Start Making Sense - A Conference for Counsellors working in Schools
King Alfred's A Specialist Sports CollegeDate:Thursday 20 September 2012 Time:9.30am - 4.00pm
Wednesday 19th September 2012
7.00pm: How did you get here? This will be an opportunity for any counsellors attending the main conference – especially those coming long distances and staying over – to meet others over a glass of wine. The meeting will be facilitated by Nick Luxmoore, the Counsellor at King Alfred’s. It will finish at 8.15pm after which people may want to go on to a local restaurant together.
Thursday 20th September 2012
8.45: Arrival, registration and coffee
9.40: Opening address: Start making sense: Mentalization and its application to counselling young people
Gerry Byrne is a Consultant Child Psychotherapist working in the NHS and in private practice. He is clinical lead for the Family Assessment and Safeguarding Service (Oxford, Wiltshire and B&NES). He is a tutor on the Masters in Psychoanalytic Studies (Oxford/Tavistock) and is an Hon. Principal Lecturer at Oxford Brookes University.
1. Mentalization skills in counselling young people
Gerry Byrne (see above)
2. More than words can say: allowing creativity into your counselling and supervision [Limit of 12 people]
Sue Harrison is a counsellor, play therapist and clinical supervisor. She has been working with young people in primary and secondary schools in Oxfordshire for 8 years.
3. The untouchables: reaching young people in omnipotent states of mind
Lucy Jean Lloyd works as a Counsellor at St. Edward’s School, Oxford, and teaches on counselling courses at the Department of Continuing Education, Oxford University.
4. Helping Alice with her tea party: working and thinking with other professionals to make sense of the madness
Christine Williams has worked as a counsellor with young people for 19 years and is currently the School Counsellor at Bartholomew School, Eynsham.
12.30: Lunch (buffet lunch will be provided)
1. Mentalization skills in counselling young people (Repeat of the morning workshop) Gerry Byrne (see above)
2. Making sense of your problems: using Cognitive Behaviour Therapy skills with young people [Limit of 20 people] Dr. Nicola Connolly is a Clinical Psychologist working in the Family Assessment and Safeguarding Service. She is the author of ‘Getting through it with CBT: a young person’s guide to Cognitive Behaviour Therapy’ (Blue Stallion Publications).
3. Good grief! Someone’s died. What do we do now?
Jennifer Pitt is Schools Project Manager at Hounslow Youth Counselling Service. She is also manager at Bereft, a bereavement counselling charity.
4. Looking inside out: moving through those stuck moments with young people
Debbie Lee has worked as a psychotherapist with young people in Oxfordshire for 19 years. She is a trainer and the School Counsellor at Matthew Arnold School, Oxford.
3.15: Plenary (facilitated by Nick Luxmoore): What sense are we making of things?
4.00: Conference close (CPD certificates available)
£114 per person inc VAT
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- In adolescence and with adolescents it can feel like it all just stops making sense. How do we help young people to develop a better understanding of themselves and others?
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