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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 with clients 5-17 years old. 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.
All those working with children and young people in a counselling or case work capacity who want to work in more engaging, strength based and creative ways. 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
MELBOURNE 3 October 2019 → Book by 3rd August to save
MELBOURNE - Centre for Theology and Ministry - 29 College Crescent, Parkville, Melbourne, VIC
Included in the workshop price:
Regular Price $330
Early Bird $300 (paid 2 months prior to workshop)
Student Price $270
Student Early Bird $250 (paid 2 months prior to workshop)
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.
The training workshop was..
√..really enjoyable! Lovely small group.
√..practical and experiential.
√..valuable to see the relevance to younger children and had learning reinforced by actually doing the activities.
√..superb and thoroughly enjoyable.
√..chance to learn about some excellent tools and ideas for working with children.
√..really practical and great. The resources and ideas will be so useful in my work. Thanks Kim!
√..so valuable in giving me loads of takeaway resources and ideas to build my 'bag of tricks' working playfully with children.
√..most useful training with provision of materials to take away and use straight away.
√..Sometimes you leave PD days but feel like you've not gained much in terms of practical skills. Everything was so useful here.
√..I feel like I've got lots of new things for my toolbox. But also I feel very inspired.
√..Fantastic presenter - loved the practicality of it.