CASSE responds to psychological need and suffering. We work with people and communities at their most vulnerable to change minds and save lives.
The first step on this journey is to ask: ‘how can we be helpful?’.
Our primary goal is to support and think together about how to develop secure relations and psychological wellbeing for today and the future. We draw on the psychoanalytic principles of listening, thinking and sharing as a way to rebuild lives and sustain change.
LET’S WORK TOGETHER TO CHANGE MINDS AND SAVE LIVES!
Your workplace and community can now benefit from this approach.
CASSE is now offering psychologically(analytic)-informed and culturally-informed half or full day training workshops that are both interactive and accessible.
Download the full Training Prospectus or read on to find out more…
The following workshops are available either as half or full day workshops. Each workshop stands alone or you can combine two workshops to tailor the day to the unique needs of your organisation/s or community/s.
Working Through Trauma – Understanding trauma and building a tool kit to heal traumatic experiences.
Transformative Tools – A practical psychoanalytic tool box.
Mentalising Violence – Using the psychoanalytic tool of mentalisation to break the cycle of violence. We also offer this workshop with more focus on violence from an Indigenous and cultural perspective.
Saving Lives – Suicide Prevention – Using the psychoanalytic tool of mentalisation to understand suicide.
Men’s Tjilirra Tools – Reviving an ancient cultural practice to restore mental health.
Transgenerational Trauma – Understanding historical trauma in the present – opening up the hard conversations about trauma, both historical and present, in Aboriginal communities using film.
$225 per person per half day if it is across organisations or if one organisation per half day day $2250 (minimum 10 persons).
Pamela Nathan: Clinical and Forensic Psychologist and Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist with over 30 years of experience in Central Australia.
Jamie Millier Tjupurrula: Cultural consultant with over fifteen years living, working and building relationships in the western desert communities.
Ken Lechleitner Pangarta: A Western Aranda and Anmatjere man, Ken facilitates CASSE’s ‘Breakthrough Violence’ – men’s behaviour change course – and shares his cultural knowledge.
All CASSE’s workshops are based in clinical psychology and include psychoanalytic paradigms. Psychoanalysis can be very practical. It is a body of knowledge and method of therapy which helps to deepen understanding and change one’s mind and heart. In these workshops, we bring a mindful analytic perspective, and apply it and use it in organisational and community settings. In this space, CASSE encourages interactive workshops which work with your stories and experiences.
Culturally-informed training is understanding the cultural beliefs and practices of the cultural group to community problems. In these workshops, mental health issues are explored and understood in the context of the culture they are being experienced in – taking into account both historical and current cultural contexts. These sessions are led by Aboriginal people.
Mentalisation is a psychoanalytic approach which focuses on the underlying mental states of mind in the context of intimate, responsive, secure attachment relationships and focuses on self and other.
We’d love to hear from you!
The Men's Tjilirra Movement was involved in workshops at Kintore last week. Working together to make tjilirra - traditional tools - strengthens cultural connection and provides a safe place to open up the difficult conversations that can #changeminds and #savelives #oncountry pic.twitter.com/wKfDMU8qlk