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11154NAT - Advanced Diploma of Aboriginal Specialist Trauma Counselling Course

This course provides students with a range of knowledge and skills to deliver specialist counselling to Aboriginal people affected by trans generational and current interpersonal trauma such as adult sexual assault, child sexual assault, domestic family violence, and child physical and emotional abuse and neglect.  

NAT11154001- Provide specialist counselling skills within an Aboriginal Healing Framework 
NAT11154002- Provide specialist counselling to children and young people affected by child sexual assault      
NAT11154003- Provide specialist counselling to children and young people affected by abuse and neglect          
NAT11154004- Provide specialist counselling to individuals affected by domestic family violence          
NAT11154005- Provide specialist counselling to adult survivors of child sexual assault     
NAT11154006- Provide specialist counselling to individuals affected by adult sexual assault     
CHCCSL001- Establish and confirm the counselling relationship          
CHCPRP003- Reflect on and improve own professional practice          
CHCCSL005- Apply learning theories in counselling          
CHCCSL007- Support counselling clients in decision-making processes     
CHCCSL004- Research and apply personality and development theories     
CHCCSM010- Implement case management practice

Why is it important to analyse existing client information prior to commencement of a counselling session? Provide an example of the type of information that may be available.
After analysing the available information, the broad reasons why the person is seeking help should be clear. The person may also provide a reason themselves if self-referring. There may be one particular issue that may have led the person to seek counselling or there may be several coexisting issues. The information available in the person’s case history record will include personal details, past services, strategies and referrals, and may include a note on why the person has been recommended to seek counselling services.

Information provided in a case history report may include:
X personal details such as name, age, sex, marital status, family relationships,
ethnic background and other demographic information such as language
requirements and contact details
X medical history and their symptoms, if applicable
X particular needs such as physical disabilities, mental health issues, or issues
relating to cognitive impairment
X reasons for contacting the service
X strategies/interventions used
X actions taken such as services and resources used; for example, housing
services or parenting programs
X previous or current issues
X coexisting issues such as AOD issues or housing issues
X support networks such as friends, family or other community support groups
X referral informatio

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