Provision of training and seminars

Professional delivery of presentations on a wide range of topics

As well as my day to day roles as a counsellor and psychotherapist I present a number of seminars and training courses. These have included courses presented on behalf of:

  • BABCP (British Association for Behavioural & Cognitive Psychotherapies)
  • Relate
  • Private training
  • IAPT (NHS)

The following are some examples of courses that I have run, including a brief outline of their programmes:

Seminar title: Parents Apart

This Relate course provides opportunities for participants, either the ex-couple or one of the couple, to develop a conceptual understanding of the emotional stages experienced by children and adults during the divorce process. It considers the impact of parental responses and behaviours on their children. Plus it looks at how the developmental needs of children may affect their emotional and behavioural response to this transition in the life of their family.  

Participants are provided specific strategies to increase their skills in conflict management, negotiation, and effective communication with both the other parent and their children.  The curriculum also includes opportunities for participants to explore common areas of conflict for divorcing parents and to learn effective strategies for addressing these concerns. 

Parents apart, Course Aims:

  • Learning how to be co-parents
  • Learning to deal with conflict with your ex-partner
  • Communicating with your ex-partner
  • How to tell your children about what's happening
  • Arranging contact with your children
  • Developing strong parent/child relationships after separation
  • This course is for the general public, delivered on behalf of Relate
Seminar title: Moving Forward

This Relate workshop is designed for people who've split up with a partner, yet feel like they're stuck. The one-day course addresses what went wrong with the relationship, and also how to avoid making the same mistakes. It's a mix of practical help, interaction with people who are also going through the same experience and emotional support. The emphasis is firmly on turning a negative experience into something that marks a positive new start.

Course Aims:

  • Learn why relationships go wrong
  • Rebuilding after a relationship ends
  • Relating to other people
  • Understand the impact on children, family and friends
  • Dealing with change
  • Learning about yourself
  • Building relationship skills

This course is for the general public, delivered on behalf of Relate and Milton Keynes Council.

 

Training Course: Couples Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

Assessment & Formulation Skills: Theory to practice (Approved by BABCP as an accredited CBT training day)

Couples Therapy is an exciting and developing area of clinical practice, especially with IAPT incorporating couples work into its skills set and NICE beginning to recommend couples work as an effective intervention.

Attendees will have some theoretical experience of CBT and are familiar with the principles and practice of individual cognitive therapy. Some previous training and or clinical experience in providing Couples Cognitive Behavioural Therapy is helpful but not essential.

Aim: The workshop introduces delegates to skills in the assessment and formulation processes of Couples Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. We draw on three models of Couples Cognitive Behavioural Therapy developed by Baucom & Epstein, Padesky, and Dattilio.

Participants: The workshop is helpful for clinicians working in IAPT, NHS adult primary and secondary mental health care teams, CAMS professionals working with parents, Relate therapists or therapist working in private practice who are interested in involving client’s partners in individual therapy cases or developing couples therapy practice. Some knowledge of Couples Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and previous training in couples or family therapy is desirable but not essential. A basic knowledge of CBT theory and practice is necessary for participants to get the most from the day.

This course is delivered with co-presenter John Williams and in partnership of BABCP (British Association of Behavioural & Cognitive Psychotherapy).

 

Training Course: Introduction to Couples Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

Theory to practice (Approved by BABCP as an accredited CBT training day)

An introduction to Couples Cognitive Behavioural Therapy is helpful for attendees who have little or no experience of Couples Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, but who are familiar with the principles and practice of individual Cognitive Behavioural Therapy.

Aim: the workshop introduces attendees to an overview of the assessment and treatment processes of Couples Cognitive Behavioural Therapy including assessment, formulation development, cognitive and behavioural Couples Cognitive Behavioural Therapy interventions and to provide background in relation to the development of Couples Cognitive Behavioural Therapy.

Participants: the workshop is helpful for clinicians working in IAPT, NHS adult primary and secondary mental health care teams, CAMS professionals working with parents, Relate therapists or therapist working in private practice who are interested in involving client’s partners in individual therapy cases. No experience of couples or family therapy is required although basic knowledge of CBT theory and practice is necessary for delegates to get the most from the day.

This course is delivered with co-presenter John Williams and in partnership of BABCP (British Association of Behavioural & Cognitive Psychotherapy).

 

Carla is an experienced and highly trained therapist working in Milton Keynes (Bucks). She is both BABCP accredited and a BACP Member. She is also an accredited Family Law Consultant with Resolution. Carla is an empathetic counsellor who works with her clients in a safe, comfortable and confidential environment.

Central Milton Keynes - & Buckinghamshire (London)

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