onlinevents is collaborating with Simpson House, Temenos, Manchester Institute for Psychotherapy and the Point Hotel Edinburgh to bring you aÂ free 1 day "Working with Children & Young People" Conference.
Delegates will be able to attend the conference in person at the The Edinburgh Training and Conference Venue, or choose to view the conference online, live as it happens. There will be no charge for either of these options.
The conference will be held on Saturday 26th January 2013 at 11:50 GMT and finish 19:30 GMT to allow for Saturday morning travel and cheap Saturday night accommodation in Edinburgh. We will have six 50 minute presentations which will include time for questions and discussion with the audience at the venue and the audience online.
Please note that this seating plan is for the purpose of displaying sponsors only and does not reflect the actual seating plan for the conference.
We already have speakers for the first five presentations who are working on titles and descriptions. The speakers bio's are listed below and we will update the page with the presentation details as soon as we have them. If you are interested in presenting at this conference please contact us as ASAP by clicking here.[divider]
Wilderness Psychotherapy is at the cutting edge of psychotherapy. Child at Heart works with the Four Shields, an earth based ecopsychology model that acknowledges the cycles and seasons in nature and how they affect our lives, in other words, we show our clients how to work with the teachings of the land.
We take young people through the Four Shields, which are a psychological and physical map of all nature, of which we are a part. We bring young people into Holding the Space, a radical approach to working with trauma and abuse. This is a therapeutic model that focuses on the building of community and on non violent conflict resolution.
About Simone Silver Path
Simone is a BACP (British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy), senior accredited psychotherapist who has worked in the UK and USA for the last 30 years. Over the last 13 years she has managed a children’s therapy project in the North East, working with children and their families who have experienced child sexual abuse. She has also worked with children and young people who sexually harm others.
Simone is the principle of the Coventina School of Creative Arts and Wilderness Therapy and has extensive experience as a trainer working in many different educational establishments.[divider]
School-based counselling is one of the most prevalent forms of psychological therapy for young people in the UK, with approximately 70,000-90,000 cases per year. This presentation begins by reviewing what we know about the kinds of services being offered, the clients who attend these services, and the growing evidence-base for its effectiveness. It then goes on to look at the key strengths of school-based counselling from the standpoint of a contemporary mental health agenda: that it is a highly accessible service that increases the extent to which all young people have an independent, supportive professional to talk to about difficulties in their lives. The paper then looks at areas for development: increasing the extent to which practice is evidence-informed, greater use of outcome monitoring, ensuring equity of access to young people from black and minority ethnic backgrounds, increasing service user involvement, and enhancing levels of integration with other mental health provisions. The final part of the presentation reviews very recent developments in the field, including the development of competences for CYP counsellors, e-learning resources (the CYP-MindEd programme), and accreditation for counsellors working with young people.
About Mick Cooper
Mick Cooper is Professor of Counselling at the University of Strathclyde, and National Advisory for Counselling for the Children and Young People’s Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (CYP IAPT) Programme. Mick’s background is in person-centred, existential and relational approaches to therapy, and he has written extensively on these topics, including Working at relational depth in counselling and psychotherapy (with Dave Mearns, Sage, 2005) and Pluralistic counselling and psychotherapy (with John McLeod, Sage, 2012). Mick has been closely involved in the evaluation of school-based counselling and, most recently, has been appointed as Lead Advisor for the CYP-MindEd for Counselling programme, which will be developing e-training for all counsellors working with children and young people.[divider]
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 F 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.[divider]
My presentation focusses on anger.
What makes you angry? Is it ok to feel angry?
I’ve worked for many years with teenagers labelled as angry, and poorly behaved, first as a teacher, and currently as a counsellor. I’ve developed ‘Working with Anger’ groups, aimed at teenage boys. We make sure they feel heard. And then we support them as they begin to take more control over their lives, even under difficult circumstances in school and at home.
We don’t have a magic wand, but we’ve a track record in helping young men engage with school more effectively!
About Mike Trier
I work as a Youth Counsellor at Youth Start in Rotherham. I also have a private practice in Sheffield, mainly counselling couples as a Relate Licensed Counsellor, but I also counsel individuals, I am a supervisor and I offer training, both to young people and adults.
I am BACP Accredited, and achieved both my Person Centred Diploma in Counselling, and my Person Centred Certificate in Supervision at Temenos, in Sheffield.[divider]
In this workshop we will explore the emotional and relational impact of trauma on children. This will include a brief overview of the impact of trauma on brain development and attachment patterns. Through the use of clinical examples we will demonstrate how to work effectively and safely with trauma.
Amanda has had 20 years of experience of working with children and young people in numerous settings such as schools, colleges, hostels and private practice. As a Psychotherapist this work includes schoolâ€™s counsellor, family therapy and in-depth 1-1 with homeless teenagers. She runs groups on self esteem, anger management and provides training for the City council on attachment, engaging young people and managing challenging behaviour. Her passion and respect for young people combined with her warmth and humour allows the young person to feel safe enough to engage and build a relationship where change can take place.
Amanda has been in private practice with adults for over 12 years using an Integrative approach which draws on a variety of modalities including TA, Gestalt, CBT and Humanistic. She believes that the theoretical model forms the backdrop to her work but that it is the relationship between which is fundamental to growth and change.
She works therapeutically part time at a pupil referral unit and part time at the Institute seeing individuals, couples, children, adolescents and families.
UKCP Registered Psychotherapist
Stephanie has a wide range of experience, working with children and adolescents which spans twenty years. She began in the early eighties working as a Social Worker specialising in children and adolescents in all areas of childcare. At this time in her career she also worked in a CAMH’s unit as a counsellor for disturbed adolescents and children who have been traumatised and abused. Stephanie has also worked for Norfolk Childrens projects with young offenders, working with them on projects within their local communities.
Stephanie has worked as a counsellor and psychotherapist for twenty years, and presently works at the Manchester Institute as a trainer supervisor and psychotherapist with Adults and Children.
She believes that all children have the right to “continuity of emotional well being, happiness and essential to this, good enough parenting”, and this is her guiding principal when working with children and their families.[divider]
More details to follow
Katherine is an experienced Integrative Psychotherapist, teacher and supervisor with a small private practice. She currently teaches at Simpson House, Edinburgh, on their Diploma in Higher Education:Counselling Children and Young People and has been working with them to produce a Post-Qualifying Certificate course, Counselling Children and Young People, due to start in April 2013.
She has specialised in working with children and young people in the educational setting of schools and Pupil Referral Units and has set up a counselling service with a Local Authority as well as working with the charity, Place2Be. She has a particular interest the therapeutic role of the teacher in the lives of their pupils with regard to anxiety
Carol Targett is an experienced Counsellor , Supervisor and Trainer who has amassed considerable experience in working with children, young people and adults across a range of settings including educational establishments, health settings and voluntary sector agencies. She is currently the Programme Leader for Simpson House Training's Diploma in Counselling Children and Young People course, and a Personal Tutor on Edinburgh University's Counselling and Psychotherapy Diploma Training, where she was also previously an Associate Course Tutor. Prior to this she set up and managed an authority wide School's Counselling Service in Midlothian.
Carol still manages to continue her face-to-face counselling work, part-time, as an Adult and Youth Counsellor and Counselling Supervisor for Pilton Community Health Project in Edinburgh.
Even managing to maintain a small private practice which offers counselling to children, young people and adults, aswell as supervision to counsellors and therapists from the creative arts.
Carol very much values the opportunity counselling offers people, young or older, to expand their sense and understanding of themselves and others, in a respectful and affirmative way.
Edinburgh Training and Conference is a purpose designed training and conference centre in Edinburgh. Scotland's largest independent provider of conference, meeting, video conferencing and training rooms in Edinburgh.
The Edinburgh Training and Conference Venue is based in St Mary's Street, the heart of Edinburgh in the city's beautiful historic Old Town, just off the Royal Mile and minutes from Waverley Station.
For more information on where to stay and eat out plus what to do and see in Edinburgh, visit visitscotland.com
To enable us to offer the conference free of charge we will be providing hot drinks and some nibbles only, the venue is very kindly allowing delegates to bring their own food as long as it is consumed in the conference room. So we would like to invite you to bring food to share and we hope this will add to the feeling of community at the conference.
onlinevents will be recording the presentations delivered at this conference and making them available as a Conference DVD. The DVD will be available at the special conference only price of Â£19.99 including postage until 20:00 GMT on the day of the conference. Make sure you order your copy of the Conference DVD right now using the order form above. Please note the DVD will be dispatched to you within 30 days of the end of the conference.
Conference Transcription PDF
onlinevents will be transcribing the presentations and making them available as a complete Conference Transcription PDFÂ delivered by email for only Â£14.99. The Conference Transcription PDF will be available at the special conference only price of Â£14.99 until 20:00 GMT on the day of the conference. Make sure you order your copy of the Conference Transcription PDF right now using the order form above. Please note the Conference Transcription PDFÂ will be emailed to you within 30 days of the end of the conference.
You can purchase a 6 hour CPD certificate for only Â£14.99. Following the event you will be sent a link to a multiple choice test to confirm that you have engaged with this CPD activity. On successful completion of the test you will be provided with a link to download the CPD certificate in PDF format.
CPD Certificates can be an important part of Counsellor's &Â Psychotherapist'sÂ development portfolio as part of an accreditation scheme, they can also be used as evidence of personal development for people working in other professions.
You do not have to be at the venue or watch the conference live online to benefit from this CPDÂ Certificate!
You can engage with this CPD activity by attending the venue, watching the event live, by viewing the DVD or reading theÂ Conference Transcription PDF. Please note that the cost of the DVD or theÂ Conference Transcription PDF is not included in the cost of theÂ CPD Certificate.
The sale of the CPD Certificates along with the support of sponsors will help us fund the cost of the conference. Each CPD Certificate that we sell will allow us to offer another seat at the venue up to the venue capacity of 120 seats.
You can book a ticket to attend the conference at the venue, or you can book a ticket to view the conference live as it happens on our website. There is no charge for either of these options.
Click the green â€˜order nowâ€™ button above to book your free ticket to the venue or to view online and to take advantage of the special conference only priced Conference DVD, Conference Transcription PDF and CPD Certificate.
TheÂ Point Hotel EdinburghÂ is offering their conference centre for this conference without charge as part of their ongoing support of Simpson House. The conference will still need to meet the cost of lunch and refreshments which we hope to do with the help of sponsors.
The conference centre has a maximum capacity of 120 seats, we are offering the opportunity to sponsor a seat in return for displaying the sponsor's logo on the seating plan above.
The more sponsors we can find the more seats we can offer at the conference, you can use the booking form above to sponsor as many seats as you like. Please note that payments made to sponsor a seat are not refundable.
All sponsors will have their logo displayed once for each seat they sponsor, the logo will click through to the sponsor's website.Â Attention will be drawn to the sponsor's details at the beginning and the end of the conference.
Each of the sponsor's name and website will appear in the printedÂ conference programme for the delegates attending the venue and a PDF conference programme sent by email to all the online delegates.
Sponsors will also be invited to include an A4 leaflet with the conference programme. The leaflet will be included in the PDF file that will be sent to all the online delegates, sponsors will need to send an electronic copy of their leaflet at least 7 days before the event starts. To be included in the conference pack offered to delegates attending the venue, sponsor's will need to send 120 leaflets by post arriving at least 7 days before the event begins, we will not be responsible for leaflets that do not arrive on time. Please note that we will be able to print your leaflets but this will incur an extra cost.
You can see from the seating plan above that we have our first sponsor, Bob Cooke of theÂ Manchester Institute for PsychotherapyÂ has very generously sponsored the first 41 seats. This means that we can offer 41 free seats for the conference right now!