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
Setting Up In Private Practice
CURRENTLY BEING OFFERED ONLINE
Next Dates: Two Half-Days (mornings) on Sat 11th / Sun 12th July 2020
Lou Mason - counsellor & founder of The Sunflower Network
A training looking at how to get set up in private practice from scratch. Full of tips, practical how-to advice, template paperwork and encouraging & enthusiastic support for getting started.
TWO PLACES LEFT
Prices available on request
Children & Teenagers Who Set Fires
Friday 5th June 6.45pm - 9pm
Eminent author & criminologist Joanna Foster will be giving us a fascinating insight into her valuable and important work around children, teenagers & firesetting.
Life Story Therapy : a one day workshop
Saturday 20th June 9.30am - 4.30pm
Life Story Therapy is a creative, dynamic therapy in which the child explores their history and experiences in order to help them make sense of their story, manage their feelings and relationships, and develop a sense of self.
This day would be useful for people working with children and young people who have experienced loss, change, and painful or difficult circumstances. It is useful for children who have a fragmented sense of their life and history. It is often beneficial for children who have been in care or adopted, but not exclusively, as its approach fits a range of needs.
Dr. Karen Treisman: Individual & Organisational Stress, Survival, & Trauma Responses in the Context of a Pandemic
Saturday 4th July 0930 -1630
This session will focus on an exploration and reflection of some individual trauma and stress responses to the current COVID-19 pandemic; as well as some of the wider societal and organisational responses. We will also think about some of the collective loss which is occurring.
We will also touch upon some of the complications we might be experiencing in delivering therapy virtually with some creative and practice ideas for making virtual work more engaging and effective.
There will be time for interaction, reflection, and question and answers throughout the day.
Naomi Moore: Complex Medical Conditions & Serious Illness (includes Covid-19)- Supporting Children, Siblings & Families
Saturday 25th July 0930-1630
ONLINE - FURTHER DETAILS COMING SOON
Dr. Karen Treisman: Content TBC
Saturday October 17th 9.30am - 4.30pm
FURTHER DETAILS & BOOKING COMING SOON
Developing & Repairing Trust in the Traumatised Child: Therapeutic & Caregiving Interventions
Friday November 6th 2020 9.30 - 4.30pm
A rich and highly valuable day of learning from the fantastic Dan Hughes exploring ways of working with traumatised children. Will include time exploring Blocked Care, Blocked Trust, PACE, DDP based interventions, therapeutic & caregiving conversations and interventions both in therapy and at home.
Screen One, Clapham Picturehouse, 76 Venn Street SW4 0AT (close to Clapham Common tube)
Saturday 21st November 9.30am - 4.30pm
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?
Lunch & refreshments included
WPDC, 3rd Floor, Building 1, Burntwood School, Burntwood Lane, SW17 0AQ
Neglect, Shut Down States & Hard To Reach Clients: Therapeutic Challenges
Saturday 23rd January 2021 9.30am - 1pm (Half Day workshop)
Working with people who seem shut-down can be de-skilling experiences for practitioners.
This half-day workshop will examine working with clients who seem cut-off due to neglect, trauma or hopelessness, and the different challenges these states pose. As well as slides and video-clips, there will be space for an experiential exercises and discussion with your colleagues and speaker.
£55 / £65
Tara Arts Theatre, 356 Garratt Lane, Earlsfield SW18 4ES (directly opposite British Rail station)
Understanding Trauma in Children & Adolescents - Two Day Workshop
Saturday 20th & Sunday 21st February 2021
Dr. Karen Treisman
This two day version of Karen's brilliant trauma training allows for greater reflection and processing time, and enables her to go more in-depth in her approach. Essential CPD for anyone working with or supporting children, adolescents and young people.
Lunch & refreshments included
£250 / £275