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September 2017

The Hidden Virtue: Towards a New Understanding of Humility in Counselling and Psychotherapy – Heather Dale

September 29, 2017 @ 5:15 pm - 6:15 pm BST
Heather Dale

There is a pivotal point where the therapist can become convinced that they know what is ‘best’ for their client, albeit at an unconscious level. This may lead to a rupture in the therapeutic relationship. Through the use of vignettes this paper will explore the signs (red flags) that allow practitioners to become aware that they have lost sight of the virtue of humility necessary for safe and ethical practice.

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When Did Grief Get So Complicated? … and What Practitioners Need to Know About It – Susan Delaney

September 29, 2017 @ 8:15 pm - 9:15 pm BST
Susan Delaney

The debate continues amongst practitioners about whether grief should ever be considered a disorder; many practitioners believe that grief is a normal response to loss and should not be medicalised whilst others believe that grief can become disabling and may need specialist intervention. This talk will consider the current controversy and will discuss the evidence for a complicated grief disorder. Information on recognising when grief has become complicated will be offered along with a discussion of international treatment initiatives and an update on what is happening in Ireland and the UK.

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September 2019

Ancestral Lineage: A Nature-Based Exploration – Wendy Robertson Fyfe

September 24, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm BST
Wendy Robertson Fyfe

In this interview, Wendy is in conversation about Ancestral Lineage through a Nature-Based Perspective. She will wonder whether we have forgotten the deep roots and stories in the marrow, the DNA of our bones, thereby feeling disconnected from the depth of our roots in deep Ancestral lineage, both human and more-than-human. Such a forgetting or repressing, contributes to a sense of aloneness, lost, and longing that may haunt us leading to what we might call Depression or Anxiety, and disconnection from our own authentic and Earth-given nature, dignity, and true inheritance.

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October 2019

The 4Fold Path Of InnerView Guidance – Cedric Speyer

October 8, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm BST
Cedric Speyer

The 4Fold Path map provides an overview of the archetypal whole person, featuring compass points of personhood and unfolding sequences for soul work. It serves as a template for the InnerView Guidance model and allows practitioners to follow multi-level transitions through the therapeutic process.

The series of fourfold sequences can be used as a training and supervision tool, leading to practical interventions involving mindfulness practices, meditation methods, contemplative teachings, and guidance from the Wisdom tradition.

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November 2019

The Digital mHealth Conversation Series 2019: How Can Social Media Be Used More Effectively To Bring People With Mental Health Problems Together And Help Them Connect (e.g. In Their Communities), Rather Than Isolating Them In Their Homes? – Philippa Weitz

November 5, 2019 @ 8:30 pm - 9:30 pm GMT
The Digital mHealth Conversation Series 2019

Over 2017/8 MindTech and the James Lind Alliance identified the Top 10 questions for digital technology in mental healthcare, these were filtered down from an initial 1350 questions, submitted by people with lived experience and health professionals. It is their intention that these will guide the funders of research to ensure that future research is focused on answering these questions and that the potential of digital technology for mental health can be fully realised.

Each conversation will centre around a series of structured questions related to the theme of the digitalmHealth conversation.

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March 2020

TA In A Crisis (WEBINAR) – Mark Head & Leilani Mitchell

March 26 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm GMT
Mark Head & Leilani Mitchell

Question and Answer session with Leilani Mitchell and Mark Head, Directors of The Link Centre, a TA training centre in Sussex.

TA gives us a wide range of models, ideas, and strategies for thinking about crisis in terms of our own experience and working with others. This will be an open Q and A session led by the participants, Mark and Leilani.

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Can I Work With Children & Young People Online? (WEEK 2) – Jan Stiff & Susan Utting-Simon

March 27 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm GMT
Jan Stiff & Susan Utting-Simon

Following on from week 1, we are using this webinar to open up a space for colleagues who are, or who are considering, moving their work with Children & Young People online.

There are a number of ethical, legal, and technological questions when working with Children & Young People online. We hope that this webinar will be a place to share knowledge and support each other in extraordinary times!

We are offering free access to this webinar for all colleagues.

We are offering colleagues the option of making a donation towards this event to help onlinevents sustain the technological investment needed to support such a large community of colleagues.

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April 2020

Managing the Changing Frame of the Therapeutic Relationship in the Midst of the COVID-19 Pandemic – Stephen Andrew & Zoë Krupka

April 9 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am BST
Stephen Andrew & Zoë Krupka

The global COVID-19 pandemic lockdowns have meant that many counsellors and psychotherapists are working with clients over virtual platforms at short notice.

Stephen Andrew and Zoe Krupka discuss their experiences of this liminal space as therapists, teachers, and supervisors, with a focus on the specific interpersonal challenges and opportunities of a mandated eTherapy space.

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The Client’s Perspective: Pesso Boyden System of Psychotherapy (PSBP) – Juliet Grayson

April 28 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm BST
Juliet Grayson

Juliet will interview John about his experience of attending a 4-day PBSP Intensive as a client. This was a residential workshop, where she was the therapist leading client sessions using PBSP. This was John's first experience as a client, and Juliet will be asking him about the immediate impact and the longer term effects of one session of PBSP.

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May 2020

Online Psychotherapies in the Context of COVID-19: Critical and Cultural Perspectives – Keith Tudor, Julie Ioane, & Catherine Knibbs

May 21 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am BST
Keith Tudor, Julie Ioane, & Catherine Knibbs

This event offers an opportunity to reflect critically on the rapid move to online therapies in the context of COVID-19. The presenters offer some reflections on the problem of information (as well as misinformation and disinformation), and the security of online practice; cultural perspectives, which, amongst other things, challenge the notion that COVID-19 is a great leveller; and the danger of Parental thinking and over-regulation.

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July 2020

Coronavirus: Considering Our Responses And Responsibilities (WEEK 18) – Kate Dunn & Carole Francis-Smith

July 29 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm BST
Kate Dunn & Carole Francis-Smith

We are hosting our eighteenth online event to continue to support practitioners in these extraordinary times so that they can support their clients.

We will be working with the latest guidelines from the professional associations to support each other to sustain best practice with our clients.

We will also be returning to questions that we were not able to respond to in weeks 1 to 17.

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