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Master Class & Workshops

15, 16 & 17 March 2017

Understanding Suicide and Suicide Intervention Workshop

Summary:

With about 23 completed suicides and almost 460 attempted suicides every day in South Africa, suicide is an epidemic. All individuals, especially those who are in the helping professions and those who work closely with people, should become equipped to be able to identify when a person may be suicidal, how to assist that person to access resources and help as well as to feel equipped to work with this person in an effective therapeutic process. No one therapist can say, "I don't work with suicide!" If we do say this then we are probably in denial or naïve, as everyone walking into our practice with a problem, is a potential suicide. Very few University or training programmes offer extensive training in working with suicidality. Attend this three day workshop in understanding suicide and suicide intervention to be equipped to effectively work with individuals who are suicidal as well as their families.

Synopsis of training programme:

•  Understanding our beliefs and values in respect of suicide.

•  Understanding Suicide

•  SafeTALK - becoming suicide alert: Identifying the warning signs of depression and suicidality as well as becoming aware of how to keep the person with thoughts of suicide safe.

•  Why do people miss, dismiss and avoid suicide?

•  Suicide Risk Management: becoming a suicide expert.

•  Suicide Intervention model

•  Effective counselling skills

•  Legalities in respect of suicide

•  Ethical issues in respect of suicide

•  After the suicide - helping those left behind.

Date: 15, 16 and 17 March 2017
Time: 09H00 – 16H00
Presented by: Lorraine Mitchell
HPCSA: 18 points
SACSSP: TBC
Cost: R3 100.00 (Discount available for students & interns)

Venue: Baobab Conference Room, Vista Clinic, 135 Gerhard Street, Centurion

Enquiries: Cindy Fourie 012 664 0222 ext 348 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Click here to download the registration form

2, 3 & 4 August 2017
Metacognitive Therapy Master Class

Summary:
Metacognitive therapy (MCT) is a relatively new approach which is showing great promise in helping patients. It is often thought that it is related to CBT, but it is in fact, very different. In this workshop we will discuss the theory behind MCT, the research that is emerging, assessing metacognitions and case conceptualising in MCT. We will also spend time on the specific therapeutic techniques and how they are applied in different disorders. We will do various role plays and participants will be asked in advance to prepare role plays to enable practice.

About the presenter:
Dr. Elaine Bing is an accomplished psychologist with over 25 years of experience. She received her education at UFS, UP and UNISA and has authored many books, the most popular of which is entitled "The Unmaking of the Torturer". She serves on Discovery's Advisory Panel and has presented numerous times at both international and national conferences.

Date: 2, 3 and 4 August 2017
Time: 09H00 – 16H00
Presented by: Dr. Elaine Bing
HPCSA: 18 points approved
SACSSP: TBC
Cost: R3 100.00 (Discount available for students & interns)

Venue: Baobab Conference Room, Vista Clinic, 135 Gerhard Street, Centurion

Enquiries: Cindy Fourie 012 664 0222 ext 348 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Click here to download the registration form

 

10 & 17 November 2017

Dialectical Behaviour Therapy for Therapists 2 Day Workshop

 

 

 

Summary:

Ella Brent, Clinical Psychologist, is running a 2 day intensive workshop to think with clinicians about working with clients who are difficult to treat. It is very frustrating for clinicians to work with clients who both desperately want help to change, but also seem to reject their treatment strategies or offer to help. At times such clients can take impulsive actions to get some relief, but that in turn add to the problems they face.

Dialectical Behaviour Therapy offers an integrated understanding of what can be problematic when a person does not have an "inside" way to regulate the intensity and meaning of their feelings. There is an overwhelming pressure to then regulate feelings "outside the self," by acting in intense ways that give a temporary relief to the inside pressure of intolerable pain.

Whether working individually or in a group setting, the DBT framework offers clients and practitioners a framework to address what often feel like repetitive cycles of crisis and chaos.

The DBT framework offers practitioners a "tool box" to help clients tolerate feelings in less destructive and self-sabotaging ways. 
The skills also help provide a structure for practitioners to regulate their own emotions when having to respond to challenging behaviour. 
In addition the focus on Mindfulness skills provide additional resources for clinicians working in such draining and provocative contexts.

Participants will be invited to present challenging examples from their own clinical work. The facilitator will then demonstrate in detail how a DBT approach might offer a structure for offering treatment strategies to clients, and to help clinicians with their own responses to the work.

Date: 10 and 17 November 2017
Time: 09H00 – 16H00
Presented by: Dr Ella Brent
HPCSA: 12 points
SACSSP: TBA
Cost: R2 100.00 (Discount available for students & interns)

Venue: Baobab Conference Room, Vista Clinic, 135 Gerhard Street, Centurion

Enquiries: Cindy Fourie 012 664 0222 ext 348 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Click here to download the registration form

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