Engaging with Children and Adolescents: A Whole New Ball Game? – Interview with Karen F. Burke

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Suggested Reference

Burke K F & Wilson J (2012). Engaging with Children and Adolescents: A Whole New Ball Game? – Interview with Karen F Burke. [ONLINE] Available at: http://www.onlinevents.co.uk/engaging-with-children-and-adolescents-a-whole-new-ball-game-interview-with-karen-f-burke/. [Last Accessed 09/12/12].


As part of the preparation for the "Working with Children & Young People" Conference that Karen is presenting at on January 26th, Karen has agreed to do an online interview with us to give us a sense of herself and how she works.

The conference will be hosted in Edinburgh and will also be available to participate online.

Please click here for more details of the "Working with Children & Young People" Conference.


Event Details


Often children and adolescents will not make the decision themselves to attend therapy. Professionals or caring adults choose. The initial step of working with this client group is to engage them in the therapeutic relationship and this short workshop will consider how to engage and build the therapeutic relationship. I will consider rage, shame and conflict within the relationship and how to engage child and adolescent clients.


About Karen F. Burke


Karen Burke

Karen F. Burke (MSc) is a registered and accredited psychotherapist with the UKCP. In her many years of experience she has worked with both children and adults in private practice. Karen has worked with children in a hospice setting, with children who are terminally ill and those that have lost family members.

Karen has worked in Warwickshire, Herefordshire and Lancashire with looked after children and trained and worked as an attachment therapist in Lancashire/Cheshire. To further her work with children, she has a certificate in Theraplay® techniques and is currently studying to gain her Theraplay® Level 1 Practitioner qualification.

Using Gestalt and other child-friendly techniques Karen has worked with children from the ages of 4 through to adulthood at 18.

Please click here to visit Karen's website.