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.

Facilitating and managing meaningful contact - London

Price: £169.20

Date: January 25, 2017

B3K68P Father holding daughter at beachMost children who are adopted or fostered have some level of contact with their birth family, whether face to face or by letter – yet the psychological impact of this contact isn’t always considered.  This training for professionals, with Louis Sydney, psychotherapist, author and specialist adoption consultant, will explore what makes ‘good’ contact.  Louis will provide a framework and model for assessing, evaluating and planning contact arrangements.

Availability: Spaces remaining.

Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy Level One (DDP) - Leeds

Price: £1179.00

Date: March 6, 2017

DDP 4 daysDyadic Developmental Psychotherapy (DDP) developed by Dan Hughes, is both a therapy and a framework for communicating with and helping families of children who have experienced early trauma. This 4 day Level One training presented by Dr Kim Golding, who was trained and mentored by Dan Hughes, is for professionals working with children and young people with trauma-attachment problems. Kim will explore the principles of DDP through discussion, hands on activities and experiential exercises. Attendees will gain the confidence to apply DDP principles to their work with children and families.

Availability: 0

Living with an angry child - London

Price: £199.80

Date: March 14, 2017

Livint with an angry childLiving with an angry  child is exhausting and, at times, debilitating: so many of our adopted or fostered children are angry. Holly van Gulden has empathy and knowledge and combines all of this with good humour.  Put this seminar on your ‘must go’ calendar!

Availability: Spaces remaining.

Living with an angry child - Leeds

Price: £199.80

Date: March 15, 2017

Livint with an angry childLiving with an angry  child is exhausting and, at times, debilitating: so many of our adopted or fostered children are angry. Holly van Gulden has empathy and knowledge and combines all of this with good humour.  Put this seminar on your ‘must go’ calendar!

Availability: Last few spaces only.

Improving sensory processing in children who have experienced neglect and abuse - Leeds

Price: £60.90

Date: May 10, 2017

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.

Introduction to Theraplay® - London

Price: £199.80

Date: May 15, 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.

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

Price: £1179.00

Date: May 16, 2017

Introductory Therpalay & MIMPLEASE NOTE: This is a four day workshop taking place on the 16th, 17th, 18th and 19th May 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 - London

Price: £150.00

Date: May 20, 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.

Intermediary and reunion work - current thinking and best practice - London

Price: £199.80

Date: June 14, 2017

Bringing strangers together who have an intimate bond can be a difficult and emotional experience. Mike Hancock, expert in intermediary work, will deliver this NEW training, helping professionals understand the psychology of reunion from all sides. Mike will explore best practice and current thinking through case studies - dealing with topics including shame and secrecy, trust and rejection as well as genetic sexual attraction and how to build relationships with the wider family.  This is a MUST ATTEND training for any professional involved with intermediary and reunion work.

Availability: Spaces remaining.

Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy Level One (DDP) - London

Price: £1179.00

Date: September 25, 2017

DDP 4 daysDyadic Developmental Psychotherapy (DDP) developed by Dan Hughes, is both a therapy and a framework for communicating with and helping families of children who have experienced early trauma. This 4 day Level One training presented by Dr Kim Golding, who was trained and mentored by Dan Hughes, is for professionals working with children and young people with trauma-attachment problems. Kim will explore the principles of DDP through discussion, hands on activities and experiential exercises. Attendees will gain the confidence to apply DDP principles to their work with children and families.

Availability: Spaces remaining.

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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Availability: Spaces remaining.

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: £159.60

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.

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