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Building Resiliency: Using the tools of Cognitive Behaviour Therapy to Develop Children’s Emotional, Psychological and Social Well-Being

Presented by: Dr Tina Rae


11th November 2016

3rd February 2017

19th May 2017

Time: 9.45am - 3.30pm

Cost: £105 first place, £75 second place

Included: Lunch & Refreshments

Target Audience: Tier 2 CAMHs Workers, Behaviour Support Workers, Inclusion Teachers, Pastoral Support Staff, SENCOs, Youth Workers, Counsellors, Social Workers, Youth Offending Workers and other agencies working at Tier 2

Course Content

Half of all mental health issues start in childhood and we all have a collective responsibility to support children's emotional, psychological and social well-being. Early targeted intervention is key to avoiding long term mental health issues. CBT is one of the most effective tools in developing resiliency and fostering emotional well-being.

The course will help to develop your own skills and knowledge of cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT) and enable you to apply the tools of CBT to develop children and young people's emotional wellbeing in a range of settings.

Aims of the course:

• Understand how emotional, psychological and social well-being impacts on children and young people’s lives.
• Understand the key factors of building resiliency.
• Understand the main theoretical concepts underpinning cognitive behavioural therapy.
• To be able to run a short intervention programme using the tools of CBT with children and young people.
• To be able to apply the key concepts of CBT within your professional role working with children and young people.

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Mentoring Pupils with Additional Needs and Mental Health Needs

Presented by: Colin Troy

Date: 31st January 2017

Time: 9.45am - 3.15pm

Cost: First place £105 Second place £75

Includes: Lunch & Refreshments

Target Audience: Mentors, Pastoral staff and support staff involved in supporting pupils with additional needs and mental health concerns including anxiety, depression, self harm and eating disorders.

Course Outline:

The course will cover:

  • The nature of mentoring

  • How to structure an effective mentoring session

  • How does mentoring fit into a whole school approach

  • Practical ways of helping pupils with anxiety & depression

  • Helping support pupils with self-harm and eating disorders

  • Planning intervention for individuals

  • Evaluation resources and links
  • Outcomes:

  • Clarification of what can be achieved through mentoring

  • Practical strategies for planning and delivering effective support

  • Opportunities to plan and discuss in confidence individual situations

  • Examples of helpful resources and links
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    Attachment Disorders and the need to build resilience

    Presented by: Dr Tina Rae

    Date: 15th March 2016

    Time: 9.45am - 3.30pm

    Cost: First place £105 Second place £75

    Includes: Lunch & Refreshments

    Target Audience: SENCOs, Teachers, TAs, Learning Mentors, Inclusion Managers

    Course Outline:

    In this course participants will consider attachment and attachment disorders and how these affect the way children learn and behave in the school context. Particular reference will be made to looked after children and the way in which attachment disorders impact upon their ability to thrive within the learning context. Participants will have opportunity to clarify and understand attachment disorder and also make use of a range of case studies in order to further enhance their understanding and awareness. There will also be a focus upon identifying and articulating practical strategies which can be used within the classroom context to cope more effectively with young people who display insecure or avoidant attachment patterns.

    There will also be a focus upon the need to build resilience in such children & young people (CYP) and the ways in which elements of Positive Psychology can support professionals in this task.

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