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This is a full-day virtual workshop;
Date: 23rd September
Time: 10am till 4 pm (approximately)
Cost: €15 SCI Member/ €35 Non member
This is an interdisciplinary event with Social Care Ireland and the Association of Occupational Therapists of Ireland. This workshop will present an array of different creative and practical ideas and tools for talking about and expressing a range of feelings. These can be used in direct work with children and adults (including some virtually); as well as to bring in some expressive and creative tools in team meetings, supervision, and assessments.
This is about finding alternative more engaging, fun, thought provoking and creative ways to ask the questions such as “How are you feeling about…?”, “How do you feel?” etc. This will also shine a light on some key messages we need to teach children about feelings; as well as some core therapeutic skills and ways of being. Ideas using miniatures, building blocks, masks, drawing, games, worksheets, cards, and much more will be shared. These ideas are from the bestselling treasure collection including “The Therapeutic Treasure Box”.
Karen will also share her well respected 7 E model for enriching and expanding therapeutic conversations. There will also be time for reflection, questions, embedding one’s learning and sharing and learning from the group.
There will be virtual break rooms and several opportunities to stretch our legs and have a break from the screen.
Dr Karen Treisman, MBE, is a Highly Specialist Clinical Psychologist who has worked in the National Health System and children’s services for several years. Karen has also worked cross-culturally in both Africa and Asia with groups ranging from former child soldiers to survivors of the Rwandan Genocide. She also is the author of 11 books/ workbooks, including the bestselling book, “The therapeutic treasure box”, and of 4 sets of therapeutic card decks.
Karen has extensive experience in the areas of trauma, parenting, adversity (ACE’s) and attachment, and works clinically using a range of therapeutic approaches with families, systems, and children in or on the edge of care, unaccompanied asylum-seeking young people, and adopted children. Karen also specialises in supporting organisations and systems to move towards becoming, and to sustain adversity, culturally and, trauma-informed, infused, and responsive practice. This work focuses on creating meaningful and multi-layered cultural and paradigm shift across whole systems.