Online - Wednesday 10 November, 9am - 2pm
Imagine, you are in your office. Other staff bring in a student with casts on both arms, hospitalised earlier in the week after a serious suicide attempt. His parents are with him. They are distraught. The student is glaring at you, swearing, yelling that all professionals are useless, and we just need to let him die. He has intent, an immediate plan, and determination.
Francis Jamieson, private practice Psychotherapist/Supervisor/Professional trainer, HOD Counsellor East Auckland School and author of "A Practical Guide to Working with Suicidal Youth, A New Zealand Perspective" 2013 presents a one-day workshop which will demonstrate the power of potent relationship building and the importance of this in keeping our suicidal tamariki safe and alive. An in-vivo role play will model style/interventions and strategies that promote the vital connection that is needed to change the minds of those determined to die by suicide - to seeing the point of living.
The workshop aims to model experiential psychotherapeutic techniques that can pull young people back from the brink. It focuses on what you as a therapist can do and how you can make the difference.
Your course fee includes a free PDF copy of the book "A Practical Guide to Working with Suicidal Youth, A New Zealand Perspective" F. Jamieson. 2013.
Who Should Attend
This workshop is useful for both health and education professionals and others who are faced with needing to support those at serious risk of suicide. Front-line staff working with youth in schools, social services, health, and law enforcement including:
- Teachers, School Counsellors, RTLB Teachers, School Nurses
- Licensed Practicing Counsellors, Psychologists, Psychiatrists, Psychotherapists, Mental Health Nurses, Therapists, Family Therapists
- General Practitioners, Case Workers, Social Workers, and Youth Workers
- Emergency Room staff
- Police and Probation Officers
- Key Workers, Unit Managers
- Telephone Helpline staff
- Volunteers, and those who are supporting whanau who are suicidal.
Dates & Locations
Wednesday 10 November, 9am - 2pm
Online via Zoom, login details will be sent to you once you have registered.
"Wonderful, passionate presenter. Thank you for your energy and genuine passion for this topic. Your energy has been passed on to me and I am using that to drive my work in supporting our people and their well-being. Many thanks"
"Fantastic workshop, learnt heaps, Francis was very well spoken and kept the audience interested/entertained at all times, using humor at times, giving us lots of ideas of how to communicate with suicidal youth and how to get them to open up, using age appropriate communication"
"Francis' ideas on non PC ways of connecting with young people was incredibly helpful and inspirational"
YOUR COURSE FEE INCLUDES A FREE COPY OF THE BOOK - you will be emailed a PDF copy of the book "A Practical Guide to Working with Suicidal Youth, A New Zealand Perspective" F. Jamieson. 2013 for the workshop.