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Level 3: Advanced Strengths-Based Practice

Level 3: Advanced Strengths-Based Practice

Date: 22nd March 2018

Facilitator: Kath Reid


Workshop Duration:

1 Day

Workshop Time:

09:00 – 16:30


$220.00 for registration and payment received by 22/02/2018

Full fee: $240.00 including morning tea and lunch, all associated handouts and a certificate of attendance.

Workshop Venue:

Lighthouse Resources Upstairs Training Room

Kyabra Street RUNCORN, QLD. 4113

Target Group:

This workshop is designed for anyone working alongside clients who may have played with the ideas of strengths based practice or seeking to be refreshed. This could include case managers, counsellors, youth workers, guidance officers, support workers, social workers, psychologists, speech pathologists, occupation therapists, and/or workers from the field of disability, housing, domestic violence, child protection, education, health and mental health.


This workshop can be used as standalone refresher to brush up on your skills or can be used in conjunction with Level 1 & 2 to give a full 3 day Strengths-based Practice workshop. Level 1 and 2 will build on the prior workshop. If attending all three sessions the period of time in between each workshop will allow participants to practice, and reflect.

Separate workshop dates will offer flexibility to your attendance.

Level 1: Strengths-Based Practice

Level 2: Intermediate Strengths-Based Practice


A pre-requisite for attendance to Level 3 workshop: the completion of level 1 & 2 workshops. This is because our experience tells us that if people attend Level 3 workshops without having done the introductory training they can easily get lost and not benefit from the workshop. As well, other participants who want to move ahead can get frustrated at having to go over material they have already covered.

However, if you have been using the strengths approach in your work or have done previous strengths-based training or modules within your University degree you may feel that you are able to attend the workshop. The other possibility is that you could read a recommended book, The Strengths Approach by Wayne McCashen which is available from our bookstore

We certainly don’t exclude anyone from attending the workshop if they haven’t completed the pre-requisite but will leave it up to the individual to decide if they would like to attend.

Workshop Outline:

Do you find your efforts to focus on clients’ strengths can be undermined by ongoing crisis or complexity that people may be experiencing? This workshop will explore how to amplify and build on the initiatives that clients may be attempting to take in their lives, despite challenging circumstances. Conversational tools will be offered to enable client’s to stay more connected to their own strengths, skills, knowledges and intentions. These tools seek to enable clients to sustain the preferred changes they are making in their lives. This workshop is for participants interested in extending their Strengths-based practice. It will offer participants a chance to reflect on their own journey of strengths based practice. Particular attention will be paid to how we can position ourselves in the work to enable client directed practice, in challenging and complex settings. The workshop seeks to explore how to find ways to work collaboratively with the client, and the systems around them to alleviate conflict and anxiety. Stories of collaborative practice will include the extended family, child protection, school, health and mental health systems.

Workshop Outcomes:

At the completion of the workshop participants will have:

  • Reflect on post-structural implications for strengths based practice
  • Review conversational tools that support and sustain client’s initiatives
  • Explore therapeutic tools and letters that help amplify preferred changes in client’s lives
  • Identify collaborative ways to work with clients, their families and other stakeholders
  • Explore supervision practices to sustain ourselves in the work place


Workshop Cancellations:


By completing and submitting this registration form, you are indicating your intention to attend this workshop and you will be liable for the full fee as indicated.

If you are unable to attend the workshop for any reason, fail to attend without notice or cancel your registration payment will not be refunded.

Workshops occasionally need to be cancelled due to insufficient participant numbers. Should this be necessary, we will notify you as soon as possible and a full refund will be given.