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Module 1. – Introduction to Intellectual disability. – FREE

Approx completion time – 2 hours

This is a FREE module and lays a solid foundation for understanding the nature of intellectual disability, the lived experience of people with an intellectual disability and understanding some communication issues and ways you might address them.

Training participants new to the disability field are asked to complete Module 1 prior to undertaking Modules 2 or 3. People with established knowledge and experience are strongly encouraged to complete Module 1 as a contemporary refresher, prior to undertaking Modules 2 and 3. 

The learning outcomes of Module 1 are improved knowledge and understanding of:

Definitions and prevalence of intellectual disability;

Lived experience of intellectual disability, including historical, social, and personal functioning dimensions; and

Helpful practices for supporting people with intellectual disability in daily life.


Module 2 – Responding to Disclosure of Sexual Violence.

Approx completion time – 2 hours

This module is $40 (organisational rates can be negotiated if you have 10 or more participants). T

The learning outcomes of Module 2 are improved knowledge and understanding of:

1.       Sexual rights, consent & sexual violence;

2.       The trauma effects of sexual violence and abuse;

3.       Vulnerability of people with intellectual disability to sexual violence and abuse, including perpetrator practices; and

4.       Guiding principles and supportive practices for responding to disclosure of sexual violence or abuse.

Training participants new to the disability field are asked to complete Module 1 prior to undertaking Module 2. People with established knowledge and experience are strongly encouraged to complete Module 1 as a contemporary refresher, prior to undertaking Module 2.


Module 3 – Supporting Recovery from Trauma

Approx completion time – 3 ¼ hours

This module is $40 (organisational rates can be negotiated if you have 10 or more participants).

The learning outcomes of Module 3 are improved knowledge and understanding of:

1.       The experience of trauma by people with intellectual disability;

2.       General principles for supporting people with intellectual disability to recover from trauma; and

3.       Specialist skills and useful approaches for counselling people with intellectual disability who have experienced trauma.

Please note - The information presented in Topics 3, 4, & 5 of this module is designed to assist qualified counselling practitioners to develop their knowledge and skills for working with clients with intellectual disability. This information may also assist non-counselling service providers and support people to identify appropriate counselling opportunities for people with intellectual disability, but does not provide foundational counselling training.