Working with young people (aged 16-25) and complex needs

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14th June 2024, 10.00am - 4.00pm
Open to all
Cost - £95 / Student £75

Identify positive approaches and effective strategies in working with trauma and complex needs with young people.

Helping young people in our current climate is going to require additional tools and knowledge. In this training we will dive into the world of complex needs, the behaviours around them and the trauma and adverse childhood experiences (ACE's) that lie beneath them. We will explore techniques and strategies that will equip us to help increase resilience and promote self-efficacy with the young people we work with.

Participants will be able to:

  • Identify positive approaches and effective strategies in working with trauma and complex needs with young people.
  • Develop tools in supporting young people with complex needs.
  • Gain a greater understanding in adolescent behaviour and the effects of trauma.

Aimed at:

  • counsellors and therapists
  • social workers
  • housing officers
  • teachers
  • support workers and volunteers
  • team leaders and managers
  • other related professions

Facilitator - Sharon Gurr

Sharon Gurr is an integrative psychotherapist and counsellor as well as an experienced trainer in the field of mental well-being.

After immigrating to Scotland from South Africa in 2003, Sharon began working within the homeless sector, and for the last 10 years, more specifically with young people and homelessness. Sharon has worked with the most vulnerable in our society for over 20 years and provides a wealth of knowledge and expertise in working with complex needs as well as trauma and adverse childhood experiences.

Today, through her own life experiences and the many journeys she has had the privilege of sharing with her clients, Sharon has developed a deep insight into trauma, resilience and the human spirit in overcoming adversity.

Cost - £95 / Student £75

Handouts and CPD certificate are included in the price.

Please note that a delegate space is not guaranteed until payment is received.

Minimum numbers: 12 - Please note that the workshop is subject to cancellation or re-scheduling if the minimum number required to make them viable is not reached. In this situation, the following options will apply:

  • Receive a full refund.
  • Hold the space until a new date has been offered.
  • Move the booking to another workshop.
  • Receive a credit note to use at a future date.

Pass it on! Feel free to pass this invitation on to colleagues – everyone is welcome!

'Sharon is an extremely experienced and knowledgeable practitioner who is generous in sharing her skills and expertise. She is a good communicator and her style and pace make it easy to understand and learn from her. This workshop was well worthwhile for both newcomers and experienced therapists working with this age group of young people.'

'Sharon is an excellent presenter and has a wealth of knowledge and experience to share.'

'Interesting and informative.'

'Plenty of applicable tools for use in practice with young people with complex needs.'

'Very useful and wide-ranging tips for a complex subject. Definitely a good learning experience.'

'Fantastic training! The heartfelt passion of Sharon really shined through and brought, what can be a difficult topic, to life!'

'Valuable teaching from a knowledgeable and deeply authentic therapist who integrates the wisdom of experience with theory and passion for those she works with.'

'Excellent, practical learning. A great refresher with lots more tools built in.'

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