Trauma management and crisis counselling in Industrial Psychology: An introductory course
CPD: 12 General CPDs
The HPCSA Professional Board for Psychology have identified in the industrial psychology Board Exam that competence in workplace counselling was not adequately displayed. This included a lack of application of theory in practice, ethical reasoning driven by compliance and not critical application, under-developed ability to diagnose work psychopathology, and understanding the role of the psychologist in the broader society – understanding our social role.
This finding was corroborated through interviews with industrial psychologists (Du Plessis & Thomas, 2021), indicating that many industrial psychologists did not receive training in counselling during their studies, and felt ill-equipped to counsel employees in the workplace.
The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the need for crisis counselling and trauma management in the workplace (Graupner, 2021). The industrial psychologist, as psychologist in the workplace, is well-placed to provide counselling to employees and clients.
Why should you attend:
The introductory course in crisis and trauma counselling for industrial psychologists aims to equip industrial psychologists with basic skills in counselling, specifically trauma and crisis counselling. During this two-day workshop the attendees will receive knowledge of workplace psychopathology and maladjustment; and to address workplace trauma at an individual, group and organisational level. The theories, models and approaches to trauma and crisis management will be discussed. A practical basic trauma counselling model will be provided, and the attendees will be allowed time to practice these skills by using case studies and role plays.
Prof Lené Graupner
Lené Graupner is a registered industrial psychologist and deputy director at the School of Industrial Psychology and Human Resource Management on the North-West University’s Potchefstroom Campus. Her career started in the South African Police Service (SAPS) where she was responsible for the management of the well-being of police personnel in the North West Province. After 10 years in the police service, she joined the University where her subsequent teaching experience of the past 15 years includes preparing emerging industrial psychologists in Applied counselling and Trauma management in the workplace. She is a C2 rated researcher with the main focus on equipping industrial psychologists in the workplace with the counselling skills they require to address the human capital needs in South Africa. She supervised research studies of two PhD students and 33 Masters students. She is involved in the industry as mentor, counsellor, life coach, and supervisor for internships in industrial psychology.
Prof Marieta Du Plessis
Marieta is a Registered Industrial Psychologist with consulting and educational experience. She is currently involved in academia where she lectures in Industrial Psychology at the University of the Western Cape (UWC). Her specific areas of teaching and research are Leadership and Positive Organisational Scholarship, Occupational Counselling, Organisational Behaviour and Psychology. She completed her PhD studies in the field of Positive Organisational Behaviour. She holds a Y2 rating from the NRF.
She supervised research studies of three PhD students and 32 Masters students. She is involved in the industry as a mentor, counsellor, life coach, and supervisor for internships in industrial psychology.
Paid up registrations will receive the Zoom registration link 12 hours prior to the event. Kindly ensure that payment is in order by then.
|PROGRAMME: DAY 1|
|08:00||Registration and coffee||All attendees|
|Lene Graupner and Marieta du Plessis|
|09:00-09:30||Mandate and ethics||Guidelines and mandate for the industrial psychologist in counselling||Marieta du Plessis|
|Integrated knowledge and critical understanding and application of the theories and methods of trauma and crisis management in the field of industrial psychology.||Lene Graupner|
|Defining trauma management in the field of industrial psychology||Marieta du Plessis|
|Defining crisis management in the field of industrial psychology||Lene Graupner|
|Psychopathology and psychological maladjustment in the workplace||Marieta du Plessis|
|Counselling intervention approaches to crisis and trauma management||Lene Graupner|
|PROGRAMME: DAY 2|
|Registration and coffee|
|08:30-09:00||Welcoming and recap|
|Mandate and ethics
|Case study and practical work: crisis counselling and boundary management||Lene Graupner and Marieta du Plessis|
|Session 1: Trauma management model||Practical work: applying a trauma counselling model in the IOP context||Lene Graupner and Marieta du Plessis|
|Session 2: Trauma management model
|Practical work: applying a trauma counselling model in the IOP context||Lene Graupner and Marieta du Plessis|
|Feedback and closure
|Q& A and the way forward||Lene Graupner and Marieta du Plessis|
Pricing: R2200 incl vat