Increase understanding, skills and confidence when working with males
This workshop provides participants with opportunities to improve knowledge and skills required when working with men and boys. Along with insight into the male experience, this course takes a non-deficit perspective and provides a mix of theoretical teaching, experiential learning, group interaction and discussion.
Understand contemporary issues facing men
Recognise boyhood influences and behaviours
Gain awareness of self when relating to males
Consider how to engage men and boys in services
Assimilate a strength based approach in working with men and boys
Learn practical tips and hints to support fathers to be more positively involved with their children
Practice skills and techniques required for effectively engaging men and boys
Dr Jonathan Toussaint is an experienced counsellor and educator who is passionate about making a difference in the lives of men and boys. He has worked in the human services and community sectors for over 25 years in both clinical and executive management capacities, and has developed leading edge practices that strengthen the family and community. During this time he has facilitated groups for men and boys and trained professionals to be effective in their work with males. Jonathan is recognised as a leading educator in the field of strength based approaches to individual, family, community and corporate work. Jonathan is a corporate trainer and university lecturer in the field of health psychology, and a practising counsellor and family therapist, allowing him to draw on his wide professional experience. He holds nationally recognised qualifications in training and assessment to effectively deliver course content using the latest learning principles. He has served as a consultant to government, business and industry, and also serves as the Head of Department, Neuropsychology and Behavioural Studies at the Medical Register of Australia.