Workshops for Professionals

This page lists our workshops for professionals. Click on the course title or register tab to view detailed information. You can register via our electronic booking form and pay online. We are unable to take bookings or payments over the phone.

Please note that there are further seminars open to social workers and other professionals, as well as to adoptive parents and other permanent carers under Public Seminars.

If you would like to go onto a waiting list for an event that is fully booked please email training@pac-uk.org. You will be contacted if a place becomes available and be sent a notification email when we run the event again.

Once you have submitted your registration form you will be taken to a payments option page where you can either pay via debit/credit card for online payments or choose an offline payment option for purchase order payments and cheques. You can submit your registration form and pay via debit/credit card at a later date by clicking here.

Please note, for online payments your booking is not complete until payment is received. We strongly advise you to make payment at the time of submitting your registration form to avoid disappointment as the majority of our courses do sell out.

Introduction to Theraplay® - Leeds

Price: £104.70

Date: October 9, 2017

Introduction to TheraplayTheraplay® is a short-term, playful, engaging treatment that focuses on parent-child relationships and can help adoptive/foster children form secure attachments. This one-day workshop introduces the key elements of Theraplay. The focus will be on practical strategies that can be taken away and used by parents in the home, and by professionals in their practice. A qualified Theraplay trainer will be on hand to work with you. This day is designed for anyone who would like to know more about Theraplay, including those who make referrals and professionals considering adding Theraplay to their practice. This may include adoptive parents and foster carers, psychologists and psychiatrists, social workers, counsellors, family therapists, play therapists, teachers, occupational therapists, speech and language therapists, adoption/post-adoption counsellors and medical professionals.

Availability: Spaces remaining.

Understanding the impact of trauma - London

Price: £199.80

Date: October 9, 2017

Trauma can affect a child’s body, brain, behaviour, emotions and relationships. Dr Karen Treisman, clinical psychologist and author, offers a lively, interactive day to help you understand the child who has experienced loss and trauma. Karen will provide the latest evidential neuroscience findings in an engaging and accessible way. She will provide ideas, techniques and tools to help gain an insight into therapeutic re-parenting and show you how to identify a child’s emotional hotspots. This day offers something for everyone who lives or works with a child who has experienced trauma.

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Introductory Theraplay & Marshak Interaction Method (MIM) Training - Leeds

Price: £1179.00

Date: October 10, 2017

Introductory Therpalay & MIMPLEASE NOTE: This is a four day workshop taking place on the 10th, 11th, 12th and 13th October 2017.

 

This workshop is appropriate for all professionals who work with children and families.

Availability: Spaces remaining.

Group Theraplay - using Theraplay in a group setting - Leeds

Price: £169.20

Date: October 14, 2017

Group TheraplayGroup Theraplay takes the theraplay ideas and puts them into practice in a group setting.  Using playful, co-operative and nurturing activities the emotional well-being of children is enhanced in a group setting. This one day interactive, intensive and practical workshop will show you how to  use your theraplay training to work successfully in a group setting.  You will be given ideas of how to apply theraplay principles in group treatment,  tips on how to manage the group and ideas to deal with problems or resistance. For therapists, counsellors, social workers, teachers and those working with groups of children or families this is a MUST attend workshop.  Please note attendees must have completed Level 1 Theraplay & MIM to participate.

Availability: Spaces remaining.

Assessing emotional capacity in prospective adopters - London

Price: £199.80

Date: November 8, 2017

Adopted children need ‘therapeutic parents’ and professionals need to know how to assess whether prospective parents ‘ have what it takes’. This NEW training by experienced adoption counsellor and social worker Fiona Start, will focus on adult attachment and the implications for children they adopt. Delegates will gain confidence in assessing emotional capacity in prospective adopters and improve their ability to evidence this assessment of emotional capacity.  This is a MUST attend workshop for professionals.

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Assessing emotional capacity in prospective adopters - Leeds

Price: £199.80

Date: November 10, 2017

Adopted children need ‘therapeutic parents’ and professionals need to know how to assess whether prospective parents ‘ have what it takes’. This NEW training by experienced adoption counsellor and social worker Fiona Start, will focus on adult attachment and the implications for children they adopt. Delegates will gain confidence in assessing emotional capacity in prospective adopters and improve their ability to evidence this assessment of emotional capacity. This is a MUST attend workshop for professionals.

 

Availability: Last few spaces only.

Shame and human connections - CPD workshop - Leeds

Price: £102.00

Date: November 29, 2017

“People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” Maya Angelou

What is the impact of shame? How do we connect with children and adults and consider our own response to shame as a professional.  Kim Webb, experienced therapeutic social worker, has developed this NEW workshop,  which will provide space to reflect on these issues and discuss techniques to maintain and repair connections with clients when shame is present.

Availability: Spaces remaining.

Shame and human connections - CPD workshop - London

Price: £102.00

Date: November 30, 2017

“People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” Maya Angelou

What is the impact of shame? How do we connect with children and adults and consider our own response to shame as a professional.  Kim Webb, experienced therapeutic social worker, has developed this NEW workshop,  which will provide space to reflect on these issues and discuss techniques to maintain and repair connections with clients when shame is present.

Availability: Spaces remaining.

Learning from disruptions - Leeds

Price: £169.20

Date: January 30, 2018

Each child placement is made with such hope, yet disruptions do happen. This workshop delivered by Joan Hunt, experienced social worker, trainer, parent and foster carer, will help clarify what the most recent research tells us about disruptions and how to minimise the impact. Delegates will learn how to improve assessments, matching and transitions to permanency as well as gaining insight into the part they can play in the prevention and management of disruptions. This is a MUST ATTEND workshop for all those working in permanency.

Availability: Spaces remaining.

Learning from disruptions - London

Price: £169.20

Date: January 31, 2018

Each child placement is made with such hope, yet disruptions do happen. This workshop delivered by Joan Hunt, experienced social worker, trainer, parent and foster carer, will help clarify what the most recent research tells us about disruptions and how to minimise the impact. Delegates will learn how to improve assessments, matching and transitions to permanency as well as gaining insight into the part they can play in the prevention and management of disruptions. This is a MUST ATTEND workshop for all those working in permanency.

Availability: Spaces remaining.

Let's take it from the top - improving sensory processing in children who have experienced neglect and abuse - Leeds

Price: £60.90

Date: February 21, 2018

Rhythm and resonanceTrauma has a neurodevelopmental impact on the developing brain which impacts on a child’s regulation and development. This workshop for parents and professionals, presented by Sarah Lloyd, a specialist Occupational therapist and Play therapist, will focus on sensory integration theory to explore children who are ‘out of sync with themselves’. It will use case examples to give participants ideas of things they can do to help children address some of their neurodevelopmental gaps.

Availability: Spaces remaining.

Sensory processing and attachment intervention for neglected and abused children - London

Price: £199.80

Date: February 28, 2018

Children who have been abused and neglected have often missed out on all sorts of movement experiences. For example, small children may have spent long hours strapped in a buggy or left without food and stimulation. While this might seem unimportant relative to other things they have experienced, it can leave children without a foundation to develop social and emotional skills. Children who have experienced abuse and neglect are often more ‘dysregulated’ than their peers. This workshop for parents and professionals, with Karen Hazard, a Specialist Occupational Therapist and Advanced Sensory Integration Practitioner will provide an understanding of how to help children address some of their neurodevelopmental gaps.  Karen will explain how the senses can impact on behaviour and give practical strategies that can that be used at home and school to help children tune into how they feel physically which in turn supports emotional health.

Availability: Spaces remaining.

The drama triangle - Leeds

Price: £199.80

Date: March 14, 2018

The Drama Triangle is a type of family interaction that causes conflict and discomfort between the parents as well as between parent and child. Adopted and fostered children, who often have unprocessed trauma, can inadvertently elicit the drama triangle. Renee Marks, specialist child therapist, will explore and explain this area and will provide practical strategies to deal with high levels of conflict and discomfort in relationships. Delegates will be empowered to change the drama triangle in their families in order to enhance the quality of all the relationships. This is a MUST ATTEND training for parents and professionals wanting to deepen their understanding of how to practically support better family relationships.

Availability: Spaces remaining.

The drama triangle - London

Price: £199.80

Date: March 28, 2018

The Drama Triangle is a type of family interaction that causes conflict and discomfort between the parents as well as between parent and child. Adopted and fostered children, who often have unprocessed trauma, can inadvertently elicit the drama triangle. Renee Marks, specialist child therapist, will explore and explain this area and will provide practical strategies to deal with high levels of conflict and discomfort in relationships. Delegates will be empowered to change the drama triangle in their families in order to enhance the quality of all the relationships. This is a MUST ATTEND training for parents and professionals wanting to deepen their understanding of how to practically support better family relationships.

Availability: Spaces remaining.

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