ACT with parents and teachers

Learn skills proven to improve relationships between adults and teens

2 hours (2 CE credits)
Introductory level workshop
Recording available for 6 months
Psychologists, Therapists, Psychotherapists, Coaches, BCBAs, Physicians, CBT therapists

Course Description

Young people are seeking mental health support in schools, clinics and health services in record numbers. If your role involves providing this support, you’ll know that teachers, parents and carers also need to learn the same language as the teens in their care for that support to be effective. They too need the right resources to navigate the teenage years successfully.

 

About the DNA-V approach

Louise Hayes is a champion of the DNA-V (discoverer, noticer, advisor and values) model that has become a game-changer in how people implement ACT with young people across the world. This work has initiated many  research trials and new school curricula and has become a treatment paradigm in many settings worldwide, such as CAMHS and school counselling services.

DNA-V is science made accessible. It’s a robust framework that applies science-based solutions to human concerns. It arose inside the work of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and the theoretical foundations of evolution and contextual behavioural science. But it extends beyond the hexaflex to explicitly work within the individual (learning, habits, emotional and thinking responses) and in their social relationships (attachment and attunement with others). All of this is delivered in a readily accessible and easy-to-learn style.

 

“Easy” and “ground-breaking” workshop

In this workshop, Louise will teach you a fresh, creative view of how to work in relationships between adults and teens. This framework allows you to use ACT, polyvagal theory, positive psychology and more – inside a solid foundation that can be readily applied with young people, and easily shared to include their parents and teachers.

DNA-V gives you the same language across both teens and adults, allowing you to support adults in their challenging roles of raising young people. Just as young people are growing and changing, adults also step into new roles as their young people become independent, and they need support to do that. This webinar will give you strategies to help adults get flexible on the inside (thoughts, feelings, and actions in their roles) and in their relationships with young people

This approach is now being used in schools, clinics and everywhere that young people seek help, and Louise cannot wait to share it with you.

 

Who would benefit from this workshop?

This workshop is suitable for all professionals who work with young people, including psychologists, BCBA’s, counsellors, social workers, teachers etc.

“Engaging and extremely useful content. Brilliant and enjoyable learning experience.” Sanja Taylor, Head of People

“an incredibly inspiring facilitator.” Gina Skourti, clinical lead MHST

“I really liked the real time practice examples from Louise’s own work” Speech and Language Therapist & Behaviour Analyst.

 

 What you’ll learn by attending this workshop

  • How to help adults take value perspectives and be a positive force in their families and community.
  • Creative ways to help adults model flexible thinking and emotional awareness
  • Helping to make decisions and set boundaries
  • Communication strategies to build empathy and compassion
  • Negotiating stress and challenges with teens
  • Understanding emotional triggers and learning to respond wisely
  • Helping adults with unworkable patterns and learning new strategies

This workshop will help you provide parents and teachers with all the resources they need to navigate the teenage years successfully.

 

Please note that Contextual Consulting are fortunate to have Louise speaking at several workshops. You may be interested to join us for her ACT for adolescents for beginners in November

 

Group booking discounts

Contextual Consulting offer discounts for groups of people from the same organisation e.g. an NHS Trust that does not have a contract arrangement with us.

Please email us here  to arrange a group discount or find out more about our CPD contracts here.

This program is sponsored by Contextual Consulting and is approved for 2 CE credits for psychologists. To find out more, including attendance requirements and how to access your certificate, go to our continuing education information page.

 What you’ll learn by attending this workshop
  • How to help adults take value perspectives and be a positive force in their families and community.
  • Creative ways to help adults model flexible thinking and emotional awareness
  • Helping to make decisions and set boundaries
  • Communication strategies to build empathy and compassion
  • Negotiating stress and challenges with teens
  • Understanding emotional triggers and learning to respond wisely
  • Helping adults with unworkable patterns and learning new strategies

Booking cancellation 

The registration fee will be refunded minus a administration charge if cancellations are received at least two weeks before the workshop date.

Cancellations within two weeks of the event date are charged the full registration fee, other than in exceptional circumstances that can be verified.

Event cancellation 
In the event of cancellation of the course outside of our control we will not be held accountable for travel and/or accommodation costs incurred. However, the workshop fees will be refunded.

All workshops will be subject to minimum delegate numbers being met; in the event that a workshop should be cancelled delegates will be given no less than 2 months’ notice.

Replacing delegates

If a delegate is unable to attend and a replacement is nominated there may be a charge depending on the individual circumstances, this will be advised at the time. Please contact the us to request a replacement of delegates at least a week before the workshop date.

If you have disability and require adjustments or accommodation, please email us at to discuss your needs and we will do our best to help you.

ACT with parents and teachers
19th Mar 2024
05:30 - 07:30 (New York time) change timezone
$45.00 (+ VAT if applicable).
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FAQs

To find out more, including attendance requirements and how to access your certificate, go to our continuing education information page.

To access this workshop you will need a stable internet connection and a set of smart phone ear buds with built in microphone. Your internet speed should be a minimum of 1.5mbs  DOWNLOAD & UPLOAD. You can check that here at www.speedtest.net

We will have dedicated technicians on hand throughout the entire duration of the workshop. They will be there to help you manage any issues that may come up and get you back in to the workshop again. Also, if you think there may be a problem, be it with your work access or anything else, you can log in early to check if things are working for you, and be prepared. There may of course be technical issues that come up on your end, which will be your responsibility to look after. But these are rare and we have an extra handy troubleshooting guide that comes with tips and tricks to deal with any problems.

Yes! As long as you have access to a web browser and you’re connected to the internet, you will be able to attend. It’s that simple – all you need to do is go to the webpage link, login and you’re set to go. You can join the workshop on any device including your home computer or iPad. You can even join in using your smart phone.

Yes, we have a special portal in the system to allow you to connect with other participants joining via the workshop.

You just need a computer (PC or Mac), laptop or tablet that can access the internet. You need a good broadband speed that would allow you to comfortably stream a movie (such as a video on YouTube).

Yes, a video of the presentation will be available to you for up to 6 months after the workshop is finished.  You’ll be able to go back over any part of the workshop to review or check anything that you missed. You also don’t actually have to attend the live workshop – if you’re not able to make it on the actual date, you can still login afterwards and watch the recorded version.

Yes, you will receive a CPD certificate.

Absolutely. You will be able to ask the presenter questions, just as you would in any workshop. You’ll also have the extra benefit of being able to interact with other colleagues who have also joined the workshop.

It’s super simple. All you need to do is follow a link that you will be provided prior to the course, along with instructions.