Follow-up day counselling skills: a course for speech and language therapists

Course Dates: 19/06/20
Time: 10:00 - 16:30
Location: KS - Keeley Street
Samantha Simpson

Designed for SLTs who have attended our three-day course ‘Effective counselling skills’, this experiential one-day workshop will help you consolidate your knowledge, skills and practice. Exact course content will be negotiated with participants; potential topics include skills practice in triads and groups, practical trouble-shooting of clinical issues you may have encountered in your work and working creatively.

Group number is limited to 12, so early booking is recommended. Once you’re enrolled on the course, we will contact you regarding your hopes and expectations, so that the course content is tailored to your needs and work context.


What is the course about?

The course is based on Carl Rogers' person centered approach to counselling and will enable you to consolidate your counselling skills, working across all clinical areas.

What will we cover?

Course content will be tailored to participants’ needs. Likely topics are:
• Counselling skills practice triads
• Personal and professional boundaries
• Clinical dilemmas in your working context
• Practitioner self-care
• Ongoing professional development after the course.

What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...

• You will have reflected on and developed your creativity and use of counselling skills within your SLT role.
• You will have experienced working with a wide range of creative materials to open up conversations with clients (children, young people and adults) and their friends and family
• Through skills practice sessions, you will feel more confident about your use of counselling skills
• You will have identified clearer personal and professional boundaries in the use of counselling skills within your SLT role.

What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?

This course is for qualified speech and language therapists who have already attended the City Lit three-day course ‘Effective counselling skills for speech and language therapists. To access the course you will need to have an adequate level of English to:
- Express your opinions and feelings
- Follow discussions and make relevant contributions
- Make use of handouts with some assistance if necessary
Before joining the class you will need to speak to one of the Speech Therapy team.

How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?

There will be a large experiential component to the course as well as some theoretical input and practical sessions.

Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?

There are no additional costs although you might choose to purchase books from the suggested reading list.

When I've finished, what course can I do next?

You may choose to go on to do further counselling training either at the City Lit or elsewhere.

Tutor Biographies
Carolyn Cheasman

Carolyn is a leading UK stammering specialist. She stammers herself and had life-changing therapy at City Lit. Following this she decided to train as a speech and language therapist (SLT) and feels privileged to have spent her career at City Lit. She helped develop what is probably the most comprehensive range of stammering therapy courses in the world. 2019 marked her 40th year as a City Lit tutor. She has a particular passion for working with people with interiorised stammering. In 2009 Carolyn qualified as a mindfulness teacher and has been a pioneer in terms of integrating mindfulness into stammering therapy courses. She is an experienced trainer and has helped to develop training programmes for SLTs in mindfulness, acceptance and commitment therapy and counselling skills. Carolyn has had many articles and chapters published and is a co-editor of Stammering Therapy from the Inside (2013). She has led training and therapy courses throughout the UK and has also taught in Europe, the US and New Zealand. In 2012 she was honoured to receive the International Fluency Association’s Clinician of Distinction award.

Please note: We reserve the right to change our tutors from those advertised. This happens rarely, but if it does, we are unable to refund fees due to this. Our tutors may have different teaching styles; however we guarantee a consistent quality of teaching in all our courses.

Book your place

Course Code: XS515

Fri, day, 19 Jun - 19 Jun '20

Duration: 1 session

Full fee: £99.00
Senior fee: £99.00
Concession: £99.00

Or call to enrol: 020 7831 7831

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