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Careers Teachers Network

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Are you a careers teacher and would like additional training as how to best support your students as they face a crucial point in their schooling life? We’d love to welcome you to hear our Lecturer in Community Counselling, Dr Julie Morsillo share about how we can support young people to make good choices.

Dr Julie Morsillo is a registered psychologist, an endorsed community and counselling psychologist, an approved supervisor with AHPRA, and has been a member of the Australian Psychological Society for well over 20 years. She has been a foster parent and cottage parent, worked for the North-West One Stop Welfare Centre, Vic Equal Opportunity Commission, Vic Public Service Commissioner, International Commission of Jurists, International Red Cross and Whitley Theological College. She has also been an assistant primary teacher in Papua New Guinea, an adjunct lecturer in psychology and community development at Victoria University, the counselling co-ordinator at the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre and has her own private practice as a counselling psychologist and supervisor of provisional psychologists.

Dr Julie Morsillo’s talk will outline how to promote the wellbeing of students to support them to make good choices. Her talk will outline six main areas:

  1. CRITICAL CONFLICT - Understanding the young person in relation to stages of development. Many new conflicts are occurring in a young person’s mind, such as a conflict between them self and those around them, no longer being an extension of the family, but critically questioning the values of parents and teachers and as they form their own beliefs and identity.
  2. APPRECIATING IDENTITY - Strengthening student identity. Helping young people to acknowledge what they value about their friends, family and various communities they are a part of, whilst being able to appreciate their own skills, values, hopes and dreams.
  3. MENTORS - It is important to encourage good mentors and solid friends who will encourage students in their search of their unique self and to support them through transition times.
  4. REALISTIC CAREERS - Making realistic career choices within their intellectual and emotional capabilities, so that students are not set up to fail. Careers teachers need to promote realistic expectations such as hard work, starting at the bottom, the need to invest in further studies or apprenticeships. Sometimes being pragmatic may require guiding dreams into a hobby of creative interest, while students pursue a solid career.
  5. PARENTAL SUPPORT - Parents are one of the most significant relationships in a teenagers life and it’s important that they encourage their children to be wise whilst also understanding their position of influence and how best to support what their child wants, within reason.
  6. QUESTIONING FAITH - Teenagers are at a stage where they may be rigorously questioning faith. It is important to allow respectful open and robust discussions, talking about values without belittling each other.


Registrations Close: Monday the 13th August

August 17th, 2018 3:00 PM   through   4:30 PM
5 Burwood Hwy
Wantirna, VIC 3152

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