CPD Training Programme
Below you will find details of our Autumn/Winter workshops for 2018. Please fill out the Booking Form Autumn-Winter 2018 and send it to us with payment to reserve your place.
An Introduction to Narrative Therapy using Externalising and the Tree of Life – Emma Offord
Saturday 22nd September 2018, 10.00 – 4.00
A Narrative approach recognises how dominant social and cultural beliefs and practices can influence individuals to develop a problem-saturated story about their identity and possibilities for their future. One of the aims of this approach is to look out for examples of the alternative stories of a preferred identity during therapeutic conversations and work towards building a thicker description of this preferred identity and open up possibilities for change in a more desired direction. This workshop is aimed at offering therapists a chance to learn more about narrative therapy and gain practical tips to weave into their practice.
Unravelling hay bales; Helping clients make sense of the voices they hear – Kirshen Rundle
Saturday 27th October 2018, 10.00 – 4.00
Hearing voices is often diagnosed as a symptom of mental illness but there are other ways of thinking about this experience. For instance, there is a strong association between the development of voice hearing and adverse childhood events or trauma. Furthermore, hearing voices, in itself, is not always a cause of distress. This training workshop will offer an opportunity to reflect on how to work with people who, perhaps, experience a different reality, and to develop further ideas about how best to conceptualise mental distress and help alleviate it.
Understanding and working with individuals with Autism – Jenny Ronayne
Saturday 24th November 2018, 9.30 – 4.00
More than 1:100 people are estimated to be on the autism spectrum. Would you recognise that your client may have Autism? This workshop is a comprehensive introduction to Autism. The day covers what ASD is, where it originates, how to recognise it, the typical needs for individuals with ASD and effective approaches and strategies for counselling those with ASD. We will also consider what is not helpful when working with individuals with autism. Whether diagnosed or not, ASD brings specific challenges for the counselling professional. This workshop will address the most effective ways to approach therapy for clients with ASD.