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The Counselling Foundation - St Albans Centre

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Lower Dagnall Street

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Dealing with Digital | A guide to navigating our over-connected world for talking therapists

Friday June 1, 2018

11:00am - 4:00pm

Dr. Aaron Balick
Dr. Aaron Balick is a UKCP registered psychotherapist and supervisor. In addition to his clinical work, he is an honorary senior lecturer at the Centre for Psychoanalytic Studies at the University of Essex. Aaron is interested in applying psychological thinking to social media and technology: research that has culminated in his book "The Psychodynamics of Social Networking: Connected up instantaneous culture and the self". For more than a decade Dr Balick has contributed psychological and mental health content for the BBC. He is the author of the children’s self help book “Keep Your Cool: how to deal with life’s worries and stress” and has recently ublished “The Little Book of Calm: tame your anxieties, face your fears, and live free.

An Overview:
Today, all of us are extended, in some way, into the digital world. Whether we have an email address or a smart-phone, or use social media (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn), we find that this technology has serious implications for ourselves and our clients. As psychotherapists, we are particularly sensitive to the consequences of digital technology as we experience them in relation to our own choices and those of our clients – not to mention how these technologies are used between therapist and client.

Suitable for:
Whether you are an active user of social media or not, you are still “online” if you use email to communicate with clients, engage with the odd Skype session, have a website, or are searchable on Google. We need to better understand the impact of online relating on our clients and ourselves in relation to attachment, intimacy, immediacy, dependency, distraction, and the capacity to be alone. It is also crucial that we use our psychotherapy thinking to understand how this impacts our work.

Through both experiential exercises and theoretical models, this workshop will guide therapists and counsellors to better understand issues which may arise in their relationships with their clients as well as their role and responsibilities in the face of the digital world.

Booking Terms and Conditions*:
To reserve a place we must receive the full amount of your ticket. Eventbrite will also charge an additional booking fee.

Cancellations:
Must be made in writing to training@counsellingfoundation.org. In the event of the facilitator cancelling due to adverse weather/illness/or unforeseen circumstances the participant may choose to be refunded or booked onto the rearranged course or an alternative training session. If the minimum attendance is not achieved, we reserve the right to cancel the workshop; participants will have their fees fully refunded or offered an alternative training session.

Fees are non-refundable for any cancellations made by the participant less than 2 weeks prior to the start of course.

Cost: £95 (Eventbrite booking fees apply)

Discounted rate of £75 applies to staff, current students and counsellors - enter promotional code received via course invite or newsletter (Eventbrite booking fees apply)

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