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Welcome to the 2017 Working with Children & Young People Conference.Find out more »
Welcome to the 2017 Examining the New Ethical Framework Conference.Find out more »
Welcome to the 2017 Working with Victims of Torture Conference.Find out more »
Welcome to the 2017 Working with Trauma Conference.Find out more »
Welcome to the 2017 International Supervision Week Conference.Find out more »
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 »
The Hidden Virtue: Towards a New Understanding of Humility in Counselling and Psychotherapy – 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.Find out more »
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.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 »
This will offer a treasure box of ideas for working on relational and developmental trauma; including discussing the release of a new resource - A Therapeutic Treasure Deck of Sentence Completion and Feeling Cards.Find out more »
John and myself linked up today to look at rescheduling some events and our conversation took an unexpected turn. We found ourselves talking and sharing our own life experiences and our hard earned lessons in self-care.
We decided our conversation was worth sharing and hoped you can join us.Find out more »
Why do people feel insecure? How does it start? How can you identify it in the Counselling process?
In this hour, I will share my thoughts on this fascinating subject and how I have come to understand the origin, process, and behavior as well as explore ways to help our clients cope with this, the insecure world we all live in.Find out more »
Introducing a new self-help book based on TA.
A four-step programme to help develop self-esteem, create time to do the things that nourish and fulfil you, discover a deep sense of calm, and achieve healthy control over your life, home and work, co-written by psychotherapist and relationship expert Jennie Miller and award-winning journalist Victoria Lambert.Find out more »
To follow the "Behind the Screen" series, this additional session will take the form of an open discussion forum where Kate and Carole will be available to help with any queries that you may still have relating to the use of information technology in your practice and/or working as an online therapist.
These questions will help direct ideas for CPD opportunities that Carole hopes to be able to offer in the future through her training organisation (Diamondleaf Training), which she would like to structure according to the wide-ranging needs of therapists in 2017. This is your opportunity to let her know what kind of information and experiences you would value.Find out more »
Welcome to the 2018 Working With Children & Young People Conference.Find out more »
Being Seriously Playful: A Fresh Focusing Approach Towards Working And Being With Children Of Any Age – René Veugelers
Wouldn't it be great to transfer your inner knowledge and life experience to children, and provide them with skills that support their unique way of being with themselves and being with their emotions? Working and being with children of any age is experiencing and contacting the vitality in our self and the open congruent connection with a child's story and deeper needs. It is an organic exchange in which the Focusing skills and attitude are very supportive and important.Find out more »
Manipulation and control is a common theme in our work, and sometimes it can be a minefield to know how to best help your Client. Its a tightrope, and the balancing aspect of the work and how to pace the work for the benefit of the Client can be the reason it helps or hinders them.
In this hour, I will give you an insight into my many hours of working with and looking at understanding how to spot a controller, why the control drive is present, and how to help the controlled person to engage with the work and grow in themselves.Find out more »
On 25th May 2018, Europe will implement General Data Protection Regulation.
In this event, Alison will demystify Data Protection and share what practitioners need to consider to comply with the regulations. In the form of 10 top tips to ensure your practice - whether private or as a volunteer - is ready to go on May 25th.
The presentation will be geared to practitioners based in the United Kingdom, however, the principles will be useful no matter where therapists are based.Find out more »
Welcome to the 2018 Working With Self Harm Conference.Find out more »
Self harm: Negative self-talk vs Positive self-talk - ways of building your own self awareness and self understanding, and learning to reflect with self-love. Using my own story to show my development of negative self-talk linked-in with my dysfunctional behaviour to then building my self-awareness in understanding my emotions, thoughts and building on my intuition, offered me healing and freedom.Find out more »
The Event will not only be a chance to Encounter, that precious element of bringing people together gathering in community, but also provide a space for those who wish to provide workshops or to attend them, or both. In my experience, these events have enabled the meeting of others with interest and involvement in the Person Centred Approach. It has been a rich vein of learning and a vibrant space to connect and communicate.Find out more »
In this hour, I will explore proven techniques to help the Client find the path through "The What and Why" model, helping you to reduce the blame and conflict in any given situation, and finding ways to understand, be objective, and solve issues. Specifically in relation to; safety, risk assessment, and unsociable behavior.Find out more »
Theme - Looking Backwards, Looking Forwards and the Maintenance of Clinical BoundariesFind out more »
How do we manage overeating, weight gain, anxiety, and stress? Well, it's all here in this talk about additional hunger and addictive substances. Working with the mind, I've discovered that a simple technique of self-talk can literally re-train the mind to lose this additional hunger and allow the person to take back control of their lives.Find out more »
The fourth installment of our Eating Disorders Explored events; this month Kel will be updating us on any interesting news and updates from Eating Disorder Awareness Week (which was Feb 26th to March 4th).Find out more »
This conversation between John and Louie Gardiner opens the space for a new way of approaching human transformation informed by complexity thinking. Following a lifetime of personal struggle and searching, Louie has spent the last few years engaged in a deeply personal doctoral inquiry. Drawing on diverse sources and theories, she has been examining and further developing her 'abductive' fruits - complexity-attuned approaches born of her own sense-making. In this conversation, John and Louie will begin to explore what is different about her approaches - in particular, the P6 Constellation. She will share how people across generations, contexts, and cultures are benefiting and offer her reflections on what is making the difference.Find out more »
Social Media can be a bit of a minefield, especially when you are just getting started!
In this event, I will discuss the most common fears around using social media in the helping professions. I will also be giving away a FREE Content Calendar to help you get started on your social media journey.
It can also be a time for questions and answers you have around using your social media platforms.Find out more »
Following their previous event focusing on self-care, Jenny and John will talk about Empathy as being central to leading a healthy and vibrant life in which we can learn to listen, not only to others but also to ourselves.
Drawing on her book, 7 Steps to Spiritual Empathy, a Practical Guide, Jenny highlights the connection between, science, spirituality, and the listening professions.Find out more »
How valuable do you define yourself, learn to say no, and put effective boundaries into your work and life? In this hour, I will give you an insight into my experience in making and holding effective boundaries. If you're not mentally healthy, how can you be the best you can be for your Client. It's always a trade-off whether your self-employed or employed on how to understand when you need and use a self-care process. We have so many demands on us from Organisations and our own needs to provide an income that we can sometimes get lost in the process of keeping tabs on our mental and physical health. What are the signs? How do we manage self-care? This hour will help you to understand these aspects of our world, and keep you strong and focused on being the best you can be for all your connections.Find out more »
The Power Threat Meaning Framework is an ambitious attempt to develop a conceptual alternative to psychiatric diagnosis, developed by a group of senior psychologists (Lucy Johnstone, Mary Boyle, John Cromby, David Harper, Peter Kinderman, David Pilgrim, and John Read) and high profile service user campaigners (Jacqui Dillon and Eleanor Longden) over a period of five years. It was launched on January 12th, 2018 in London and is already attracting a great deal of interest from professionals, service users, trainers, voluntary organisations, researchers, and others. Since it presents a strong challenge to traditional ways of thinking and practising, it is also proving controversial in some quarters. Lucy Johnstone, the project lead, will describe the core principles of the Framework and its relevance to understanding, and be working with emotional distress and unusual experiences and troubled or troubling behaviour.Find out more »
Why Nietzsche is important to therapists today.Find out more »