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The Power of Language- the words we use and the way we story people - NEW COURSE

Power of language, the words we use, and how we story people: This powerful and important workshop explores and reflects on the words which we use in conversations, in therapy, in notes/recordings, and in places like meetings & client consultations. We look at the words we use to talk about people and describe them; as well as talking with other professionals. We think about how the way we speak can influence and impact

Saturday 4th December 2021

10:00am - 16:00pm

Location:

(Delivered via Zoom, information for the day & invite to join will be sent once booking has closed)

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**This course is open to qualified and trainee Art Therapists, and other qualified creative and health professionals from around the world**

 

This powerful and important workshop explores and reflects on the words which we use in conversations, in therapy, in notes/recordings, and in places like meetings & client consultations. We look at the words we use to talk about people and describe them; as well as talking with other professionals. We think about how the way we speak can influence and impact our and others' lens, bias, prejudice, attitude, actions, and so forth. This includes thinking about attentional and confirmation biases. We also look at why our words can be healing or harmful. Trauma-inducing or trauma-reducing.

 

We think about how words can make worlds. This includes person first language, trauma-informed language, opinion-based language, the meaning behind acronyms, and much more. Stories, anecdotes, and top tips will be shared; as well as powerful images. There will be opportunities to reflect, share thoughts, and discuss with others in the group.

 

Learning Outcomes of this course:

  • To increase awareness of the power and impact of language and the words we use.

 

  • To learn new ways of framing questions and describing people from a more trauma-informed perspective.

 

  • To think about some of the way’s language can influence our actions, feelings, and sensations; including attentional and confirmation biases.

 

Dr Karen Treisman is a Highly Specialist Clinical Psychologist who has worked in the National Health System and children’s services for several?years. Karen has also worked cross-culturally in both Africa and Asia with groups ranging from former child soldiers to survivors of the Rwandan Genocide. Karen has extensive experience in the areas of trauma, parenting, adversity (ACE’s) and attachment, and works clinically using a range of therapeutic approaches with families, systems, and children in or on the edge of care, unaccompanied asylum-seeking young people, and adopted children. Karen also specialises in supporting organisations and systems to?move towards being, and to sustain adversity, culturally and, trauma-informed and trauma-responsive practice. This work focuses on creating meaningful and multi-layered cultural and paradigm shift across whole systems. In addition to holding a doctorate in Clinical psychology, Karen has undergone a range of specialist training courses including in EMDR, Narrative Therapy, Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy, Video Interaction Guidance, Sensory Approaches, and Theraplay. Karen has previously worked in both Milton Keynes’s and Kensington and Chelsea’s Looked after Children (LAC) and fostering services, and within the National Implementation Service for evidence-based interventions for Looked after children, children on the edge of care, and children in custody at the Michael Rutter Centre in the Maudsley Hospital; and as Clinical Lead for a court assessment and intensive intervention team for children on the edge of care and in proceedings in Islington. Karen is?an external consultant, trainer, speaker, and assessor to a variety of local authorities and organisations including Barnardos, PAC-UK, AdoptionPlus, BAAT, Pause, Grandparents Plus, Three Steps Ireland, MedicaCPD, and the Fostering Network. Karen is also an expert witness and regularly undergoes a variety of assessments for court. Additionally, Karen is also a reviewer for the Journal of Adoption and Fostering. For publications, achievements and more information please visit http://www.safehandsthinkingminds.co.uk

Additional Information:

PLEASE NOTE:

  • Booking will close 1 week prior to start date - bookings will not be accepted after this time.
  • Reading materials and invite to join will be sent once booking has closed.

 

Trainee BAAT Member: £90.00 

x3 Reduced Rate - SOLD

 

Please Note: We can not reserve Reduced Rate Places.

 

Full Unemployed or Retired Member: £90.00

 

Full Underemployed Member: £100.00

 

Full Member (Self Funded): £110.00

 

Associate Member: £110.00

 

Employer Funded BAAT Members: £145.00

 

Non-BAAT Member (Self or Employer Funded): £175.00

 

Please create a Free Booking Account if you don't have one or are not a member, here: https://www.baat.org/Create-Account

 

Employer Funded places for members or non-members, please download a course booking form here: Invoice Request Form - Course Booking Form.docx


Completed Booking Forms (with purchase order number and BAAT booking account number), please email to: info@baat.org

 

Please Note: We do not accept employer funded bookings without an employer purchase order.

 
 
 

Convenors: Karen Treisman

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