Two Day Training Workshop
Separation & Complex Family Configuration: Meaning-Making & Identity Formation In Adolescence
Facilitator: Bronagh Starrs
The structure of family systems has changed and very often these complex dynamics of family experience create additional challenge for the adolescent as s/he attempts to find a newly emerging sense of belonging and identity in the world.
In this two-day workshop we will explore the impact of separation and complex family configuration for the adolescent, paying particular attention to the adolescent’s first-person experience.
A clear relational framework for organising therapeutic intervention will be presented as participants learn about:
- The legacy of childhood separation
- Managing the assessment process
- Intervening with warring parents
- Identifying child protection issues as a result of parental hostility
- Supporting parents to attune to their adolescent
- Supporting the adolescent to make meaning of and navigate a complex family field
About The Presenter: Bronagh Starrs is Founder & Director of Blackfort Adolescent Gestalt Institute and Programme Director for the MSc Adolescent Psychotherapy in Dublin Counselling & Therapy Centre. She maintains a private practice in Omagh, Northern Ireland, as a psychotherapist, clinical supervisor, writer and trainer, specialising in working with adolescents. Bronagh is an adolescent development specialist and has considerable experience teaching and presenting throughout Ireland and internationally on the developmental implication of trauma on the adolescent journey. She has authored numerous articles and chapters on the subject. Her new book on adolescent psychotherapy will be published this year.
Dates: 23rd & 24th April 2018
Time: 10am – 4pm
Venue: Radisson Hotel, Limerick
For information and booking please email Bronagh: firstname.lastname@example.org