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Using Metaphor and Storytelling in CBT with children, young people and families Presented by Dr Steve Killick
27 September 2019, British Psychological Society, London EC2A 4UE
£135.00 plus VAT (£135.00 plus VAT after 3 September 2019)

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Metaphor and storytelling are powerful tools in working with clients. The use of metaphor is now understood as a fundamental aspect of cognition, especially in how we think about our inner experience. Using metaphor has a long tradition in CBT helping people to understand therapeutic ideas quickly and also to become more aware of the metaphors on which they are operating. Similarly, storytelling has a long and rich role in building relationships and understanding and can create a safe and playful space in therapy.

This workshop examines how therapists, counsellors, coaches and others can use metaphor and storytelling creatively in their work particularly taking a CBT perspective. Whilst the workshop focuses on work with children, adolescents and families it can also apply to the use of metaphor and storytelling when working with adults. The aims are to enhance participant’s skills and confidence in using metaphor and storytelling in their work with both children and adults.

The workshop will:

• Explore using therapist led metaphors to help client understanding

• Describe ways to examine and explore the metaphors clients bring to the therapeutic process.

• Increase participants confidence in creating and telling stories for a therapeutic context.

Feedback from previous delegates included:

Excellent. Thought provoking & inspiring. Fabulous balance of theory with practical exercises.

The speaker was great, and I learnt something that I have never covered, which was so refreshing!

Interesting and thought provoking with lots of practical examples and practice

Inspirational. Lots of ideas generated. Went away feeling energized

It was excellent! So glad I booked on to this training.

Brilliant, interactive, helpful and fun

The speaker was excellent

Insightful and relevant with some excellent resources

I now have lots of ideas in how I can apply CBT creatively. It has definitely helped me to expand my therapy tool kit.

Dr Steve Killick is a Clinical Psychologist. He worked for many years in Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services in the NHS and as Clinical Lead for Barnardo’s Child and Family Bereavement Service in Cardiff. He specialises in the uses of metaphor and storytelling in health and education settings having written several books and papers in the area. He is currently working on ‘Storytelling in Families’ with Storytelling Laureate, Taffy Thomas. He is a Visiting Fellow at the George Ewart Evans Centre for Storytelling at the University of South Wales and has developed an emotional literacy intervention using storytelling for schools, ‘Feelings are Funny Things.’

This workshop is suitable for coaches, counsellors & health professionals working with young people or adults including clinical and counselling psychologists, doctors, counsellors, social workers, mental health nurses and CBT practitioners. Also for those working with young people or adults in educational, social care or third sector settings.

Venue: British Psychological Society, London EC2A 4UE



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