Systemic Ideas and Models for Education Settings

The Government Green Paper, Transforming children and young people’s mental health provision, published in 2017, sets out the ambition that children and young people who need help for their mental health are able to get it when they need it. It includes the aim for every school to have a designated lead in mental health by 2025.

At the Institute of Family Therapy (IFT) we have a passion to support professionals working with children and their families, as we believe that educational settings are vital arenas to develop a child’s emotional, cognitive and social capacity. For this reason, we have developed a training programme which will provide practical techniques and ideas that bring about positive changes for pupils, staff and families. By accessing this training you will gain an overview on attachment models, communication theory and systemic approaches to working with trauma.

You will be taught by first class tutors who have extensive experience in this area of work. They will provide you with a variety of ways to apply these ideas to practice in any educational environment.

Overview of the concepts

Attachment model:

We will focus on the attachment models which examine the pupil-staff relationship. In addition, there will be time to reflect on particular behaviours, which might be better explained as attachment strategies, which can be responded to in specific ways.

Communication theory:

We will be examining communication theory in detail; so looking at the patterns  of communication and techniques to create more collaborative conversations with staff, pupils, parents and other agencies.

Systemic approaches to working with trauma:

We will be drawing on cutting edge theories and research to consider how trauma can contribute to brain development and challenging behaviour. You will gain better insight into the behaviours exhibited in school settings and gain a series of techniques to employ at your disposal.

Who should attend: Teachers, teaching assistants, behavioural support staff, SENCOs, EWOs, head teachers, and attendance officers.

Durations and times: We will meet for 6 whole day sessions over the course of 6 months.

Course dates: 18th October, 22nd November, 6th December 2019 and 10th January, 7th February and 6th March 2020.

Please email to express your interest:

Course fee: £595