Practitioners Certificate in Narrative Therapy
Narrative Therapy was developed by Michael White and David Epston. It is an approach that recognises people as the experts in their own lives. It understands that our lives are shaped by the stories we tell about ourselves, the stories that others tell about us and the way stories are shaped by our culture and community.
• Externalising conversations: the person is not the problem, the problem is the problem
• Re-authoring conversations: telling our stories in ways that make us stronger
• Outsider-witness practices: linking lives and the use of audiences
• Re-membering conversations: considering the memberships of our lives
• Listening for alternative storylines
• Documenting change: The use of letters and certificates
- Monday, 14 May 2018
- Monday, 21 May 2018
- Monday, 28 May 2018
- Monday, 11 June 2018
- Monday, 18 June 2018
Time : 10:00am – 4:00pm
Practitioners Certificate in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
This four-day certificate in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is run over four Sundays in March and April. Covering the broad areas of theory, assessment of presenting problems, disputation of irrational beliefs, and homework, the aim of the course is to equip participants with the necessary theoretical and clinical understanding of the CBT approach to counselling and psychotherapy.
Participants will learn the history of CBT. Assessment of a problem will be explored, and participants will learn how to identify rational and irrational beliefs. Participants will be taught the different types of disputation in CBT. They will learn how to dispute irrational beliefs at a logical, empirical and pragmatic level. The role of homework will be explored in detail. Having identified the need to develop and strengthen rational beliefs, participants will be given the skills required to help their clients achieve same.
Dates: Sunday, 25 March 2018, 8 April 2018, 15 April 2018, 29 April 2018
Foundations in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
ACT is a mindfulness-based approach, which helps us to live more in the present moment, instead of in the past or future, and make the most of the life that we have. Through the practice of ACT and mindfulness we can gain more control of our choices and make long-term meaningful changes, ACT develops psychological flexibility: the ability to connect more fully with the present moment, with awareness and openness and live with integrity even when difficulties arise.
- Friday, 27 April 2018
- Friday, 11 May 2018
- Friday, 18 May 2018
- Friday, 01 June 2018
Therapeutic Response to Anxiety in Adolescence and Young People, 11 to 25 year olds – One Day work shop.
Anxiety is a future-focused mood state in which one is ready or prepared to attempt to cope with anticipated upcoming events that are perceived as negative. Experiences of psychological distress as a result of overwhelming anxiety are common in our modern ways of living. Anyone working with or raising children are bound, at some stage and to some degree, to meet with cases of problematic anxiety in children and young people. This programme aims to explore a range of therapeutic responses to anxiety in adolescence.
DATE: Friday 23rd of March 2018, 9:30am – 4:30pm