Working with Families
Who is the course for?
This course will suit anyone who already has a basic understanding and experience of the counselling process and has prior experience of working with children and young people.
The course will help to improve the understanding, knowledge and experience of those wishing to work with family groups. It will cover some of the essential elements needed when working practically with families and will also touch on some of the relevant theories informing the types of strategies which can be employed. There are four additional linked workshops which will compliment this three day course.
Aims of course
Following completion of the course you will be able to:
Understand the family life-cycle and how it affects the family members.
Have knowledge of the practical differences between working with individuals and working with family groups.
Hold the balance of the family dynamic in the room.
Be able to work with conflict and powerful emotions in the counselling session.
Consider the requirements of the assessment process, looking at communication and interaction with all of the family members – different needs of children, young people and adults.
Have an understanding of a range of different theories useful for working with families.
About the host
Helena Hodgson. Dip. Therapeutic counselling. Post graduate cert in therapy with children and families. Registered MBACP. Helena has over 15 years experience of working with children, young people and families in a variety of roles including police schools liaison officer, youth and community liaison officer.