Introductory 3-Day Training Workshop
Dates: 8th, 9th, 10th May 2015
Venue: Outcomers Building, Dundalk
Facilitator: Bronagh Starrs
Training Details: The practitioner’s art is not an art of technique; it is an art born of authenticity, openness to the present moment and creative improvisation. Therapeutic moments don’t “just happen”, particularly with adolescent clients. And they most certainly are not the product of a formulaic application of technique. The therapeutic moment grows out of the structured ground of the therapy.
This structured ground has at least two critical dimensions: the relational (i.e. the fostering of supportive connections) and the strategic (i.e. assessment of developmental status & formulation of praxis strategy for promoting new development). During this 3-day intensive training programme, we will attend to both the relational and the strategic grounds of adolescent psychotherapy.
Clinical Application will focus on:
– Depression, Self-Harm, Suicide
– Symptomatic vs Developmental Anxiety
– Separation & Complex Family Configurations
– Working With Traumatised Adolescents
– Adolescent Sexuality & Sexual Identity
– The Adolescent’s Relationship To The Body & Food
About The Facilitator: Bronagh Starrs BA Dip Psychotherapy MIAHIP is Director of Blackfort Adolescent Gestalt Institute and principal faculty for the Post-Qualifying Diploma in Gestalt Adolescent Psychotherapy, which has been offered in Ireland since 2012. She maintains a private practice in Omagh, Northern Ireland, as a psychotherapist, clinical supervisor, writer and trainer, specialising in working with children, adolescents and their families. As well as her work as a parenting consultant with many families, schools and agencies, she is also an experienced therapist working with adults and groups.
Bronagh is an adolescent development specialist and has considerable experience as a trainer in adolescent development and therapy throughout Ireland. She also teaches and presents internationally on the developmental implication of trauma on the adolescent journey. She has authored various articles and chapters on the subject and has contributed to the collected volume: Relational Child, Relational Brain (Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group/ GestaltPress). Bronagh’s writing has also been published in various Psychotherapy Journals, including The British Gestalt Journal.
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