Join a group of mental health professionals, guidance counsellors, and educators to explore and learn proven and practical CBT and mindfulness interventions tailored specifically to treat the most frequently occurring emotional and behavioural problems with adolescents and young people.
Complete this ten-day training and be able to teach teenagers how to shift their thinking away from impulsive, thoughtless, and judgemental ways of reacting and responding to life and teach them to build on the resources they already have inside. Provide more balanced approaches to reacting to life and helping shift the way teenagers perceive and appraise situations as stressful. The programme includes one-to-one interventions for therapists and a ten-session teaching programme Mindfulness in Transition for secondary schools.
- Adapting CBT and mindfulness for adolescents and teenagers. How CBT and mindfulness differs from adult interventions. Mindfulness tools for adolescents, enhance emotion regulation skills and attention.
- Anxiety disorders, OCD. Best treatment strategies for teenagers. Using a comprehensive cognitive behavioural framework, you will learn which interventions work best with different types of anxiety disorders based on the adolescent’s developmental level.
- Understanding mental health issues, developing psycho-educational teaching methods, DBT skills and working with emotional and behavioural problems.
- Interventions and approaches for working with oppositional, defiant, and disruptive adolescents.
- Creative approaches, techniques and activities for working with issues from challenging and resistant teenagers.
- Yoga and mindfulness, brain and body tools for teenagers.
- Social skills training, relaxing and somatic management skills.
- Parent, family and school management training.
Practice: Meditation, group learning, role play.
Process: Inquiry, guided discovery, journaling, interpersonal dynamics, and creative processes using art, clay, puppets, sand tray, metaphor and story.
Reflection: Reflective supervision on personal practice, case work, discussion
Seminar Interactive, experiential, group focused and collaborative learning.
Each session will include seminar, workshops, teach back, reflection, interactive learning. Learning will take the form of lecture, video, case presentations, small group and dyad activities as well as experiential activities and ample time for question and answer and discussion with colleagues. Participants on this programme are encouraged to become a learning community and tea/coffee/refreshments are served in the morning and afternoon at each workshop.
Participants on this programme must hold a professional qualification in counselling, mental health, education/teaching or youth work.
Dates: Fridays, 30 September, 21 October, 25 November, 16 December, 2016 and 20 January, 17 February, 10 March, 21 April and 12 May, 2017
Hours: 60 Time: 10am to 5pm
Venue: Amber Springs Hotel and a day of retreat at Ballyvaloo Retreat Centre
Cost: €450 includes notes, CDs, certificate and all resources.
Facilitator: Gerry Cunningham
Application: Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for application form.
Course Facilitator: Gerry Cunningham has been extensively training in Mindfulness-Based Approaches and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. He studied for three years at the Department of Psychiatry, University of Oxford (Masters in MBCT and PG Diploma CBT). He has trained in psychotherapy (Dublin City University) and Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy (University of Cambridge).
He has a Masters in Spirituality, BA in Philosophy.