⭐ 4th April 2018 (3 days) – Award-winning treatment for ADHD adolescents and their parents

CPD Event title: Award-winning treatment for ADHD adolescents and their parents

Brief Description Of Event: Adolescentswith attention, executive functioning, and motivation difficulties often struggle at home, school, and with others. Supporting Teens’ Autonomy Daily (STAND; Sibley, 2016) is an empirically supported and award winning treatment program that is tailored to the realities of adolescence and provides skills to struggling adolescents and their parents. The goal of this treatment is to increase adolescent self-directedness and success by engaging the parent-teen dyad in treatment. The flexible approach allows therapists to build a unique treatment plan for each case. Modules include training in adolescent organization, time management, and planning skills, helping parents find a balance between providing support and promoting independence, and making changes to the home environment and family routine in support of teen success. STAND is delivered using a Motivational Interviewing style to help dyads reconnect with their personal goals and values and find realistic strategies that improve parent and teen quality of life.

Learning Objectives: In this 3-day training, we will: 1. Learn what skills parents and teens can practice to improve executive functioning and motivationproblems in teens. 2. Discuss and practice population-specific therapy delivery strategies that promote initial engagement and long-term practice of skills at home. 3. Understand overinvolved andunderinvolvedparenting patterns that frequently emerge in these families, and how to help parents step away from practices that inhibit teen growth and autonomy. 4. Learn the basics of parent-teen behavioral contracting—including how to deal with electronics use, barriers to monitoring teens, teens who resist limits, and helping families find and accept their best-case scenario.

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⭐ 5th March 2018 (1 days) – Assessment and Treatment of Suicidality : A Psychological Approach

CPD Event title: Assessment and Treatment of Suicidality : A Psychological Approach

Brief Description Of Event: This workshop overviews current psychological theory, research and clinical approaches to managing suicidality in particular the Collaborative Assessment and Management of Suicidality (CAMS). The “Assessment and Treatment of Suicidality“ workshop is fully accredited by the British Psychological Society and the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy . This one – day workshop introduces the psychology of suicide, and then proceeds to overview,

demonstrate, and allow practice of the CAMS model.

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⭐ 16th February 2018 – A compassionate approach to the forms and functions of self-criticism: a personal practice workshop

CPD Event title: A compassionate approach to the forms and functions of self-criticism: a personal practice workshop

Brief Description Of Event: This workshop will explore with participants the nature and functions of self-criticism, distinguishing them from guilt and other self-conscious emotions.

Learning Objectives: Participants will then be introduced to some of the basic compassion focused mind training practices such as breathing and grounding, cultivating the compassion mind and self, functional analysis of self-criticism and using the compassionate self to address self-criticism and compassionately engaging with self-criticism. We will explore the distinction between shame based self-criticism and compassion-based self correction. Participants will be given opportunities to work with their own material. But participants should be aware however that this is a practice workshop and not personal therapy workshop and are responsible for their own well-being during the workshop.

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Live phobia free with hypnotherapy

Most of us are frightened of something.

Around 2.4% of adults in the United Kingdom have a medically diagnosable phobia, according to a recent NHS survey, that’s around 1.3 million people.

The NHS says: “A phobia is an overwhelming and debilitating fear of an object, place, situation, feeling or animal. Phobias are more pronounced than fears. They develop when a person has an exaggerated or unrealistic sense of danger about a situation or object. If a phobia becomes very severe, a person may organise their life around avoiding the thing that’s causing them anxiety. As well as restricting their day-to-day life, it can also cause a lot of distress.”

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⭐ 3rd February 2018 (1 days) – Smoking Cessation and Addictions

CPD Event title: Smoking Cessation and Addictions

Brief Description Of Event: To be FREE from addictive behaviour it is necessary to understand two key points: (1) the way these reward mechanisms work, (2) how to develop personal resilience so you can become naturally ‘high on life’.

Learning Objectives: To be FREE from addictive behaviour it is necessary to understand two key points: (1) the way these reward mechanisms work, (2) how to develop personal resilience so you can become naturally ‘high on life’.

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⭐ 9th December 2017 (1 days) – Weight no more – Hypnosis for Weight Management and Hypnotic-Gastric Banding

CPD Event title: Weight no more – Hypnosis for Weight Management and Hypnotic-Gastric Banding

Brief Description Of Event: During the day we will work with the two models of weight management that we have found most effective in all the years of training and working with clients. (1) Changing association for food as reward/harm (2) gastric band by hypnosis

Learning Objectives: Weight no more – weight management and banding

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⭐ 16th November 2018 (1 days) – An Introduction to Compassion Focused Therapy for Depression

CPD Event title: An Introduction to Compassion Focused Therapy for Depression

Brief Description Of Event: This workshop will introduce participants to the basic ideas and interventions used in Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT) with a particular focus on how the model can provide a useful way to understand and work with depression. CFT was initially developed to work with presentations high in shame and self-criticism, we will explore how these experiences can be common in depression.

Learning Objectives: Participants will also have the opportunity to consider how key aspects of psychoeducation in CFT– such as old brain/new brain and the three system model – can be used to formulate different presentations in depression. We will go on to explore how developing care and affiliative-focused motivation can be a powerful way to support clients struggling with depression to develop a more compassionate stance to their difficulties. Key skills include the use of compassion focused imagery, building the compassionate self and using the sense of a compassionate self to engage with common difficulties that arise with depression.The workshop will involve teaching, small group discussions, videos and experiential practice. We will also consider some of the common blocks or difficulties that people struggling with depression may have in trying to cultivate a more compassionate perspective towards their difficulties

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⭐ 14th September 2018 – Think Good, Feel Good: CBT with children and young people

CPD Event title: Think Good, Feel Good: CBT with children and young people

Brief Description Of Event: Up to 1 in 5 children will have experienced a mental health problem by the age of eighteen. Mental health problems during childhood significantly impair everyday functioning, academic achievement, peer and family relationships and, if left untreated, increase the risk of mental health problems in young adulthood. Fortunately, effective interventions are available with Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) for the prevention and treatment of many emotional disorders during childhood.

Learning Objectives: This workshop will be interactive and will provide a practical introduction to the use of CBT with children and adolescents. The workshop will:

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⭐ 10th May 2018 (1 days) – Single Session Integrated CBT

CPD Event title: Single Session Integrated CBT

Brief Description Of Event: The assumption that therapy should always be long term has been challenged repeatedly over the last twenty-five years. The difficulty is that Single Session Therapy has become associated in many therapists minds with being “money driven”, “superficial” and “poor quality”. This workshop sets the record straight and enables participants to learn how to work with clients for one session and achieve realistic but positive results. An integrated CBT approach combining belief and inference challenge with mindfulness and acceptance strategies will be presented.

Learning Objectives: The workshop will outline the basis of this new Single Session Integrated CBT (SSI-CBT) approach, where it can and can’t be used, practical suggestions to follow and the application of unique therapeutic elements, such as the provision of session transcripts and recordings for the client to take away and use. Real life (not role played) demonstrations of a single session approach with volunteers will be presented. Issues covered include:

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⭐ 30th April 2018 (1 days) – Running Mindfulness Groups

CPD Event title: Running Mindfulness Groups

Brief Description Of Event: Mindfulness groups can be a very effective way of teaching mindfulness skills and are extremely popular with clients and staff. In this workshop, the authors of ‘Teaching Clients to use Mindfulness Skills’ will share their extensive experiences of teaching mindfulness in a group format in the NHS

Learning Objectives: This workshop will also give an overview of how to run their low-intensity mindfulness intervention for clinical or non-clinical cases. The presenters will cover how to select participants, the content of sessions and tips on delivery for a 1 hour per week 6 session group for up to 8 clients. Workshop delegates need to have had previous experience of mindfulness.

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