Current Events

A One Day Workshop with Dan Hughes
Awakening curiosity, comfort, and joy: Daily care and therapeutic interventions for the mistrustful child

Start:
29/01/2019 09:45
End:
29/01/2019 16:30
Price:
£90.00
Location:
Brighthelm Centre

Dan Hughes, Ph.D. is a clinical psychologist who founded and developed Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy (DDP), the treatment of children who have experienced abuse and neglect and demonstrate ongoing problems related to attachment and trauma. 

This workshop is designed to enable participants to understand -

1. Development and challenges of the mistrustful child.

2. Attachment security and its developmental effects.

3. How to assist the mistrustful child to begin to trust.

4. The nature and value of PACE (playfulness, acceptance, curiosity, and empathy), the basic tenets of Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy.

5. Characteristics of day-to-day care for the mistrustful child.

6. Challenges of caring for the mistrustful child and how to care for the caregiver.

Who should attend?

This workshop is open to parents, foster carers, adoptive parents and professionals from all disciplines interested in enhancing their knowledge and developing their understanding of working with children with traumatic backgrounds and attachment difficulties.

DDP Level 1 Feb 2019 by Vicky Sutton

Start:
12/02/2019 09:30
End:
15/02/2019 16:30
Price:
£780.00
Location:
Brighthelm Centre

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Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy (DDP) has been developed by Dan Hughes over the past twenty years as a model of therapy for developmentally traumatized children and their families based on a theoretical understanding of attachment and intersubjective relationships. More recently Dyadic Developmental Practice has been recognized as providing a framework which extends beyond the therapy to also provide network, school and parenting support.

This four day training introduces DDP and the broader framework of Dyadic Developmental Practice within which the therapy is applied. The core components of DDP will be presented and explored through discussion and experiential exercises.

The level one training will provide the knowledge and practice necessary for attendees to apply DDP principles to their work with developmentally traumatised children and their families.

A Workshop with Dr Stephen Blumenthal

Start:
23/03/2019 10:00
End:
23/03/2019 16:30
Price:
£108.00
Location:
Jurys Inn Brighton

What do you do if a person you are working with describes thoughts or actions which cause you to worry that they might harm themselves or someone else? Dr Blumenthal has worked with people who act out their conflicts by engaging in risky behaviour for many years, both in the NHS and in private practice. Behaviours such as these cause practitioners to worry, which can undermine personal and professional esteem. Understanding such processes can promote confidence and enrich clinical practice.

A workshop with Dr Peter Jakob: Introduction to NVR (Non Violent Resistance) - a new innovative approach for dealing with aggressive, harmful, and self-destructive behaviour in children and young people.

Start:
15/06/2019 10:00
End:
15/06/2019 16:30
Location:
Jurys Inn Brighton

An overview of its principles and methods

Non Violent Resistance (NVR) was originally developed by Haim Omer and his team at the University of Tel Aviv as It helps parents, schools and communities respond more effectively to such problems as child to parent violence, young people at risk of sexual or criminal exploitation, drug misuse, self-harm, anxiety disorders in which the young person does not cooperate in treatment, or the ‘entitled dependency’ of younger adults who become socially withdrawn.  Deriving its methods from the principles of raising parental presence, de-escalation and reconciliation, NVR promotes constructive resistance to harmful behaviour, while seeking to support adults in reconnecting with their child and developing a non-punitive yet strong and emotionally containing parental position.

By supporting adults to act in reconciliatory ways towards the young person, whilst at the same time helping them to develop an effective network of adult supporters, NVR is a relational approach, which integrates systemic and attachment-orientated perspectives. By working with and through the adults, we can help young people overcome serious behavioural problems, even and especially when they themselves do not cooperate in the therapeutic process.

Peter Jakob has introduced NVR to the UK and developed specific ways of working with trauma and attachment difficulties in NVR. This brief one day workshop will give an insight into the underlying principles and philosophy of NVR and introduce some of its core methods. It will also illustrate the specific child-focussed and trauma-focussed ways of working with NVR. Participants will receive information on the rapidly growing evidence base for NVR, and the many new applications of the approach. 

Methods

We use PowerPoint presentation, video clips, role play, small group exercises and discussion to create a lively experiential learning environment for this first introduction to the principles and methods of NVR.

The workshop will look at:

  • Symmetrical escalation and de-escalation;
  • Deferred responsiveness;
  • Caregiver ‘erasure’ experiences and the concept of caregiver presence
  • Positive action methods: announcement, campaign of concern, sit-in, tailing;
  • Reconciliation gestures and child focused work in NVR;
  • The NVR support network;
  • Helping traumatised children and young people process shame;
  • Evidence base for NVR.

DDP Level 2 Sept 2019 by Susan Drake

Start:
23/09/2019 09:30
End:
26/09/2019 16:30
Price:
£840.00
Location:
Brighthelm Centre

This DDP Level Two 4-day or 28 hour course is open to clinical psychologists, social workers, parent mentors, therapists and other practitioners, who have completed the 4-day Level One training.

It follows on from the ideas and skills introduced in Level One and is suitable for those who are beginning to use the principles and interventions in their day-to-day work.

A Workshop with Professor Mick Cooper: Working with Goals in Psychotherapy and Counselling

Start:
19/10/2019 10:00
End:
19/10/2019 16:30
Price:
£108.00
Location:
Jurys Inn Brighton

This interactive workshop provides participants with an opportunity to develop their understanding of working with goals in counselling and psychotherapy, and to develop their skills in this emerging area.  Although many therapists are reluctant to focus on goals, they provide an opportunity to help clients define, for themselves, what is important to therapy; and evidence suggests that many clients do want to develop them as an orientating-point for therapy. The workshop starts by examining the 'teleological' philosophical principles underlying a goal-orientated approach to therapy--that human beings are 'directional', striving towards things--and goes on to examine what has been learnt from the psychological research about the nature of goals and goal processes (for instance, distinguishing between 'approach' and 'avoidance' goals). It then goes on to a more practical exploration of working with goals, including skills practice and video demonstration.