It’s the law, isn’t it? (Interview) – Susan McGinnis

Every time we take on a new referral or leave our notes in a locked filing cabinet in a school there are legal and ethical principles at work.

Working with children and young people can present us with challenges, large and small, that demand thoughtful and rigorous processes of decision-making.

This interview is a follow up discussion to the presentation that Susan delivered at the Working with Children & Young People Conference in January 2014, Susan has very kindly agreed to spend more time with us thinking through this fascinating and challenging topic

Rage and Shame – Sue Parker Hall

In the trainings I deliver I have frequently been asked “what is the link between rage and shame?” Participants and myself have intuitively known that there is a strong relationship between them both. As a consequence I have been inspired to research the issue and have developed a model that articulates the connection between the two, and also a deeper understanding of how the therapeutic relationship can address these commonly presented, often perplexing, issues.

In this online interview I discuss a practice example of how a client may oscillate between rage and shame, the impact that this had on me as a therapist and how I worked with it.

TA in all its shapes and sizes! – Leilani Mitchell

TA is a great tool that can be used in a range of ways, my experience is that TA therapists in particular often limit themselves to using their skills and knowledge within the therapy room, but there are many other areas we could apply what we know.

I talked about TA as a psycho-educational tool and shared some ways that we at The Link Centre facilitate learning TA concepts while inviting growth and development in our students. We mostly use these ideas when training therapists but they can be applied in many different settings.

The Women Hold the Stories – Mary F McDonough

In this clip Mary talks about her motivation to write “The Last Pair of Ears.” Mary communicates her passion and commitment to the stories we tell in the last days and weeks of our lives, stories that are so often held by the women in our families and communities, that could so easily evaporate when […]

The Story Catcher – Mary F McDonough

Mary kindly agreed to spend an hour with us talking about her new book The Last Pair of Ears.

THE LAST PAIR OF EARS is a collection of poems and short stories about seeing and hearing what we aren’t supposed to notice; ‘lost stories’ that have been overlooked, suppressed, or forgotten.

10% Discount – “Rage and Shame & Anger”, “Rage and Relationship” – Workshops with Sue Parker Hall

Sue Parker Hall is very generously offering a 10% discount on her workshops to onlinevents viewers.

Sue has been successfully running her workshops and presenting at conferences around the world offering high quality CPD and facilitating transformational insight for practitioners in their work with Anger and Rage.

Getting engaged: therapeutic relating with couples – Jim Davis

Jim presented two contrasting but complementary styles of engaging in the therapeutic relationship with couples, and explored the challenges that this type of work presents for counsellors and psychotherapists.

WAPCEPC: Congruence Revisited: A Shibboleth in Person-Centred Therapy? – Beth Freire

In this event Beth presents her perspective on Congruence and demonstrates how she feels it has been misunderstood and therefore used inappropriately in therapeutic relationships. Beth’s commitment to rigorous theoretical thinking and it’s application in service of the client is both inspiring and deeply challenging!

WAPCEPC: Relationship, Empathy and Cultural differences – Iguaraya Morales

As a result of researching on the Venezuelan episteme (along with Dr. Alejandro Moreno), it was found that Venezuelans perceive themselves as “in-relationship”; they do not conceive themselves as individuals.
In consequence, as a Clinical Psychologist, I started thinking about the implications of these findings on the therapeutic relationship and the way empathy is established.

Rogers considered empathy and relationship concepts from a modern paradigm where the person is an individual self; but Venezuelan therapists need to overcome the phenomenology and take into account what has been lived and shared in the same life-world and hermeneutic horizon.

Mindful Therapeutic Care for Children – Dr. Joanna North

We enjoyed talking with Jo about her book “Mindful Therapeutic Care for Children” which is an excellent text supporting practitioners and parents to develop their capacity for mindful care.

Discussion of the Live Counselling & Supervision Sessions – Robin Shohet & Diane Rode

In this session Diane, Robin & John discuss the counselling & supervision sessions with the online group.

The purpose of this session was to give Diane client material to use in a live supervision session with Robin. The counselling session lasted for about 15 minutes, there was a pause and then Diane had supervision with Robin for about 15 minutes. The rest of the event was an an opportunity for Diane, Robin and John to unpack the experience with the online audience via the chatroom.

Live Supervision Session – Robin Shohet & Diane Rode

In this session Robin offers Diane a 15 minute supervision session live on the website!

The purpose of this session was to give Diane client material to use in a live supervision session with Robin. The counselling session lasted for about 15 minutes, there was a pause and then Diane had supervision with Robin for about 15 minutes. The rest of the event was an an opportunity for Diane, Robin and John to unpack the experience with the online audience via the chatroom.

Live Counselling Session – Robin Shohet & Diane Rode

In this session Diane conducted a 15 minute counselling session with John live on the website!

The purpose of this session was to give Diane client material to use in a live supervision session with Robin. The counselling session lasted for about 15 minutes, there was a pause and then Diane had supervision with Robin for about 15 minutes. The rest of the event was an an opportunity for Diane, Robin and John to unpack the experience with the online audience via the chatroom.

Eating Disorder Awareness: Towards a Greater Understanding – Kel O’Neill

Kel is in the unique position of being able to bring together her own experience of an Eating Disorder with best practice in mental health and psychotherapy. In this interview she will talk about how not to begin a therapeutic relationship when working with someone who has an Eating Disorder – which may feel counter intuitive to us as practitioners. She will also discuss how during therapy the practitioners own fears may inhibit the clients ability to thrive.

Couples in Recovery – Noel McDermott

Noel shared his experience of working with couples where one or both has issues of addiction or co-dependency. Where one or both may be in formal recovery groups such as AA or where one or both is in denial of their need for support into recovery from addiction or co-dependency. What is the impact of denial, trauma, cross-addiction, co-dependent loss of the victim-caretaker role?

TA Does The Business – Richard Maun

In this interview Richard talks about how TA has helped him run his own business successfully and how he uses it when coaching and delivering organisational change.

Richard is a business coach, best-selling author, hosts a weekly business radio show and has been awarded Accredited Teacher status at Cranfield University. He has taught TA skills to executives and managers and used TA to benefit hospitals, SME’s, charities and single-handed businesses. His secret mission is to write a whole book about Physis, and he’s started with chapters about it in his books Bouncing Back and Riding the Rocket.

TA with Kids in Care – being part of a Therapeutic Community – Clifton Supple

Clifton Supple is Clinical Director of Physis Quantum (www.physisgroup.co.uk) recently established in Shropshire to work with children and young people who present a complex range of emotional needs, inappropriate / harmful sexualised behaviours, attachment disorders, abuse reactive behaviours and trauma.

He is intending to discuss the culture that been developed upon an explicit commitment to a whole team approach focused upon the integration of therapeutic care, educational provision and clinical components to maximise the opportunities and outcomes for the young people they support.

TA in Short Term Primary Care Work – Frances Townsend

In this discussion Frances is looking forward to sharing some of her experience working in GP surgeries offering short term counselling of up to six sessions.

As part of the discussion Frances will consider some of the demands on the practitioner to work within a short term contract and how we might meet these. And Frances will also take some time to think about how TA theory informs and supports short term counselling work.

Betrayal: An inevitable part of human relationships? – Robin Shohet

A spiritual teacher (Byron Katie) said, “I trust people 100% to do what they do.” If you think about it there can be no betrayal in such a world view.

The topic I would like to focus on in this talk is the breaking of psychological contracts. This is a contract that is not explicit but a deal that has been made in the eyes of one party, which the other may not have known about. For example, ” I take a short lunch break so I am entitled to leave early. You have no right to challenge my integrity.” Or, ” I rescued you from your family. I am entitled to an affair.”

Lurking behind these psychological contracts are core beliefs which we are often unconscious of. What I am suggesting is, that we can use the universal feelings of betrayal to access some of our deepest core beliefs, which do not serve us.

Betrayal: An inevitable part of human relationships? – Robin Shohet

A spiritual teacher (Byron Katie) said, “I trust people 100% to do what they do.” If you think about it there can be no betrayal in such a world view.

The topic I would like to focus on in this talk is the breaking of psychological contracts. This is a contract that is not explicit but a deal that has been made in the eyes of one party, which the other may not have known about. For example, ” I take a short lunch break so I am entitled to leave early. You have no right to challenge my integrity.” Or, ” I rescued you from your family. I am entitled to an affair.”

Attachment Theory – at the heart of building resilience in schools. – Jonathan Wood

This talk will explore how an understanding of attachment is crucial to building a child’s resilience in school. It will consider the work of Place2Be through case examples related to this theme, as well as offering practitioners some ideas to develop their own work with children.

It’s the law, isn’t it? – Susan McGinnis

Every time we take on a new referral or leave our notes in a locked filing cabinet in a school there are legal and ethical principles at work.

Working with children and young people can present us with challenges, large and small, that demand thoughtful and rigorous processes of decision-making.

This presentation aims to address the fear or boredom with which counsellors can view the law and to provide clear, simple concepts to support resolving ethical dilemmas. It will include a discussion of responsibilities, rights, consent, confidentiality and making disclosures.

A Relational Approach to Dyslexia – Janette Cameron

In this presentation Janette will describe the challenges of having a child in the education system who has dyslexia and her struggle to get the needed resources and understanding. Janette will describe the relational approach that she has developed in this experience and how vital it has been in this journey. She will also describe how this journey has impacted her working life and how her passion has led into campaigning to raise awareness of Dyslexia.

Using Facebook to market your practice – Mieke Haveman

Being able to market yourself well online is more and more important. Social Media can be an effective and low cost way to market our services.

In this interview Mieke demonstrated how to set up a Facebook Business page and talk through her philosophy on how to use Facebook as an ethical marketing tool to promote your practice.

Counselling for Depression(CfD): My experience as a trainer – Kate Hayes

When the IAPT (Increasing Access to Psychological Therapies) funding was announced it caused an initial ripple of delight- which soon became a dreadful shock as surgery’s lost their counsellors and CBT seemed to be the only choice for free on delivery ‘psychological therapy’ in the NHS.

Then Counselling for Depression (CfD) emerged and when I read the manual I was excited to recognise the person-centred approach throughout. It was then I decided to do my best to support its development as it was clear the funding allocated to it was temporary and unless it was taken up, the person centred approach in free on delivery services would not survive.

TA: An Evidence-Based Therapy by 2020? (Interview)

In this interview, Mark will talk through some of the findings from his research on the outcome of TA Psychotherapy for depression, which demonstrate that TA can be an effective therapy for depression.

Mark’s vision is for TA to be recognised as an evidence-based therapy by 2020, he is also looking forward to talking about a systematic research strategy for the TA community and a series of small-project research ideas which can be taken forward to build the evidence base for TA therapy.

PTSD from a multi modal perspective – Andy Williams

In this discussion, Andy considered the changes that have taken place between the definitions of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder in DSM-IV and DSM-V, and the ways in which this may inform our thinking about treatment of trauma as practitioners.

We discussed a triage approach to trauma, and looking at the importance of stabilisation as the initial treatment intervention, prior to further integrative work. We then discussed differing treatment modalities and what they may have to offer the practitioner and client in the treatment of trauma.

Beyond the frontiers of person-centred purism: Pluralism and experiencing diversity of therapeutic practices – WAPCEPC Online Event with Mick Cooper

In recent years, Mick Cooper has been working with John McLeod to develop a ‘pluralistic’ approach to therapy, which Mick has described as a person-centred ‘metatherapeutic’ approach. That is, a person-centred way of thinking about the therapeutic field as a whole.

This dialogue will explore the concept of pluralism and its implications for person-centred theory and practice: introducing research and theory on client preferences, therapeutic goals, and ‘metatherapeutic communication’: talking with clients about the process and focus of therapy.

Beyond the frontiers of person-centred purism: Pluralism and experiencing diversity of therapeutic practices – WAPCEPC Online Event with Mick Cooper

This dialogue will explore the concept of pluralism and its implications for person-centred theory and practice: introducing research and theory on client preferences, therapeutic goals, and ‘metatherapeutic communication’: talking with clients about the process and focus of therapy.

Personal Growth And Societal Impact: The PCA as ethics, philosophy and psychology for personal and social change – Peter F Schmid

The world faces substantial challenges: from globalization to climate change and the planet’s limited resources, from religious warfare and terrorism to new ways of inter- and intra-national relationships and community, partnership and ‘family’ building – to only name a few.

This calls for a considerable change in the self-understanding of us humans. I am convinced that we have the potential to deal with the encounters ahead constructively, if we indeed understand and approach them as encounters, we have to face and are able to do so.

Hope for this hour: Watch out for angry flying cows – Carol Wolter-Gustafson

Today, it takes just an instant to be electronically connected to human suffering half way around the world. Amidst endless streams of variously sourced information, we absorb the world, and make choices in response. Amidst cynicism, corporate dominance and competing narratives, how is it possible to “be the change we want to see in the world?” What are we to do?  How is it possible for us to have hope for this hour in which we live?

We Start From Where We Are – Dot Clark

Our theme, ‘Going Global’, can easily arouse anxiety and helplessness when we consider the scale of the challenges facing the world today. However, “we start from where we are”, even when that includes despair and panic, by endeavouring to approach our experience with compassion and acceptance. The Person-Centred community has much to contribute here and now, especially if we can reach out beyond the confines of therapy into the world.

Serving Community – Reflections for Educators with Giles Barrow

Education is always taking place in context which in turn shapes how individuals make sense of themselves as intelligent, capable, competent and worthwhile, or not.

Our experience of being schooled can be profoundly important in terms of shaping personal script and which reverberates into adult life and career.

TA: An Evidence-Based Therapy by 2020? – Mark Widdowson TSTA (P)

In this workshop, Mark presented the findings of his research on the outcome of TA Psychotherapy for depression, which demonstrate that TA can be an effective therapy for depression, and will demonstrate a method of conducting case study research, which is accessible yet rigorous.

We’ve had 75 years of Carl Rogers and the world’s getting worse – Richard Baugham

   Suggested Reference Baugham R (2013). We’ve had 75 years of Carl Rogers and the world’s getting worse. [ONLINE] Available at: http://www.onlinevents.co.uk/weve-had-75-years-of-carl-rogers-and-the-worlds-getting-worse-richard-baugham/§. [Last Accessed 12/12/13].   Click on the image to the right to access the transcript. This resource is available to monthly and annual subscribers. Click here to upgrade your membership. Can I truly […]

After the launch of the DSM-V, yet another tilt at the medicalisation of distress – Pete Sanders

Unable to resist shouting ‘I told you so!’ from the front of a room somewhere in the Royal Agricultural University, Pete Sanders, does just that.

He revisits some old stuff, brings some new stuff, and asks whether the end has come for diagnosis. Again!

Love and Ethics in Supervision – Robin Shohet & Joan Wilmot

In this discussion we would like to start an inquiry which looks at how different perspectives can lead to different ethical stances and how unconscious beliefs impact on ethical positions; for example the belief that punishment and naming and shaming will make human beings more ‘ethical’ and that we are all in agreement as to what is ’ethical’.

Client as active self healer and the role of empathy in the therapeutic relationship – Art Bohart

Suggested Reference Bohart A C, Wilson J (2013). Client as active self healer and the role of empathy in the therapeutic relationship . [ONLINE] Available at: http://www.onlinevents.co.uk/client-as-active-self-healer-and-the-role-of-empathy-in-the-therapeutic-relationship-art-bohart/. [Last Accessed 04/12/13]. Click on the certificate icon to access the CPD Certificate (paid members only).   This event is the second in a series of online learning […]

Focusing-Oriented Therapy – John L Threadgold

Suggested Reference Threadgold J L (2013). Focusing-Oriented Therapy. [ONLINE] Available at: http://www.onlinevents.co.uk/focusing-oriented-therapy-john-l-threadgold/. [Last Accessed 01/12/13]. Click on the image to the right to access the transcript. This resource along with the CPD Certificate is available to monthly and annual subscribers. Please click here to upgrade your membership. About John Threadgold John Threadgold is a BACP […]

Person Centred Couples Counselling – Allan Turner & Kate Stubbings

This is an important, but often neglected area of Person Centred Counselling. There is very little theoretical writing which is exclusively person centred, on this subject. This presentation is unashamedly person-centred and will focus on PCA theory as it is applied to couples work.

Our two presenters are both very experienced in the field with more than 40 years experience between them. They are both Senior Accredited members of BACP.