Saturday 28th January 2017 | 10am – 4pm £85
Working Therapeutically with People with Learning Disabilities with guest speaker Rosie Creer, Young Persons Coordinator, Respond charity.
Respond has been offering creative therapeutic interventions to people with learning disabilities for many years and as a consequence we have developed a training course for therapists and other professionals working in the field. The program offers trainees alternative ways of working therapeutically with people with learning disabilities who have been abused or experienced trauma. The approach is a mixture of theory and hands on experience and by the end participants will feel more able to work creatively with people with learning disabilities.
- An introduction to disability psychotherapy
- Consider the pros and cons of non-verbal communication and when this is the most appropriate method
- The significance of attachment theory in disability, abuse and trauma
- Introduce creative ways of working, including the use of: art, play, music, drama and movement when working with people with learning disabilities
- A working understanding of the theories of Developmental Interaction
The course uses a combination of talk, large and small- group discussion, creative exercises, question and answer sessions, hand-outs and case studies.
This course is suitable for Therapists and other professionals who are working with, or who want to work, with people with learning disabilities in creative therapeutic work. It will be ideal for people who want to feel more confident in their work with and be more able to work creatively with people with learning disabilities.