Working with Refugees and Asylum Seekers

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Dove Lodge

Online using Zoom conferencing – meeting link to be provided on booking.

A workshop led by Rob Rhodes-Kubiak 10:00 - 12:00 Saturday 6 March 2021

There are many preconceptions, myths and fears about refugees and asylum seekers, and some specific legal, ethical and practical considerations for how we work with them.

This workshop will provide a space to explore our own ideas, preconceptions, fears and practice openly. We will look at a range of practical considerations about working with refugees and asylum seekers in counselling work, including definitions, the legal context, processes of resettlement and claiming asylum, and the integration journey, alongside consideration of how we might work with refugees and asylum seekers ethically, legally and effectively. We will explore our own unconscious biases about working with refugees and asylum seekers and there will be lots of space for personal and group reflection on our own process and practice.

Rob Rhodes-Kubiak is currently a counsellor at ACC. Outside of counselling work, he has extensive professional experience of working with refugees and asylum seekers, refugee resettlement, community integration and unconscious bias and currently works at West Sussex County Council as the Senior Advisor on Refugees and Migrants.

Workshop fee: £10 for members of ACC and SGPC, £20 for non-members

To book your place, please:

·         email Mary Miles at: mrsmarymiles@hotmail.com with the following details: name, address and phone number.

·         make payment direct into the ACC account at: Lloyds TSB, 30-95-09, account number 00185567 - quoting, as the reference:  CPD6MAR21 and your name.