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Centre for Theology and Ministry - 29 College Crescent, Parkville VIC
There is in every child at every stage a new miracle of vigorous unfolding.
This one day workshop is designed for those in child counselling and mental health services who want to ‘hear the voice of the child’. Learn how to therapeutically and playfully engage with young clients for assessment, intervention and outcome evaluation.
Practice creative child counselling interventions, imaginative play-based engagement and assessment tools that have been used effectively by the presenter for over 12 years in managing family violence, significant losses and trauma. Inspired by Narrative Therapy’s playfulness and inventiveness, gain skills in responding to problems and in collaborative identity restoration.
This workshop will assist you to develop simple, respectful ways to establish boundaries, explain confidentiality and assess risk. It will incorporate a range of engaging, imaginative activities to invite connection, foster enjoyable participation and help a child both explore their current problems, and reveal and name their resourcefulness, strengths, hopes and values.
The workshop has a child-centred approach, but is not about ‘child-directed play.’ The smorgasbord of inventive, evidence-based practices are informed by the principles of Narrative Therapy, Play Therapy, Mindfulness, Brief Solution-focussed, Strengths-based, Systems Theory, Single Session Therapy and a sprinkling of Mary Poppins’ magic.
Consider relevant theory on child development, therapeutic approaches, responding to risk and trauma and practitioners’ self-care.
Psychologists, school counsellors, social workers, counsellors, youth workers, case workers, pastoral workers, other allied health professionals and students of these disciplines working with children and young people. Provisional psychologists can attend at student rates.
Kim Billington - Masters in Counselling,Masters in Narrative Therapy and Community Work, Bachelors in Education
22 June 2018 → Book by 22nd April 2018 for Early Bird Discount
23 November 2018 → Book by 23rd September 2018 for Early Bird Discount
Centre for Theology and Ministry - 29 College Crescent, Parkville, Melbourne, VIC
Included in the workshop price:
Send us an email requesting an invoice via the contact page with your name, the dates and name of course/courses you'd like to do and the name of your organisation who you want us to invoice and we will send you an organisational invoice and a registration form.