Creative counselling for young people: Narrative approaches

with Rosie Dymond and Jenny Reid

This workshop is now full. Please use the booking form if you would like to be placed on the waiting list.

Monday 15th May 2017, 9:45-12:45

Jenny and Rosie qualified as Non-Directive Play Therapists at the University of York, and are co-directors of the Apple Tree Centre. They both have considerable experience of working with young people up to the age of 25, adapting the creative principles of Play Therapy to meet the needs of adolescent clients.

This workshop will be of particular interest to those who booked our most heavily subscribed workshop of 2015-16: “Creative Counselling Approaches for Young People”. It will build on some of the developmental principles introduced, but can also be attended in isolation.

The workshop will explore how using narrative within talking therapies can help to reduce resistance, build trust, and support young people to access a creative therapeutic space.

We will consider the developmental needs and social context of adolescent and young adult clients, in order to explore the role which modern fantasy stories might play in their therapeutic journeys.

We will discuss how to use the stories which clients spontaneously bring to their sessions to explore their world view, identifying vital themes relating to identity, relationships, trust, danger, conflict and resilience.

We will explore the themes of popular franchises such as Twilight, the Hunger Games, Star Wars, Harry Potter, and the Divergent trilogy, using case study material to demonstrate how these relate to the real issues which our clients face.


Click here for details of all our CPD events in 2016-17. Our online booking form is here.