"An excellent day.. really interesting and thought-provoking"
"Very practical tools and resources to take back"
(Delegates, previous conferences)
Life Story Work offers deep reflective work with a child to help them develop a coherent and accurate story of their lives and the lives of people closest to them. This is key for their understanding and acceptance of who they are and their past experiences. Life Story Work is also about assimilating past events and the effect that significant people in their lives have had on their self image, self-esteem, sense of self and common self-states. This effective intervention helps children and young people recover from abuse, trauma or neglect and make sense of a disrupted upbringing in multiple homes or families. Through the therapeutic story work, children and young people often reflect in the most moving and profound ways on what has happened to them and what is happening to them. As a result, they develop a far better sense of who they are, their history and how they want to live their lives. They go on to ‘make it’ emotionally, socially and academically. The intervention involves techniques such as family trees, wallpaper work, and eco- and geno-scaling. It covers the concepts of attachment, loss, magical thinking, identity and meaning.
Benefits from attending this conference
Understand the value of comprehensive Life Story Work
Understand the value and various models of information collation
Know how to communicate with children and their emotions
Know how to interpret and make best use of opportunities in the process
Improve your skills in working directly with children
Address sensitive and painful issues of trauma and loss and turn these to acceptance
Confront trauma and the external, sometimes difficult behaviour which is often an inhibitor for the child
Create Life Story books which are useful, valuable and represent the child
Speaker: Paula Price Paula studied for a Master’s Degree in Life Story Therapy, qualifying in 2012. She was taught and supervised by Richard Rose. She has a Diploma in Play Therapy and is currently studying for a Diploma in Parent-Child Therapy. Paula has worked as a mentor for many years in St. Patrick’s Primary School in Liverpool, supporting children and families. She provides in-house therapy for their own pupils. She has also set up and runs a therapy outreach service, Creative Child Therapy, providing Life Story Therapy and Play Therapy to children and families across the North West. As part of this service she works closely with LACES – the Looked After Children Education Service – in Liverpool working on referrals from schools and social care.
Paula has delivered training on Richard Rose’s diploma courses in Therapeutic Life Story Work and on his training events. She spoke at the First International Conference for TLSW in Lisbon in May this year. She has delivered training at Liverpool Hope University. Paula contributed a chapter to Richard Rose’s latest book Innovative Therapeutic Life Story Work: Developing Trauma-Informed Practice for Working with Children, Adolescents and Young Adults (2017), looking at the use of TLSW in a school setting.
Who Should Attend? Teachers, Social Workers, Counsellors, Foster Carers and Adoptive Parents, Learning Mentors, SENCos, Educational Psychologists, Family Workers, Therapists, Counsellors, Behaviour Support Workers, Early Years, School-Home Support, Care Workers.
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Conference Days cost £183 (all include a complementary buffet lunch). Training Days cost £165 (lunch not included) Half-day conferences cost £80 (lunch not included) Courses please see individual course information
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