Introduction to post-abortion counselling - 18 October 2021

This training is open to all health and allied health care practitioners who may provide pregnancy decision making support, counselling or post-abortion counselling or in a case management context. Considers

General practitioner Allied health Counsellor
  • Date

    Monday 18th October 2021

  • Time

    2:00pm - 4:00pm

  • Venue

    Online

Event Details

This training is open to all health and allied health care practitioners who may provide pregnancy decision making support, counselling or post-abortion counselling or in a case management context. Considers short-term counselling in the post-abortion context. It will enhance understanding of factors in resolution after an abortion, assessment and referral pathways.

Introduction to post-abortion counselling learning outcomes:

  • scene setting: Socio-legal context of unplanned pregnancy in Australia
  • post-abortion counselling in the context of unplanned or unwanted pregnancy
  • the pregnancy and abortion story
  • anticipatory stress, stress and trauma
  • intersection of unplanned pregnancy, intimate partner violence and reproductive coercion – responding to disclosure
  • a trauma informed approach to abortion care
  • counselling: core practice principles and frameworks
  • responding to common themes and issues: case study and discussion
  • post-abortion counselling referral
  • discussion, reflection and self-care.

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