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April 2019

Insights Into Sex Offending: Facing the Reality – Juliet Grayson

April 2 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm BST
Juliet Grayson

Juliet set up StopSO (Specialist Treatment Organisation for Perpetrators and Survivors of Sexual Offences). This is a UK wide charity that provides therapy to people who feel at risk of committing a sexual offence (or re-offending). The aim of StopSO is to stop the FIRST sexual crime - and to reduce sexual abuse in the UK. Our 200+ therapists work with all kinds of sexual crimes; from exhibitionism, voyeurism, internet offences, child contact offences, rape, etc. Juliet is the Chair, and a UKCP registered psychotherapist. She will give facts and figures and an insight into working with this client group. It is so important to PREVENT rather than REACT when dealing with sexual abuse.

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CPD: Are There Any Activities That Do Not “Count”? – Alison Moore

April 2 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm BST
Alison Moore

In this discussion, Alison shares some of her CPD activities and how they are relevant to her practice, and hopes to hear from colleagues on what works well for them.

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Growing The Independent Supervisors Network: An Opportunity To Discuss The Value And Practicalities Of A Peer Network – Robin Shohet & Joan Wilmot

April 2 @ 8:30 pm - 9:30 pm BST
Robin Shohet & Joan Wilmot

Robin and Joan have been running supervision training for over forty years, and  have watched how the field has changed and developed over that time. Robin was instrumental in the setting up of the Independent Practitioners Network in the mid 90s and sees the need for a similar network specifically for supervisors. Tonight, we will be sharing our ideas about why we think such a network is important and inviting the chat room to share their views on how we could take it forward.

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Attract More Clients: Keeping It Simple With The Private Practice Angels – Josephine Hughes, Jane Travis, & Sandra Wilson

April 16 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am BST

Josephine, Jane, and Sandra will be discussing how to attract more clients and help grow your private practice with the right mindset, content creation, and social media marketing.

They are passionate about helping clients find therapists and aware that it can be difficult to build a private practice when we are both unsure of how to market and can feel very vulnerable when we are putting ourselves out there for others to see us.

The discussion will give you a glimpse into how Josephine, Jane, and Sandra are helping hundreds of therapists to grow their private practice and feel confident about marketing in an ethical way.

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Creating A Supervision Model That Works For Your Practice – Karin Brauner

April 16 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm BST
Karin Brauner

When I was studying to become a Clinical Supervisor, my favourite module asked us to create a model of supervision that worked for us.

I enjoyed creating this model, and it is the model that underpins and informs my practice. I believe it encompasses many of the aspects required in supervision - the pastoral care, the challenge of one's practice, the administrative aspects, the relationships between client-therapist and therapist-supervisor, the stages of learning of the therapist and level of expertise of the supervisor, and so on.

I compiled these from existing theories, which I will describe briefly in this hour, and explain why I find these important for a thorough and complete supervision model.

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Using Mental Health Apps: Keeping Clients Safe And Understanding Which Are The Best Mental Health Apps To Use – Liz Ashall-Payne & Philippa Weitz

April 16 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm BST
Liz Ashall-Payne & Philippa Weitz

Liz Ashall-Payne, ORCHAs CEO, will discuss with Pip Weitz and John Wilson the benefits of using mental health apps that have been assessed as suitable for mental health care.

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Information Standard for Therapists – Catherine Knibbs, Gary Hibberd, and Craig Stevens

April 16 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm BST
Catherine Knibbs

This interview will discuss the 'Information Standard for Therapists', including how to protect you and your clients in light of the new ePR ruling due out this year, more than GDPR and Cybersecurity. This is essential viewing to know how to protect your information and that of your clients. Delivered by a cyber specialist therapist and Cyber sector professionals (international and GDPR/DPA/ISO27001/Risk management).

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Self Confidence in Business – Richard Maun

April 16 @ 8:30 pm - 9:30 pm BST
Richard Maun

We will look at ways to build our confidence so that we can market and sell ourselves more effectively. The event will include references to TA models, top tips, and a story or two along the way. We are all Ok and this event is for those of us who sometimes feel Not Ok and want to do something about it!

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May 2019

Pesso Boyden Psychotherapy: Body Based Solutions Provide the Deepest Healing – Juliet Grayson

May 7 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm BST
Juliet Grayson

In this talk, I will explore: the art of micro-tracking, the impact of The Witness figure, the precision required, using the body to ensure the changes last, the creation of a New Memory, and the fact that the healing is NOT in the relationship with the therapist, that the transfererence is transferred away from the therapist.

I know of no other method that can heal early attachment issues as effectively as Pesso Psychotherapy. When I came across PBSP as a client, I realised that despite 15 years of good quality talking therapy, my body was still loaded with trauma. Now, having been a PBSP client, my body is quiet and I feel deeply content.

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Attachment And Love In The Therapy Room – Maria Naranjo

May 7 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm BST
Maria Naranjo

This interview touches on the role of spirituality in counselling. We know human relationships are crucial for people's mental health. How about the relationship with the self? How do we approach the sense of something bigger than us in therapy? Love is absolutely esential for people to develop a healthy view of themselves. Often, clients have never experienced unconditional love before coming to therapy. What is the role of a therapist in the spiritual life of clients? Is it appropriate to model unconditional love for them?

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Psychotherapy: A Critical Examination (Discipline, Profession, And Social Criticism) – Keith Tudor

May 7 @ 8:30 pm - 9:30 pm BST
Keith Tudor

More details to follow.

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Challenging the As – Geoffrey Newton

May 28 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm BST
Geoffrey Newton

New ways to address addiction.

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June 2019

A Conversation Between The Psychodynamic And Person Centred Approaches – Roslyn Byfield & Mike Trier

June 4 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm BST

Roslyn Byfield, a Psychodynamic counsellor, and Mike Trier, a Person Centred counsellor, explored some of the differences and similarities in the ways that each of us work with clients. Underpinning this discussion will be a curiosity about how far each of us have moved from where we started during our training. We will start our discussion comparing how each of us values the importance of linking the past to the present.

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July 2019

Counselling Is Not Like Selling Shoes – How To Market Your Private Market Online: Content Creation – Karin Brauner

July 16 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm BST
Karin Brauner

As a private practitioner, I know how tricky it can be to "put yourself out there" and "market" your practice.

It is for this reason that I've created a service built around supporting therapists to improve their websites with images, videos, and other content that tells the client exactly why they want to work with this particular counsellor.

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Couples Therapy: Do One-to-One Therapists Need Extra Training To Work With Couples? – Juliet Grayson

July 23 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm BST
Juliet Grayson

Juliet will describe her six modular (2 days per module) training in depth, so that listeners can find out more about what is involved in being a couple therapist. She will share models and discuss topics that may come up when working with couples, such as emotional fusion (co-dependence) and differentiation. She will also talk about unconditional love, and whether one should 'expect' this from a life partner. She will explore ways in which people are enmeshed and fused, and the different ways this can manifest.

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