- This event has passed.
This is a second presentation of this workshop this Autumn due to the high demand for places.
This online training runs from 10am – 1pm.
There is no such thing as a child: the importance of systemic working to support children engaged in one to one therapy.
For child therapists providing invaluable support in one-to-one work with children, the prospect of engaging with parents can be challenging. This course supports attendees to consider how they can effectively engage parents to support the progress of the child’s therapy and development of wellbeing.
In this course you will learn:
- Why it is important to work systemically when seeing children for counselling or psychotherapy
- How to invite parents to engage in meetings with you in order to help them to understand the importance and value of their involvement
- Managing issues around the child’s confidentiality
- Talking to parents about their child’s experiences and difficulties
- How to work with parents outside of the direct work with the child to optimise the child’s move towards emotional wellbeing
- For therapists who wish to involve parents in sessions with the child, how to assess the emotional safety of this for the child
RN, BSc Psychology, Dip in Family Therapy, MA Child Psychotherapy, Dip Clinical Supervision.
Over the past 16 years, Christina has worked as a psychotherapist with children, adolescents, birth parents, foster carers and adoptive parents. Her experience includes the development of a multidisciplinary clinical service for families experiencing trauma and attachment problems who were reluctant to engage with main-stream social care and mental health services. From 2015-2017 Christina provided trauma consultancy to the clinical team developing a children’s service within the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA) in the UK.
She also delivers training on child development, trauma and attachment both within the NHS and other education and social care systems across the UK and Ireland. Her special interest is in early childhood development and the impact of trauma on a child’s developing capacities, functioning and behaviour. From her experience working with children who have endured developmental trauma characterised by neglect and abuse, she has found it necessary to use a comprehensive integrated approach in order to address the multiple complexities which such children present with.
Christina returned to live in Ireland in 2016 and currently works as a Developmental Trauma and Attachment specialist providing training, assessment and clinical interventions on behalf of Tusla Child and Family Agency and in independent practice with birth and adoptive families as well as training, consultancy and clinical supervision in the UK.
CPD Access Pass
This workshop counts as 3 CPD hours as part of the CPD Access Pass 12 hour allowance. The Access Pass is a key part of The Sunflower Network’s commitment to providing affordable and accessible high quality CPD to our peers, and can be bought by individuals who have joined our free Sunflower Hub multi-disciplinary resource.
CERTIFICATES & RESOURCES:
The ticket price includes any handouts the trainer may wish to share with you – which will be sent out AFTER the event has taken place – and a CPD certificate.
ETHICAL CONDUCT AT SUNFLOWER EVENTS:
It is a requirement that all participants adhere to ethical conduct in the context of events including:
Respect for Sunflower staff, trainers and other attendees
Adherence to policies and procedures
Maintaining confidentiality and privacy
Sensitivity to complex issues being discussed
Anyone in breach of these threshold requirements may be removed from an event and could be unable to attend further events in the future. This is to safeguard the staff and participants as well as to enable quality assurance for the safety and wellbeing of all attendees.
In booking an event these criteria are agreed to in principle and committed to in practice.
Therapeutic trainings can work with complex and emotive topics that may be deeply personal for some delegates, depending on their lived experience. There will be breaks included on the day and one to one support will be available if needed, but please do reflect on whether you feel able to attend. Your safety and wellbeing is of paramount importance.
Please note – The Sunflower Network does not record events for purchase or view at a later date nor permit recordings of the event to be made. All our events are ‘as live’. This is to safeguard the nurturing and contained environment we create online in order to maintain our culture of safe, private and supported interactivity and sharing.
UNCREDITED USE OR REPLICATION OF CONTENT SHARED:
On behalf of the trainers we work with, we do not allow content shared during our CPD days to be replicated or used in any way without due credit to the copyright owner. Doing so without previous consent may result in exclusion from further Sunflower events.
WAYS TO PAY:
It is possible to arrange payments for tickets to our events in instalments on the condition that the full balance has been received no later than two weeks before the chosen event takes place. We also offer discounts for groups / teams of 3+, discounts for individuals booking multiple events, and to arrange invoices for your place of work to way for you (advance payment required). To discuss or arrange any of these ways to pay, please email [email protected]
BOOKING TERMS & CONDITIONS:
All bookings to be paid in full except where private arrangements have been made to pay in instalments and agreed by us. Tickets &/ or any instalment payments are non-refundable once payment has been made. You can re-sell or transfer your ticket to another attendee up to 24 hours before the event opens – as long as we have notice in writing with their name. On request The Sunflower Network Ltd. may be able to help advertise and/or facilitate any re-sales but this will incur an admin fee of £15.00 to cover our costs including subsequent charges we receive from the ticket providers. Please note The Sunflower Network Ltd. cannot ever guarantee a successful re-sale and responsibility for finding a new purchaser remains with the original ticket holder at all times. No transfer or refund will be considered for a ‘no show’ on the day of the event for whatever reason.
If you are booking a ticket as part of a discount offer, only ONE discount can be applied to a ticket at any one time.
The Sunflower Network Ltd. reserves the right to make changes to the booking terms and conditions, the timetable, content and/or any events at any time due to unforeseen circumstances. In the event of cancellation by us and if we cannot offer an alternative date, we will refund the cost of the ticket price for the event in full. We will not be responsible for any further cost incurred by you in relation to your booking.