deidre ikin- counselling & community work

Narrative Therapy

About this website: welcome to eco health oz, a web dedicated to sharing health information and resources.
I provide individual, couples and family counselling by appointment.
Services to other health professionals or community organisations include supervision, training and design and development of programmes. See community development projects on this site.

The picture below is from Papunya, in the Western Desert region. Visiting the wide open spaces and meeting and learning from others is important for my work. There are many experiences and ways of relating and connecting with people and the land. Thanks to the people of Papunya for welcoming me into your country.

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Doris Bush Ngungarrayi painting outside the Papunya Tjupi Art Centre 2011

APOLOGY 2018 - Katoomba, Blue Mountains

10 year anniversary of the Apology to the Indigenous people of Australia by Prime Minister Kevin Rudd in 2008. Click here to view a short 14 min film about the speech.

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PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT 2018

Healing Trauma through Narrative Groupwork

Target Group: Counsellors, caseworkers including mental health practitioners, social workers and psychologists working with complex trauma and people, families or children at risk in child protection services, intimate partner and family violence, abuse.
Level: open

Description: Group and community work decrease the isolating effects of trauma and enlist group member’s collaboration in healing. Direct practice skills gained through experiential and reflective learning will lead to creative and confident application to participants’ various work contexts.

Presenter: Deidre Ikin

Duration: 2 days Thurs and Fri 14 & 15 June, 2018 9:30 am to 4:30pm 14 hours
Location: Sydney Cost $520 ACWA members $480

Registration: ACWA Centre For Community Welfare Training 699 George St, Haymarket, Sydney.
Tel: (02) 9281 8822   Fax: (02) 9281 8827
Registration and further information Click here

 

Islands of Safety Structured Program Focused on Violence Prevention & Recovery

Violence against women and safety of children is a key issue in child protection, removals and possibilities for restoration. Islands of Safety is a structured program developed in Canada that focuses on violence prevention and recovery using response-based practice. Developed with Indigenous communities it can be adapted to non-Indigenous and other cultural settings.

The model is framed within a social justice perspective that incorporates a collective and collaborative approach to addressing child safety through identifying and including significant family or community members as sources of positive social support.

Presenter: Deidre Ikin

Duration: 1 day Thurs 25 October, 2018 9:30am - 4:30pm 7 hours
Location: Sydney Cost $200 / ACWA members $180

Registration: ACWA Centre For Community Welfare Training 699 George St, Haymarket, Sydney.
Tel: (02) 9281 8822   Fax: (02) 9281 8827
Registration and further informationClick here

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site update February 2018

 

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