Working with children, young people and families
This module focuses on the particular skills, practices, positions and dilemmas relevant to working therapeutically with under 18’s and their families and networks, and families in general.
Typical topics covered include:
- Self-harm and safeguarding issues
- Children’s special skills and knowledge
- The rise of child development theories and the discourses of expert knowledge in relation to children
- The effects of the discourses of good parenting and how they position parents and professionals
- Young people who a)have nothing to say or b) mostly respond with “I don’t know” or c) simply don’t want to be there
- Parents or carers who have different agendas from their children
- Anorexia and bulimia – and ways to respond, particularly using ideas from externalising practices and modern power
The popularity of ADHD and ASD and ways to use narrative practice both with those who are in receipt of these diagnoses and also family members caught up in these discourses
Working with whole families and connections with systemic, solution focused, internalised other and social constructionist approaches
This is a practice-rich module and participants are invited to bring dilemmas they have experienced as a basis for skills development.
Please note that this module is only available when there is sufficient demand. If you are interested in this module, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know. Your name will be added to a list and when there are sufficient people interested we will arrange for the module to take place.