Sexual Violence Specialisation Training for Counsellors 

Applications are now being accepted for this course starting in September 2017

This is an intensive 9 module course for those who are interested in joining Rape Crisis Midwest.

The course will explore issues arising in working as a counsellor with male and female clients who have experienced rape, sexual assault, child sexual abuse or sexual harassment.

The course will run one weekend a month from September 2017 to May 2018

 Year 2017  

September 2nd & 3rd -October 7th & 8th -November 4th & 5th -December 2nd & 3rd

Year 2018

January 27th & 28th -February 24th & 25th - March 24th& 25th -April 14th & 15th -May 12th & 13th 

Issues Covered on the Course include:

Counselling issues in the aftermath of rape and sexual assault

Dynamics of child sexual abuse

Issues in sexual abuse counselling

The RCC approach to counselling

Vicarious trauma

Medical and legal issues

Working with addiction and self harm

Stages in Recovery

The Trainers:

Rape Crisis Midwest Trainers are accredited by the Rape Crisis Network Ireland (RCNI) as trainers, as well as having their own professional qualifications.  The RCNI training accreditation guarantees long years of experience in the trauma field both as a counsellor, and as a trainer.

Course Requirement

This course is open to qualified counsellors who have an interest in expanding their knowledge to better equip them to work with clients who have experienced sexual violence.

We welcome applications from those with a genuine interest in our work.  All participants are required to have the ability to reflect on themselves and their practice as counsellors and be open to the journey which the course will bring them on.

 Participants must be over the age of 28 years. Candidates will be interviewed prior to selection.

Course Fee:  Euro 1,800 A non refundable deposit of €300 will be required on acceptance of a place. 

How to apply

Download Application form

Download Flyer for course

 Closing date for applications is Friday 23rd June 2017