There are times when we all need to communicate with parents of people who we are working with.
As Counsellors - We often find that this is a conflict and aim to avoid talking with parents, let alone meet them.
As School Staff - We are often the only people who offer time or initiate conversations with parents about their children. Opening up opportunities to talk about behaviours, worries, fears, praise and observations about their children's abilities in education and the social world of school.
The workshop will be led by Debbie Lee. Debbie is a trainer, school counsellor, psychodrama psychotherapist (UKCP registered) She has worked in schools as a therapist for the past 25 years. Debbie is passionate about developing therapy and Theraputic Thinking in Education. Debbie is the Head Counsellor at King Alfred's Academy.
This day will explore our feelings and techniques whilst challenging our beliefs around whether or not we should or could include parents in our thinking and therapeutic work with their children.
It can be hard to close the lid on converations about family dynamics or just not know how to end conversations that can contain too much information. We will aim to look behind why this can be a complicated interaction.