garry continues to work with young people as a school counsellor and at a homelessness service