Upcoming Workshops & Groups

Professional Development, 

Supervision and Workshops 2018

Email info@transitionalsupport.com.au or call 1800 744 568 

to secure your spot at any or all of the below workshops.

Available for In-house Training & Guest Speaking

Discounts available for group or multiple   BOOKINGS


The Workshops below are also offered as an introductory 1-hour presentation free to the public. Sessions are tailored for Parents and Allied Health Professionals. Held in the Springwood Clinic Monday Evenings.  BOOKINGS


Understanding teenagers and why they engage in High-Risk Behaviours

  • Understanding adolescent risk-taking behaviours.
  • Risky Behavior What is it?
  • What does it mean for you?

Dates: In-house training options   BOOK NOW


Teenagers are known for risk-taking, novelty seeking, reckless behaviour and impulsivity. Believe it or not, some degree of risk-taking in adolescence is normative (and adaptive)!  Risk-taking might allow teens to Explore adult behaviour and privileges, accomplish normal developmental tasks and Learn from their mistakes.


BUT, risk-taking carries the potential for negative outcome!!


Too Anxious for School: School Avoidance / Refusal Vs Truancy

  • Develop Practical Strategies
  • Implement Supports to Manage School Avoidance

Dates: 18th May 2018 and 19th October 2018    BOOK NOW


Understand what School refusal is, how it differs from truancy, the main reasons why it occurs, and how to support a young person and their family experiencing this distressing issue. Evaluate the Main Reasons for School Refusal and the Implications for Schools and Families. Develop Support Plans and whole school approaches to improve school attendance through identification, intervention and assessment processes.  


Complex Case Management & Wrap Around Supports

  • Assessing Risk and External Referrals
  • Working with Suicidal Ideation and Self Harm
  • Supporting Young People and their Family
  • Develop Support Plans and Approaches

 Dates: 15 June 2018, 23 November 2018   BOOK NOW


Working through complex cases including suicide ideation, self-harm and family defragmentation. Assessing risk and supporting the young person during the crisis. While also educating the parents and referring the family to appropriate external agency supports. Develop in-depth support approaches and plans for the young person, family and school. Communicating with outside organisations to ensure best practices and supports are implemented with the young person at risk and their family.  Avoid compassion fatigue while working with families in crisis who cannot find hope and the importance of self-care and well-being when managing complex cases.   


Wellbeing & Balance for the Professional

  • Self-Care Practices when working in Fast Paced Workplaces
  • Identifying the Signs and Symptoms of Burnout
  • Understanding the Implications of Compassion Fatigue

Dates: 8th June 2018, 3rd August 2018  BOOK NOW

Retreats: Two Day Weekend Retreats – June 2018 & December 2018 email for details on retreats info@transitionalsupport.com.au


Develop an awareness of the difference between burnout and secondary trauma, how to recognise the warning signs, symptoms and triggers, as well as the importance of self-awareness, self-care and self-management in preventing and managing burnout. Burnout can impact anyone, and it is prevalent, affecting around 27% of the Australia population. In fact, burnout statistics are optimistic as many people feel ashamed to seek support in this area. The incidence of burnout is particularly high in students, athletes, teachers, counsellors, mental health workers, health workers, emergency and correctional officers, shift workers, and many other professions. People in helping professions tend to be at greater risk of burnout, and this can lead to compassion fatigue or vice versa. 


Professional and Clinical Supervision and Debriefing

  • Group Supervision
  • Individual Supervision
  • Ideal for School Personnel in Support Positions

including Principals, Deputies, Guidance Officers, HODs, Deans, Teachers, Career Practitioners, Social Workers, Student Counsellors, Youth Workers, Ministers, Chaplains, any other person who believes it would be advantageous;


Dates: By appointment, Group Supervision Every Second Tuesday 4.30pm


Professional Supervision is a reflective practice that allows individuals to debrief with a qualified supervisor in a self-reflective process that focuses on theories in practice, ethical issues, self-care and enhances professional growth. Supervision is a process of ensuring best practice and quality service.  Supervision is vital for people working in helping professions for self-care and to reduce the impact of burnout and compassion fatigue.


Trauma Conscious Community Practices

  • What is trauma
  • Trauma in the brain, body memory and emotions
  • How trauma impacts relationships
  • How trauma impacts learning and behaviour
  • Supporting traumatised children and young people at school

Dates: 31 August 2018, 22 October 2018 and 7 December 2018 BOOK NOW


Children can experience trauma in a variety of ways from a variety of sources. A trauma fight or flight response can be activated by global events and the fear for their safety (such as the recent shooting in America at a concert and the ongoing school shootings). While this may not be happening in Australia students, have a genuine fear for their safety, and some do not leave the house. Personal traumatic events can occur in the home, the school in any aspect of a young person’s life.


Everyone’s response to a stressful, traumatic event will be different making it hard to understand why someone may be more distressed in a situation, than another person in the same position. It can also be challenging to know how to best support them.


This session will look at how traumatised children can feel safe and included in the school community, what materials and resources are available to support students and what steps to take to ensure the classroom remains a safe space for students to discuss issues.


Understanding Grief and Sudden Loss

  • Understanding common grief responses
  • Dealing with sudden, Accidental or Traumatic Death
  • Practical Strategies for Students and Staff
  • Develop self-help strategies and avoid unhelpful responses

Dates:  In-house presentations  BOOK NOW


A sudden, accidental, unexpected or traumatic death shatters the world as we know it. It is often a loss that does not make sense. We realise that life is not always fair and that sometimes bad things happen to good people. The sudden death leaves us feeling shaken, unsure and vulnerable.


EAGALA Equine Assisted Programs

  • Individual, Couple and Family Counselling Support
  • Group Supervision
  • Personal & Team Development Programs
  • Leadership Programs
  • School Programs
  • Trauma-Focused Groups for Children

Dates:  By appointment   BOOK NOW or email info@transitionalsupport.com.au


EAGALA Model sessions are about “doing”. The process involves movement, physical activity, and relationship-building with the horses. This results in the process being more engaging, and engagement increases impact. Clients repeatedly report how quickly and deeply they get to the bottom of their issues, including clients who have been identified as treatment resistant. Find real-world solutions to life’s toughest challenges. Clients find their own solutions to the struggles in their life.


EAGALA Professional Supervision and Self-Care for Caring Professionals is facilitated using the EAGALA model, incorporating interventions, and building resiliency using a person-centered and experiential approach to increase well-being, manage change, enhance emotional intelligence, compassion satisfaction and career sustainability. EAGALA is offered as half-day, full-day, and multi-day workshops and retreats for corporate, not-for-profit organisations, schools, government departments, community, and other groups.  



iRecover Me Programs – active recovery and communication programs

  • Individual, Couple and Family Counselling Support
  • Personal & Team Development Programs
  • One day Activate programs:
    • Addiction and Me (Mixed gender)
    • Willing Women (Women only)
    • Willing Men (Men only)
    • Willing Kids and Willing Youth


Dates:  Regular Monthly Dates and by appointment

Cost: 1 Day Workshop $240 Registration: BOOK NOW

 Springwood Clinic Upcoming Group Dates:

  • Willing Women (Women only) – 9 June 2018, 15 September 2018, 8 December 2018
  • Willing Men (Men only) – 23 June 208, 1 September 2018, 15 December 2018
  • The Extend Program – Ongoing fortnightly extended group program exploring each of the 9 CC’s


Addiction is a family problem and we all play a part, it’s the addict that highlights the unfinished business. The whole family is experiencing the pain with no knowledge or skills on how to manage the family dynamics.


The Extend Program, the Activate program, the Willing Women and Willing Mens program, use the framework of the 9 conscious choices transforming individuals, intimate relationships, and families. This non-violent communication program enables you to release the trauma and old habits that are restrictive limiting and painful. These old behavioural patterns cause destruction to ourselves and others. We support you in finding the right recovery for you. This program is open to everyone wanting a greater understanding of self and how addiction impacts daily choices and relationships.


Meditation and Relaxation Groups

  • Understanding the Fight or Flight Response and how to induce your Relaxation Response to decrease stress in your life. 

Dates: Starting Tuesday Evenings 6 pm – 7 pm February 2018 & May 2018

Cost: 6 Week Course $120 up front or $25 each week  Registration: BOOK NOW


This six-week course will improve your understand your stress response and teach you various relaxation techniques which can induce the relaxation response to reduce the stress response in your life and help you to self-regulate your response.


If practised regularly, it can have lasting effects when encountering stress throughout the day and can improve health. Regular elicitation of the relaxation response has been scientifically proven to be an effective treatment for a wide range of stress-related disorders. In fact, to the extent that any disease is caused or made worse by stress, the relaxation response can help.


Introduction to Sand-play

Sand Play Advance Practices & Supervision

Using Sandplay therapy to express inner unspoken imagination, emotions and feelings. Further introductory and advanced courses will be offered.

  • How to set up the Sand play therapy in your work setting.
  • Use creative methods to enhance your therapy practice with Sand Play tools.
  • Learn how to facilitate and promote positive results with symbolic imagery
  • Uncover the reasons why your clients may resist verbal counselling.
  • Improve your skills working with traumas and early child painful history.
  • Enable clients to discover their self-supports and implement change in their lives.

Dates: 23 – 24 March 2018, 25-26 May 2018, 9-10 November 2018

Cost: 2 Day Workshop $600 Small Group Guarantee BOOK NOW

Early Bird Discount 10% if booked and paid two months prior to course commencement. 


Sand play therapy is a recognised therapeutic modality for both children and adults, based on the psychology of C.G. Jung and developed by the Swiss psychotherapist and teacher Dora Kalff. It is particularly useful for identifying and reconciling internal conflicts that manifest as anxiety and depression, as well as penetrating the depths of personality to experience the Self directly. Sandplay therapy establishes a safe and protected space, where the complexities of the inner world are explored and integrated into the psyche for emotional healing.


Sandplay is hands-on psychological work. It is a powerful therapeutic technique that facilitates the mind’s natural capacity for healing. In a “free and protected” space provided by a trained Sandplay therapist, the client creates a concrete manifestation of his or her imagination using sand, water, and small objects. In this way Sandplay helps honour and illuminate the individual’s inner symbolic world, providing a place for its expression within a safe container.


Participants from a range of backgrounds are welcome including counsellors, psychotherapists, students, psychologists, social workers, chaplains, teachers, youth workers etc. This course serves as an introduction to further courses and accreditation.



ABC’s of PP (Private Practice)

Transitioning into Private Practice can feel very daunting. Having adequate support, a sound business plan, a clear marketing strategy are some of the pathways to success. Join our workshop for the ABCs of developing and starting your Private Practice.

  1. ABN & Accounting
  2. Business Essentials- Plans
  3. Counselling Approaches & Marketing

‘s Systems, security, safety = Success

This two-day workshop will cover various topics in-depth and includes speciality guest presenters to ensure you start your practice with a sound business strategy.


Dates: 13 – 14 July 2018, 16 – 17 November 2018, 18-19 January 2019, 15 – 16 March 2019

Cost: 2 Day Workshop $600 Small Group Guarantee BOOK NOW

Early Bird Discount 10% if booked and paid two months prior to course commencement. 


Facilitated by

Emily Rotta – Transitional Support

M.Ed Guidance Counselling, Grad Dip Ed Secondary, Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting) BIO


Before embarking on my private practice and consulting venture, I was a Practice Manager and Public Accountant for one the big 4 accounting firms. This vast Business knowledge and ability to analyse business ideas and structures allow me to empower you with the expertise to achieve your goal to start your private practice.


My unique background in accounting and finance enables me to give an independent perspective on the whole business entity, organisational structure and behaviour as well as provide business planning and career support.  This is achieved through my ability to assess the needs of organisations, deliver the customised relevant hands-on experience, and provide quality professional development workshops and presentations, as well as ongoing professional supervision and transitional support.

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