A Humanistic and Integrative Approach to Working with Young People (11-18)

Delivered by Tim Woodhouse

A five-day programme usually delivered each Spring and Autumn.

Fees: £320 (Current SPTI students/ graduate members), £350 (Non-SPTI members)


Spring 2024 dates:

Days 1 – 3: Fri 22nd, Sat 23rd & Sun 24th March 2024

Days 4 & 5: Sat 20th & Sun 21st April 2024

About the training:

This highly interactive and experiential workshop focuses primarily on the differences between working with adults and working with young people, helping you make the necessary cognitive and emotional adjustments between working with these two very different client groups.  It is constructed on the very clear evidence-based competences that the BACP have identified and is designed to complement and extend the training offered in courses aimed at working with adults.

“…I thoroughly enjoyed the experiential exercises…and Tim brought huge amounts of knowledge.”

“It was experiential… delivered wonderfully, gently, safely and honestly”.

About the trainer: Tim Woodhouse  

Tim has worked with children and families since 1984 and specifically in the field of sexual harm (sexual abuse, sexual assault, rape, children who sexually harm children and child sexual exploitation) since 1996. He is an advanced and certified Sensorimotor Psychotherapist, Enactive trauma therapist, registered Non-directive Play therapist, Filial therapist, EMDR Practitioner, Jungian and Integrative sand play therapist, an ABE approved Social Worker and is currently studying Internal Family Systems Therapy. He worked on the NSPCC child sexual abuse consultancy for 16 years where he co-founded the Hilton House attachment project and the St. Mary’s children’s sexual assault referral centre in Manchester, was an investigator on the Waterhouse inquiry and vice chair of BAPT. He was principle tutor on the Liverpool Hope MA course in play therapy and is a visiting lecturer to Manchester Universities 2nd and 3rd Year MA social work programme. He is the Director of Tiptoes Child Therapy Service, a provision for children and families affected by sexual harm and developmental trauma launched in 2010. He is a published author, keynote speaker, consultant, trainer, clinical supervisor, provider of clinical governance and has been a governmental advisor on a number of research programmes.

Minimum entry requirements:

  • Current BACP or UKCP Student Members (who have successfully completed all elements of year 1 of their respective training courses at level 4 or above)
  • Graduates who have completed a BACP or UKCP diploma level counselling / psychotherapy qualification or equivalent, designed for working with adults

Learning outcomes relating to working with young people aged 11-18:  

  • Understanding of the social, emotional and psychological development of young people  
  • Understanding issues affecting the psychological and emotional health of young people  
  • Knowledge of relevant legal frameworks, including confidentiality, consent and capacity, child protection and disclosure, and risk assessment  
  • Ability to operate within the relevant professional and ethical guidelines  
  • Ability to work in different contexts/settings  
  • Ability to communicate with young people of different ages and developmental stages

Please note: this course does not qualify you with BACP or UKCP to work with children and young people. However, it can provide a valuable resource for working with young people, aged 11-18, in placement or as professional development beyond training.

For more information about this training, please contact: collette.colver@spti.net

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