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This workshop is designed to further develop attendees’ knowledge of counseling skills, models and approaches used to assist clients who are in crisis or trauma. It includes knowledge of the physical and psychological reactions to trauma to convey the depth of professional care and the counseling approach that a client in crisis requires. It thus enables the psychologist to have an in-depth holistic approach to the client. The counseling skills approach is holistic, practical, and comprehensive and builds on the psychologists’ previous knowledge of the counseling relationship and self-awareness. It also touches on the importance of enhancing internal resilience within the client as well as the therapist and to be aware of secondary traumatisation and re-traumatisation of the therapist. It therefore also focuses on therapist self-care with adequate debriefing and supervision.