University of Essex free online series of short talks on working with troubled children
17:30 - 19:00
Dr Chris Nicholson, University of Essex
Lectures, talks and seminars
Psychosocial and Psychoanalytic Studies, Department of
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Due to high demand we have decided to repeat this talk on working with troubled children.
Each talk is given by one of the team of experienced lecturers and practitioners on our innovative degree programme Therapeutic Communication and Therapeutic Organisations.
Tuesday 14 July 5.30-7.00pm
Understanding and Working with Self-harm
This talk will form an introduction to self-harm, what it is and what we know about it. We will then look deeper into the underlying reasons for self-harm, seeing acts of self-harm as forms of communication - using two case examples. There will be a chance to share your experiences and ask questions.
Dr Chris Nicholson is Head of Department. He worked in children's services, principally therapeutic communities, developing an assessment service, a provision for leaving care, and with colleagues, setting up the Junction Young Person's Service for Colchester MIND. His 2010 book, Children and Adolescents in Trauma: Creative Therapeutic Approaches, draw on these experiences.
Tanya Lillington who previously attended this talk commented:
"I found it really useful, I have recently graduated in integrative counselling and found your psychoanalytical perspective very useful when looking at self harm, it is the first time I have attended training on self harm where I feel I have understood where it comes from and how best to support clients with it.
Thank you so much for your time and expertise, I enjoyed the learning opportunity."