Professional Debrief and Clinical Consultation
For professionals who are assisting those who have experienced sexual assault, domestic or family violence, Rape & Domestic Violence Services Australia provides debrief to reduce vicarious trauma, and/or clinical consultation.
To access these services, please contact the 1800RESPECT telephone counselling service on: 1800 737 732.
Best Practice Manual for Specialised Sexual Assault Domestic and Family Violence Counselling
The Best Practice Manual for Specialised Sexual Assault Domestic and Family Violence Counselling, 3rd Edition, represents the latest evidence of best practice when working with those who have experienced or been impacted by sexual assault, domestic and/or family violence.
The Manual guides practitioners in ethical practice with this client group, and includes clear principles, practice and protocols upon which Rape & Domestic Violence Services Australia counsellors base their clinical practice. It informs them in their understanding of sexual assault, domestic and family violence, and it will guide them in assessing the stage of trauma a client presents in and the appropriate interventions the evidence says is most likely to enhance recovery. The Manual provides information on crisis intervention and ongoing therapeutic contact and it directs counsellors on assessing risk of harm and abiding by duty of care requirements.
eBook copies of the Manual are available for purchase online via Amazon. Find out more information, or purchase a copy here.
Specialised Training for counselling and healthcare professionals
Rape & Domestic Violence Services Australia offers a number of training programs to counselling and healthcare professionals.
These include training in:
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