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Anna has been working with myth, storytelling and art in crisis settings for over six years. The aim of the seminar is to give therapists an interactive experience of ways in which trauma can be tackled creatively.
The day will explore how art, movement, writing and voice can weave together both collective and personal narratives. It explores how fairy tales become a safe vessel for traumatic content without the risk of re-traumatisation. The day will be rich with creative inspiration, tools and reflection with the hope that therapists can approach this difficult subject matter with a sense of curiosity and playfulness.
Often working with trauma and shame, especially in group settings, can feel heavy and clients with a significant traumatic history may have forgotten how to play and express themselves through creative means. The journey between client and therapist can be one of both mystery and enchantment and this seminar seeks to overcome some of the challenges our work brings and allow a space of re-imagination in how we might follow the rich red threads of story with a whole mixture of client groups.
All art materials provided.
Ruth is a practising sexual therapist.
The aim of the seminar would be to raise confidence about bringing intimacy and sex into the room with client(s). To look at how this can help therapist and client(s) to understand the meaning they place on sex and whether this is helping or hindering them in relationships. Plus, it might uncover sexual dysfunctions which have been causing problems for the couple.
I will talk about loss of desire, common sexual issues in different scenarios which hinder people from forming or maintaining a good intimate sexual relationship. I will also address how and when to refer on for specific help from sex therapist or GP indications.
Chloe Foster from Sussex Rainbow Counselling brings you an interactive training workshop on LGBTQ basic awareness. Come and learn about how you as a counsellor can become more confident in working with gender and sexual diversity with your clients.
This training is a whistle stop tour on the basics you need to know including use of pronouns, key words, the differences between gender identity, gender expression, biological sex and attraction. We will briefly look at how homophobia, biphobia and transphobia can affect our clients’ mental health and how you can as a counsellor can make your practice more LGBTQ inclusive.
Have you qualified as a counsellor or psychotherapist in the last three years, or are you about to qualify? Perhaps you’re asking yourself –Where do I go from here? How do I put this learning into practice? What do I need, to be the practitioner I want to be?
This interactive seminar will help you to explore these questions and share ideas for developing yourself and your therapeutic work. Meet, share and learn more about your post-qualifying options via your choice of two of three interactive workshops. Afterwards, notes will be available for you from all three groups. The choice of workshops will focus on, professional & personal development ; awareness of self and private practice.
This is an opportunity to consider the potential next steps in your counselling career and personal development, to meet and collaborate with fellow practitioners with a broad range of experience and to have some fun!
The practice of naming and shaming those who get the delicate balance of good work vs making errors seemingly wrong is causing therapists distress. The public process of naming and shaming therapist’s risks driving an open and honest debate underground. This means the very ethical frameworks or codes of ethics meant to protect the public or therapists from needing to complain, could themselves have an unintended and harmful impact. Yet, the topic seems rarely discussed in trainings or openly amongst therapists. Here, we will create a safe space to explore what the public, therapists and complaint trends seem to be telling us.
In this highly experiential workshop, we will each become one of the stakeholders involved in a complaint, and experience how we interact in ways that might not be useful. This will show how serving different and sometimes contradictory needs within the system and how mapping this out, can lead to working in a way that is less adversarial and more humane. Through us, the relationships, types of transference and tensions will emerge to offer a multi-sensory experience.
We will also discuss what to do if you receive a complaint and how the Psychotherapy & Counselling Union, whose motto is 'Standing up for Therapists', could support you.
Dr Philip Cox (PsychD) is an HCPC registered Chartered Psychologist and BACP (Accred) member with over 20 years of clinical experience. Philip is Chair-elect of the BPS Psychotherapy Section and a Psychotherapy & Counselling Union executive committee member, leading on professional complaints
The Annual General Meeting will be followed by a workshop:
Mind and Body- Using psychotherapeutic and ontological techniques to transform Physical illness
Carlie is a General Practitioner and partner at the NHS integrated care practice, the Brighton Health and Wellbeing Centre. She is also Buddhist and trained as a Craniosacral therapist. She became a GP after a long medical career including emergency aid work, paediatric and psychiatry training, during which time she became fascinated by links between mind and body.
Having received training in some forms of brief dynamic psychotherapy & CBT, she became aware of how some people with chronic and enduring physical health conditions appeared to be held stuck by dysfunctional emotional and behavioural patterns, and has developed a methodology to help shift people to improved states of mental and physical health.
She will share personal experiences in her journey and case histories that have changed her belief system and clinical practice.
Brenda is the author of seventeen books and has appeared on radio and television and is a retired bereavement counsellor and trainer. She says "How often have you heard TV reporters shouting outside a court after a murder or manslaughter verdict has been given, ‘ Have you got closure now?’
Do you like me, think, ‘What do they mean by ‘Closure’ ? And, what about the bereaved what do they think? The majority of children with whom I have worked, want and have continuing bonds with a family member or friend who has died. That connection sustains them in the aftermath of death and helps build resilience.
We will look at our own continuing bonds with those who are no longer physically present and how we help grieving and bereaved children to build healthy bonds.
As a therapist there will be times when you need support. Here is an opportunity for you to be selfish and to take some time for yourself. We will be using Gestalt techniques to open up our own channels of insight. In a caring confidential cocoon you will, I hope, be trusting your partner to take you through some of the Perls 'Theory Into Practice'.
Apart from the experience you will also be able to take away with you a comprehensive booklet and synopsis about his theories. It will also be fun.
This is an introduction to the Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) course run by SECTCO
John will describe this course, which obtained NICE recommendation in 2004 and lead some of the meditations from it.
He is passionate in his campaign about trying to get this talking therapy mass commissioned, so that it can be prescribed by GPs, rather than antidepressants. His company (www.sectco.org.uk) has run 41 to date for several hundred vulnerable clients. His papers (section 9 of www.reginaldkapp.org) call for the Health and Wellbeing Board of Brighton and Hove City Council to get the Clinical Commissioning Group to mass-commission this course, to improve mental health.
John is also an experienced trainer who has tutored on our Family Constellation seminar.
This seminar evolves from a six year research project in which carol has studies the phenomenon of children;s dreams. The study involved the method of holding a social dream matrix with a class of 6 year old children in a British school. The children were interviewed about the social dream project experience and the findings were analysed form a Jungian perspective.
Carol will share her research process , findings and perspectives on sharing dreams. Carol works with clients using expressive arts and she will focus on dream work form a therapeutic and educational stance. If you work in schools and work with children or adults and dreams are of interest.
You will experience a social dream matrix and learn about how to integrate dream sharing therapeutically and educationally.