A one Day CPD event – for Counsellors, Psychotherapists & Mental Health Professionals (including afternoon session on using art therapy)

Dates – Saturday 21st May ’16 and repeated… Saturday 18th June ’16
Time – 9.30am – 4.30pm

Trainers – Jo Watson & Sue Akehurst

Venue – Alvechurch, Birmingham (full address and directions sent out after booking)

Price – £85 (reductions & free places available)

To book – Contact Jo jowatson03@aol.com 07769158565

All hours are valid CPD hours for BACP and UKCP (CPD Certificates will be issued)

This course is inspired by the work of Judith Herman and aimed at counsellors, psychotherapists and mental health professionals who wish to increase their awareness of working with clients who have experienced trauma and learn person centred creative techniques, to integrate safely and effectively into their therapeutic practice.

The morning session (Jo)

This session will introduce Herman’s 3 stage model of working with trauma was introduced to jo almost 20 years ago when she undertook a course delivered by Women and Girls Network (WAGN) London, in collaboration with Rape Crisis Federation of Wales and England and the London Open College Network.

“The course… ‘Working Therapeutically With Women Who  Have Experienced Violence’ was monumental in my growth as a therapist and I have been using this model of working with trauma ever since on a daily basis.  I later went on to deliver the same training with WAGN to Rape Crisis Federation member groups nationally. Judith Herman’s work is integrated into all the training on trauma that I have delivered over the last 10-15 years for various organisations that provide therapeutic services for people who have experienced trauma.” jo

Work by Babette Rothschild and will also be introduced as well as the theory around post trauma identity. 

About Sue .. 
Sue is an experienced counsellor & supervisor working within the person centred tradition. She has considerable experience of working with adults and young people. Sue has worked in education and health for over 30 years, qualifying as a counsellor in 1998, she has a broad experience of working with people of all ages and from many different backgrounds.
Sue is particularly interested in working creatively from a person centred perspective and provides training in this area to empower other therapists and supporters to access the creative practitioner in themselves!

Afternoon Session (Sue)

The afternoon session will offer participants a chance to work with a highly experienced therapist who uses a creative and art based approach in her person centred work 

Sue Akehurst will facilitate a experiential arts based creative experience which will translate directly to empowering and expressive therapeutic work with your clients.

When words just aren’t enough

“The session will enable you to feel more at ease using art to help clients express and integrate their whole story and the traumatic memories. You’ll have the opportunity to experience some embodied ways of working with themes of safeness and resourcing alongside the processes of expression and symbolisation. We’ll be playfully serious and seriously playful!” Sue

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