Training: Northern Territory

Psychotherapy Training

12 month Certificate in Psychotherapy Theories and Practices

Humane Psychotherapy ideas and theories certificate will focus on phenomenology, human to human relationship and human loving as values for working with and through, our stories, distress and the experiences that have brought us to the now.  Embracing cultural, spiritual and all human needs will be the underpinning value of the HUMANE approach. 


This 12 months the certificate will provide a professional and personal experience of exploration and growth. It is expected that individuals will become more of who they are, as they consider and explore deeply what it is to be in relationship with self and other – especially in the context of a person in distress.

Upon completion, graduates of the course will be invited to be included on the list of Humane Clinic certified practitioners at the Centre for Human Relations and be considered an Associate of Humane Clinic. This will include priority referrals and ongoing connection.

The course will be delivered in 3 and 2 day intensive face-to-face training blocks over the course of 12 months. These intensive training days will include process groups and development of personal and professional learning. Between intensives you will build on your learning with readings, online supervision and mentoring groups, written reflections and review of teaching videos.

Participants will be strongly encouraged to engage in personal therapy during the course  

Course content:  2020


  • Intensive 1 – Working with Non-Ordinary States (3 days) 16-18 March 

  • Intensive 2 – Human emotion as a legitimate response to adversity (3 days) 4-6 May 

  • Intensive 3 – Working with groups, families and relational dynamics (3 days) 24-26 August 

  • Intensive 4 – Journeys of Self and Other (2 days) 26-27 October 


Between intensives education and process

  • Fortnightly video content from topic of previous intensive

  • Supervision and mentoring groups – online or face to face (dependent on location of participant)

  • Reading materials provided fortnightly throughout each block – monthly journal reflection.


Expectations of participants

  • Participants will be required to complete reflection in writing / video / creative expression and present to the group at each block

  • Attendance at complete blocks including process groups

  • Attendance at supervision and mentoring sessions

  • Application of approaches in ‘work’ settings – demonstrated in reflections at each block with whole group

Additional opportunities

  • Potential to undertake placement at Humane Clinic – subject to application

  • Volunteer opportunity on development of National Centre for HUMANE connection


Who is the course for?

Anyone in the role of supporter to people who experience human distress

This course will likely be of value to people who have a core training but are seeking to develop professional and personally to work in a way that intentionally does not pathologise human experience

Intensives are held in South Australia.

Cost: $5,250

Early Bird $4500 (before Feb 10, 2020)

Payment arrangements available on request

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Internal Family Systems Therapy


Deeply being with experience - IFS skills workshop


"All Parts Are Welcome". This is the corner stone of the IFS model. So as therapists, how do we find spaces of truly embodying this for our own parts and for the parts of our clients.

In this two day training we explore how we might bring all of our selves as both client and therapist into 'the work' and from this richness find permission for all experiences to be present.

Being deeply with experience - IFS skills workshop is a 2 day workshop focused on understanding the IFS model as more than a simple 'tool' but as a way of 'being with' our clients - and indeed our own experience.

While this workshop is focused on offering therapists the skills to start working in the model, it recognises that there is no differentiating between the inner work of the client and the inner work of the therapist and for that reason it is open to people who are on their own journeys and seeking to deepen into their own practice of getting to know all that lies within.

Goals of the workshop:

  • Learn the basics of the IFS model, including a good understanding of Parts and Self

  • Learn basic skills in working with protectors and practice in groups - working on your own protectors (effective use of this model is only possible when we work with our own parts so please come prepared to go inward and hear from your own internal system)

  • Gain a thorough overview of the IFS therapeutic process including the Unburdening the Exiles

  • Understand how IFS is used with trauma, addictions, eating disorders etc

  • Witness a demonstration of the model

Who Is this workshop appropriate for?

  • Therapists, Psychologists, Counsellors, Social Workers, Peer workers as well as people who use services and carers. 

‘ReAwaken not Reform’ is building on the huge success of ReAwaken Australia 2019.

The addition of Lucy Johnstone introducing the Power Threat Meaning Framework via video link places ReAwaken at the forefront of positive change in mental health, addiction and trauma.

We are offering single day ReAwaken events around Australia, focused on themes of Compassion, Connection and Meaningful Action. To this end our goal for the day is focused on how we come together in community to support each other in the mutuality of growth and social action towards tangible change. 

ReAwaken 2020 will feature local, national and international speakers along with spaces to contribute to the ReAwaken Art project "Meaning Manual" and the book "Turning Point". Home groups are an important space for connection, mutual growth and plans for the future. 

What attendees can expect:

  • A community art project: re-writing the DSM 

  • A presentation by Lucy Johnstone on the Power Threat Meaning Framework with Q&A.

  • Key note presentations:

    • Matt Ball - 'Dissociachotic'​

    • Stephanie Mitchell - 'Compassion for Borderline'

    • Matt Ball & Stephanie Mitchell - 'Do it Anyway'

  • Experiential Home Groups focused on community and mutual support

  • Guest speakers

  • ReAwaken Manifesto presentation

  • ED Alternative - eCPR presentation

  • Film screening of 'Healing Voices'.


$150 Waged

$75 Unwaged/low income (limited spaces available on application)

Emotional CPR (eCPR) is an educational program designed to teach people to assist others through an emotional crisis by three simple steps: Connecting, Empowering and Revitalising.


eCPR is based on the principles found to be shared by a number of support approaches: Trauma-Informed Care, Counselling after disasters, Peer Support, Emotional Intelligence, Suicide Prevention, and Cultural attunement. It was developed with input from individuals who have learned how to recover and grow from emotional crises. They have the wisdom to inform this process by the grace of first-hand experience.


Participants will learn how to:


• Reframe crisis as opportunity

• Learn the importance of taking care of themselves so that they can support others

• Facilitate the other person’s access to inner wisdom

• Encourage the people they serve to take steps in the direction of their dreams

• Inspire motivation and change

• Help others tap into their courage and power

Experiences of Voice hearing, paranoia, hallucinations and other extra- ordinary perceptions can hold significant meaning and importance for a person on their journey.

Literature demonstrates that as a person comes to understand and make sense of their experience they become skilful in coping well and working with voices, not as an aberrant symptom of illness, but as a potentially meaningful response to life experiences. Making sense of voices is an invaluable part of a personal recovery journey for many individuals.

Approaches demonstrated to be supportive on the journey of hearing voices
Includes accepting and making sense of the experience. This 4 day exploration of working with voices and other unusual experiences offers an experiential opportunity to develop skills to work with your own voices or support other voice hearers in a human to human relational approach.

The Workshop will cover:
Links between trauma and voices and psychosis and meaning
Consideration of cultural and spiritual meaning towards culturally safe practices with first nation and other culturally diverse groups
Developing skills in ‘being with’ not ‘doing to’ in supporting a person to make sense of their experience

Dissociachotic: an explanatory model to understanding psychosis as a dissociative response to human relational threat

Hearing Voices approaches to working with individuals and groups including:

  • Facilitating the Maastricht Interview and developing constructs to understand voices

  • Exploring Voice Dialogue/ engaging with voices

  • Other strategies and approaches when working with voices and ‘psychosis’

  • Hearing voices group facilitation

Post training Group Supervision will be offered
to enhance skills development and ongoing implementation of learnings. The supervision will focus on improved clinical and non-clinical practice approaches to further the learning the training.
(costs tbc)

Who is the workshop for?
Voice hearers
Peer workers

What are the intended outcomes?
The workshop is intended to prepare attendees to facilitate hearing voices groups and hearing voices interview as a supporter of personal recovery.