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Working with Groups

How to facilitate a support group

This one-day training course provides participants with the opportunity to develop and enhance their knowledge of group dynamics and facilitation and apply that knowledge in practical situations. This training is suited to anyone wanting to effectively facilitate a support group, including (but not limited to) bereavement support groups.


Learning outcomes:

  • Explore models of group theory

  • Ascertain the group tasks and maintenance needs

  • Identify the key skills required for effective group facilitation

  • Develop an understanding of the stages of group development (Tuckman)

  • Explore factors that hinder group dynamics

Workshop Dates & Locations

November 2023 (Dubbo)

When: 9am-4:30pm, Friday 10 November 2023 

Where: NALAG Dubbo, 7 Welchman Street, Dubbo NSW

Cost: $300 per person (includes training material, morning tea and afternoon tea)

To register for this workshop, please enter your name below and click 'Pay Now & Register'.

Group Discussion

Workshop Presenter:

Cathy Banks

(Grad.Dip Couns & Psychotherapy, B.Bus Psych/Mktg, Dip Mgt)


Cathy is an experienced Clinical Supervisor, ACA registered counsellor (COS #16575), psychotherapist and workplace trainer. She has gained experience in organisations such as ANZ Bank, Department of Corrective Services (Probation & Parole), public schools and private clinics. Cathy has also lived and worked in Dubai as a school counsellor, child protection consultant, and psychological supervisor. Cathy has returned to her hometown of Dubbo to provide specialist bereavement support counselling, workshop facilitation, volunteer training and support, and clinical supervision. In addition, Cathy is a very experienced and enthusiastic Sandplay therapist.

For more info, contact:

Gerry O'Leary


Phone: 0429 569 741

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