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
Discounts & Special Offers Currently Available
Discounts are currently available for the following:
Individuals booking for multiple events
Current Special Offers:
Dr Karen Treisman - book to attend 3 days or 6 days and receive a discount
Please contact for more details and /or to arrange multiple event bookings, group bookings & Karen Treisman discounts. Offers do not not apply to any fundraising events or the Setting Up in Private Practice training.
Setting Up In Private Practice
CURRENTLY BEING OFFERED ONLINE
Next Dates: Sat 24th & Sun 25th October / Sat 27th & Sun 28th November /
Sat 12th & Sun 13th December
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.
Online Sessions run across two mornings: 10.00 - 13.30 on a Saturday & a Sunday with short screen breaks
Prices available on request
SUNFLOWER SEPTEMBER SOIRÉE & FUNDRAISER
Strategies for Working with Parents
Friday 25th September 7pm - 9pm
A talk + Q&A about ways that therapists can help parents identify areas for change and find ways to help their children feel emotionally safe and behave well.
Donations from £10
Children & Teenagers Who Set Fires - Why They Do It & How to Help
Saturday 3rd October 0930 - 1630
This day is useful for all practitioners working with children and teenagers as it provides an insight into the motives for child-set fires across different ages. It is of particular benefit to practitioners working with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), as high rates of ADHD are reported in the juvenile firesetter data. With histories of complex trauma and adverse life experiences common amongst children and teenagers who set fires, learning more about firesetting behaviour will allow practitioners to respond more appropriately and effectively to the needs of the children and teenagers they work with. Practitioners will also learn what support they can access when working with families where fire safety concerns are present at home.
Dr. Karen Treisman: The Power of Language / Behaviour is Communication
Saturday October 17th
AM: The Power of Language 0930 -1230
PM: Behaviour is Communication 1330 -1630
This day focuses on exploring two key elements of Karen's flagship trauma training in greater depth - the Power of Language and Behaviour is Communication. It can be attended as a whole day workshop or you can attend just one - either the morning or the afternoon. Full of interactivity & connection.
£55 for one workshop / £100 full day
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.
A light lunch & refreshments included
Trinity Academy, 56 Brixton Hill, SW2 1QS (a short walk from Brixton 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?
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.
Introduction to Using Life Story Therapy to Support Children, Young People and Families
6th February 2021 9.30am - 4.30pm
This inspirational day from Paula is a great introduction to Life Story Therapy - what it is, how it works and how it can be used with children, young people and families.
It also includes creative ideas and exercises used in LST that can be taken home and used in session straightaway.
Creative and Expressive Tools and Ideas for Talking about Feelings and Emotions
20th February 2021 10am - 4pm
Dr Karen Treisman
This workshop will present an array of different creative and practical ideas and tools for talking about and expressing a range of feelings. These can be used in direct work with children and adults (including some virtually); as well as to bring in some expressive and creative tools in team meetings, supervision, and assessments. Karen will also share her well respected 7 E model for enriching and expanding therapeutic conversations.
This workshop pairs well with the training on the following day, but can be attended on its own.
£85 / £150 (if paired with Feb 21st)
Emotional Regulation Tools & Ideas
21st February 2021 10am - 4pm
Dr Karen Treisman
This workshop will present some creative, physical, sensory, and cognitive emotional regulation tips and tools which can be used and transferred to work with children, adult, and parents, including for our own regulation and wellbeing. This will include breathing tools and technique, sensory ideas, creative extensions of the safe place exercise, grounding, and sensory boxes and much more.
This workshop pairs well with the training from the day before, but can be attended on its own.
£85 / £150 (if paired with Feb 20th)
Transitions & Moving On
15th May 2021 10am - 4pm
Dr Karen Treisman
This workshop offers some tools and ideas for supporting children and young people around transitions and moving on, such as moving to a new foster home, ending therapy, transitioning between schools, and other endings.
£75 (limited early bird offer) / £85
Understanding the Impact of Trauma in Children & Adolescents
10th & 11th July 2021 9.30am - 4pm both days
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.
£225 (limited early bird offer) / £250 for both days
Lunch & refreshments included throughout both days
Supporting Children and Teens around Bereavement, Death and Grief
25th & 26th September 2021 10am - 4pm both days
Dr Karen Treisman
Supporting children and teens (with applications for adults as well) around bereavement, death and grief
£150 (limited early bird offer) / £170 for both days