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What's included

This year’s Children, Young People & Families conference 'Weathering the storm: counselling in a changing climate' will take place online on Saturday 27 March 2021. 

You’ll have the opportunity to look ahead at the changing CYP&F climate, sharing good practice and exploring the new opportunities emerging for the profession. It’s an opportunity to celebrate a profession grounded in hope and resilience with the aim of coming together to share new skills. 


The day will include 2 keynote speakers and you’ll be able to choose 3 workshops to attend. This online conference will support you in your practice to develop new skills and knowledge and to connect and network with your peers.

Keynote speakers include Mick Cooper, Professor of Counselling Psychology at the University of Roehampton who will present 'School-based counselling: Does it work? Is it cost-effective? What are the processes of change? Findings from the ETHOS trial’. 

Adrienne Katz, Director of the consultancy Youthworks and  Dr Aiman El Asam, Lecturer in Forensic Psychology, Kingston University London will present 'Refuge and Risk - How vulnerable young people experience life online.'

Workshop sessions include

  • Domestic abuse - the impact on children - Deborah Cartwright, Oasis
  • Offering shelter from the storm: A reflective presentation of resilience - Lorna Birrell and Ged King, Young Persons Advisory Service
  • Computer gaming in therapy - Sam Norton-Alexander
  • Maintaining therapeutic connectedness & continuity of care with younger clients - Anita Knight
  • Swimming not sinking - Applying our learning from counsellors supporting children & parents through the pandemic - Edith Bell
  • Neurodiversity - the storm within! - Tasha Walsh

There’s an on-demand service available to catch-up on anything you miss during the online event.

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