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Art and Play Therapy with Children

This one day workshop provides a practical introduction to counselling children using art and play therapy. As toys are children’s words and play is their language, play therapy optimises children’s self-expression and safety in counselling. Learn what play therapy involves and how to maximise success in engagement with and change for children using this method. Case presentations are based on the presenter’s 20 years' of experience with children. Consideration is given to the... [More]

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Dialectical Behaviour Therapy: Part B

Actioning the DBT principles. The second part of Introduction to Dialectical Behaviour Therapy; Part B adds to the core principles taught in Part A. Part B provides instruction and practice in the tools utilised within DBT including: diary card, chain analysis and contingency management. Participants will learn the skills required for the different modes of skills training, coaching, therapist consultation and case management. In addition Part B will provide an overview of the... [More]

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Dialectical Behaviour Therapy: Part A

Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) is an effective treatment for borderline personality disorder, suicide, para-suicide and self-harm. The treatment results in decreased suicidal and other self harm behaviour, improvement in global functioning, better retention in therapy, as well as a reduction in hospital admissions and length of hospital stay. DBT has been effectively adapted for use with adolescents, alcohol and other drug disorders and some eating disorders. Introduction to... [More]

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Cognitive Behaviour Therapy: Introduction

Cognitive-behaviour therapy (CBT) is a widely utilised therapeutic approach with strong evidence for its treatment effectiveness in a range of commonly seen clinical problems such as anxiety and depression. This workshop will introduce you to theoretical concepts underlying the CBT approach and basic techniques and intervention strategies, providing useful knowledge and skills which can be applied in a range of casework and mental health contexts. You will explore how common... [More]

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Solution-Focused Brief Therapy

This popular course provides a comprehensive introduction to the ‘strengths perspective’ and resilience focus in human services work, and to the Solution-Focused Brief Therapy approach (SFBT) and its application to a range of counselling settings. The course presents the theoretical background of the approach and systematic explanation, demonstration and practice of the key skills and tools of SFBT – the main forms of questioning and interventions. Videotapes of real therapy... [More]

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Building Resilience in the Face of Change

Are the constant changes of your workplace wearing you down? Learn how to manage these inevitable changes and move through these transition phases more effectively. Grief reactions to change are normal and guide us through the adjustment process. Learn about the threefold process of transitioning and the change process of planned and unplanned change. Establish stability zones in your life and build support systems that cultivate healing and cultivate deep self-knowing. Experience... [More]

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Therapeutics of Trauma Informed Care and Management

Trauma Informed Care aims to meet the needs of trauma survivors via workers and programs becoming trauma-informed (Harris & Fallot, 2001). Maxine Harris (2004) describes a trauma-informed service system as a human services or health care system whose primary mission is altered by virtue of knowledge about trauma and the impact it has on the lives of consumers receiving services. This means looking at all aspects of work and programming through a trauma lens, constantly keeping in... [More]

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Connecting Well During Challenging Phone and Online Communication

Much has changed over the last years in managing online and telephone communication with everchanging technology and the challenges of COVID 19. Face to face communication is often not an expected option and we are challenged to mange difficult conversations online and on the phone. This course will help you identify the key communication challenges in your work and how to address these. The pros and cons of different communication options will be explored with focusing on the... [More]

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Loss and Grief Work with Children and Young People

Managing change, loss and grief is an inevitable part of children and young peoples' lives as they deal with issues such as separation, divorce, death and other significant loss experiences. This workshop is based on the theory that the better children learn to manage and grow through these changes, the more resilient they become as they face further changes in their adult life. The success of children or adolescent’s integration and healing of significant losses is based on... [More]

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Understanding and Working with Simple and Complex Trauma

There is a high prevalence of trauma in the general population and even more so in clinical populations. This workshop will provide clinicians with theoretical understanding and practical techniques that will assist them in their work with clients struggling with trauma related concerns. The workshop overviews a neuropsychological framework for our processing of both everyday experience and traumatic experience. It looks at how this processing can break down following exposure to... [More]

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