Assisting Western Australia with Program Implementation

 

Wednesday, 28 October 2009

Late last year HMA staff supported the introduction of a 137 hour Medium Intensity Violence Program into Western Australia. Over the past four months we have undertaken a number of additional training assignments to support the work of WA Department of Corrective Services.

Ken was back in Perth running a follow-up 10-day training block to immerse an additional twenty-two facilitation staff into the program. The training was co-trained with Kate Jefferies from ‘Breathing Space’, a community provider who has the contract to implement the program in both prison and community sites.

The program is designed around a blend of CBT, DBT and mindfulness work that is designed to bring better lifestyle balance and work with distortions in cognition that support violence.

Within the past month Lucy King and Ken McMaster have been back delivering a range of training workshops from Therapeutic Facilitation skills (3 days) Working with women offenders (2 days) and Women’s Criminogenic program training (5 days). The latter is a 100 hour intervention similar to the one being delivered within Queensland DCS.

Published on Wednesday, October 28th, 2009, under Learning & development

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