Tuesday, July 06, 2010

CPD Round-up

Apologies to recent visitors for the tumbleweed effect here at PCAyorks. I won't bore you with the reasons for the neglect over the last couple of months.

I have a few things I want to let you all know about, so without further ado here's a round-up of some events that are coming up which may be of interest:


A one day event at Hinsley Hall, Headingley, Leeds LS6 2BX
on Saturday 17th July 2010, 9am - 5pm

Network Meeting for practitioners involved in working with domestic violence/abuse, either with programmes for ‘perpetrators’ or with support services for victims, but can be a ‘taster’, or an opportunity for those who find the national events too far, too big or too expensive.

It will be a day of: networking, sharing ideas, small-scale workshops (led by us all), giving and receiving support, and generally helping to recharge batteries. Most of the workshop ideas will be decided at the opening session, but if you have requests, ideas or offers of workshops, we’d like to hear them in advance. All this for the cost of £35 per person for the day, which includes teas and coffees and a delicious lunch.

For more information, contact:
Pete Dominey, M: 07906 203063, E: petedominey@hotmail.com
OR Simon Roe, M: 07986 783460, E:


Perspectives and Understanding
Keynote Address - Gill Wyatt
7th & 8th September 2010 at Nottingham University

The Centre for Trauma, Resilience and Growth invite you to attend this one day conference and a pre conference workshop. The conference features an open debate facilitated by Stephen Joseph with a panel consisting of Mick Cooper, Gill Wyatt, Pete Sanders, Rosanne Knox and will include audience participation. The event opens with a full day (7th) workshop focusing on practice experiences of relational depth and will be facilitated by Mick Cooper.

Our understanding of relational depth continues to grow with exciting developments and new questions emerging at every step. This conference provides an opportunity to become involved in the progress of a new field of enquiry as it unfolds. In addition to the keynote speech and open debate, the conference will feature a range of papers on theory and research presented by a variety of practitioners and researchers.

Feedback from delegates of last year’s conference was the atmosphere was friendly and inclusive, with the programme being both enjoyable and informative. The cost provides excellent value at £50 for the conference day and £30 for the workshop. Bookings can be made for either or both days although places are limited.

For further details, visit:

Telephone enquiries: 0115 951 5197.


A Project of the Center for Studies of the Person, La Jolla, California, USA
Person-Centred Self Discovery and Personal Growth.
26th September to 3rd October 2010
The Assembly House, Theatre Street, Norwich, Norfolk.

The La Jolla Program was developed and established in the United States by Carl Rogers and his colleagues in the 1970s. The Program provides an opportunity to explore personal and professional relationships in a Person-Centred community. It is an interactive experience, where participants may develop new levels of communication. Rogers believed that the intensive group experience could lead to deep and significant changes in persons, institutions, racial and international tensions and in the values and philosophies of mankind.

The Center for Studies of the Person is bringing the Program back to the UK for the second time this year at the request of previous participants, who have benefited from the opportunity that the Program provides.

The facilitator will be Will Stillwell, who was a colleague of Carl Rogers. He works in organisations as coach to individuals, facilitator to groups and mediator in conflict situations.

THE ASSEMBLY HOUSE is a Historic Grade 1 listed Georgian building in the centre of the medieval city of Norwich. Resident participants will be booked into B&B at a comfortable hotel nearby. Full details of accommodation will be will be sent nearer the time. Numbers are limited to 20, so early booking is advisable.

COST: Resident - £525 or £475 if paid in full by 19th July 2010. Includes B&B, lunch, dinner and coffees; Non-Resident - £300 includes lunch, dinner and coffees. A £50 deposit will secure a place.

For further details, please contact:
Kay Laurie, 30 Chestnut Court, Norwich, Norfolk NR2 1HB.
T: 01603 614766 E: lajollaprogram@hotmail.co.uk


FACILITATE Certificate in Therapeutic Group Work,
Leadership and Facilitation.
October 2010 – March 2011 (Weekends)

The course is for people who have an understanding and experience of therapeutic (fundamental: person-centred) principles, and wish to extend into working with groups. You should have at least a Certificate in Counselling Skills or equivalent, and are likely to have a Diploma or be working towards it.

The course will help to train you to host and run groups in a variety of settings, including counselling skills /personal development courses, voluntary organisations, community groups, and groupwork involved in professional settings.

It will include academic /theoretical input (e.g. psychodynamic, transactional, the constituents of group dynamics etc) and one reflective assignment. It is, however, primarily an experiential course, with opportunities for each person to facilitate group sessions: doing it, as well as talking about doing it.

A FACILITATE Certificate in Therapeutic Group Work will be awarded on completion of the course, enabling 60 hours to be counted towards Continuing Professional Development (CPD) for those seeking accreditation, and for maintaining BACP/UKCP membership.

Tutors: Leslie Davidoff and Jean Clements
Venue: East Lancs Voluntary Resource Centre, 62/64 Yorkshire Street, Burnley BB11 3BT.
Dates: 5 weekends, one weekend a month October 2010 – March 2011
Times: 10.00am – 5.00pm (Saturdays and Sundays, 6 hours each day with lunchbreak - exact start and end times to be negotiated with the group)
Cost: On entry to course £270 / Or initial deposit of £140 and 4 monthly payments of £40 (total £300).

To enrol or for further information, contact:
T: 01282 690741, E: facilitate@live.com.

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