Events Archive

DDP Level 2 September 2019 by Susan Drake

Start:
23/09/2019 09:30
End:
26/09/2019 16:30
Price:
£840.00
Location:
Brighthelm Centre

This DDP Level Two 4-day or 28 hour course is open to clinical psychologists, social workers, parent mentors, therapists and other practitioners, who have completed the 4-day Level One training.

It follows on from the ideas and skills introduced in Level One and is suitable for those who are beginning to use the principles and interventions in their day-to-day work.

A workshop with Dr Peter Jakob: Introduction to NVR (Non Violent Resistance) - a new innovative approach for dealing with aggressive, harmful, and self-destructive behaviour in children and young people.

Start:
15/06/2019 10:00
End:
15/06/2019 16:30
Price:
£108.00
Location:
Jurys Inn Brighton

An overview of its principles and methods

Non Violent Resistance (NVR) was originally developed by Haim Omer and his team at the University of Tel Aviv as It helps parents, schools and communities respond more effectively to such problems as child to parent violence, young people at risk of sexual or criminal exploitation, drug misuse, self-harm, anxiety disorders in which the young person does not cooperate in treatment, or the ‘entitled dependency’ of younger adults who become socially withdrawn.  Deriving its methods from the principles of raising parental presence, de-escalation and reconciliation, NVR promotes constructive resistance to harmful behaviour, while seeking to support adults in reconnecting with their child and developing a non-punitive yet strong and emotionally containing parental position.

By supporting adults to act in reconciliatory ways towards the young person, whilst at the same time helping them to develop an effective network of adult supporters, NVR is a relational approach, which integrates systemic and attachment-orientated perspectives. By working with and through the adults, we can help young people overcome serious behavioural problems, even and especially when they themselves do not cooperate in the therapeutic process.

Peter Jakob has introduced NVR to the UK and developed specific ways of working with trauma and attachment difficulties in NVR. This brief one day workshop will give an insight into the underlying principles and philosophy of NVR and introduce some of its core methods. It will also illustrate the specific child-focussed and trauma-focussed ways of working with NVR. Participants will receive information on the rapidly growing evidence base for NVR, and the many new applications of the approach. 

A Workshop with Ariel Nathanson: Clinical Work with Children and Young People who are Violent and Self Harm

Start:
04/05/2019 10:00
End:
04/05/2019 13:00
Price:
£60.00

Violent and self-harming young people are a challenge to clinicians, front-line care workers, teachers and carers. They evoke very strong feelings and responses in those attempting to engage and care for them. Finding an elusive benign stance, which is neither punitive nor placatory, is a challenge that individuals, networks and organisations often face.

Ariel Nathanson is a Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist with many years of experience of clinically working with highly disturbed and harmful young people both within the NHS and in private practice. He regularly consults to residential care organisations that offer placement and care for these difficult young people and to organisations and individuals who work with gangs and in prisons.

A One Day Workshop with Dan Hughes
Awakening curiosity, comfort, and joy: Daily care and therapeutic interventions for the mistrustful child

Start:
29/01/2019 09:45
End:
29/01/2019 16:30
Price:
£90.00
Location:
Brighthelm Centre

Dan Hughes, Ph.D. is a clinical psychologist who founded and developed Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy (DDP), the treatment of children who have experienced abuse and neglect and demonstrate ongoing problems related to attachment and trauma. 

This workshop is designed to enable participants to understand -

1. Development and challenges of the mistrustful child.

2. Attachment security and its developmental effects.

3. How to assist the mistrustful child to begin to trust.

4. The nature and value of PACE (playfulness, acceptance, curiosity, and empathy), the basic tenets of Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy.

5. Characteristics of day-to-day care for the mistrustful child.

6. Challenges of caring for the mistrustful child and how to care for the caregiver.

Who should attend?

This workshop is open to parents, foster carers, adoptive parents and professionals from all disciplines interested in enhancing their knowledge and developing their understanding of working with children with traumatic backgrounds and attachment difficulties.

DDP Level 2 by Cas Schneider

Start:
26/11/2018 09:30
End:
29/11/2018 16:30
Price:
£780.00
Location:
Brighthelm Centre

This DDP Level Two 4-day or 28 hour course is open to clinical psychologists, social workers, parent mentors, therapists and other practitioners, who have completed the 4-day Level One training.

It follows on from the ideas and skills introduced in Level One and is suitable for those who are beginning to use the principles and interventions in their day-to-day work.

The aims of this training are:

  • To gain a deeper understanding of the theory and practice of the interventions and parenting principles used in this approach.
  • To follow up on any relevant themes that participants would like more teaching on.
  • For each participant to have opportunities to focus on the successes and barriers experienced in applying the model in their practice via supervision or consultation about their work with families or their specific practice.
  • To provide participants with the opportunity to explore (in small groups of 3 people for one hour a day) how their attachment history and experiences may inform and have an impact on their work.

A Master Class with Professor Jeremy Holmes

Start:
17/11/2018 10:00
End:
17/11/2018 16:30
Price:
£108.00
Location:
Jurys Inn Brighton

Despite exuberance of theory, there is an enduring gap between psychotherapy/counseling practice in the consulting room, and its empirical basis.  We know from quantitative research that therapy works and that no one modality of therapy is consistently and demonstrably superior.  The precise ‘mechanisms of change’ remain obscure, but recent advances in relational neuroscience pinpoint brain processes that foster secure as opposed to insecure attachments, with significant implications for therapeutic practice.  These include

·       bio-behavioural synchrony (Feldman)

·       sensitive periods (Tottenham)

·       the capacity to tolerate not-knowing or ‘unbound energy’ (Friston)

In this master class Professor Homes will explore how knowledge of these principles can influence the minutiae of therapeutic practice, especially sensitivity, affect regulation, shaping therapeutic dialogue and a stance of radical acceptance.  

The exploration of these themes will be interspersed with time and space for ‘live supervision’, where participants can discuss how they apply to their own practice.

Inter-Parental Conflict and its Consequences: Maintaining or Breaking Negative Intergenerational Patterns - A half day seminar with Susanna Abse

Start:
29/09/2018 10:00
End:
29/09/2018 13:00
Price:
£54.00
Location:
Jurys Inn Brighton

Conflict between parents both openly hostile or cold and chronic has been shown to have long term impacts for children’s development and wellbeing. When faced with poorly resolved conflict between their parents, not only are children likely to experience stress, anxiety and emotional insecurity but also to develop internal working models and unconscious attributions that affect their lives and relationships throughout childhood and in adulthood. Drawing on research and intervention studies, and using attachment and object relations frameworks, the seminar will provide opportunities to consider the practice implications of research for working with individuals, couples and families to break negative intergenerational cycles.

Neglect and the Problems of Deficits: when therapy gets stalled By Dr Anne Alvarez

Start:
23/06/2018 10:00
End:
23/06/2018 13:00
Price:
£48.00
Location:
Jurys Inn Brighton

THIS WORKSHOP IS NOW FULL

 

 

Synopsis

 

Whilst a great deal has been written about passionate states of being, sexuality, jealousy, envy, guilt and reparation, what has received less attention is the lack of passion, the mindless and empty states which certain passive clients present to us.

 

In this workshop Anne will be exploring the difficult territory in the therapeutic progress with a client when things seem to  grind to a halt and we  seemingly meet passivity, lack of curiosity and lack of hope.  This raises a  difficult issue, is the client despairingly giving up on us, on therapy and / or herself? While we are cognizant that our therapeutic response needs to be different in such situations – how do we differentiate between defensive retreat and despair?

Working Psychotherapeutically in the Digital Age: A Seminar with Dr Amita Sehgal

Start:
19/05/2018 10:00
End:
19/05/2018 13:00
Price:
£48.00
Location:
Jurys Inn Brighton

Spaces will be limited for this workshop and early application is advised in order to avoid disappointment.

Rapid developments in electronic communication have revolutionized the ways in which we transmit and receive information across geographical locations and time zones.  Innovations in digital technology have significantly impacted upon the way we think, behave, communicate and work.  In the field of psychotherapy, clinicians have increasingly begun to use digital media not only to exchange information and communicate with one another, but also to using its various forms for supervision and for working with clients.

Getting Ready for General Data Protection Regulation: What Therapists/Counsellors Need to Know and Do

Start:
21/04/2018 10:00
End:
21/04/2018 13:00
Price:
£54.00
Location:
Jurys Inn Brighton

Presenter: Pippa Weitz, Training Director, Academy for Online Counselling & Psychotherapy www.acadtherapy.online 

A practical workshop to help you implement changes to how you manage your clients’ data so that you are compliant for GDPR in all therapy contexts.

DDP Level 1 by Vicky Sutton - FULL -

Start:
11/01/2018 09:30
End:
24/01/2018 16:30
Price:
£780.00
Location:
Brighthelm Centre

11th & 12th Jan and 23rd & 24th January 2018 -   9.30 to 4.30 *

NOW FULL - CONTACT US TO BE ADDED TO WAITING LIST

Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy (DDP) has been developed by Dan Hughes over the past twenty years as a model of therapy for developmentally traumatized children and their families based on a theoretical understanding of attachment and intersubjective relationships. More recently Dyadic Developmental Practice has been recognized as providing a framework which extends beyond the therapy to also provide network, school and parenting support.

This four day training introduces DDP and the broader framework of Dyadic Developmental Practice within which the therapy is applied. The core components of DDP will be presented and explored through discussion and experiential exercises.

The level one training will provide the knowledge and practice necessary for attendees to apply DDP principles to their work with developmentally traumatised children and their families.

The level one training introduces a framework for therapy and parenting of developmentally traumatized children and is the starting point for certification as a DDP practitioner.

The main text to support this training  is Attachment-Focused Family Therapy Workbook by Daniel A. Hughes, Norton, 2011.  It is recommended that attendees purchase this book.

 

Who should attend?

This training is suitable for professionals who work with children and young people who have experienced developmental trauma. It is suitable for therapists, counsellors, mental health professionals, social workers, residential workers and other interested professionals who work with developmentally traumatized children and their families.

* 9.00  Registration, tea and coffee for  start at 9.30

28 hours continuing professional development (CPD)

 

Fee:- £650 plus vat - £780.00   to include lunch and refreshments

 

Venue: Brighthelm Centre, North Road, BRIGHTON BN1 1YD

DDP Level Two by Sue Drake

Start:
16/10/2017 09:00
End:
19/10/2017 16:30
Price:
£780.00
Location:
Jurys Inn Brighton

This DDP Level Two 4-day or 28 hour course is open to clinical psychologists, social workers, parent mentors, therapists and other practitioners, who have completed the 4-day Level One training.

It follows on from the ideas and skills introduced in Level One and is suitable for those who are beginning to use the principles and interventions in their day-to-day work.

The aims of this training are:

  • To gain a deeper understanding of the theory and practice of the interventions and parenting principles used in this approach.
  • To follow up on any relevant themes that participants would like more teaching on.
  • For each participant to have opportunities to focus on the successes and barriers experienced in applying the model in their practice via supervision or consultation about their work with families or their specific practice.

This is the main aim:

  • To provide participants with the opportunity to explore (in small groups of 3 people for one hour a day) how their attachment history and experiences may inform and have an impact on their work.

Safeguarding Children in the Therapeutic Process by Gretchen Precey

Start:
14/10/2017 09:45
End:
14/10/2017 16:00
Price:
£108.00

Course Objective: to equip professionals who work therapeutically with children and young people with the knowledge required to keep the process safe

Learning Outcomes: by the end of the day participants will have had the opportunity to-

·       Learn about national and local safeguarding procedures

·       Explore the role of the therapist in working together with other child welfare agencies

·       Consider signs and indicators of abuse

·       Know how to respond to disclosures of maltreatment

·       Deal with dilemmas about confidentiality

·       Understand the process involved in allegations made by children and families against professionals

Evening Workshop with Dan Hughes: Founder of Dyadic Developmental Practice. Enhancing your Practice. FULL

Start:
26/09/2017 17:30
End:
26/09/2017 20:00
Price:
£60.00
Location:
Jurys Inn Brighton

This workshop  will provide those professionals who have trained in Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy (DDP) or are interested in how it is practiced  to have the opportunity learn more and to continue to develop their skills for implementing this treatment model in their clinical practice.

Safeguarding Children in the Therapeutic Process by Gretchen Precey

Start:
08/07/2017 09:45
End:
08/07/2017 16:00
Price:
£120.00

Course Objective: to equip professionals who work therapeutically with children and young people with the knowledge required to keep the process safe

Learning Outcomes: by the end of the day participants will have had the opportunity to-

·       Learn about national and local safeguarding procedures

·       Explore the role of the therapist in working together with other child welfare agencies

·       Consider signs and indicators of abuse

·       Know how to respond to disclosures of maltreatment

·       Deal with dilemmas about confidentiality

·       Understand the process involved in allegations made by children and families against professionals

Venue: National Council for Voluntary Organisations Society Building, 8 All Saints Street, London, N1 9RL

Non Violent Resistance and Reconciliation presented by Dr Peter Jakob

Start:
15/05/2017 17:30
End:
15/05/2017 19:30
Price:
£12.00
Location:
Jurys Inn Brighton

Based on the principles of raising adult presence, developing supportive networks and promoting reconciliation, Non Violent Resistance (Haim Omer) is an exciting new approach for changing relationships where there are complex difficulties around aggression, destructive and self-destructive behaviour in children, adolescents and young adults. This family and community approach offers parents, carers and teachers new ways of dealing effectively with the problem, while improving the often frayed relationship with their child. By developing a focus on unmet need, NVR looks beyond the behaviour to help children develop more secure attachments and value and feel valued in their key relationships.

'Pre-Trial Therapy' led by Jill Swindells

Start:
18/03/2017 09:30
End:
18/03/2017 16:30
Price:
£108.00

The provision of therapy/ counselling  for child and adult witnesses prior to a criminal trial.                                                                                                                                    Probably all you need to know, but didn’t know who to ask!                                                 .

A workshop led by Jill Swindells - a person-centred counsellor (primarily within the criminal justice sector), Victim Support volunteer,  neighbourhood/community mediator & qualitative social/market  researcher