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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 »
Welcome to the 2018 Working With Children & Young People Conference.Find out more »
Welcome to the 2018 Working With Self Harm Conference.Find out more »
Theme - Looking Backwards, Looking Forwards and the Maintenance of Clinical BoundariesFind out more »
Welcome to the 2018 Working With Trauma Conference.Find out more »
Welcome to the 2018 Working With Couples Conference.Find out more »
Welcome to the 2018 Working With Anxiety & Depression Conference.Find out more »
Welcome to the 2018 International Supervision Week Conference.Find out more »
Welcome to the 2018 Working Therapeutically Online Conference.Find out more »
Join us for a full day devoted to discussing the important topic of practitioners self careFind out more »
An essential aspect of ethics is to safeguard clients from harm that may have occurred from attending therapy. In a profession that is inherent with risks because we work in-relation-with-others, therapists who seem not to succeed in meeting the delicate balance between doing good work vs. poorer work can become enmeshed in quasi-legal complaint procedures. The culture of publicly ‘naming and shaming’ therapists is having an unintended outcome because the public process means an important debate around this sensitive topic risks being silenced. It seems the policy of naming and shaming may itself contribute to further difficulties and anxiety, and so may engender defensive practices and more complaints. This presentation suggests the awareness, discussion and management of unintended harm signals good and ethically-grounded practice, rather than poor clinical practice.Find out more »
Cyberspace offers Counsellors, Psychotherapists and Psychologists a space to connect, advertise and work using the medium of technology. However this technology comes with risks and dangers for us as practitioners, from our own social media to cyber security. This is much more than GDPR and Facebook. Our privacy and our clients’ can be compromised if we don’t understand how cyberspace operates and how our presence in this space can affect us. Furthermore technology is in our practice and is exponentially growing and in line with Moore’s law you will be seeing issues that literature doesn’t currently prepare us for. Intrigued? Science faction is on its way and as practitioners we currently need to expand our horizons. The talk will give a brief overview of the issues we can face with q&a about any of this.Find out more »
To define VT and Spirituality. To consider the broad spectrum of practices that relate directly or indirectly to spirituality. To explore how VT and Spirituality each impacts on the other and what we might need in order to nourish our individual spirituality in the face of trauma and great need.Find out more »
Welcome to the 2018 Working With Grief & Loss Conference.Find out more »
Working With Children & Young People Conference 2019 (FREE) If you are a practitioner, we would like you to join in along with other colleagues.…Find out more »
(NOTE THIS EVENT IS A PAID WORKSHOP AND WILL NOT BE ADDED TO OUR ONLINE LIBRARY) Understanding what’s going on in our heads – how our brain’s work – can help us become better practitioners and help our clients make sense of their experiences in ways that reduce self-blame and self-criticism. Although the human brain is probably one of the most complex structures around, some of the principles on which it works are easily explained. You don’t have to be a neuroscientist to get a better understanding of the brain and nervous system!Find out more »
If you're in private practice, should you offer a reduced fee for certain people, like those on a low income?
Well, it's not quite as simple as it may first appear!
So, here are some points for reflection so that you can get really clear on your own pricing structure and boundaries.Find out more »
Will the proposed competencies framework advance the profession or is it fiddling while Rome burns?
ONLINEVENTS hosts the debate.
The ONLINE EVENTS webinars, of which this is the first, are designed to facilitate colleagues in formulating their responses. Although initiated by those with objections to what has been produced, over time the intention is to give all viewpoints a fair hearing.
You will hear from David Murphy, Professor Andrew Samuels, and Clare Slaney.Find out more »