ABOUT HUMAN CONNECTIONS

Rocky Biasi

Founder & Trainer

25 years ago Rocky found himself depressed and anxious and didn’t know what that was! His story from seeking counselling to becoming a counsellor is an unlikely story. Along the way he changed his life and is passionate about sharing his story and program for Mental Health and Wellbeing

1995

The Beginning

At the age of 16, Rocky left school in order to work in banking after which his proceeded to his own retail business. Despite being in another field, Rocky had a passion for teaching and he ultimately decided to follow through with his dream. His commenced his teaching career in his 30’s. He has worked as a high school teacher and school counsellor also in private practice for 20 years.

2005

The Accidental Counsellor Training

In 2005 Rocky took on advice from a former school principal who suggested he should “formalise his informal Professional Development to staff” and the Accidental Counsellor Training was born. Rocky created this training from his experience as a teacher, school counsellor also in private practice.

2015

Online Innovation

In 2010 Rocky created an online members site that held the Accidental Counsellor Training online along with a range of other mental health and wellbeing courses and resources. He was first in bringing this type of training online to share with those who were not able to attend face to face training.

2018

Taking The Accidental Counsellor Training Global

Since 2005 over Ten Thousand people have attended or completed the Accidental Counsellor Training online. People from all walks of life participate, Teachers, Nurses, Community Service Workers, Human Resources, Speech Pathologists, Chaplins, NOP organisations and those who work in the disability sector, Physiotherapists and more have attended!

TESTIMONIALS

What Our Students Say

This classroom management training provided new insights and ideas. The focus on teacher presence is valuable if not challenging.

Kristine Abelitis
Robert Townson High School

Excellent workshop with practical, realistic advice and strategies for classroom use. I am already thinking of new ways to manage my classes tomorrow. Thanks Rocky.

Lauren Clarkstone
Cranebrook High School

Kelly, Jane and I attended the March Accidental Counsellor Training and have been following your techniques and it has made such an impact on our new Pastoral Care Centre.

We have had many positive comments from students, teachers and parents, with parents calling us to ask us to help their child. We feel like we now have a solid philosophy to inform our decisions and a very clear vision of how we can best help our students. Thank you so much for sharing your knowledge and experience with us….. don’t think we would still be coping without your invaluable guidance.

Kirstie Brass
Orana Steiner School, Canberra

I would like to take a moment to tell you what a great experience I had at your workshop. I have been a teacher for 19 years and have participated in sessions such as BoysTalk, and completed units on Interpersonal Relationships at Uni. I found your workshop to be informative, challenging (in a good way), and most importantly it contained skills that are immediately useful. I found myself using some of the techniques covered in the following week with great success.

When I got to work on Monday I immediately recommended you to the schools’ Executive Leaders as something to be considered for our staff PD. Whilst it may not suit everyone (as not everyone is comfortable being a counsellor), your workshop would be an invaluable experience for anyone interested in developing their skills as a counsellor, either as a career pathway or as an ‘accidental’ counsellor.

Dale Evans
Charles Campbell College Adelaide
The Conscious Classroom Management training covered many valuable aspects of classroom management. Good reinforcement of certain things I’m already implementing and it also provided useful strategies to utilise.
Margherita Meura
Bede Polding College
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Accidental Counsellor Training