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Macclesfield Counselling & Training Centre  

6-8 Market Place, Macclesfield, Cheshire SK10 1EX
Tel: 01625 614039 Email: info@macclesfieldcounselling.co.uk

Conferences

"At Macclesfield Counselling & Training Centre our ethos is to provide professional and affordable North West based Conferences, whilst enlisting highly experienced and critically acclaimed speakers, who seek to enhance the effectiveness and development of helping professionals from a wide range of professional backgrounds."

New MCTC Events Website

View www.mctcevents.co.uk where you can now view our range of courses and book places at any of our events online.

NATIONAL CONFERENCE: Dr Margot Sunderland - "With the Breath of Kindness" January 18, 2014

Bookings are now Closed

Helping Troubled Children and Teenagers: Key Tools and Techniques

"Oh, the comfort, the inexpressible comfort, of feeling safe with a person; having neither to weigh thoughts nor measure words, but to pour them all out just as they are, chaff and grain together, knowing that a faithful hand will take and sift them, keep what is worth keeping, and then, with the 'breath of kindness' blow the rest away." (Dinah Craik)

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Presented by: Dr Margot Sunderland - Director of Education and Training at The Centre for Child Mental Health, London. Honorary Visiting Fellow at London Metropolitan University and Child Psychotherapist with over thirty years' experience of working with children and teenagers. Author of over 20 books in the field of child mental health. What Every Parent Needs to Know (Dorling Kindersley) won First Prize in the British Medical Association Medical Book Awards 2007 (Popular Medicine section). Originator of Helping Where it Hurts, a therapy programme for troubled children in North London schools.

This day focuses on the key skills for effective therapeutic communication with a child or teenager, in terms of 'what to say and how to say it'. This rarely comes naturally and cannot simply be learnt from a book! Children and teenagers often don't know what to do with the feelings they are having. As a result they discharge their emotions in destructive ways or defend against them. Both ways of coping are nevertheless understandable. It can be just too frightening to think about intense or painful feelings on your own. In contrast, what is shareable is bearable (Siegel 2007). But If a child or young person is to be helped to resolve, work through and develop emotionally and socially, it is essential that the listening adult knows how to have a therapeutic conversation. This day will offer you a wealth of tools and techniques for how to do just that.

Key Benefits from Attending: Delegates will learn:

  1. How to become more talkable to
  2. Ways of opening up a therapeutic conversation with a child/teenager
  3. How to help a child/teenager find words for their experiences instead of discharging or defending against strong emotions
  4. How to convey accurate empathy with age appropriate vocabulary
  5. How to develop the child's communications to the point of resolution
  6. How to transform a child's inner world from a harsh place to a warmer kinder one
  7. How to find 'the words to say it', so that children and teenagers will: find their voice; know what it feels like to be profoundly understood; find solace; know how reflecting with someone feels so good instead of managing big problems all on their own
  8. How to enable children/teenagers to develop a far wider range of relational and emotional options

Specific tools and techniques taught include:

  1. The big empathy drawing
  2. Rehearsal of the possible
  3. Unfinished sentence technique
  4. Use of indirect expression
  5. Structured sandplay tasks
  6. 'Show me'
  7. The finish the story technique
  8. Empathic Intervention based on life data and play data
  9. Emotion worksheets

Date: 18th January 2014

Time: 10.00am - 4.00pm

Suitable for: Counsellors/Therapists, Play Therapists, Teachers, Social Workers, and Child Mental health workers.

Includes: Refreshments/Lunch & Certificate of Attendance.

Price per Delegate

  • Standard price: £95.00

Venue:

Macclesfield Town Hall Assembly Room
Market Place
Macclesfield
Cheshire
SK10 1EA

Tel: 01625 614039
Payments: via company invoice, please e-mail: info@macclesfieldcounselling.co.uk
To book: www.mctcevents.co.uk
Venue / Directions / Parking Tariffs: www.cheshireeast.gov.uk

NATIONAL CONFERENCE: Not Among the Chosen | March 10, 2012

When Children are traumatised, abused or neglected they are being given the message that they are not among the chosen.

This easily accessible presentation is a must for people who work with children or teenagers who have experienced trauma, neglect or abuse.

Dr Sunderland will address the effects of post-traumatic stress, what happens to the brain and how to heal a child's traumatised mind.

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Presented by: Dr Margot Sunderland - Director of Education & Training @ The Centre for Child Mental Health. Author of the Science of Parenting (First Prize Winner BMA medical Book) also known for her publications of Draw on Your Emotions & Relationships.

Delegates will learn the essential relational therapeutic events if a child/teenager is to move from the pain of neglect and abuse to emotional wellbeing.

The science of post-traumatic stress in children and young people 7am when persistent fighting or hurting points to post-traumatic stress.

How to respond when children and teenagers cut off from their pain and treat others as they have been treated.

Take away key tools and techniques for dealing with a child's acute stress states and connecting with a child or teenager who experiences the world as fundamentally threatening and hostile.

Date: 10th March 2012

Time: 10.00am - 4.00pm

Suitable for: Counsellors/Therapists, Play Therapists, Teachers, Social Workers, and Child Mental health workers.

Includes: Refreshments/Lunch & Certificate of Attendance.

Price per Delegate

  • Standard price: £90.00

Event Capacity

280

Venue:

Manchester Conference Centre
Weston Building
Sackville Street
Manchester, Manchester
M1 3BB

Tel: 0161 955 8000
Web: www.manchesterconferencecentre.co.uk
To book: www.mctcevents.co.uk

 

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