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Davaar offers workshops, groups, online training, professional supervision, tailor-made training and Webinars to Health Professionals, Police, Teachers, and all people working with people. To see details of our online training, select ‘Training’ from the navigation menu at the top of any page. All Davaar training is eligible for CPDs. To read further information about an event, click on the title of the item from this event calendar.

GLADSTONE: Trauma – Impact on Self, Family, Community, Health Prof’s & Staff (2-Day) @ Gladstone Palms Motor Inn
Nov 7 @ 08:30 – Nov 8 @ 16:30

BRISBANE: Trauma – Impact on Self, Family, Community, Health Professionals & Support Staff

Two-Day Workshop – Contemporary research reports the co-morbid cost of childhood trauma – especially sexual abuse, neglect, and cruelty which can result in the development of major mental illnesses and medical problems including cardiac, gastrointestinal and diabetes.

Working with, or caring for, individuals who are experiencing short or long-term consequences of trauma can have a significant impact on clinicians, support workers, family members and colleagues.SMLTrauma

When professional boundaries are not in place, the risk of being drawn into the lived experience of an individual who has/is experiencing trauma increases. Being drawn into the trauma psychologically, emotionally or physically can result in the experience of compassion fatigue and/or vicarious trauma. Both of which can have a negative impact on the other.

During this workshop, Dr. McIntosh will use a gentle and tender experiential approach enabling participants to learn about trauma and the impact on individuals – whilst developing strategies for self-care in the learning created. Earn 13 CPD Points.

Download PDF Trauma Gladstone 7 & 8 November

Use the link above to download an information and registration form, or click on the image.

Objectives of this workshop:

  • To understand the definitions of trauma
  • To explore trauma from a historical and contemporary perspective
  • To understand the experience of transgenerational trauma
  • To understand the impact of trauma in childhood and as an adult
  • To explore the short and long-term effects of trauma including major mental illness and chronic medical conditions
  • To explore trauma through the lens of The Window of Tolerance Trauma and Anxiety Related Responses
  • To understand the benefits of professional boundaries when working in the energy of trauma
  • To identify strategies (including humour) for self and team to decrease the risk of compassion fatigue and vicarious trauma.
BRISBANE-Professional Boundaries (2-day) @ Training Room
Nov 20 @ 08:30 – Nov 21 @ 16:00
BRISBANE: Professional Boundaries: With Clients, with Colleagues.

Safe Professional Boundaries require us to hold the line in every situation, calling on us to be present & creative in each circumstance.  It is paramount for staff working in people-related industries to appreciate and understand the complexities of safe professional boundaries. We’ll explore various themes which help to deepen knowledge and skills in working safely, and with care. Psychodrama will be used to deepen participants experiential learning.

  • Day one focuses on the client – staff relationship.
  • Day two on collegial relationships.

Using a professional boundary framework the facilitator will explore boundary crossings and violations in the continuum of over- and under- involvement. Psychodrama will be used to deepen participants experiential learning, helping them gain awareness and insight. The use of psychodrama also speeds up the integration of material.

This workshop attracts 13 CPDs.
PDF Download Prof. Boundaries 20-21 Nov 2019

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To get more information and to register for this workshop, Download a .pdf file with more details about this workshop by clicking on the image, and send us your completed form with payment to the address listed.

Feedback from prior participants:

  • “…my concepts about boundaries were indeed strengthened”
  • “The knowledge I have gained today will give me more confidence in my workplace as a team leader, educator and mentor”
  • “Under and over involvement – so relevant in my workplace”
  • “…role play set out your concerns, different sides”
  • “…interpersonal relationships within the team environment and how to be a better team leader”
  • “It was the most rewarding training that I have been involved in for a long time. I can take away strategies to make a real difference to demonstrate safe boundaries to other staff and for my own professional health. Very engaging positive experience”

To register for this workshop, download our registration form, and send us your completed form with payment to the address listed on the form. 

Professional Boundaries and Cultural Bias

Posted by on 15 Mar, 2016 in Boundaries, Dr Wendy's Blog, Workshops | 1 comment

Professional Boundaries and Cultural Bias

Professional Boundaries and Cultural Bias Sometimes the obvious connections slip to the edge of my consciousness. I had not made a specific link between professional boundaries and cultural bias until a couple of weeks ago. I was invited to facilitate a seminar for Interpreters on the theme of Cultural Bias. As I was researching content for the seminar, and more specifically, from the discussions during the seminar, light bulbs started going off in my brain. Neuroscientists would say it was the sparking of my neurons – however I like the...

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Why You Want Critical Feedback

Posted by on 7 Apr, 2015 in Boundaries | 0 comments

Why You Want Critical Feedback

Today I thought I would write about feedback, specifically what is known as critical feedback. I have experienced critical feedback that has had both a positive and a negative impact on me. In reflection what has made the difference has been the delivery style of the individual who has given me the feedback. Where I experienced that the individual giving the feedback actually did have my best interests at the centre of their interaction with me I took in what they said and allowed myself to digest and make my sense of what they were saying. I...

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Reflecting for a moment…

Posted by on 15 Jan, 2015 in Dr Wendy's Blog, Good reads | 0 comments

Reflecting for a moment…

A new year begins and with it endless possibilities and choices for the present and future. I received a lovely present in the post today. A calendar of photos which captured moments from a holiday I had in Italy last year, was hand delivered. Only twelve seconds were captured and yet so much more time, emotion, thoughts and friendships are held in those seconds. How many lifetimes do we humans live in a second? If we were to capture 60 seconds of delight, joy and enjoyment that we experienced in a day how much richer would we be, I wonder. I...

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Welcome to 2014

Posted by on 24 Jan, 2014 in Boundaries, Dr Wendy's Blog, Nursing | 0 comments

Welcome to 2014

Welcome to 2014 Welcome readers, to another year. What does 2014 hold for you, your family and your community? What specific plans have you made for the year in terms of holidays, study, changing jobs or developing a new skill for the job your currently hold? Is this the year to start that activity that you have been talking about for some time? That book you always wanted to read, has it been purchased yet? If so have you made the book visible to remind you of your wish to explore the writing held in the pages? I ask these questions of...

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Are you Crossing the Line?

Posted by on 8 Apr, 2013 in Boundaries, Dr Wendy's Blog, Nursing | 0 comments

Are you Crossing the Line?

Crossing the Line? I have just returned from Adelaide where Colleen and I ran a one-day workshop, “Crossing the Line”, on Professional Boundaries as part of the Nurses for Nurses Conference held there 14th & 15th March. Those who have been to one of our boundary workshops will know that this is an area of professional passion for me. I’m always delighted to meet with a group of participants and share what I have learned, and also to hear their professional stories of boundary intrigue and transgression. As part of my...

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Do You Inhabit The Third Space

Posted by on 26 Jan, 2013 in Dr Wendy's Blog, Recommended Reads, self-care | 0 comments

The Third Space I love encountering books that expand my understanding of my actions and specifically how I conduct myself in relationship to others. The Third Space, by Adam Fraser (Random House 2012), is such a book. For me, the main focus of the book was the importance of becoming thoughtful about transitioning.  This is the Third Space of the title – the time we spend switching between first and second space (where I am currently, to where I want to be). Each time I read another chapter in the book I observe an excitement in me...

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Local Editorial Love

Posted by on 19 Jan, 2013 in Dr Wendy's Blog, Lockyer Valley, Workshops | 0 comments

Hot off the press Our very own Laidley newspaper, “The Valley Weekender”, has kindly given us a local editorial feature in their first 2013 edition. The newspaper publishes each fortnight, and includes local news, events, and articles about Laidley and Lockyer Valley residents, and towns. The 18th January, 2013 edition includes features about the Laidley swimming pool, a pilot programme for a local bus service, mention of a Mad Hatter’s Tea Party at the Laidley Library and some great ideas to celebrate Australia Day.  Where...

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The Times they aren’t a changin’

Posted by on 15 Jan, 2013 in Dr Wendy's Blog, Mental Health | 0 comments

They knew that, back then? Hello fellow travellers of interesting ideas and curious wonderment. I have included in this entry an extract from the inestimable The Times newspaper from 1853, cited in a book I am currently reading: The Times - 1853 Nothing can be more slightly defined than the line of demarcation between sanity and insanity. Make the definition too narrow, it becomes meaningless, make it too wide, and the whole human race becomes involved in the dragnet. In strictness we are all mad when we give way to prejudice, to vice, to...

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Hello, 2013

Posted by on 2 Jan, 2013 in Boundaries, Complex Trauma, Dr Wendy's Blog, Workshops | 0 comments

Hello, 2013 A hearty welcome to 2013 and I hope that you had a celebratory time over Christmas and New Year. Here at Davaar its time for us to focus on the year ahead, in terms of workshops and training for 2013.  If you’ve taken a look at our calendar you’ll be aware that we have a busy year already scheduled and there’s still more in the pipeline. Our two day workshops kick off in February with our Professional Boundary workshop, followed later in the month by our inaugural workshop on Complex Trauma. I look forward to the...

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Nursing News from Buffalo, NY

Posted by on 22 Dec, 2012 in Dr Wendy's Blog, Nursing | 0 comments

Exciting news for nursing, in Buffalo, NY I have a strong commitment to strengthening nursing identity and professionalism and where possible will inform you about achievements of colleagues with whom I have travelled in the world of nursing. I invite you to visit the link: www.buffalo.edu/news/13852 which provides nursing news about the opening of The Institute for Person-Centered Care (for the elderly) Buffalo University, New York. I encourage you to have a read and to warm up to the possibilities of how you could build a connection with...

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