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NERC - Working with Adolescents: Developmental & Therapeutic Dynamics (11/06/2022) CPD Presenter: Bronagh Starrs
11-06-2022   Start Time: 10:00.a.m. - 16:00.p.m.
6 CPD hours
Open to IACP Members and Non -Members

Places Limited to 48

Bookings will close Wednesday 8th June 2022

NERC - Working with Adolescents: Developmental & Therapeutic Dynamics

Presenters Bio: 

Bronagh Starrs is Programme Director for the MSc Adolescent Psychotherapy in Dublin Counselling & Therapy Centre in partnership with University of Northampton and Founder & Director of Blackfort Adolescent Gestalt Institute. She maintains a private practice in Omagh as a psychotherapist, clinical supervisor, writer and trainer, specialising in working with adolescents, emerging adults and their families. Bronagh is an adolescent development expert and has considerable experience as a trainer in adolescent development and therapy throughout Ireland. She also teaches and presents internationally on the developmental implication of trauma on the adolescent journey. Her recent publication Adolescent Psychotherapy - A Radical Relational Approach (Routledge, London) has received international acclaim.

Workshop Outline: 

Summary Outline of Event:

  • An introduction into developmental dynamics - typical and complex developmental presentations, and the predicable adult world response;
  • Therapeutic considerations/interventions with adolescents;
  • Exploration of the link to adult psychopathology as a result of interrupted adolescent development.                                                                                                                                                                                                                     

Learning Outcomes:

  • An understanding of adolescent configuration styles.
  • An understanding of creative adjustment and the impact of trauma in adolescence
  • Broad therapeutic skills with adolescent clients
  • An understanding of the implications of interrupted developmental process in adolescence for adult clients.
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