Welcome to Fegans Training. Our informative and affordable training benefits a range of professionals that support families and young children, including counsellors, teachers, social workers, refuge works, foster and adoption parents, and family support workers. Occasionally, specific topics or approaches may mean that the training is suitable for delegates working within a therapeutic environment.
Our ‘Working with Children’ course welcomes counsellors who have trained in different modalities and will encourage participants to share their own experience and theoretical bias, methodologies and insights. The content tends towards integrative,person-centred and psychodynamic principles; however there is no expectation of prior knowledge or understanding of any one of these modalities.
To find out more about Fegans’ ‘Working with Children‘ training course please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Up and coming courses
Esther Green: Prevent – Safeguarding
Friday 8th December, 9.30am-4.30pm
- Recognise how their own personal knowledge and feelings may affect their approach to child abuse;
Meet their own, and their agencies legal responsibilities for safeguarding children;
Describe the four types of abuse, recognise the signs, symptoms and indicators of abuse and neglect;
Respond effectively when children want to disclose;
Record and refer child protection concerns.
REF code: SGD17
Cost: Early bird £75 (£85 after 7th November)
Liz Pearce: Working with Children
19th – 23rd February 2018, 9.30am-4.30pm
Who is this course for?
This is a course designed to provide an appropriate level of training for qualified counsellors to develop the necessary competencies to work with children aged 4 -11. The course also benefits other professionals working with children, including SENCOs and Learning Support Assistants.
The course is a 5 day modular course using a three-fold basis of training:
- Development of theoretical understanding – this will focus on attachment theory, theory of childhood and the value of play using developments in neuroscience, which can be mapped onto theoretical positions.
- An experiential process – the course will include a series of hands on activities using materials and equipment most suited to working with children. The course will also feature group discussions at the end of each day, designed to promote reflection and the ongoing adoption of reflective practice. Some group interactions will take a format similar to that which may be experienced during supervision of casework with children.
- A skills induction – The course will introduce participants to a range of specific skills which can be used with children including art and play therapy, sand tray, puppets, story-telling and metaphors, establishing boundaries and a therapeutic relationship and making endings.
It will also consider solutions-focused working methods, directive versus non-directive work and the skills underpinning the development of a therapeutic alliance with children.
The course aims to provide qualified counsellors with the skills needed to work with children with social or emotional difficulties. It is specifically designed to support school based, one to one counselling, but will support work with primary aged children in any setting.
The course welcomes counsellors who have trained in different modalities and will encourage participants to share their own experience and theoretical bias, methodologies and insights.
The content tends towards integrative, person-centred and psychodynamic principles; however there is no expectation of prior knowledge or understanding of any one of these modalities.
Feedback from previous Working with Children courses
“The training was a good mix of teaching styles, theory and practice. It has completely over-turned my expectations of working with children which has been very liberating and enabling and confidence-boosting. This course has been an excellent mix of theory, practice, interaction, andreal life examples which has led to me feeling well equipped to launch out and work in a child-led way. Also excellent and very detailed notes were provided.”
“The mix of theory and experiential has given me the confidence to work with any age range. Information included within the course folder was comprehensive and the trainer was engaging and enthusiastic.”
“The combination of theory and opportunity to experience role play and practice for me was very helpful. Open discussion within the group and time to process was also really helpful. There was plenty of time and it was not rushed.”
This course counts as 30 hours of CPD, and you will receive an attendance certificate in support of this.
*Please note cancellations occuring after 22nd January will not be refunded.
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Jonathan Hartley: Supporting young people facing bereavement and loss
Friday 11th May 2018, 9.30am-4.30pm
This interactive session will consider what the significant losses are for children and young people, including bereavement, separation and divorce; explore how children and young people respond to these significant losses, and what grief can look like in young people; outline frameworks and models for understanding how children and young people’s development stage affects their view of, and reaction to, loss, and introduce a range of practical strategies and resources to support children and young people, their families, schools and related professionals dealing with loss.
REF code: JHM18
Cost: £75 early bird (£85 after 9th March)
Katie Evans: Gender, Sexuality and Risk in the Modern Age: Working with pleasure and stigma
Friday 19th January, 9.30am-4.30pm
The workshop will explore ideas around gender, sexuality and how to work with them in the counselling room. Talking in a sex-positive light about the changing ideas around these topics and how we can use this knowledge to provide better support for our clients, we will also explore our own ideas of gender and sexuality. We will look at the importance of language and terminology; new cultural trends and the sexual risks and pressures facing young people today and how we can provide the knowledge to protect themselves; an in depth look at issues of consent.
REF code: KEJ18
Cost: Early bird £75 (£85 after 8th December)
Christiane Sanderson: Working with survivors of domestic abuse; from coercive control through to physical and sexual violence
Friday 9th March, 9.30am-4.30pm
This workshop will increase our understanding of Domestic Abuse (DA), and its impact and long term effects on survivors. It will also help us understand how, as practitioners, we can work confidently and effectively, with a range of therapeutic skills, using the principles of safe trauma therapy, psychoeducation and stabilisation. Conceptualising DA within the complex trauma framework, we consider the processing of the DA narrative and the facilitation of post traumatic growth. We also look at the importance of the therapeutic relationship in restoring relational worth, mitigating the dehumanising effects of DA and restoring autonomy and self-agency.
REF code: DSM18
Cost: Early bird £75 (£85 after 7th February)
Chris Brown: Working with diversity
Friday 22nd June, 9.30am-4.30pm
This workshop will take you from ‘talking the talk of equality’ to ‘walking the walk of equality’. Sometimes this intrapersonal and interpersonal work can painful. Chris facilitates a respectful learning environment in which counsellors can be open to exploring honest trans-diversity, transcultural and trans-racial communication. Such an environment acknowledges the differences and similarities between people and provides the equality of opportunity to own, explore and then potentially minimise the impact the roles of ‘oppressed’ and ‘oppressor’ society has imposed upon us as groups and individuals; that we may better understand ourselves and our clients. This training day will benefit a variety of therapeutic and interpersonal disciplines.
REF code: CBJ18
Cost: Early bird £75 (£85 after 6th April)
An excellent mix of theory, practice, interaction, and
real life examples which has led to me feeling well equipped to launch out and work in a child-led way.
Also excellent and very detailed notes were provided.
After four training days with Fegans, I feel like I
really know what I’m getting. They were really good days,
with very strong teaching. Thank you.
The combination of theory and opportunity to experience role play and practice for me was very helpful.
Open discussion within the group and time to process was also really helpful. There was plenty of time and
it was not rushed.