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TWO DAY WORKSHOP - Processing your “Stuff”

Professional Development for counsellors psychologists and Helping Professionals - 2018

 Co-facilitated by Silvia Camastral & William Diplock

2nd -3rd June, 2018
9.30 am – 4.30pm

This two day workshop is for counsellors, psychologists, teachers and anyone from the helping professions.

We will provide participants with an opportunity to address their own personal issues using experiential approaches. (E.g. Process oriented methods, Gestalt and Body focused Work).  Practitioners will be able to process their own issues within the safety of the group.

Opportunity will be given to process your personal issues arising from your work with clients, such as transference and countertransference, self-care etc

This will be done in a safe and professional environment.

The workshop will adopt an Action Reflection Approach, providing theoretical frameworks which underpin the approaches taken. This will enable the professional to integrate the approaches taken into their framework of counselling. Some warm up experiential exercises will help us bring forth the deeper issues to process.

12 CPD points available


Silvia Camastral holds a Ph.D in general psychology, a Masters of Counselling and a Diploma of Process Work. She is a process-oriented psychotherapist in private practice with over 25 years of experience. Silvia is a senior faculty member ANZPOP, (Australian and New Zealand Process Oriented Psychology) training program and the coordinator of the 2 Year professional POP Training in Counselling and Facilitation. Silvia is a sessional academic at QUT where she lectures in the Counselling Units and teaches in a supervision unit in the Masters of Counselling. She is also a clinical supervisor at ACAP.  More info about can be found at


 William operates a Private Practice in Ashgrove, Brisbane.  He previously was the Manager of a Counselling and Training Service in Brisbane. He holds a Bachelor of Social Science (Psychology) and a Masters in Counselling.  He has completed approximately 20,000 hours of relationship counselling and 7,000 hours of clinical supervision. William is skilled in individual - relationship - and family- counselling and has undertaken training in Person Centred, Gestalt, Systemic, Emotionally-Focused Models, and Body-Psychotherapy of Counselling.  He has an ongoing clinical practice in individual, couple and family counselling, counsellor supervision and training. William has been involved in men’s work for the last ten years, is an Elder on the Men’s Rites of Passage. He is a co-founder with his wife of Gender Equity and Reconciliation in Australia. William provides training workshops throughout Queensland.  He is the past State (Qld) President for the Australian Association of Relationship Counsellors (AARC). More info can be found at

Numbers will be limited to provide each participant with the opportunity to gain maximum benefit from this workshop

12 CPD points available

Venue:   Institute of Body Psychotherapy

17A Bishop Street - Kelvin Grove

Cost:               $400.00

Early Bird:       $375.00

R.S.V.P.:          May 4th 2018

Processing your “Stuff”

Registration Form






I have enclosed a $375 as an early bird fee.

I have enclosed $400 as full payment for the course.


Please transfer payment to Silvia Camastral BSB:   A/C: BSB 064119 ACCT 10257063

Along with emailing your registration to

Practitioner and Student Training Menu:
Monthly Clinical Group Supervision

Using a process oriented model
With Silvia Camastral Ph.D.

8 times from March – December 2018

Who can attend?

If you are a counsellor, psychotherapist, social worker or psychologist, this could be the group for you. With a maximum of 6 members, each supervisee will be able to present a case or situation for half an hour. You can get help with your cases or professional situations as well as share ideas and learn with others in a confidential atmosphere. (Confidentiality forms will be signed).

What can you expect?

There will be opportunities to: 

  • Present a case, discuss arising issues and view situation from different angles,
  • Learn about the process oriented model
  • Focus on Best Practice
  • Get help from the supervisor and the group members.
  • Explore and expand client and therapist issues through use of role-play
  • Study parallel process aspects
  • Explore therapist-client relationship aspects (transference and counter transference)
  • Look at professional practice issues
  • Share ideas and experiences amongst group members
  • Brainstorm and find suitable and creative interventions
  • Support and expand the therapist’s own professional growth

8 times on the first Friday morning of the month:

Dates:   March 2nd, April 6th, May 4th, (no session June), July 6th , August 3rd, Sept 7th, (no session in Oct) Nov 2nd, and  Dec 7th 2018
Time:  9am -12pm
Location: New Farm Professional Suites, Suite 7, Merthyr Village, New Farm.

Cost:  Early Bird $ 570.00 by February 1st,, after that $ 590.00

Enrolment: to secure your place,  contact  Silvia  as soon as possible
Phone: 07-3309-2218

Silvia Camastral
is a clinical member of QCA and PACFA and a clinical Supervisor with PACFA.  She has a Ph.D in Psychotherapy and a Masters of Counselling from QUT.
Silvia is a senior trainer of ANZPOP (Australia and New Zealand Process Oriented Psychology) and process-oriented counsellor/psychotherapist in private practice with over 20 years of experience.
Silvia trains and supervises students in the ANZPOP training program, as well as therapists and counsellors from other backgrounds.  She is a sessional academic at QUT where she tutors and lectures students in counselling studies.

She also conducts group supervision for counselling students at ACAP.

More info about Silvia:

Come, create and play with Beads

This is a day to give to yourself for those of you who give so much to others.

For anyone who is stressed and overworked, who wants to rejuvenate themselves and get immersed in the creative process in the company of others within a small group.  
This is not your usual self-care day, it’s a day to care for yourself without thinking of work or outcome, but to let go a little - let the creative process take over as you immerse yourself to see what emerges when you let yourself play.
Come and join us to have fun, rummage in bead boxes and find treasures to create something fun and beautiful for yourself or for someone else.
The beads in my collection have been given to me and come from as far as India, Tibet, Africa and Asia and other places, some have been used as trading beads, some for decoration and adornment.

You will see – the beads are in a wide range of materials, colours and patterns.

C:\Users\Silvia\Pictures\P1030478 cropped .jpgAdornment is part of ancient practice and has been used by humans since the earliest of times.

The making of beads and using them for decorating the human body in various styles, is an expression of tribal and cultural belonging and since the earliest human times has been used to express ourselves creatively and “show ourselves up in the best way we can,“ creating self-value and self-esteem.

We will do some relaxing meditative exercises to bring us into the “here and now” and help us focus on the moment.

The day will be about creating necklaces with matching earrings or bracelets or a creation of your choice with beads.

You will be able to take two creations home with you at the end of the day (included in the price of the day). Any further creations are at an additional price.

Date and Time: Saturday 14 May 10 am -3 pm

Fee: 150.00 (2 bead creations), Morning Tea and Lunch included)

Address:  Juliette street Holland Park

Participant numbers are limited

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