Two-Day Training Workshop:12 CPD Hours

Tipperary Rape Crisis Centre in conjunction with Blackfort Adolescent Gestalt Institute presents a Two-Day Training Workshop on Sandspace with Adolescence. on the 15th & April 2024 .

Talbot Hotel Clonmel Co Tipperary 9.30 am-4.30 pm

Two-Day Training Workshop

Sandspace with Adolescents The adolescent brings his world to the therapy situation and we, as therapists need to collaboratively, with our adolescent clients, create a framework of meaning that supports the process and purpose of therapy. The guiding principle of this collaborative construction is the client’s meaning-making, which promotes the discovery of capability, agency, personal power and connectedness with the interpersonal world. Sandspace is a unique developmental approach to working with adolescents which supports meaning-making and self-perception. The sand world can bring heal-ing and insight, offering a dynamic mode of relating that enriches the contact process between aspects of self-experience which are often compartmentalised in the adolescent’s developing awareness. The adolescent’s life space and contact boundary development become visible, tangible and three-dimensional in the sand. This dynamic way of working also creates additional richness and depth to therapeutic contact.
During the two days, we will explore theoretical, clinical and practical aspects of Sandspace with adolescents including:
• An introduction to Sandspace
• Initiating Sandspace with adolescent clients
• Gaining practical experience in creating & facilitating Sandspace
• Exploring the healing & transformative potential of Sandspace
• Trauma & Sandspace: silent expression of the unspeakable
• Understanding the richness of symbolic representation for the adolescent

About the Presenter

Bronagh Starrs is the Programme Director for the MSc Adolescent Psychotherapy in Dublin Counselling & Therapy Centre in partnership with the University of Northampton and Founder & Director of Blackfort Adolescent Gestalt Institute. She maintains a private practice in Omagh, Northern Ireland, as a psychotherapist, clinical supervisor, writer and trainer, specialising in working with adolescents, emerging adults and their families. Bronagh is an adolescent development specialist 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 first publication Adolescent Psychotherapy – A Radical Relational Approach (Routledge, London) has received international acclaim. Bronagh’s second book is due for publication in 2023.

The Cost

This 2-day training normally costs €320 however Tipperary Rape Crisis Centre is

delighted to be able to offer the full 2 days training for only €200. Please contact Catherine for further details by emailing OR fill in form

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