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The aim of the series of events is to provide an up-to-date overview of the opportunities and challenges that exist for therapists working in a technological age in 2017.
Kate and Carole aim to make the events interactive.Find out more »
Using Immediacy and the Intuitive Self in the Room: The Courage Needed and Making Sparkling Moments Happen – Ian Wallace
This event will explore the scary world of using immediacy in the therapeutic encounter. How in using our intuitive self, we can connect to the Client's world at a much deeper level increase of what some would call the ahh haa moments in therapy. When something occurs immediately in the room, we might use this as a metaphor to make sense of or just a hunch of feeling to give voice to.
Some Therapists and Teachers believe this process is spontaneous and can never be interacted with or created. This, I believe, is not the case and we can, by using our intuitive self, connect to and tease these moments out from the work we do. By using immediacy, these sparkling moments then become a transition point of awareness, moving them from one point to the next at a faster speed. This, creating more awareness and resulting in a deepening of the therapeutic bond between them and us.Find out more »
“Behind the Screen” – Session 2 – Ethical Issues, Boundaries, and Contracting: Exploring Matters of Safety for Practitioners and Clients – Kate Dunn & Carole Francis-Smith
Communicating with clients online in any form (whether this involves administration of your practice, setting up appointments, sending and taking messages about appointments or directly offering computer-mediated therapy) can plunge the therapist and the client into an ethical quagmire.
How do existing ethical guidelines translate into the online environment?
Is there a need for new ethical guidelines and are any in existence?
What additional considerations do practitioners need to take into account?
How safe is the online environment and how can we encourage clients to protect their privacy and confidentiality?
How do practitioners set personal boundaries around their online activity and what do clients expect of us?
Discussing the release and launch of my new book, "A Therapeutic Treasure Box for Children and Adolescents with Developmental Trauma".Find out more »
The event will discuss how Dialogue can benefit from Jewish Approaches for example:
- Interpretive translation
- Presentation or evaluation?
- Learning for the individual's natural abilities
- Is the dialogue manager – teacher, parent, business and professional, telling or transmitting?
- Ending a dialogue by reviewing or "copying?"
- Acting before listening
According to authoritative sources, up to 50% of people will experience a psychiatric diagnosis during their lifetime.
In this event, Terry Lynch will discuss the major degree to which the psychiatric diagnoses are misunderstood. He will talk about the central role of wounding, shock, distress, defense mechanisms, patterns of choice-making, and trauma and defense mechanisms within the experiences and behaviors that come to be diagnosed with various mental illnesses. The very considerable potential of counseling and psychotherapy to help this will also be discussed during this event. Terry Lynch will also explain the current dominant medical model, its strengths, and limitations.Find out more »
“Behind the Screen” – Session 3 – Working Therapeutically From a Distance Using Email or Other Methods Involving Asynchronous Communication – Kate Dunn & Carole Francis-Smith
Do you engage in email communication with your clients? Do you sometimes find that your client has told you something by email that they might not have told you face-to-face?
The first online therapies were offered by email, often with surprising results. Both Kate and Carole have researched this area in depth and propose that asynchronous (or ‘time-delayed’ counselling) approaches may facilitate access to therapy for a wide range of client groups.Find out more »
The second in our series with Kel exploring popular topics in the eating disorder field.Find out more »
Psychological Therapies for Survivors of Torture: A Human-Rights Approach With People Seeking Asylum – Jude Boyles & Colleagues
More details to follow.Find out more »
In the build-up to the launch of Mindfulness Meets Emotional Awareness, the second book in her series "The Intelligence of Our Emotions", Jenny Florence and John engage in conversation about the role that our emotions play in enabling us to develop and maintain a healthy thriving life.
Mindfulness Meets Emotional Awareness offers a pathway of insight and understanding into our most challenging emotional states transforming our perspective of previously challenging emotions into an experience of positive and insightful learning.Find out more »
“Behind the Screen” – Session 4 – Working Therapeutically From a Distance in Real-time or Synchronously – Kate Dunn & Carole Francis-Smith
“I sometimes offer the occasional Skype™ session… ”Is this you, or have you heard colleagues say this and wondered whether this is something you might do? Or perhaps you have questioned the process or felt uncomfortable with the idea?
Providing online synchronous therapy has become much more popular in recent times, as information technology has advanced. Many more of us are using Skype™, FaceTime™ and other apps in our private lives. Should we also consider offering these (or perhaps safer clinical equivalents) within our therapeutic interventions?Find out more »
Carrying on in our eating disorders explored series.Find out more »
In anticipation of the first two books in her series 'The Intelligence of our Emotions' going live at Christmas in an audio format, Jenny and John return to continue and further their conversation about the importance of listening to our emotions with added insight as to why it is so valuable to put our work into an audio format.Find out more »