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Practitioners & CPD
How Can We Help Support You?

 

If you are working with children and young people, families, organisations or communities it can be of great benefit to keep in touch with other professionals in your field for many reasons. 

 

We offer a peer support network designed to enable regular face to face meet ups and peer supervision as well as opportunities for sharing skills and information, access to CPD and practical advice, self-care opportunities and socialising. 

The support network is a constantly developing and evolving entity, and we want to hear from you as to what else we can provide and organise to help you be able to work confidently and effectively and to also manage your own ongoing learning and self-care. Please get in touch with any further ideas or enquiries, and we will try to find a way of answering your common needs. 

Our Portfolio For Practitioners:

Extensive forms of CPD covering a wide range of topics eg practical ‘how to’ talks, updated research and new information, workshops to help develop and strengthen skills for practice 

Regular face to face meet ups for peer networking and peer supervision

Opportunities to pilot your own workshops, talks, and ideas with accessibility to coaching & production advice and guidance 

Skills sharing - both one-to-one and within small groups

Dedicated opportunities for self-care; art making afternoons, yoga & pilates classes, meditation groups, as well as group events – theatre trips, exhibitions, nature excursions, social lunches and evenings 

Professional support starting up in private practice for both individuals and as part of groups

Upcoming Events

Setting Up In Private Practice: One Day Workshop

Group Workshop : Jan 25th (SOLD OUT) / Feb 22nd / April 25th 

Lou Mason - counsellor & founder of The Sunflower Network 

A day looking at how to get set up in private practice from scratch. Full of tips, practical how-to advice, template paperwork and positive support for getting started. Available as a group workshop or as shorter individual one-to-one consultations. 

Prices available on request 

 

Understanding the Impact of Relational and Developmental Trauma and Disrupted Attachment on Children's Brains, Bodies, Emotions, Relationships, & Behaviours: One Day Workshop

Saturday January 11th 9.30am - 4.30pm 

 

Dr. Karen Treisman

A vital and richly packed day's training for anyone working with children and young people. 

SOLD OUT (we are running this day again on October 17th, see details below)

Lunch & refreshments included

WPDC, 3rd Floor, Building 1, Burntwood School, Burntwood Lane, SW17 0AQ

 

Sunflower February Meet Up

Saturday 1st February 2pm - 4pm  

A chance to meet up with fellow practitioners and professionals in the field to chat, socialise, network and spark up ideas for collaborations and exciting new projects.

 

Our guest speaker today is the brilliant Priscilla Bacon, a child & adolescent psychotherapist & parent coach. She will be sharing her fascinating experiences of running Babywatching programmes in schools and discussing the impact, outcomes & benefits of these well-being group interventions for both children & their school communities. Priscilla's 15 minute talk will be followed by a Q&A, accompanied by tea and cakes. 

£10

Wandsworth Quaker Meeting House, 59 Wandsworth High St SW18 2PT  

Working with Suicide & Suicidal Ideation in Children & Young People 

Saturday 8th February 9.30am - 5pm 

Jude Sellen-Cole 

Following on from her successful training days on self-harm, Jude will be running a one day workshop looking at working with children & young people on issues around suicide and suicidal ideation. More details to follow 

£100 

Refreshments included 

WPDC, 3rd Floor, Building 1, Burntwood School, Burntwood Lane, SW17 0AQ

Legal Issues in Therapeutic Work with Children & Young People 

Saturday 29th February 10am - 4pm 

Peter Jenkins 

The day will directly address the two key problematic areas facing therapists working with this client group, namely protecting confidentiality and privacy, and secondly, working within existing child protection and safeguarding legislation. The day will be interactive and include a variety of presentation styles including short presentations, case studies, group feedback and discussion with the facilitator in non-technical language and with lots of opportunties for questions. 

Note from facilitator: Participants for this particular workshop need to have qualified in or be in training in counselling and/or psychotherapy to ensure content is relevant for them. 

£120 

Lunch & refreshments included 

WPDC, 3rd Floor, Building 1, Burntwood School, Burntwood Lane, SW17 0AQ

SUNFLOWER SOIREE

Graham Music: The Lost Art of Play 

Friday 6th March 6.30 - 9pm 

 

Reclaiming Play & Creativity to Enhance Resilience: Perspectives from Child Development, Trauma Theory, Psychotherapy & Neurobiology

This evening talk from acclaimed psychotherapist and speaker Graham Music is the first of our series of Sunflower Soirées. Join us for a glass of wine and nibbles from 6.30pm, followed by this two hour talk from Graham between 7pm - 9pm. 

£35

Includes wine & nibbles 

The Common Room, Omnibus Theatre, 1 Clapham Common Northside SW4 0QW

CyberTrauma

Saturday 14th March 9.30am - 4.30pm 

Cath Knibbs 

Cybertrauma is any trauma that a person suffers through or via digital devices or online spaces. For young people the prevalence of online abuse and harm is increasing alongside the complexities of the issues they face. This day will explore a wide range of areas, conversations and actions that can help us to understand cybertrauma; what is it, why do I need to know and how can I help?

£95 / £110 /£120 

Lunch included 

WPDC, 3rd Floor, Building 1, Burntwood School, Burntwood Lane, SW17 0AQ

SUNFLOWER SOIREE

Joanna Foster: Children Who Set Fires

Friday 8th May 6.30 - 9pm 

 

Eminent author & criminologist Joanna Foster will be giving us a fascinating insight into her valuable and important work around children, teenagers & firesetting. 

Join us for a glass of wine and nibbles from 6.30pm, followed by this talk & Q&A with from

£35

Includes wine & nibbles 

The Common Room, Omnibus Theatre, 1 Clapham Common Northside SW4 0QW

Understanding the Impact of Relational and Developmental Trauma and Disrupted Attachment on Children's Brains, Bodies, Emotions, Relationships, & Behaviours: One Day Workshop

Saturday October 17th 9.30am - 4.30pm 

 

Dr. Karen Treisman

A vital and richly packed day's training for anyone working with children and young people. 

Lunch & refreshments included

£100/£110/£125

 

WPDC, 3rd Floor, Building 1, Burntwood School, Burntwood Lane, SW17 0AQ