The 17th Annual Conference for Counsellors working in Schools

The 17th Annual Conference for Counsellors working in Schools

Date/Time
Date(s) - 26/09/2024
9:30 am - 4:00 pm

Location
Didcot Civic Hall

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Early Bird tickets | £99 per person; and £125 per person thereafter

Our preparation is complete!

We invite you to join us for our Seventeenth Annual Conference for Counsellors working in schools (or interested in working in schools) on Thursday 26th September 2024.

Acting Out and Acting Up the Psychodrama of a School

Ideas about holding onto the therapeutic task whilst thinking amongst the dramas of an institution. Join us in September when together we will create professional generosity and rich learning.

The conference is suitable for all professionals who work to support young people both inside and outside of school settings.

Conference Programme

Keynote Address with Debbie Lee | Acting out and acting up the psychodrama of a school: exploring Jacob L. Moreno’s theories in our work as school counsellors

Debbie Lee is a school counsellor and psychodrama psychotherapist registered with the BPA and UKCP. She has spent her professional career working as a therapist; developing the role of counselling in schools over the past 30 years. She is passionate about developing therapy and Therapeutic Thinking in Education, and her practice – deeply grounded in psychodrama principles – underpins all areas of her work. Currently she is the Lead Counsellor at King Alfred’s Academy in Wantage and has a wealth of experience in working with young people, staff and parents. Additionally, Debbie also offers training, supervision and consultancy.

Morning Workshops

  1. Live wires: autistic girls at home, in school and in counselling (Lucy-Jean Lloyd worked for many years as a school counsellor and is now a trainer, supervisor and counsellor in private practice)
  2. Psychodrama in action: learning to use two psychodrama techniques (Debbie Lee is a UKCP-registered psychotherapist and experienced school counsellor, currently working as the lead counsellor at King Alfred’s Academy, Wantage)
  3. The ever-moving light at the end of a tunnel; navigating a therapeutic space when the politics and policies in a school setting are ever changing (Mark Thomas-O’Keefe is a Person Centred School Counsellor working in two Bedfordshire Schools)
  4. Desperately denying death! Reasons to encourage therapeutic conversations about death with young people (Gee Whitlock is a counsellor at Stowe School in Buckinghamshire)

Afternoon Workshops

  1. ‘Who is it that can tell me who I am?’ Identity and role confusion in work with young people (Katia Houghton is a psychoanalytic psychotherapist in private practice. A former lead school counsellor, she now supervises counsellors in schools)
  2. Bringing creativity into the room: making a mess and cleaning up (Charlie Henry is an Integrative counsellor who works as a school counsellor at d’Overbroeck’s Oxford and runs therapeutic arts groups)
  3. Unwrapping Eating Disorders and Disordered Eating – what is the role of school counsellors? (Charlotte Watson is a Senior Clinical Psychologist in the Intensive Treatment Programme of the Maudsley Centre for Child and Adolescent Eating Disorders in London. She has experience of working with eating disorders across the lifespan both clinically and in a research capacity)
  4. Jealousy and how we think about it: normal, nasty, necessary? A personal, professional and theoretical exploration (Shona Reed-Purvis is a counsellor, systemic psychotherapist and registered systemic supervisor and family therapist currently working for CAMHS)

You will be required to choose a morning and an afternoon workshop at time of booking. If someone else is booking on your behalf, then please ensure they know your workshop choices in advance. Some workshops may be capped. Unfortunately, places cannot be reserved.

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