Becoming an Even More Emotionally Intelligent Rehabilitation Counsellor

Date: Thursday 9th Mar 17
Time: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Venue: Karstens, 111 Harrington St, The Rocks NSW 2000

Registrations Open: 3rd Feb 17 12:00 AM
Registrations Close: 7th Mar 17 11:59 PM
Price: AU $ 660 (Inc. GST)

ASORC Members $440 (inc GST)

Full Time ASORC Students $220 (inc GST)


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World Economic Forum signals importance of Emotional Intelligence

The World Economic Forum recently published an article on "Why you need emotional intelligence." To find out why, you should come to our event and become an even more emotionally intelligent rehab counsellor.

Member Testimonials about the Speaker

"Very impressed with Dr Barletta and how engaging he was..."

"Dr Barletta clearly knew what he was talking about, in-depth."

"I valued the benefit of his practical experience in counselling and the way he was able to draw insights from research as well."

Session outcomes:

You will leave the workshop with new ways for improving your self-awareness, empathy, resilience and capacity to positively influence the way others feel.

Emotions influence our decisions, behaviour and performance in productive and unproductive ways. Our capacity to understand emotions, to be aware of them and how they impact the way we behave and relate to others, improves our people skills and helps us to be more satisfied and successful.

Following on from the brief introductory course that ASORC run in 2016, John Barletta will help you to expand your Rehabilitation Counsellor skills in emotional intelligence. The 1 day workshop is interactive and will provide opportunity to explore and apply principles. The course is suitable for participants from beginning to advanced who wish to improve their practice and engagement with the people they work and interact with.


1. Inspirational content (theory & research)

2. Experiential scenarios (self-reflection)

3. Participative methods (teamwork)

4. Action planning (application)

5. Handouts and a PDF of the PPT (continuing professional development).

Research on leadership, engagement and emotional intelligence (EI) has shown that EI is a set of skills that help practitioners better perceive, understand and manage emotions in themselves and others. Collectively the skills help practitioners make intelligent responses to, and use of, emotions. These skills are as important as our intellect (IQ) in determining success in work and in life. Everyone, no matter what job function, has interactions with other people. Our capacity to understand emotions, to be aware of them and how they impact the way we behave and relate to others, improves our people skills and helps us to be more satisfied and successful. Last, but not least, some great news! Emotional intelligence can be developed and improved in our clients and us. All that is required is practice, a desire and commitment to improve, a foundation of self-awareness, and feedback in a supportive relationship.

Speaker profile: Dr John Barletta

For 34 years John has provided education, counselling, and psychological services. His career began as a teacher, then guidance counsellor, relationship educator, and tenured senior university academic, and continued with extended studies and work in the USA and Italy. He trained at QUT (DipT, GradDipCouns), ACU (BEd), UQ (MEdSt), OhioU (PhD), and APF-Rome. John is an energetic, practical, down-to-earth professional who bases his work on scientific research not crazy pop psychology. He has a passion for helping adults challenged by various issues, as well as those seeking greater balance in life. John promotes healthy living via the application of integrated positive psychology principles. His expertise includes psychological therapy, workshops, keynotes, medico-legal and psychological assessments, corporate consulting, executive coaching, mediation, clinical supervision, and peer consultation. The Counselor Education faculty at Ohio University has honoured him with the George E. Hill Memorial Award, which recognises the outstanding scholarship, service and leadership of alumni. John is author of The Home Therapist and The Practice of Clinical Supervision, has been the psychology expert columnist for Style magazines for several years, and he often presents at Universities on an invitational basis.

CPD points

As of 1 July 2014 all ASORC members are required to register CPD points for attending PD events (1 hr of PD = 1 point). This course is 8 hours = 8 ASORC CPD points

Other attendees will need to adhere to the PD requirements of their professional organisations.

Other Information

*ASORC members must be logged in to receive member discount

An 80% refund will be provided where notification (by email or over the phone) is received by ASORC at least 7 days prior to the event. Refunds are not provided for any cancellation received after this time or for non-attendance on the day. Substitutions may be made at any time.

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