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Treating Targets of School Bullying

Event number: 17475
7 CPD hours
Study Group Network
Presenter(s): Evelyn Field OAM, FAPS, MCCOUNP

Some students experience bullying behaviours at school and manage to block them, get support or move away. Others may be seriously injured, physically, psychologically, socially and cognitively.

Evelyn M Field’s training program for psychologists, school counselors and social workers include theory and practical strategies. Her treatment has been clinically proven (Carroll, 2007) and is simple and brief, averaging 4-6 sessions.

In the first part of this workshop, Evelyn will provide participants with a basis for understanding bullying, its causes, short and long-term injuries, damage to students, school and community and how schools and parents can manage it.

Evelyn believes that developing social and emotional resilience is essential for survival, and empowers students to connect, relate and block school bullying, using her six step social survival skills model.

The remainder of the workshop will focus on the treatment process, from the initial interview through to subsequent interactions with the child and parent and treatment goals. Evelyn will also introduce some methods to help the child identify and change inadequate communication skills and develop effective bully blocking techniques.

Topics covered in the workshop:

  • Bully blocking at school
  • The role of the school
  • 'Secrets of relating': social survival skills for targets, bullies, peers and adults
  • The role of the therapist

Learning Outcomes

At the conclusion of this event, participants will have gained understanding of:

  • Exactly why bullying is harmful
  • What the school can do to reduce and manage bullying
  • The six essential social survival skills to develop social resilience 
  • The role of the therapist to treat a bullied child effectively.


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About the presenter(s)

Evelyn Field is a practising psychologist, professional speaker, APS Fellow and a member of the APS College of Counselling Psychologists, recognised for her expertise in working with young people and adults who have been bullied or victimised. Evelyn has developed a simple six-step model to help them deal with the consequences of bullying and acquire techniques to protect themselves for the future. She is the author of two best-selling books, Bully Busting and Bully Blocking, now in five languages. She has also written Bully Blocking at Work and Strategies for Surviving Bullying at Work. Evelyn specialises in understanding school and workplace bullying and helping those affected by it as well as encouraging organisations to respect their students/employees and the latter to develop resilience in dealing with difficult people. The core of her work is her social survival skills model.


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East Malvern

Phoenix Park Library
30 Rob Roy Road
East Malvern, VIC 3145
Venue is wheelchair accessible
Start date: 26/6/2017
End date: 26/6/2017
Time: 9.30am-4.30pm


APS member: $193
APS student member: $193
Non APS member: $386


APS - Melbourne Branch
Contact Karen Holst
03 8662 3300