Rape Crisis Network Ireland & Rape Crisis Midwest: Sexual Violence Specialisation Training for Counsellors

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Sexual Violence Specialisation Training for Counsellors

September 2017 - May 2018

This is an intensive 9 module course.

The course will explore issues arising in working as a counsellor with male and female clients who have experienced rape, sexual assault, child sexual abuse or sexual harassment.

The course will run one weekend a month from September 2017 to May 2018

Year 2017

September 2nd & 3rd -October 7th & 8th -November 4th & 5th -December 2nd & 3rd

Year 2018

January 27th & 28th -February 24th& 25th -March 24th& 25th-April 14th & 15th -May 12th& 13th

Issues Covered on the Course include:

  • Counselling issues in the aftermath of rape and sexual assault
  • Dymanics of child sexual abuse
  • Issues in sexual abuse counselling
  • The RCC approach to counselling
  • Vicarious trauma
  • Medical and legal issues
  • Working with addiction and self harm
  • Stages in Recovery
  • Sexuality

The Trainers:

Rape Crisis Midwest Trainers are accredited by the Rape Crisis Network Ireland (RCNI) as trainers, as well as having their own professional qualifications. The RCNI training accreditation guarantees long years of experience in the trauma field both as a counsellor, and as a trainer.

Course Requirement

This course is open to qualified counsellors who have an interest in expanding their knowledge to better equip them to work with clients who have experienced sexual violence.

We welcome applications from those with a genuine interest in our work. All participants are required to have the ability to reflect on themselves and their practice as counsellors and be open to the journey which the course will bring them on.

Participants must be over the age of 28 years. Candidates will be interviewed prior to selection.

Course Fee: Euro 1,800 A non refundable deposit of €300 will be required on acceptance of a place. 

How to apply

Application forms may be downloaded from www.rapecrisis.ie or by contacting Rape Crisis Midwest (and also attached below).

Tel: 061 311511 or emailing info@rapecrisis.ie or fiona.quinn@rapecrisis.ie

Closing date for applications is Friday 23rd June 2017

On completion of the course participants will be offered the opportunity of a 10th weekend if they wish to join the Rape Crisis Midwest team of volunteer counsellors.

As a Rape Crisis Midwest volunteer, you will:

Make a difference in the lives of sexual violence survivors and their families
Join a community of people working to end violence
Deepen your understanding of sexual violence and what it takes to prevent it
Gain experience that can help you with or guide you to a career dedicated to helping others.



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