Workshops

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.

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 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.