Training 2018

Diverge provides two main kinds of training:


  1. Scheduled training where we present events and invite you to attend
  2. Tailored training where you determine the details of training to suit your client or staff needs.


We can provide workshop presentations or a series of mentoring sessions. Common topics include:

  • Working with clients with acquired brain injury (ABI)
  • Working with clients and complexity
  • Providing effective behaviour support interventions.



Venue: All scheduled training sessions will be held at Unit 204, 46 Graingers Road, West Footscray.


Complex Cases mentoring series for clinicians

Wednesday 23rd May, 6th and 20th June 2018 3pm – 5pm 

Returning in 2018 is the Diverge Consulting complex cases mentoring series.  This series is aimed at providing mentoring for people providing behaviour support in complex situations, assisting to provide support and practical advice from some of Diverge’s most experienced clinicians. Participants are expected to attend all three sessions, and non-psychologists working in these situations are encouraged to attend.  

Behaviour Support Intervention workshop series for early career clinicians/ students/ registrars

Thursday 16th, 23rd and 30th August 2018 6pm – 7:30pm 

Each week a primary case study will be used as the vehicle to convey the practicalities and considerations of community-based behaviour support intervention.

Through these cases we will practice behaviour assessment, behaviour-focussed intervention strategies, intervention protocols, developing a behaviour support plan, and other good stuff. In the third week various vignettes will be used to demonstrate ethical issues and practical resolutions. Participants are expected to attend all three sessions.

Session 1: Behaviour

  • A language for behaviour
  • Conducting a behaviour assessment interview
  • Measuring challenging behaviour
  • Hypothesis testing during a case
  • Broad behaviour profiles and target behaviours
  • Reporting approaches for challenging behaviour

Session 2: Behaviour intervention & Social Rehabilitation

  • The value of the site visit
  • Dealing with crises
  • Behaviour support plans fail if 'they' don't engage
  • Formulation: Mental health ?versus? ABI
  • Development of a behaviour support plan
  • Implementation issues

 Session 3: Complexities & ethical dilemmas

  • Case discussions 

Working with Complex Clients workshop

Monday 22nd October 2018 9:30am – 1pm

Clients with ABI commonly experience problems in addition to their brain injury.  Issues such as mental health difficulties, alcohol or drug use, legal problems, and health concerns can significantly complicate the lives of people with ABI and frequently these clients "fall between the gaps" in terms of service delivery.  This workshop explores issues related to working with this complex group and strategies for engaging clients and other service providers.

Topics include

  • Sources of complexity
  • How common is comorbidity?
  • Which came first – and does it matter?
  • Diagnostic constipation
  • Disentangling & where to start
  • Managing expectations
  • Engaging services – establishing support teams
  • Case studies
For further information on our tailored or scheduled training sessions, please contact Adrian Kamer, training co-ordinator on (03) 9329 4330.